RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Lynda Nagle


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The title might seem a bit odd for a memoir, but not if that is how one came to the United States.  At 93 years of age, Theresa Landry, a local Rhode Island dance teacher, decided to lace her dance shoes and retire.  I had known Theresa since the age of 5 when her daughter, Susan, and I entered the first grade together and remained lifelong friends.

Theresa had been saying for years that she wanted her life’s story written in a book.  Being an English teacher and one of the many people who never said “no” to our beloved Theresa, she and I began my first published memoir.

I would go to Theresa’s house two or three times a week, where she would talk about her past experiences, and we would look at, literally, hundreds of pictures that proved each of her stories.  She even had two small journals, one brown and one black, which she had written in over the years.  The brown one contained dates, times, places, and the amounts of money she was paid for her performances.  She included how her “agent” got her to “gigs” in Boston and other parts of Massachusetts, usually by bus.  Also in this book were the names of dance teachers from whom she had taken lessons.  She traveled by train as far as New York because a teacher was so well known for what she wanted to learn.  The slightly bigger black book contained the names and addresses of businesses where Theresa rented space for her studios, until she finally got to the last one, from which she retired after being in the building for 60 years.

Theresa’s studio was wallpapered with life-sized pictures of her posing with famous people – actors, dancers, and politicians.  She had met so many, but it is how she met them that was the “hook.”  The stories became an obsession for me.  HEARING, LISTENING, WRITING – the whole process was a labor of love.  This woman was not just a dance teacher.  She was a businesswoman, a people person, a lover of children, a wife, a mother, a lover, a humanitarian, a world traveler – an institution!

The three parts of this book begin with the tale of Theresa’s parents’ trek moving with their children from Canada to the United States.  The second part is broken into vignettes: Theresa’s stories, happy and sad, but always ending with her own positive spin.  And, finally, a gallery of pictures, allowing the reader to view her embellished life. 

The conclusion shows how one person can be so many things to so many people.  Mostly, it shows how many people Theresa Landry loved and how many people loved her.  Sadly, Theresa passed at the young age of 96.

Lynda has generously offered to gift a copy of Truck of Potatoes to one lucky winner! By commenting on this post, you’re entered to win Lynda’s book, and you have an entry to win either our Grand Prize or our Bonus Prize!

Lynda Nagle

Lynda (Simoneau) Nagle was born and lived in Central Falls, Rhode Island, until the age of 19, when she married and moved to Pawtucket.  She is a graduate of Rhode Island College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education – English, as well as Master’s degrees in English, Educational Administration, and Psychology.  Currently, Lynda is a retired high school and college English teacher.

Lynda’s first book, Truck of Potatoes, is a memoir which became a labor of love while she listened to stories and wrote from another person’s perspective.  This led to her thinking of writing children’s stories and two books entitled Albert in the Middle and Albert’s Dog Daze.  Each is based on Lynda’s father as a young boy.  Her hope is that, after reading these books, children will learn how to live, love, and enjoy the good in life, even if, at any time, life is not perfect.

At this time, Lynda is involved in writing more memoirs.  She also writes poetry and songs, a favorite pastime as she sings and plays the guitar.

Lynda’s books can be found at:

Trafford Publishing https://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001089200

Stillwater Books, Pawtucket, RI https://www.stillwaterbooksri.com/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079658LQM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Angelina Singer


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“Maybe getting older lets you finally see all sides of the dice – not just the ones that are facing up.” Vera Bartlet is a soon-to-be college graduate with absolutely no idea how messy her life is about to become. It’s not just the job search looming on the horizon or her lack of a boyfriend that’s got her stomach in knots – rather, her dad has been missing for almost a decade, and no one knows what happened to him.

When Uncle Edgar mysteriously arrives back onto the scene, he comes armed with some interesting new ideas about what may have happened to Vera’s dad – and an even more revolutionary idea of how to find him. With nothing short of bending time and space, Edgar sends Vera back in time in the hopes that she might find the clues they need to get her dad home.

As she sifts through the mangled pieces of reality and her altered memories of middle school drama become jumbled in between truth and fantasy, Vera has to choose which elements of her past should stay in the past, and which she might like to incorporate into her future. Time travel is never simple, and there are always side effects – but in this case, it might just hold the key to finding her dad. Will Vera stay sane long enough to find her dad and make peace with the bullies who made her miserable?

Angelina Singer is a young adult / new adult author with a romantic comedy, Just Like a Pill, books 1-3 of a dystopian science fiction trilogy – The Upperworld Series, and Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember, available for purchase on Amazon now. In addition to her writing career, Singer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stonehill College in 2019, where she studied English, Music, and of course, Creative Writing.

Her YA story “The Pact” was included in ARIA’s 2018 anthology, Selections.

In her spare time she enjoys crocheting (with a portfolio of work available for purchase on Instagram (see link below), as well as mentoring younger music students at a local music store, where she has been studying guitar for over a decade. She views her writing as a way to simultaneously escape from and embrace reality. Follow her on social media (links below) for exciting updates, exclusive content, and giveaways.

You can follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asinger320

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelinasingerauthor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelinaSingerAuthor

Amazon links: https://www.amazon.com/Angelina-Singer/e/B0743ZF23N/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Blog: https://angelinasingerauthor.wordpress.com 

Audible: https://www.audible.com/search?keywords=angelina+singer&ref=a_hp_t1_header_search

Angelina has generously offered to gift a copy of Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember to one lucky winner. Your comment on this post enters you into her drawing, as well as to our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Coral Isabella Aurora


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My YA horror comedy, The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Horror Film, is a finalist for the 2020 IPNE (Independent Publishers of New England) book awards.

Hello, I am your guide. Your spirit guide.

Every year, the haunted Mathswell mansion lures eight teenagers into its depths on Halloween night. As a previous victim cursed to wander the estate, Jacqueline uses her expertise on horror films to guide the newest teens. But there is a problem. No one can hear her sarcastic voice.

Keeping eight teens alive shouldn’t be hard. But Fannie is addicted to dead languages, Hannah is infatuated with vampires, Jessica is more air than brain, Hal is shallow and greedy, Mandy makes bad life decisions, Aven is in permanent denial, and Lewis likes to feed the wildlife.

Finally, there’s Jack. He’s geeky, handsome, protective, and everything she wants in a boyfriend. She never experienced first love when she was alive. Why does her heart keep longing, when science deems, she doesn’t have one? More than anything she wants to save him, she’s even willing to fight for him.

Following the thirty rules to surviving a horror film, would you survive?

This book is available on Amazon as a paperback and a kindle ebook edition.

You can buy a signed copy directly from Coral’s store http://www.peaceandwolf.com

First of all, thank you, Martha, for inviting me to participate on your blog. I am really happy to be a guest for today. I hope everyone is well during this holiday season and that your winter is merry and bright. Today I will be talking about my books, music, apparel store, and holding a contest for a free kindle ebook or signed paperback of The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Horror Film.

My name is Coral Isabella Aurora, and I am a young adult author residing in the quaint Ocean State. I love horses and enjoy horseback riding. In many of my books, you will find a wolf character of some sort. I’m in love with wolves, and they have been one of my muses for my art, books, and music for many years.

I have a service dog named Kodak. The service dog, Prince, in my new book The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Fairy Tale was inspired by him. I also own a cat named Nightlight, who I enjoy dressing in little costumes.

I have watched about 30 Asian dramas and films, if not more, and love finding a new series to watch. I also enjoy sushi, pineapple on pizza, and hikes through the woods. In my spare time, I hang out with my family a lot and play video games. I love the Legend of Zelda series.

If you want to learn more about me, please check out my social pages below!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coralisabellaaurora/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coralisabellaaurora

Blog: https://coralisabellaaurora.wordpress.com/

You can subscribe to Coral’s newsletter at her website: https://coralisabellaaurora.com/

Upcoming Books

The unconnected next addition in my comedy series will be out by Christmas. The Teenager’s Guide to Surviving a Fairy Tale is a young adult fantasy comedy. This had to be one of my favorite books to write so far. It was a blast! I felt really sad when the last words were written.

 I am a spirit. No, not a spirit guide. I am Astrid, the spirit of a star.

After Astrid, the celestial princess and north star, is cast from heaven to be a narrator, she falls into a wishing well. Emmie, an innocent thirteen-year-old genius, makes a wish on Astrid’s star that changes her classmates’ lives forever. They’re stolen into a magical world with wondrous people. They encounter eight dwarves running A’Dwarfable Diamond Couture, the owners of Fabulous Fairy Godmother Boutique, Queen Scarlet of the Wolves, murderous Prince Edwin, purrfect Prince Leo, and more. 

During cases of mistaken identity, the teens trade roles with classic characters. But their quirky personalities change the fairy tale’s script. Usagi is a Judo master, Jake is painfully shy, Francis is in love with himself, Emmie is a bullied genius, Danielle is prideful and dramatic, Aurora has a service dog named Prince, Kris is a kleptomaniac, Sammie is a surfer, and Sunflower is a hippie.

Together, will they grant Emmie’s wish? Or will they be stuck in a fairy tale forever? Can they win the battle in the land of Fragmented Glass against the Ice Queen?

Coral Isabella Aurora is a young adult author who loves a good love story and a laugh. She enjoys writing novels that have a pinch of romance, humor, and thrills with a brilliant story.

Coral loved writing books as a child. The stories she created feature dazzling worlds, fantastic landscapes, vivid narratives, and heartfelt love stories. They are filled with hope, magic, and the impossible. Coral’s protector, who she remembers from past lifetimes, is her eternal love and muse for all her male protagonists.

Currently, Coral is working on The Teenager’s Guide series, but other exciting projects will be released in the future.

Music

Not everyone knows this, but I’m also a composer, singer, and artist. I recently created a musical arrangement and cover song for, “Paint it Black”, by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The vocals were home recorded, and the digital orchestra—a cello, violin, viola, drums, harp, ocean waves, and digital church bells—was arranged by me. You can listen to this song on YouTube.

Ethical Apparel Store

I am proud to announce that Peace & Wolf is donating a portion of their proceeds to Potter League for Animals in Rhode Island for a limited time. $1.00 will be donated for every book, mug, face covering, and beanie sold. $5.00 will be donated for each product sold in all other categories.

What’s amazing about Peace & Wolf is that they have a strong ethical policy, and all products are sweatshop free. The artwork was designed by me and inspired by my love for animals. This online shop offers a large selection of organic, hemp, eco, and USA made items.

If you want to buy a gift that gives back to the animals, you should check out this online shop!

And just for you, I am offering a 20% Off coupon code.

COUPON CODE: PAWLIDAYS20

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Pete O’Donnell


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Hi and welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! I’m Pete O’Donnell, author of The Curse of Purgatory Cove, winner of the Royal Dragonfly for best new author (https://www.storymonsters.com/book-briefs/2019-royal-dragonfly-book-award-winners). My book is a middle-grade pirate story set in New England. It’s full of ghosts and legends and actual Rhode Island history.
This year, my short story “Under the Cove” was selected to be part of the ARIA anthology Hope. I’m also the creator, writer, and main performer at https://illadvisedstories.com/, a children’s story podcast.
My new book, The Adventures of Sparkie and Spazoid, coming out this December, will be a big part of the podcast, as you’ll be able to listen to each chapter week after week throughout the winter. It’s about a boy space explorer and his cranky robot partner. They’re on a mission to find the human race a new home. I’ve also taken these characters and started a webtoon. You can read their first adventure at https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/sparkie-and-spaz/list?title_no=533120
Please visit me at https://illadvisedstories.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/illadvisedstories/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/illadvisedstories/

Pete O’Donnell is a firefighter in his day job, but he was a self-proclaimed geek before that, and way before it was cool. He has a basement full of comics to prove it. He has two daughters, and they are his favorite audience. He writes for kids because, he says, growing up sucks. If he won the lottery he’d give most of it away, right after buying a rocket pack, because what else could you want? Pete’s been telling stories since he was a little boy. It started even before he could read, and he can’t wait to share them with anyone who will listen.

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Joann Mead


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Joann Mead’s writing is inspired by the places she’s lived and traveled and life’s adventures along the way. Some of her novels are local while others span the globe. Her mysteries and thrillers are connected by the “underlying crimes” of genetic design. Underlying Crimes, Joann’s first novel, is a crime story and medical mystery set in a tiny New England state known for its culture of corruption. Her second novel, Tiger Tiger, is an international bioterror thriller. A femme fatale scientist creates a deadly pandemic Tiger Flu virus and plots to target America (yikes!). Joann’s third novel, Designer Baby, is set in Scandinavia and Rhode Island. It speculates on the real and imagined possibilities of customized, gene-edited super-human babies and the creation of genetic weapons. The central theme is the power to control life itself and the lure of playing god. It asks the question, “If you could design your own child, would you?”

Joann has generously offered to gift a copy of her novel Designer Baby: Underlying Crimes (a signed print copy or a Kindle ebook (outside of U.S., Kindle only, please). Just leave a comment on this blog post to be entered.

Joann Mead has lived in four countries ranging from A to Z: America (USA), London, England (UK), Moscow, Russia (back in the USSR), and Zimbabwe (Africa). She is a writer, educator, and researcher.

In addition to her thrillers and bio-crime novels, Joann writes screenplays, short stories, and magazine articles. Her short story “Married in Moscow” is a 1980 memoir of a most unusual wedding and a most unusual Englishman. It was selected for inclusion in the 2020 ARIA anthology Hope.

You can find Joann’s book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Joann-Mead/e/B007ZUI5OQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Visit Joann’s website at http://www.joannmead.com

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Connie Ciampanelli


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Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner
In 2012, I celebrated my 60th birthday by running a 5K for the first time in my life. Never an athlete, I followed the Josh Clark Couch to 5K® designed especially for beginners. Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner, my first book, is the story of how I achieved my dream. Written as I went along, it illustrates the successes and failures, good and bad runs, and discouragement and elation that I experienced.

I wrote this book to encourage others who embark on similar journeys. With desire and determination, anyone in good health can succeed in achieving their running goals.

If Connie’s story inspires you, you could win a copy of her book! Comment on this blog post for a chance to win, and your comment also enters you into the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.

Connie Ross Ciampanelli is a writer from North Providence, Rhode Island.  She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts, majoring in English, from Rhode Island College. She has been married for 43 years to Anthony Ciampanelli and is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of two. Connie worked for 14 years at La Salle Academy in Providence and is now happily retired.

In addition to writing, Connie is a voracious reader. She enjoys cooking and baking. For nearly 40 years she has been an enthusiastic needle-worker, specializing in sampler reproduction. She has an abiding passion for animals. At this time, Connie and Tony have two cats of their own, Mercedes and Nelle, and all the Ciampanellis’ cats that have crossed the rainbow bridge were rescues.

Connie’s first book, Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner, is the story of her starting to run at age 59 through completing a half marathon to celebrate her 63rd birthday.

In 2008, a black male feral cat appeared at Connie’s back door. Surviving the odds, he was to return many times over the course of nearly 12 years and gained a large internet fan base. Tony and Connie named him Bartholomew Thomas Katt. Connie’s second book, Bart the Mysterious: A True Story, is about those 12 miraculous years. It is expected to be released in 2020.

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Tabitha Lord


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Tabitha Lord is an award-winning author of science fiction. Her novel Horizon, has won six independent book awards, including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016.

The first book in a three-book series, Horizon follows Caeli Crys, on the run after the genocide of her empathic people. When she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp, and feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.

As the injured pilot recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When the command ship Horizon sends rescue, the pilot convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers–full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.



Tabitha also writes action and adventure romance under the pen name Maggie Clare. Sing for Me is the first book in her Tactical Solutions series. In this novel, Jake Evans sees Fiona Flynn singing in a dive bar and is instantly attracted. Neither of them is looking for a relationship, but the chemistry between them can’t be denied.

Their sweet, sexy, long-distance love affair comes to a screeching halt when Jake is injured overseas. Wrecked body and soul, Jake can’t imagine a different kind of life, for himself or with Fiona. But when the unthinkable happens, and Fiona’s life hangs in the balance, Jake will have to rediscover his inner warrior in order to save her.

Tabitha Lord
Maggie Clare

Tabitha has generously offered a gift copy of either Horizon or Sing for Me to one lucky winner (are you sci-fi or romance?!). Just comment on this blog post for a chance to win the book, as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize or the Bonus Prize.

Tabitha’s Horizon science fiction series has received seven independent book awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble and managing editor for the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. Recently, she’s tried her hand writing romantic suspense under the pen name, Maggie Clare. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, and several lovable fur babies.

Learn more at her website: www.tabithalordauthor.com

Follow Tabitha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlordauthor

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Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabithalord/

If you want to have a look at her Maggie Clare website, you can check it out here: www.msmaggieclare.com 

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Keith Carreiro


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Pall Warren lives in a world filled with unrivaled natural beauty, constant struggle and shifting perceptions of reality. The time frame of his story is set in a medieval context. Peace over the land he lives in is an illusion only. Pall discovers that war not only must be waged against competing interests within his own land, but also against unnerving entities filled with extreme malice toward the human race. As the journey to discover who he really is unfolds, he learns that appearances are not at all what they seem to be on their surfaces.

This story is ultimately about the battle between faith and disbelief, as well as how hope and cynicism clash against one another in the human spirit.

Can the ultimate basis of truth be found? In Pall’s quest for meaning, can virtue be used to combat and overcome evil?

Keith has generously offered to gift a copy of The Penitent, Part I, to one lucky winner. Your comment on this post enters you into Keith’s giveaway, as well as the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize giveaway.

 

 

Keith Carreiro has been writing poetry since he was a sophomore in high school. Before that, he started scribbling short stories when he was around 12 years old, but his love of poetry overturned his fling with prose fiction.

While he tried many times to write fiction, it didn’t click, until in 2014, Keith began a quest to write three trilogies comprising a series called The Immortality Wars. He has now completed all three books in the series.

Keith’s writing has also appeared in two of ARIA’s anthologies: “A Night’s Tale” in Past, Present, and Future (2019), and “A Storyteller’s Inspiration” in Selections (2018). His poetry has been included in The Fictional Café (2019), and his essay “Crisis of Conscience: War and Peace at UMO” was featured in Stephen King: Hearts in suspension with essays by college classmates and friends (2016).

He lives in Swansea, Massachusetts and has six children and 14 grandchildren. He belongs to Tik-Tak, an impish yet shy Calico cat.   

Learn more about Keith here:

Author Link: https://immortalitywars.com/

Amazon Link:http://bit.ly/carreiroIMMORTALITYWARS

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/akeithcarreiroauthor

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/immortalitywars/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-keith-carreiro-5040aa17/

Video Interview:
https://immortalitywars.com/books-and-the-world-interview-with-a-keith-carreiro/

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway – Meet Christopher Paniccia


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The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Rebecca and Peter face their ancient destiny. Follow the newly minted King and Queen of the Cosmos as they fight to save humanity from an ancient enemy determined to end all life on Earth. New allies and old enemies face off as the two young monarchs learn to enlist others to their struggle. Will Rebecca and Peter be strong enough to battle evil and their own fate? Find out in the second installment of the Haven Series.

Chris has generously offered to gift a copy of Rise to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this blog post, and you’re not only entered to win this book, but you gain another entry into our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize sweepstakes!

Christopher Paniccia was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in East Providence and Rehoboth, Massachusetts. For over twenty years he has been an educator at the elementary and college levels in the Boston area. His students remain a huge inspiration to him and directly inspired his first book, Gridiron Conspiracy. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and lives with his family in the Boston area.

Learn more about Chris and his books by visiting his website here: https://cpaniccia.com/

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Hank Ellis


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In The Promise: A Perilous Journey, a branch of a crashing tree pierces the ground to a void below. This is all it takes for brothers Peter and David Wilson to explore the unknown—a cavern hidden from the world for millennia. The boys’ dreams, persistence, and determination will solve many riddles, but their carelessness may be their ending. The adventure to meet the man called Eli is perilous indeed, but the gifts they are offered may be the opportunity of a lifetime.

“It is not every book that can portray the true essence of childhood adventure, but The Promise: A Perilous Journey does just that. It is a story that will keep both younger and older readers intrigued even though it appears to be written for a preteen level. Readers are kept on the edge of their seats while they wonder about the meanings of the boys’ findings.” OnlineBookClub.org review.

Literary fiction finalist in the 2018 Independent Publishers of New England book awards.

The Promise: Discovering Their Gifts Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were an adolescent boy or girl and you were given the incredible gift of invisibility? And suppose you could heal animals and people but you couldn’t tell anyone? In this second book of The Promise series, two ordinary brothers, Peter and David Wilson, from a rural town in New England, and eventually a beautiful young girl from Brazil, are given these gifts and more. But special gifts often require extraordinary sacrifice. No one—friends, schoolmates, even Mom and Dad—can know of these remarkable abilities. For if they do, their gifts will vanish in an instant.

Is the cost of this secrecy too high? Can they juggle everyday life with their newfound talents? Travel with these special youngsters and learn from their mysterious mentors in a magical adventure as they use their amazing gifts to help save the beleaguered earth.

“This is an amazing series that deserves recognition. It is probably geared toward the pre-teen age group, but I believe anyone who is a kid at heart will enjoy these books, especially those who love stories with magical realism and coming-of-age themes.” OnlineBookClub.org review

“The tale has a timely environmental message made more exciting by the theme of developing special powers.” Kirkus review

Throughout the book, the brothers learn about humanitarian concerns related to vulnerable people, animals, and ecosystems. They make friends and perform rescues, putting their values into place at home, school, and across the globe. By the end, the brothers commit themselves to becoming caretakers and look forward to solving more mysteries.

Hank is generously offering both books as a gift to one lucky winner – just comment on this post for a chance to win Hank’s books, as well as a chance to win our Grand Prize or Bonus Prize.

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Author Hank Ellis is no stranger to environmental issues. Gaining his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in natural science and wildlife management and working for an environmental agency for thirty-two years has made him aware of the many problems faced by all people living on this planet. His desire to help young people awaken to the mystery of creation and find their own special gifts is his motivation for writing this book.

Book three The Promise: Journey to a Strange Land is due to be published shortly after Christmas 2020. Follow the adventures of Peter, David, Catia and the incredible caretakers.

The Promise series is written for older children to older adults.

Website: https://hankellis.net/

All books available at http://www.amazon.com, www.stillwaterbooksri.com/, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Hank’s work is also featured in three of ARIA’s anthologies: “Adversity and Prosperity” in Selections (2018), “The Test” in Past, Present, and Future (2019), and “Hope Springs Eternal” in Hope (2020). Anthologies are also available from Stillwater Books.

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.