Book Spotlight: The Genius' Guide to Bad Writing by R. T. Slaywood and R. C. Martinez

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Title: The Genius' Guide to Bad Writing
Authors: R. T. Slaywood and R. C. Martinez

Synopsis:

Are you plagued by success? Need a break from fame? Or perhaps you've grown tired of your gigantic intellect and want to trade in for a smaller, used, or economic one. Well have we got the guide for you! And unlike future you, we wrote it well.

Buy The Genius' Guide to Bad Writing: Amazon UK - Amazon US

Book Spotlight: My Brother is a Werewolf by Ray A. Price, illustrated by Sam Aston and Arin Bray

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Title: My Brother is a Werewolf
Author: Ray A. Price
Illustrators: Sam Aston, Arin Bray
Genre: Children's picture book

Synopsis: 
My Brother is a Werewolf is a children’s picture book about a young girl name Brie who really wants a puppy. She asks her parents for a puppy and instead of making her puppy dreams come true, they gift her with a little brother. Little brothers can be so annoying. However, they can be 10 times worst when you have a werewolf little brother. An accident causes her brother Robbie to get transformed into a werewolf. Her greatest mistake creates friction between her family. Can Brie make things right again or will she learn that some mistakes cannot be fixed…even with magic?

More about the book:
My Brother is a Werewolf is a fully colored picture book. We have been working on this story since early 2020 and look forward to releasing in Fall 2021. The story is geared towards children ages 5 and up. This is the first book in an ongoing series with characters from this universe. My Brother is a Werewolf is the starting point for our series. This and the following books all take place in a connected universe full of magic and monsters. Brie is the perfect protagonist to usher in our new universe. The reader gets to explore her dynamic world and learn along with her.

Buy My Brother is a Werewolf: Amazon UK - Amazon US
(The ebook is available to preorder now and the physical copy will be available to order on October 29th)

About the team:

Ray A. Price

Ray A Price is the author of My Brother is a Werewolf. is an author for children’s books, short stories, and comics. Ray started his interest with children’s stories when he used to read to his daughters elementary classes as a guest parent speaker. After many visits with her classes and dozens of cookies donated to each visit later, his little girl gave him the idea to write his own children’s book. With that in mind, Ray sat down and began writing with his heart to create a story dedicated to her. Build with Bricks was Ray’s first self published children story in 2020.

Ray has many other achievements that he is very proud of. He has a bachelors degree in political science and fraud/forensic science master degree in which now, allows him to be a Fraud investigator for his day time job. During his studies, he did plenty of playwrighting. Ray found his passion for writing when he wrote short stories in middle school.

When Ray is not thinking of new ideas for his next story, he likes to be family oriented. Ray likes to travel to sample new restaurants with his family. He loves playing video games and discovering new television shows. When the weather is nice, he loves taking his English Bulldog on walks. Ray listens to various podcast daily and loves reading comics.

You can find Ray on Twitter @RaymondAPrice

Sam Aston

Sam Aston is the illustrator for My Brother is a Werewolf. Sam is a tattoo artist based in the UK. She has been a licensed tattoo artist for the past 3 years in which her main focus has has been creating full colour pop culture tattoos as well as blackwork and watercolor pieces. When Sam is not tattooing one of her main hobbies is playing video games which, inspires her designs and merchandise. Otherwise you’ll find her watching horror movies!

Her artwork can vary from cute, colorful and cartoony to black and grey realism, so she tries to switch it up sometimes! This has allowed her to be versatile when working with others to create commissioned pieces such as digital artwork, t shirt designs and more recently book illustrations.

You can find Sam’s tattoos and designs over on her Instagram at:

https://instagram.com/pumpkinbloodtattoos and

BigCartel merch page at: https://pumpkinblood.bigcartel.com

Arin Bray

Arin Bray is the colorist for My Brother is a Werewolf. She is a disabled lesbian cartoonist. She enjoys making fantasy stories that touch on queerness, mental illness, and relationships geared towards middle-grade and young adult readers.

Arin currently lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her pets. When she’s not creating, she enjoys caring for her pets, being out in nature, and playing video games.

Please visit Arian’s website at https://www.arinbray.com for her social media links and information abut her current projects.


To preview some of the illustrations in the book, check out the My Brother is a Werewolf website.

Book Spotlight: The Gifting Spirit (Anthologies of Ullord) by Nikki Flynn and Edwin Dantes

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Title: The Gifting Spirit (Anthologies of Ullord)
Authors: Nikki Flynn and Edwin Dantes

Plot of the book:
Rumors of a mysterious entity in the small, unassuming town of Geschenk Springs draw the attentions of the scholar Yurius Anmiar. The entity, seemingly benevolent, makes its way into people's homes and leaves behind gifts, a behavior that earns the scholar's curiosity, as he seeks to learn more about the being and its motivations. With the aid of his traveling companions, Yurius makes his way to Geschenk Springs and begins his research, determined not to rest until he learns the truth.

Buy The Gifting Spirit, book 1 in the series: Amazon UK - Amazon US

Additional Information:
The authors write audio fiction episodes set in the same world as The Gifting Spirit. The episodes are available as podcasts, on their Youtube channel, and their patrons get early access to their content.

Patreon
YouTube

We wrote "The Gifting Spirit" with the intention of it being a feel-good, enjoyable fantasy story that is a quick glimpse into the setting of Ullord.

Book Spotlight: Connor's Gambit by Z Gottlieb

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Title: Connor's Gambit
Author: Z Gottlieb
Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis: 
Brad Johnson is a lone witness to a UFO sighting and suddenly becomes an alien target. Risking everything to save Earth, he quickly finds himself embroiled in an off-world adventure, relying only on his training and streetwise skills to survive. While adjusting to his new life in space, Brad struggles to understand the bitter conflict between the aliens in an intergalactic war that has been waged for many centuries. Every day is a battle for survival which brings him closer and closer to the truth learning one faction threatens Earth's security, while the other wants something entirely different. All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.

Buy Connor's Gambit: Amazon UK - Amazon US