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.

Schedule – The Brain Sucker

Sunday August 23 – Barry Eva interviews Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on Book and a Chat Radio on http://www.newvisionsradio.com at 3:30 pm PT/6:30 pm ET. The show is archived on http://newvisionsradio.com/2014-02-26-19-59-03/a-book-and-a-chat/a-book-and-a-chat-page-3

Thursday August 27 – Barbara Techel hosts Glenn Wood, author of The Brain Sucker, on her blog http://joyfulpaws.com/. 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 – https://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/guest-blogger-glenn-wood-author-of-the-brain-sucker/

Friday August 28 – Holly from http://smack-dab-in-the-middle.blogspot.com/2015/08/writing-interesting-characters-glenn.html 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 http://www.middlegradeninja.com/2015/09/guest-post-hybrid-publishing-middle.html

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 http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/

Tuesday September 8 – Marci Thompson shares her review for The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her Merci’s Reviews – https://mercireviews.wordpress.com/

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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 – http://gpattridge.com/

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares a spotlight on The Brain Sucker by Glenn Wood, on her New Review Blog, http://TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com

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 – http://www.glennwoodauthor.com/

Please click the Contact tab above or email nikki @ nikkileigh.com 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.

Sacrifice at Sea by Susan Wingate

Its winter in the US and at the moment its very cold outside – so this is the perfect time for an Sacrifice at Sea - Susan Wingateocean getaway. Award winning author Susan Wingate has just the answer – her latest book and the third installment in the Bobby’s Diner series – Sacrifice at Sea. She is doing a virtual tour and we are on the lookout for bloggers or newspaper owners who would like to do reviews or author and book spotlights and radio show hosts that would like to interview Susan. We will start these in late January and throughout February. If you would like to particiapte – contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com  and read on for more details.

Ways to Participate in the Sacrifice at Sea Virtual Tour –

  • We will send you a PDF or ARC copy of the book to read and share a thorough review on your blog or in a newsletter. If you have another idea to share the review, contact Nikki with details.
  • We are interested in Author Spotlights and Book Spotlights on blogs or in newsletters.
  • Susan is also interested in doing radio shows

About Sacrifice at Sea by Susan Wingate

SACRIFICE AT SEA, book three of the “Bobby’s Diner” series.

After losing her husband and then her fiance’, Georgette Carlisle has finally met a new man–the police chief of Sunnydale, Willard Cleary. And, when they decide to take a cruise to the exotic Caribbean, she feels her life normalize. That is, until she learns there has been a murder aboard their ship. But, when the murderer turns his attention toward Georgette, their vacation cruise becomes a nightmare at sea. SACRIFICE AT SEA is the no. 3 book in the Bobby’s Diner series.

To get your own copy –

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sacrifice-at-sea-susan-wingate/1030791565?ean=2940148873792

http://www.amazon.com/Sacrifice-Sea-Bobbys-Diner-Series-ebook/dp/B00HF8PBHC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1387496920&sr=8-5&keywords=sacrifice+at+sea

About Susan Wingate

Susan began writing as a child when she learned her father was a writer. A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about faith, the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive in this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She enjoys chatting with folks about her books at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate talks.

Susan Wingate’s full bio – http://www.bookpromotionservices.com/2014/01/07/susan-wingate-bio/

Check out an interview with Susan

Wednesday Feb 12 – Susan Wingate, author of Sacrifice at Sea, is interviewed tonight on  “Book and a Chat” with Barry Eva. You can listen tonight at 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/across-the-pond/2014/02/12/a-book-and-a-chat-with-susan-wingate

Luxury Reading Review for Travels in Elysium

Luxury Reading shares their review for Travels in Elysium by William Azuski on their blog – http://luxuryreading.com/travelsinelysium/

Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. If you would like to read an an online excerpt – we have one posted here http://www.iridescent-publishing.com/tie/tie_prev.htm. For more information or to get your own copy, visit http://www.amazon.com/Travels-Elysium-William-Azuski/dp/3952401528/

Travels in Elysium by William Azuski

 

Ponder Mission Alpha by Eugenia Oganova

Ponder Mission Alpha by Eugenia Oganova. Jeff from Ponder Central read Awakening the Harmony Within and was so enthusiastic Mission Alpha by Eugenia Oganovaabout the book and the information Eugenia shared, that I asked if he would like to read Mission Alpha too. Mission Alpha is Oganova’s other book – which is a step beyond Awakening the Harmony Within and it is a must read for people who want to plunge into the topics on a far deeper level.

Check out what he has to say here – http://pondercentral.com/2013/12/05/ponder-on-this-for-friday-december-6th-2013-by-eugenia-oganova-in-mission-alpha.aspx

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 http://eugeniaoganova.com/ and to get your copy today – http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Harmony-Within-Create-Spirit/dp/0979381711/

Review for The Council of Light by Danielle Rama Hoffman

Share a review for The Council of Light by Danielle Rama Hoffman on http://www.learntosellmorebooks.com/review-council-of-light/

Through Danielle Rama Hoffman’s advanced spiritual work with Thoth, she was introduced to the Council of Light—an intergalactic group of thousands of light beings from across the Multiverse. Their purpose is to support individuals as they shift into Unity Consciousness and return to their natural state of joy. The Council transmitted the teachings in this book for those seeking to accelerate their journey toward health, wealth, happiness, and their soul’s deepest desires. Order Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 and receive an array of valuable gifts www.counciloflightbook.com.

Council of Light by Danielle Rama Hoffman

Review for The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ

Dee Owens shares her review for The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ – http://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-reality-of-esp-physicists-proof-of.html

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 http://www.amazon.com/Reality-ESP-Physicists-Psychic-Abilities/dp/0835608840. You can find more information from the virtual book tour for The Reality of ESP at https://bookpromotionservices.com/2013/09/03/reality-esp-tour/

The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ

Review – The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ

Joyce Anthony shares her review for The Reality of ESP by Russell Targ – http://www.learntosellmorebooks.com/review-reality-esp/

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 http://www.amazon.com/Reality-ESP-Physicists-Psychic-Abilities/dp/0835608840. You can find more information from the virtual book tour for The Reality of ESP at https://bookpromotionservices.com/2013/09/03/reality-esp-tour/

Russell Targ Author and Physicist

Russell Targ Author and Physicist

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