Journey to Publish a Book in Multiple Countries

Robert Kent from the Middle Grade Ninja blog, shares a guest post by Glenn Wood about his publishing journey for The Brain Sucker which started in New Zealand and brought him to North America to release the book in the US and Canada. It will be posted on

For more information about The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, visit his website and you can get a copy of the book at

The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood

The Brain Sucker US Book Launch and Virtual Tour

We’re coordinating a virtual book tour and book launch for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood. Its a book written for middle schoolers (ages 9-12) and features a unique hero. Meet Callum McCullock and his two friends. Callum is confined to a wheelchair – but they don’t let that stop them as they move against “The Brain Sucker“. We’re searching for websites, blogs, and other online locations where we can share information, interviews, reviews and much more about The Brain Sucker. We are looking for sites that have good business web design firm helping them with marketing.

Schedule – The Brain Sucker

Sunday August 23 – Barry Eva interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on Book and a Chat Radio on at 3:30 pm PT/6:30 pm ET. The show is archived on

Thursday August 27 – Barbara Techel hosts Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her blog She will share her review for The Brain Sucker and her interview with Glenn Wood.

Friday August 28 – Cheryl will share a guest post by Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, about creating a disabled character, and giving him a really cool toy…. on her blog –

Friday August 28 – Holly from shares a guest post from Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, about the ins and outs of creating a character with disabilities.

Tuesday September 1 – Robert Kent from the Middle Grade Ninja blog, shares a guest post by Glenn Wood about his publishing journey for The Brain Sucker which started in New Zealand and brought him to North America to release the book in the US and Canada. It will be posted on

Thursday September 3 – Pam T shares a guest post about fictional heroes with disabilities from Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her Thursdays Thoughts section of her blog at

Tuesday September 8 – Marci Thompson shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Merci’s Reviews –

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Monday Sept 14 – Greg Pattridge shares his review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on his Always in the Middle blog –

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares a spotlight on The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her New Review Blog,

Cheryl Malandrinos shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Children’s and Teen Book Connection –

End of September –

Joe Crawford interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on The Joe Show airing on ______ airing at ____PT/____pm ET.

The Brain Sucker was originally released by Walker Books Ltd in New Zealand, Australia and the UK and was a Sakura Medal nominee. It is now being released in the US and Canada.

Some topics we want to highlight include:

  • Children with Disabilities
  • Wheelchair use
  • The power of friendship
  • Hero with a disability
  • Good vs Evil

Glenn Wood, the author, is interested in doing a variety of things to promote the book. That would include these things and we are open to your ideas too –

  • Written interviews – for the author or characters
  • Recorded interviews – include radio and podcasts
  • Copies of the book for review
  • Writing articles about topics relevant to The Brain Sucker

For much more about Glenn Wood and The Brain Sucker, you can visit his website –

Please click the Contact tab above or email nikki @ to participate in this book launch.

The Brain Sucker has been previously released in New Zealand, Australia and the UK but this is the US and Canadian launch. Callum, his grandmother Rose, his friends Sophie and Jinx and the evil demented scientist Lester Smythe are heading to the US – and are ready to meet you!

About The Brain Sucker –

The Brain Sucker by Glenn WoodCallum McCullock has the coolest wheelchair you could hope for. The Thunderkit X5 All-Terrain has a 5-wheel set up, nitrogen gas shock absorbers and a retractable wheel design for uphill and downhill work. And it looks cool. Callum was born with a spine defect, but he’s is no victim. In fact, he’s so fiercely independent, both his best friends, engineering whiz kid Sophie and the permanently bad-luck-challenged Jinx Patterson, know better than to try and do things for him. As a result he has fantastic upper body strength, something which comes in useful as the story unfolds.

Callum lives with his fabulous grandmother Rose, whose custody of Callum is being questioned. But the Welfare Department is not the only threat to their future together. Lester Smythe is on the loose, armed with a brain-sucking device that extracts the green blobs of goodness from his victim’s heads. All Lester has to do is find a way of destroying all these lovely green blobs and he will turn everyone in the world into as evil a person as himself. And it’s up to Callum, Sophie and Jinx to stop him before it’s too late.

About Glenn Wood –

I have been writing professionally for over twenty years. During that time I worked extensively in New Zealand’s advertising industry, employed as a copywriter by some of the country’s top advertising agencies.  My work has been locally and internationally recognised with numerous awards gained for television, print and radio advertising.  Included in my awards list is a Gold One Show Award, a Cannes Lion, two Gold London Awards and a Gold Axis Award. My first novel ‘The Laughing Policeman’ was published in November 1998 to popular and critical acclaim. Glenn Wood - Author of The Brain SuckerMy second book ‘Cop Out’ was released in 2000 and also received excellent reviews and sales.  Both books have been re-edited and released on Kindle. Both biographies have hit number one in the memoir and comedy categories on Amazon. My first children’s book ‘The Brain Sucker’ was published by Walker Books Australia in September 2012. The sequel ‘The Bully Chip’ was published on July 1st 2013. The Brain Sucker was picked up by Walker’s Head Office in Britain and was released in the United Kingdom in January 2014. My third children’s book ‘Deadhead’ is being reviewed by publishers at the moment. My career includes writing for television in New Zealand including scripts for nightly soap Shortland Street, comedy sketch shows Funny Business and Seven Days and the children’s series The Goober Brothers which I co-starred in. I have also completed several screenplays.

Meet Judy Marie Trimbur

Beginning in early May 2014, Judy Marie Trimbur will be touring cyber space to share information about her new book She Thought She Could She Did. It is an inspiring personal memoir – read on for more details about Judy Marie and her book…

Judy Marie Trimbur was twenty-eight years old when she first heard The Voice say, “Judy, no more!” She was about to sign a permission form for a third back surgery when she dropped the pen, left the doctor’s office, and threw out her pain medication forever. Two days later she visited an iridologist who sent her home with medicinal herbal supplements. The powerful healing properties contained in the herbs soon sparked a permanent transformation. The people at Mind Lab Pro couldn’t believe how well she did, she couldn’t fathom it then, but she had begun a journey not just to heal herself but to heal others. Within six months, her back was completely healed as was her rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, diverticulitis, chronic constipation, and Epstein-Barr symptoms. She had also lost sixty pounds!

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SHE DID A Miraculous Journey of Healing is the inspirational story of a woman who heard she would be in a wheelchair by the age of thirty yet listened to the Divine to find healing instead. Riddled with a degenerative bone condition and other debilitating illnesses since childhood, the author chose to ignore the doctors who said there wasn’t much further help they could offer. She faced the label of ‘crazy’ in her childhood and again later in life when seeking treatment through natural means. Judy Marie pressed forward, and eventually came to understood that her emotional and mental problems were the original source for her physical ailments, that there is a mind-body connection, and that to be totally healed she would need to mend her soul—her spiritual self.

Although her diseases above healed quickly, their causes took much longer to bubble to the surface and dissipate. This explains why after almost three decades of being a gifted natural healer and provider of herbal products, Judy Marie believes she contracted what she calls her breast cancer condition. Diagnosed through traditional methods, her tumor was nonetheless eradicated through extensive emotional and physical cleansing—not by the normal surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Perhaps Judy Marie needed to wait for this final episode to reveal her story to the world through writing SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SHE DID At fifty-five years “young” she feels she has come full circle from a fledgling healer of others to a brave soul unafraid of cynicism and criticism. She knows that through prayer, herbs, ancient remedies, and changes in their diets, she was instrumental in healing her three young children—one from Grand Mal seizures, another from asthma and ADD, and the third from death’s door due to a severe reaction to her DTP vaccinations.

Not only did Judy heal herself physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and become a healer of others using herbs and sometimes what can only be described as mystical methods, she pulled herself out of poverty, providing for her children and their education, buying her own home in Colorado.

Through it all, she has sought out practices and teachers in the natural healing domain as well as the Native American realm. She has built Judy Marie’s Miracles of Health business platform ( on years of formulating her own herbal dietary supplements and products that sell to customers, retailers and wholesalers, around the globe. Along with client consultations, she speaks and teaches on a regular basis and her social media following is rapidly gaining momentum.

To Judy Marie Trimbur, writing and selling SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SHE DID will simply be a natural extension of what she calls her service to the universe—healing her world, healing our world. On her journey, she has met many influential authors and speakers including Alan Cohen, Hans Christian King, Dr. Wayne Dyer and current bestselling author Anita Moorjani (Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing).

Like the above well-read authors, Judy knows she has more than one book to share with her audience, mainly women of all ages who are her current customers and attend her health seminars. Future titles include: A Mother’s LoveHerbs Are Our FriendsHealing Root Causes, Healthier Than Ever, and Ancient Natural Remedies.  She discovered these genuine possibilities while working on this book and proposal, realizing that she had much more to relay through the written word than her personal story of healing and becoming a healer.

Although basically an inspirational memoir, SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SHE DID is different from other books in its genre. It not only goes into detail about the author’s own healing journey and healing gifts, it shows the reader that Judy Marie  has continued to heal herself, most recently from her breast cancer condition and codependent relationships, and is strong and healthy almost thirty years since she first heard The Voice in that doctor’s office. She is literally a walking testament to praying for help, knowing it will come, and then embracing it when it does.

She Thought She Could She Did - Judy Marie TrimburABOUT THE BOOK

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SHE DID A Miraculous Journey of Healing is a natural outpouring of Judy Marie Trimbur’s life and business. More than a memoir, it covers stages of her growth as a person and a healer as well as giving some practical applications for the reader. The book includes stories of the divine path opening up through pain, which presents opportunities for healing.   There are twelve chapters, each chapter providing an exercise and lesson at the end meant to serve as a catalyst for the reader on their own path of healing.

The book dives right into Judy Marie’s first physical healings through herbs and other methods, and the beginnings of her emotional healing.  From health challenges to relationship problems, financial difficulties, and a search for answers through religions, into finally following her own path to health, happiness, and wholeness.  The first four chapters are:

  • The Voice
  • Are You Crazy
  • There is Always a Reason
  • Remembering Me

This includes the author’s powerful resolve that has kept her moving forward despite some overwhelming difficulties—to never give up, choosing health and life over pain and premature death.

The memoir also contains stories about Judy Marie healing others, such as her adopted Hopi mother and her three children, and details the author’s development as a healer—how she discovered her healing gifts, how herbs play an important role, which teachers have enlightened her, what methods she has learned, and why everyone has the potential to heal. These chapter titles are:

  • My First Healer
  • Starving to Death/Starving to Heal
  • Teachers
  • The Greatest Something You Can Ever Do

The author’s work philosophy is that whether she is blessing the herbs or writing this book, each action equals the other. They all have the same aim—to serve self, humanity, and the universe.

The story not only delves deeper into Judy’s beliefs about her purpose as a healer but the purpose of each person who seeks healing. Judy uses personal stories to expound on caring for herself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She also provides the reader with self-care lists and suggestions.  This can be seen in the following chapters:

  • If There’s A Will There’s a Way
  • Listening to Spirit, Following the Heart
  • Peeling Potatoes
  • A Divine Healing

The book also echoes a belief held by many in these end times that those who seek personal healing for themselves and others—both body and soul—are actually helping to heal Mother Earth.

ABOUT THE AUTHORJudy Marie Trimbur

Judy Marie Trimbur is the president and co-founder of Judy Marie’s Miracles of Health, Inc. (, a dietary supplement company based in Loveland, Colorado.  Her passion to provide the highest quality herbal products and teach principles of health and healing began almost thirty years ago when she herself suffered from many conditions for which she found no relief in the medical community.

On her journey as a holistic health practitioner, she studied under several teachers and earned many certificates, including ones in Iridology and Herbology from Dr. Bernard Jensen, and Aromatherapy, Massage, and Healthcare from the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. She also trained in therapeutic massage, reflexology, kinesiology, and Shamanistic and Native American teachings.

Along with healing the body, Judy Marie strongly believes in healing the mind—that the two are intrinsically intertwined—having experienced this connection personally on several occasions, the last time with what she calls her breast cancer incident. Her clients and customers as far away as India and Australia benefit greatly from her company’s all-natural formulas and her nutritional and spiritual counseling through consultations, seminars, newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and her commitment to giving back to the world what she herself has received.


Details About The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ

Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ –

To learn more about Russell Targ’s work as the co-founder of a 20 year $25 million research program investigating psychic abilities for the CIA, Army Intelligence and many other agencies at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). get your own copy at You can find more information from the virtual book tour for The Reality of ESP at

Russell Targ Author and Physicist

Russell Targ Author and Physicist

Is it Disappointment or Lack of Gratitude?

Disappointment or Gratitude? What makes us feel disappointment instead of gratitude? Find out about these emotions and our reactions to them, in a guest post by Eugenia Oganova. Enjoy this excerpt from her book – Awakening the Harmony Within –

Awakening the Harmony Within: How to Create With Spirit by Eugenia Oganova delves much deeper and eliminates the fluff you find in so many books on these topics.  For people who want to make a dramatic change in their lives and want the full details on how to make that happen – this is a must have book. For more information about Eugenia Oganova and her work – visit and to get your copy today –

Gratitude or Disappointment

Effective Communication in Your Relationship – Ready for Love Radio

Men and women have trouble communicating effectively and that can cause major problems. Tova Feder, a Clinical Sexologist, is my guest and she shares information and tips from her e-book about communication in relationships. Learn about verbal and non-verbal communication skills and improve the way you communicate with your partner and with others in your life. Whether you’re looking for ways to improve your business life, love life or sex life, you will learn helpful tips. Visit Tova Feder’s Facebook page and “like” the Are You Ready for Love page on Facebook for more information.

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Author Warns of Peril in Sequestered Zimmerman Jury

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June 17, 2013
for Immediate Release
Contact: Nikki Leigh

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Press Advisory:


 Author Warns of Peril in Sequestered Zimmerman Jury

 Author and Nationally Syndicated Columnist Earl Ofari Hutchinson whose new book,  America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin  examines the issues of race and the criminal justice system in the Martin case. Hutchinson contends that sequestration in the Zimmerman trial could cause more problems than it solves. Hutchinson notes that informal surveys of the impact of jury sequestration on trial outcomes shows that isolating a jury can increase juror dropouts. Those with family responsibilities can’t stomach more than a few nights away from home, and they often end up leaving mid case due to “personal circumstances.”

Hutchinson also notes that these juror departures likely increase the likelihood of a mistrial. That’s the result of the eagerness of jurors to return home and that could compel them to deliberate hastily.

Hutchinson adds that jury sequestration is used in few cases and that includes high profile cases. The reason for this is precisely because of the risk of a costly, time consuming, and legally frustrating mistrial with sequestered juries. That’s certainly a major danger, Hutchinson, insists, with a jury sequestered possibly for weeks in the Zimmerman trial.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new ebook is America on Trial: The Slaying of Trayvon Martin (Amazon). He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network.

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America on Trial The Slaying of Trayvon Martin by Earl Ofari Hutchinson


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