Friday, December 15, 2017

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Annabelle & Aiden: Worlds Within Us by J.R. Becker @GoddessFish


Annabelle & Aiden: Worlds Within Us
by J.R. Becker
GENRE: Children's book (science focus)


BLURB:


"How did our universe form?" Annabelle wonders to Aiden. Luckily, the friendly Tardigrade Tom answers by taking the children on their biggest adventure yet! Soaring through space and time, they witness the universe's earliest stages, marvel at the big bang, and learn how each and every one of us is literally made of the same stardust. Readers will learn how we each hold a part of the universe inside us, and are far more special, interconnected, and 'larger' than we may think.


Excerpt:

Aiden says, “Great!
But I do have to say,
all of those stars
seem so far away…”

“Oh, but they’re in us!
Our bones and our skin.
And even those rocks
you’re now sitting in.

You’re feeling the stuff
from the bodies of folks
who lived long ago
and stood like great oaks.

And also the people
who have yet to be.
They’ll come from our bones,
these rocks and those trees.

And all of us come
from the same exact place:
the Earth, which came from
the stars out in space,

who were kind enough
to explode into shards
that joined to make up
everything that we are.

So when you feel small,
that you don’t matter much,
know stars are inside you,
whole worlds you can touch.


Guest Post:

Is there an author past or present that may have inspired you to write? If yes please tell us who this author is and how they may have inspired you?


Writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Swift, Virginia Woolf, and Ayn Rand had a profound impact on me in the way they used words to convey epic tales that thrust the reader into questioning things they may have taken for granted.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

AUTHOR: J. R. holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law.  When he's not practicing entertainment law, playing drums, or enjoying the great outdoors, Joseph enjoys all the science and philosophy books and podcasts he can, pondering the bigger questions and dreaming up ideas for future children stories. (Got any? Send them in!)

After publishing his first (philosophical, dystopian) novel The Spider & the Ant, and later becoming a father, Joseph was inspired to found the Annabelle & Aiden series to foster curiosity and scientific awareness in the next generation.

Joseph lives in New Jersey with his wife Leah, and two children, Annabelle & Aiden.

ILLUSTRATOR:  Max lives in a small town just outside Venice, Italy. As an illustrator, she is proficient with multiple mediums (from physical to digital) and can draw in multiple styles, as seen in her portfolio below. Max is especially fond of cats, Game Of Thrones, and Lindsey Stirling. After wandering the cosmos in search of the perfect illustrator, we're lucky to have found her, just on the other side of our blue planet.
Check out Max's site HERE (http://www.maxrambaldi.com/).
See Max at work on her YouTube page HERE. (https://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalMakeup)

Annabelle & Aiden Links:



This book raised over $18,500 in preorders on Kickstarter. View the campaign here: Kickstarter


Giveaway:

2 personally-signed Annabelle & Aiden books, along with 3 limited-edition Annabelle & Aiden bookmarks (US ONLY)




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