Children’s Author James Gordan, “Hi My Name is Bobo” Adventure!

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Today’s featured author is children’s author James Gordan enjoy the adventure!

A Weekend in the life of a 5th grader how fun. I had the pleasure of meeting this talented author at a children’s writers conference.

 

Today we meet James Gordon, a children’s author! 
Enjoy our interview and getting to know James.
And then check out the buy links, and links to connect!
ENJOY!!

 

Hi James, thanks for joining us today! Ready for a grilling?
Here we go!
 
Where did you get your
inspiration for writing?
 Life experiences are the best subject matter.
 
What do you see in
your future of writing?
 Having Bobo be a household name as well as the author
behind him
 
What genres do you
hope to explore more of? 
Children’s Fiction and Hi My Name is Bobo is a step in
the right direction.
 

 Are your characters based on anyone?

 Bobo is
based on my life

 
How did you publish
your books? Do you recommend others do this?
 I went through Amazon/CreateaSpace If you do not have a traditional author behind you I do.

 
Tell us a little about
you…



A) Did you always want to write? 
Have been writing since I was in grade school

    

 B) Do you have a family?

  Yes and a close one

(Mother Brother Daughter and
Scooter the Beagle)

     

C) Do you work besides being an author?

 Yes I am a performer as well.

  


D) What kind of hobbies do you enjoy? 

Video games, comic books reading cycling

   


E) Do you have pets?

 Scooter the Beagle is my sibling.


F) What is the most embarrassing thing you have done/participated in? 

                      —-When I
was teaching, I slipped from the desk and fell.

  


G) What is something humbling you have done and learned from? 

The roar of the
crowd from my last performance 

at the Cavalcade of Authors is something I’ve
never heard before.

  


H) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

 Being recognized as the greatest
poet of our time

Silly fun:
1) You just won a
million dollars- what do you do first?  
Purchase a Porsche Pananmera
 
2) You won a trip
around the world, but you pick the destinations, 
where are you visiting and
why? 
London, France Dubai, Japan, and Maine. 

I’ve chosen these destinations because
I have never been,

 and these might be destinations to provide 

experiences to
facilitate my writing.

 
3) Its
Halloween…people can find you dressed as? 
Batman the Dark Knight
 
4) Morning person or
night person? 
Both. Afternoons aren’t my thing.
 
5) Favorite cold
breakfast food? 
Honey Nut Cheerios
 
6) Authors have
multiple personalities…
what are some of yours, and how do they behave?
           —— James
is modest while G.P.A. is a tad arrogant.
 
7) Describe yourself
using these letters 

James Jocular,
   author,
 Mama’s boy,
  energetic
 sensational
 

8) Favorite Drink:

 Chocolate milk

 
9) Do you like to
cook—if so what kinds of food…if not-what do you like to eat? 
I love to
grill
 
10) What is something
unique about you? I don’t sleep much.
 
11) A genie granted
you 3 wishes…what are they? 
Good and improved health and wealth for my
entire family,
 right the wrongs I have done in my life, and to meet my true
love

 
12) What is your
favorite quote in life?
 Whether you like it, don’t like it sit down andlook at
it because it is the best thing going today. “Ric Flair”

If you could tell your
childhood self some advice for the future-
what would that be?Be more
courageous. Do not run.

Strive to be the best because it’s in you.

If you had to give advice to children out there wanting to 

become an author, aspiring to get their books published… 

what would that
be?

 Practice. Read. Practice. Read. Travel. Read.

 

What is your Favorite book?

 Knight Fall (The Tale of the Battle between Batman and Bane)

 
2) If you have to give
a recommended classics reading list to teens…
what would it contain? Catcher
in the Rye , Invisible Man, Batman comics, 

Cyrano De Bergerac, and anything by
Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

3) What are your go-to children’s books to share with
families?  
Hi MY Name is Bobo, Judy Blume
Harry Potter
 
 
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Power in the Wrong Hands by Rain Murphy Adventure

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Today I have the privilage to annouce the release of talented author Rain Murphy’s release of “Power in the Wrong Hands” I enjoyed “Forgiveness and can’t wait to down load this adventure and it will be 99 cents for a brief time. Power in the Wrong Hands Amazon Link

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Title: Power in the Wrong Hands Deciding Island, Book Two

Author: Rain Murphy

Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing

Published: July 1, 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb

Respect the Island.
Snowdrop’s life changed when she found her mate, Orion Hunter. Her father always said finding your mate was like magic, but this was so much more. In the blink of an eye, Snowdrop found her life hung in the balance. Kidnapped and tortured by an evil vampire, Snowdrop was left wondering if she would live long enough to enjoy her newly found mate.
Sammy was on the verge of turning rogue, and fought his evil side every day to keep it at bay. Then Sammy finds out he is the only one that can infiltrate the rogue’s hideout. He knew it would be his true challenge. He knew the mission came with the possibility of being sent to Deciding Island for judgment, a judgment that would most likely lead to being Island Ash. His only hope came from the most unlikely place, but would it be enough?

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Meet the Author

RainRain Murphy was born on the west coast, and now lives on the east coast. Writing is not a job or career to her it is a passion. She is the Author of “DECIDING ISLAND SERIES” & “Saints! LOL or Are They?” Her books are geared toward adults, young and old, with the sexual passages being implied. It will appeal to lovers of fiction, fantasy, and magical happenings.
Forgiveness, is book one in the Deciding Island Series. Saint Valentinus, What in the VAMP were you thinking? is book one in the Saint Series.
There are minimal to no cliffhangers each book can stand alone.
When Rain is not writing, reading, or promoting her two series she is spending time with her children and grandchildren. They like to camp, kayak, spent time on the beach and have fun plotting her next book.

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Excerpt

Hunter

Hunter walked back to the glamour opening at the bottom of the Sphinx. Mystic, the leader of the Meat Eaters, waited for everyone’s report from the war as they exited. As he waited in line for his turn, Hunter heard someone yelling his name. “Hunter, wait for me, I need to talk to you.”

It was Saturesa, Sat for short, Hunter’s longtime friend. As Sat caught up with Hunter, he could hear the enthusiasm in Sat’s voice which meant trouble. Sat always had some hair brained scheme for picking up girls. “Hey, after you talk to Mystic, what do you say to coming to the Eastern Shore with me?”

Hunter, not feeling very social these days, told Sat, “No, I’m headed home, but thanks for the invite.”

Sat, never being one to take no for an answer, told him, “Come on, Hunter. Everyone’s going to the Eastern Shore for a weeklong celebration, and there is going to be lots of girls.” Hunter gave Sat half a smile and looked down, shaking his head as he moved up one in line.

Hunter knew that once Sat set his mind to something, he would be relentless at getting what he wanted. Hunter rolled his eyes and huffed his retort with a slight rumble in his voice, “Fine, but if I don’t have a GREAT time, I’ll leave. Got it?”

Sat rubbed his hands together in anticipation of some fun, and in his cheery voice responded, “Fine! But you’ll have a blast, I promise.”

Hunter figured the only reason Sat wanted to go was the neighbor girl named Snowdrop. Hunter had never been attracted to a female Techie. He didn’t know if it was all the hair or the fact that the females were dominant, and he preferred to be the leader in a relationship. Hunter did agree that for a Techie she looked striking. Even though he had never met her in person, he had noticed her from a distance. She didn’t have that same thick hair as the other Techies and seemed to have more of her herb growing everywhere. She was also short for a female Techie. He had not been close enough to know what color her eyes were, but Sat could not stop talking about her amazing hazel eyes. Sat would joke about how he should have been nicer to Snowdrop when she had a crush on him.

Hunter handed Mystic his one page report. “Hi Mystic, my report is short because Adam’s children did all the work. It’s always amazing to watch them in action. Is it okay to head home now?”

Mystic looked up at him from her seat. “Hunter, how is life?”

Hunter should have figured she would sense his loneliness. His kind lived so long, and without someone to share it with, the days and nights could go forever. Depression was a serious threat, but Hunter hated sympathy, so he denied it. “I’m fine.”

Mystic regarded him with concern and shook her head in disbelieve. She didn’t believe for one minute that he was truly fine, but told him, “If you need anything, let me know.”

Hunter winked at Mystic, hoping to lessen her worry. “Thanks. Catch you at the next war.” Mystic gave him a small but sweet smile as she turned her focus on the next Meat Eater in line.

Mystic Jones, as the leader of the Meat Eater species, is responsible for each and everyone one of them. She made a mental note to check up on Hunter in a few weeks. That wink he gave her was not fooling her. Sensing a strong feeling of depression, she wasn’t going to let that go for long.

As Hunter walked out of the Sphinx, he watched as Sat jumped up the minute he spotted him. Hunter felt like this was going to be a long week, and he wasn’t sure he could put up with Sat’s high level of energy. Then he heard Sat say, “Come on, we can get a ride on the war ships with the Plazies. Sap said he could drop us on the Eastern Shore.”

Hunter smiled. “I have not seen Sap or Weeping in a few hundred years.”

As they walked toward the war ships, Hunter thought about the Plazies. Sap and his wife, Weeping, are the leaders of the most unusual species, as far as Hunter was concerned. Hunter had heard that they now had a teenage daughter named Willow—he had also heard Willow was a handful. He could remember the first day he met the Plazies during one of the many wars in his lifetime. While walking next to Sat, Hunter gazed off in the distance as he remembered that day. He had walked onto one of the war ships to find no one on board, yet the ship was in operation with the precision of a well-organized team. He looked around, but stopped when he noticed a line of little sticks appearing before him, Plazies lined up on the ropes and rails. One of them started to talk, “Welcome Orion Hunter.”

Hunter remembered his feeling of shock. Although he didn’t know what part shocked him more: the stick knowing his full name or that a stick was actually speaking. He had found himself staring at thousands of sticks shaped like humans. They ranged from 5-inches to 6-inches tall and looked like all different types of wood. As a woodworker in his youth and a construction company owner in today’s world, Hunter knew his timber.

Hunter figured the look of shock showed on his face when Sap laughed and explained, “We are magic wood splinters and are what keep the old warships afloat. We are, for the most part, harmless, but we are not without ways to protect ourselves. Moving fast, it looks like we just appear and disappear, and this speed allows us to operate different areas of the ship quickly. We come from all different woods, hence the reason we all look different.”

Being brought out of his thoughts by Sat’s voice, Hunter heard, “Hunter, they’re waiting for us. Let’s go.” Hunter felt the muscle in his shoulders tighten at Sat’s enthusiastic tone. He really was not in a party mood, and until now didn’t realize he had lagged behind.

As they boarded the warships, Hunter saw Sap and walked up to him to say hi when he noticed something was wrong. “Sap, what has happened? Is everyone okay?”

Sap turned and smiled, greeting his friend. “Hello Hunter. It’s been a long time, and yes, things will be fine.”

Hunter curious asked, “Then why are the three of you so anxious?”

Sap introduced his daughter. “Hunter, this is Willow, my daughter, and she faces a task that has her worried.”

Hunter put his pinkie finger down to shake hands and told Willow, “Willow, if I can help, you need only ask.”

Willow looked worried as she said, “Not unless you can undo my teenage misbehaving and what I thought to be harmless pranks.”

Hunter looked at her with concern. “I hear an apology is owed. Am I correct?”

Willow, in tears now, turned as she noticed the warships headed out of the delta and to the open seas. “Hunter, it is more than just an apology. I was awful to Creature, and I thought they were just harmless jokes … but a good man may die because of me.”

Hunter thought a minute. “Wait, could you be talking about Creature Notte?”

Willow looked up with a bit of hope that maybe he could help. “Yes, do you know her?”

Hunter smiled. “As a matter of fact, I have worked with Creature off and on for a few hundred years. If there is one thing she is, it’s understanding. I think if you just come clean and be sincere, she will see her way to forgive you. Now, what is this about a man dying?”

Willow, still not fully convinced everything would be okay, sniffled, “That is the whole problem, I have to take Creature on a quest to become one with Deciding Island, and if I fail and she does not go … then Mica Sands will die.”

Hunter asked, “Mica Sands. He’s an Infin right? But what does he have to do with Creature?”

Willow was still crying, and trying to talk. “They are in love. They are mates, and now they could lose each other because of me.”

Hunter looked over at Sap for more clarity. Sap explained, “Mica was horribly wounded, and if Creature does not become one with Deciding Island, he will die. The only way to save him is if the Island does it … and because of Willow’s behavior, Gaia the Island’s spirit has said that is it up to Willow to take Creature on this quest into the Black Heart forest.”

Willow cried out, “She is punishing me.”

Sap walked over and put his arm around his daughter. “She is not punishing you; she is teaching you. Now go with your mother.”

Hunter, Sat, and Sap watched as the two disappeared, then Sap spoke, “It is nice to see you again, but I must get to my post. We will be dropping the two of you off at Eastern Shore. If I don’t see you before you leave, goodbye.”

Hunter gave his best smile, hoping to cheer Sap a little. He could see the worry on Sap’s face. “Goodbye, Sap. See you at the next war.”

The rest of the trip Sat and Hunter watched the ocean go by, and, from time to time, would notice dolphins and whales playing in the ship’s wake.

After reaching land at Eastern Shore, Hunter and Sat turned to wave at the Plazies. Hunter watched the old warship head back out to sea. It was so surreal in its beauty, yet it demanded the respect of an ancient warrior. Sat looked over at Hunter. “Hey, what is up with you lately? You’re always dazing off … Oh no … you’re not getting depressed are you?” Sat was now worried about his friend. Hunter looked at Sat and thought, Great, now I have to put up with his enthusiasm and pity, what a week this is going to be.

Hunter thought about it and decided that maybe he was a little more depressed than he was letting himself realize. “Hunter, look at me and tell me that you’re not getting depressed.”

Hunter looked at his friend. “I wish I could, but I’m thinking that maybe I am getting just a little depressed. After all, how long can a man go without the love of a mate? And how old am I?” They didn’t really keep a close watch on time; the question was purely hypothetical. Hunter was not waiting for an answer, just making a point. Sat knew Hunter was older than he was. Sat had been around for four hundred plus years.

Sat slapped Hunter on the shoulder reassuring him, “That will be our goal then, to find you a mate, and soon.” Hunter just smiled and kept walking.

Thanks for Stopping in. Hope you enjoyed getting to know Rain Murphy and her new book Power in the Wrong Hands Adventure. Enjoy the adventures every day bring you. WB

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Christmas in July Adventure!

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Merry July. I love Christmas in July.  Let me tell where the idea came from. My dear friend Chris Fox at lunch one day told me about her family could not get together in December so they put together a Christmas in July party when they all could get together. It sounded so much fun. So now for the second year I am having a Christmas in July Event. Here is the link on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/666757450126297/ Please join and enjoy some fun and possibly win some prizes.

I also have two thunderclap campaigns and would love your support. If you can click on the links and support. Thank you in advance.

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/28294-christmas-in-july-adventure

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MORE! My Publisher Anchor Group Publishing https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

Has put my Christmas books on sale for only 99 cents the entire month

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James Saves the MoonReaders Favorite Gold Award Winner. James Saves the Moon the first in book in the series is always on sale for 99 cents.

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My adventures are illustrated chapter books for ages 7-12. Hope you will join me for Christmas in July Adventures.  Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the Adventures every day brings you. WB WendyBookcaseLogo10672063_696445830440443_7679188720990872076_nhttps://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

“Walkin’ on the Sun”: Smash Mouth Official Biography Adventure

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So excited that Anchor Group Publishing let me post about the release of Smash Mouth official biography Walkin’ on the Sun. This book is full of the bands adventures written by Paul DeLisle.

 

I could not be more excited to feature this new release! Who hasn’t rocked out to the music of Smash Mouth?! Now you can go behind the music with a band that carried the spirit of a generation in Walkin’ on the Sun; The Official Smash Mouth Biography.

Blurb:
Hello. My name is Paul DeLisle. I’m the guy who wrote this book. You’ve probably never heard of me. That’s okay. Most people wouldn’t know me from Adam. But, unless you’ve been living in a cloistered monastery for the last fifteen years, you have heard of my band.



So begins the memoir of the creation, rise, and current state of the multi-platinum recording artist Smash Mouth as told by bassist Paul DeLisle. Well known for their hits “All Star,” “Walking on the Sun,” “Then the Morning Comes,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” and “I’m a Believer,” the band carried the spirit of a generation, but didn’t stop there. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look from Paul’s unique, there from the start, insider’s view.
Excerpt:
There’s an episode of Cheers where washed-up ball player Sam Malone, frustrated with either Diane or Rebecca, proclaims, “Y’know, most people don’t know this … but I’m famous!”
I love that line. I can totally relate. You see, I am a founding and continued member of the band Smash Mouth. Yet I am, proudly and alas, the bass player. I’m not famous. My band is.
From the beginning, Smash Mouth was set up as a democracy between four musicians and a manager, each player having an equal voice on band matters. Yet we were all fully aware and accepting of the fact that, as lead singer/frontman, Steve Harwell would be getting a disproportionate amount of attention. Seeing as he is the face and mouthpiece of Smash Mouth, you may be a little disappointed he didn’t write this book.
But stay with me here. Because as you’ll see, I have a unique vantage point: as one of only four original constituents, I’ve been involved in every aspect of the band since day one. Only Steve and I have trod every step of this Smash Mouth journey. Also, while traditionally under-recognized, the bass player himself sees everything. Plus I went to college. Who better to write a book about Smash Mouth?
That said, keep in mind this book is solely from my point of view. Steve, Greg, Kevin, and Robert would obviously have different takes on certain events. However, this book is simply intended as a comprehensive account of our rise to fame and continued success.
So without further ado … here’s what happened:
EEP!!! How awesome is that! Pick up your copy of Walkin’ on the Sun today and get your own “backstage pass” to the world of Smash Mouth!
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Romantic Mystery Author MaryAnn Kempher Adventure!

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Today’s adventure, I am introducing you to romantic mystery author MaryAnn Kempher!

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Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder
A midnight food run nearly gets Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

When Katherine meets Scott Mitchell; literally, tall, dark, and handsome, sparks fly, but despite their chemistry, both have their own reasons for wanting to stay “just friends”. When it becomes clear that Katherine’s life is in danger, they’ll work together to try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the killer, before Katherine becomes his next victim.

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to
mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.

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Author Bio:
MaryAnn Kempher’s books will test your crime solving skills and tickle your funny bone; with quirky characters and witty dialogue, her books will keep you guessing, and smiling until the very end.
Her books can be read out of order, but she recommends you start with her first, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder which is a romantic mystery set in Reno NV, then Forever Doomed, which is a murder mystery set on a cruise ship.
Sweet Mystery is her most recent release and another “I did not see that coming.” murder mystery.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryAnnKempher
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Author Website: http://mkempher.com

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Children Books Recent Release and More Magical Adventures!

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Today I have decided to talk about my books that I have written and are available.

I have 5 published chapter books for ages 7-12 available now.  James and Syvok adventures series is fun filled adventures of a young boy who lives in the Magical Island Iceland. I will start with the most recent one Adventure 5 Sleigh Ride

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Santa’s reindeer broke his sleigh! James and Syvok get whisked away to try to help save the day with Matthias, the dragon. Along the way there are delays, pondering the question-will Santa have a sleigh in time to deliver the presents? Come along with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy the Yuletide adventure!
Review:  By Candice Simpson, Are you ready for another adventure? This is sure to be a hit! James finds his friends await him for a magical Yuletide trip, because the reindeer have been naughty and Santa needs a little help from the Icelandic Yule Lads. Those bad reindeer! You will sail off on a magic sleigh ride with Matthias the dragon leading the way with his friends to help him carry the sleigh! You will also get caught up in a very special rescue! And then after the special rescue they are off to Santa to save the day!This is one of those books that just draws you in from the cover! I got to see the print edition a couple days ago. The way the cover just pops with that realistic sparkle. Ah! Its gorgeous. The words flow right into the illustrations and the story becomes a page turner! If your children love Christmas stories with fun, adventures, and more-this is the one to have arrive at your door! I love how Wendy writes for children to enjoy. She draws the adventure, adds a little mystery, and wraps it up with surprises and fun in a realistic way. This particular book is one I would pass down to my grandchildren, and will make a holiday tradition (like her other holiday book- Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland).Don’t forget to check out the first four adventures that James and Syvok embark on! And enjoy the newest holiday delight! I know my children couldn’t wait to read it, and are still loving it! They are looking forward to sharing it with their teachers and friends this holiday season!

It is available on Amazon Ebook or print. Sleigh Ride Amazon Link If you order it online you can contact me at wendysbookcase@gmail and I will send a signed book plate you can adhere to the inside cover. Actually I will do this for any of my books purchased online for free.
Next is book 4 Amongst the Clouds this book released in July
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 James and Syvok 4th adventure has a new mystery floating about. James is curious to explore the iridescent cloud. All the colors of a rainbow glow, surely there are adventures to sow. Come along and meet new friends! Dragons, cats, troll, and more, lots of fun is in store. Join the adventures up in the sky and help the wizard find her magical key. Come and see what the iridescent cloud hides!
5 Star Review from Readers Favorite: Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers’ FavoriteAmongst the Clouds (A James and Syvok Adventure Book 4) is a fantasy by Wendy Nystrom. James lives in Akureyri, Iceland, where everything seems unusual. He notices an odd, rainbow coloured cloud following him when he meets his magical friends, Syvok, a fairy, and Matthias, a blue dragon. Matthias takes them flying on his back. They examine the cloud that has a door, and Ranni, James’ former teacher, opens it. Ranni tells them the cloud is her home, but needs their help to save it. She lost the key that opens her spell book and wants them to find it, or she will be stuck in one location. Old Hag, a witch, coveted the key and cast a transformation spell to steal Ranni’s home and do more evil. The friends discover what she is up to, but it may be too late to stop her malicious plan.Amongst the Clouds (A James and Syvok Adventure Book 4) is a fun book young readers will like. Wendy Nystrom, who created this lovely story, writes wonderfully well. Her characters are unique and the plot is original. Although this is the fourth book in the series, the author included sufficient background information about the characters and previous events, so I was able to understand certain activities taking place. The personalities and antics of Old Hag, her cowardly husband, Ragamuffin, and pet, Yule Cat, are amusing. Wendy Nystrom will keep children entertained with her exciting fantasy stories. They will enjoy this Amongst the Clouds adventure.

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Book 3 Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland
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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

 One of my favorite Icelandic legends is the 13 Yule Lads. More  Christmas adventures. This book has three adventures in one book. The first Yule Lad arrives December 12th.
Thirteen Santas! How neat! Thinks James as he and Syvok set off on their third adventure. Little did he know the mischief these Yule Lads were capable of getting them all into. Join James, Syvok, thirteen Yule Lad’s and, of course, Matthias as they cause a raucous, create laughs, and create a Yuletide that you and James will always remember.
Readers Favorite 5 star review: Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ FavoriteTomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland (James and Syvok) by Wendy Nystrom is an ideal story book for children and its seasonal theme makes it even more relevant right now. James and Syvok set off on their third adventure. There are 13 Santas and they create a lot of laughs and fun for the reader, giving them an unforgettable Yuletide. The book is light-hearted and silly and it will take children on yet another exciting adventure this season. You can join them and celebrate Christmas the Icelandic way. You can start planning for Christmas from here.
It is a book filled with loads of fun, perfect for any child reader. The illustrations are very bright and cheerful and they contribute to the Christmas spirit of the story. The traditions of Iceland are very informative and interesting for the reader to learn. Their customs are so different that it makes readers aware of other cultures. It is also a novel way of introducing children to the traditions of a new place in a fun manner. This adventure story book is perfect with wonderful imagery.
The book is a great combination of imagination, holiday spirit, and tradition. The author has managed to bring them together and weave a delightful story. It is a book that can be read by adults, too. The book can also be an exposure to the cultural traditions in another country

My favorite 5 star review from fabulous fellow childrens author P.J LaRue

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland (James and Syvok) by Wendy Nystrom is the 3rd book in the James and Syvok Adventure seriesis inspired by Icelandic folklore where the lads bring gifts and mischief to children the 13 nights before Christmas. Once James and his magical friend Syvok meet the 13 Yule Lads of Iceland, the lads decide to spend the night at James’ house each night after delivering the gifts. How will James prevent his parents from finding out that he has these noisy house guests clanging pots, slamming doors and generally creating a huge ruckus? As I read this book, it was more fun than the 10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed crossed with the excitement of The Night Before Christmas.This delightful book is for young children, but I found myself laughing out loud at some of the antics of the 13 Yule lads.
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Book 2 Helga Returns
Helga Returns

Helga Returns

What happens when James discovers a huge foot print.Helga Returns traveled to Orlando in April 2014 to receive best children’s ages 9-12 award from Turning the Pages Magazine award ceremony.
James’ second adventure begins with a footprint. He once again calls out to his Icelandic magical friends, Syvok and Matthias, to discover what it means. He will find Helga, the troll who left the footprint.
James follows Helga to Yamas, the troll village. Will they be left on a glacier or will they save the Guardian Troll from danger? Will Syvok and Matthias reach James in time to save him when the earth tremors?
5 star Readers Favorite Review: Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite 

Helga Returns – A James and Syvok Adventure by Wendy Nystrom is about the adventures of James for the second time. He finds a footprint and he asks his friends Syvok and Matthias to help him find out about the footprint. They discover that it is Helga’s footprint and follow it into the troll village. Will they be able to save the troll and will Syvok and Matthias be able to save James? 

It is an absolutely delightful story for children. The story has many underlying messages in it. I liked the fact that it introduces them to glaciers. Any book is educational for a reader because it will have information to offer that gives you an opportunity to learn. The characters of James, Syvok, and Matthias capture the interest of the reader but the most appealing character is Helga, the troll. Iceland as a backdrop is another interesting aspect of this book. It is a magical story of James along with the two Icelanders, Syvok and Matthias. The story does not lose its tempo and the beautiful illustrations give the characters an identity which makes it easier for children to relate to them.
The biggest advantage of adventure stories is that they encourage children to think and be imaginative. It gives them the freedom to dream, experiment, think differently, and create their own characters. I found the little trolls and dragonets very interesting and they add to the whimsical quality of the story.

Review from Author “No More Animals” Amy Bowling

Ms. Nystrom once again creates a wonderful mystical adventure in which she uses the wonderful Icelandic backdrop for a beautiful mythology. The story of James, Syvok, and Matt, continues as the battle the mountain trolls of Iceland in a wonderfully warming tale. All ages can get absorbed in to magical journey of friendship, bonding, and an impervious boy who’s innate curiosity leads us all into the depths of our imaginations.
Thanks to Ms. Nystrom for wonderfully woven adventure through Icelandic folklore to spin a tale that leaves you feeling gratified and yet wanting more of our precious pair and their intelligent transport.
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Book 1 James Saves the Moon
James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

 This is the first in the James and Syvok adventures. My son inspired this story and my writing began after he really saw the moon sitting on the mountain one day while living in Iceland in 2005. James informing me that he was going to climb the mountain and touch the moon unlocked many stories for me that I did not know were there until that moment. James Saves the Moon traveled to Miami to receive a gold medal 2014 from Readers Favorite International Awards Children’s Fantasy.
“Here within lies a tale of a young boy named James, which takes place in a far away island nation of Iceland.”
Travel along with James up the mountain, soaring through the air with his friends he meets along the way to reach the moon.
Readers Favorite 5 star review and gold award winner 2014 at Readers Favorite International Awards. Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite 

“James Saves the Moon”, written by Wendy Nystrom, is a delightful children’s picture book that combines a child’s imagination with Icelandic mythology. The illustrations by Jim Weidman, in a blue tone with colorful characters, lend a mythological feel to the story of a young boy (James), who sees the moon over one of the high mountains and decides that if he climbs to the top of the mountain he can reach out and touch the moon. Slipping quietly out of his bedroom window, he sets out on his journey. On his way up the mountain he stumbles over some rocks and disturbs one of Iceland’s mythological figures (Syvok), who joins him on his journey. They suddenly realize that unless they move faster, the moon will leave before they make it to the top of the mountain. In order that they can move faster, Syvok summons a dragon (Matthias), who allows them to ride on his back. They discover that the moon is stuck on the mountain and they will have to help get it unstuck. The three work as a team to set the moon free and while doing so, James truly does touch the moon.The color of the illustrations by Jim Weidman and the very well-written story by Wendy Nystrom make “James Saves the Moon” a rare treasure for a children’s picture book. Its simplicity combined with the kind of story that stirs the imagination of a child make it something that will stick in the mind of the reader for a lifetime. This book gives a little bit of a taste of the colorful and flavorful history of Iceland and its traditions. It is highly recommended for its ability to help stir a child’s imagination. A wonderfully simple and delightful tale.

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You and your kids will love these magical adventures. Their is also a dragon on every illustration. Some are hidden. Well this is what is my current adventure! Thanks for dropping in hope you enjoyed the adventure. Happy Yuletide to everyone. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB
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