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 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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Last half of September –

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.

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How to Generate Leads on SlideShare | Yo

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Add a Customized Amazon Store to YOUR Facebook Page Today

Starting Friday Novermber 28th – I have been running a special offer to add a customized Amazon
based store to a Facebook page for only $67 per store – up to 20 items. If you have over 20 items – we can talk about prices. This offer is for a LIMITED time – so reach out to me today – or just click the contact tab here.
The Regular Price for This Service is $147 – you are getting an $80 discount, but only for a limited time. This special will run through Monday December1 – but could end at ANY time after midnight on December 1.
This can be used by authors to promote their books, on a niche page to promote items and earn affiliate income, to promote and sell a person’s other items available on Amazon or on a niche site to share recommended items to page followers.
Here are a few examples — – Recommended books by Nikki and 2 relationship clients/mentors

Internet Marketing Training – Highly Recommended

A couple of years ago I discovered the interesting way Neil Patel presents information on a full range of topics about internet marketing and I was immediately hooked. I subscribed the sites where he posts updates about new articles and posts by him. Today he shared a post that shares links to 12 of his internet marketing guides and 2 courses he developed.

This is awesome information and I highly recommend you check it out – there is so much to learn and he has a great style with the content he shares.

Get Your MBA in Internet Marketing with These 12 Guides and 2 Courses


MBAs aren’t cheap. If you wanted to get one from a school like Harvard,you’ll need $95,100 per year.

If you wanted to get an equivalent degree in Internet marketingdo you know how much it would cost? If you guessed free, you’re right.

All you have to do is read the 12 guides below and follow the 2 courses I outlined in this post, and you’ll be off to your career in Internet marketing.

12 guides and 2 courses

Here’s what you need to read (in this order):

In addition to reading the 12 guides above, you’ll also want to gain some practical experience. Knowing about marketing isn’t enough. You’ll have to be able to implement your knowledge to grow traffic and increase sales.

To gain some experience, you’ll want to follow these 2 courses:

  • Double Your Traffic in 30 Days

    – this course will show you step by step how to take a site from zero to thousands of visitors a month.

  • Double Your Conversions in 30 Days

    – once you get those visitors to your site, you’ll need to start selling to them. This guide will show you what to do in order to convert your visitors into paying customers.


You don’t have to spend any money to get an education or a job in Internet marketing. Instead, you need to be able to execute.

The beautiful thing about the marketing industry is that people care only about results. If you can demonstrate that you are great at getting results, you’ll do well as a marketer.

So, what other guides, courses, or books are worth reading if you want to get a good education in Internet marketing?



The Ecstasy of Surrender by Dr Judith Orloff

We are coordinating reviews for Judith Orloff’s latest book – The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life.

If you would be interested in reading the book and posting a review on Amazon and Barnes and Noble – feel free to contact Nikki @

We want the reviews to be posted before the middle of May 2014. You can find more details about the book below –

About The Ecstasy of SurrenderThe Ecstasy of Surrender by Judith Orloff

Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always lusting for “more”? What if you could live in “the zone,” propelled by powerful currents toward the right people and opportunities? What if you could stop worrying about money and live with more emotional ease in the moment? If you answer “yes” to all these questions and desire lasting positive change, then prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender.
The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of  life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. In our superconnected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.

With her stunning gift for storytelling coupled with her unique, results-oriented approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health—marrying neuroscience, psychiatry, intuitive medicine, energy techniques, and more—Judith provides a powerful, practical, and accessible map for anyone who is longing to be happier but who feels stuck, burned-out, tense, worried, or afraid to let go.

About Dr Judith Orloff 

“Dr. Orloff voices the message that intuition works as a potent therapeutic force that can help us lead smarter, saner lives. She is a serene maverick.” –USA Today

Transforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff MD asserts that we are keepers of an innate intuitive intelligence so perceptive that it can tell us how to heal — and prevent — illness. Yet intuition and spirituality are the very aspects of our wisdom usually disenfranchised from traditional health care.

Dr. Orloff advocates “a democracy of healing,” wherein every aspect of our being is granted a vote in the search for total health. It is our birthright, both as health-care givers and health-care recipients, to reclaim our intuition to build energy and well-being. In response to her work, The Los Angeles Times calls Dr. Orloff “a prominent energy-based healer.”

Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine — she is proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can’t be ignored. Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums — venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people.

As a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Orloff draws upon her own intuitive abilities to help her patients and workshop participants. Dr. Orloff’s latest book “The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life” (Harmony Books, 2014) describes the power of letting go in everyday life, health, and wellness–an enlivening and sane alternative to pushing, forcing, and over controlling people and situations. In addition, her struggles acknowledging and then finally embracing her gift of intuition are chronicled in “Second Sight” (Warner Books). Her second book, “Dr. Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing” (Three Rivers Press) shows how breakthroughs in healing our body, emotions, and sexuality can be accomplished by listening to intuition. “Positive Energy,” which has been translated into 23 languages, takes a probing look at the American epidemic of exhaustion and how we can reverse it using specific strategies to build energy and combat draining people. Her New York Times Bestseller, “Emotional Freedom” describes how to transform negative emotions into positive ones with specific techniques.

A Talk by Judith Orloff in 2013 about The Ecstasy of Surrender

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