Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Creepy Underground Catacombs!

I’m thrilled to announce the release of the third book in this series from Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C., Bubba and Squirt’s City of Bones!

Bubba and Squirt’s City of Bones
By Sherry Ellis

Creepy Underground Catacombs!

Bubba and Squirt are back for another rousing quest as they travel through the mysterious vortex to Paris, France. It’s another wild adventure as they track down art thieves, encounter terrifying monsters, and discover the whereabouts of their missing father.

Will they make it out alive or join the rest of the skeletons in the City of Bones?

Juvenile Fiction - Action Adventure / Fantasy & Magic / Legends, Myths, Fables - Greek & Roman $8.95 Print ISBN 9781939844989 / $3.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844996

“Much like The Magic Treehouse, each book in this series builds upon the last and incorporates pieces from previous installments. This series is a positive addition to library collections for confident young readers.” – Mary Lanni, author

“‘City of Bones’ could be used to start discussions on French history with a lesson on the Catacombs. There could be lessons on French vocabulary and art and even geography. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next installment.” – Book Room Reviews

“Highly-recommended for middle-grade readers who are fans of fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction stories. The author has filled this story with the rich history of France by blending fact with fiction.” - June McCrary Jacobs, author

“A little fantasy, a little culture, a little history...and tons of mystery and adventure. The adventure is exciting, packs tons of tension, and keeps the reader guessing until the end.” – Bookworm for Kids

Sherry Ellis’ Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China won the Reader’s Favorites Silver Medal for the Children's Grades 4-6 category.

Links: Amazon / iTunes / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Gardners / Goodreads

Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Website / Bubba and Squirt site / Facebook / Twitter - X

Follow Sherry on her book tour:

January 14 Unleashing Readers

January 16 The Children's Book Review and Author June McCray Jacobs

January 17 Icefairy's Treasure Chest and J.Q. Rose’s Recipes and Reads

January 18 The Momma Spot

January 19  Life is What it's Called

January 22 Crafty Moms Share

January 23 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

January 24 Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog

January 25 A Blue Box Full of Books

January 26 One More Exclamation

February 5 The Fairview Review

February 6 Country Mamas With Kids

February 7 Twirling Book Princess

February 8 My Reading Getaway

February 9 Cover Lover Book Review

And the first book is now on audio!

Purchase it at Amazon or Audible

Plus there is one more surprise - the cover reveal for the fifth book in the series:

Have you read the first two books in this series or ever visited Paris?

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

The question for today: Do you follow back your readers on BookBub or do you only follow back other authors?

I confess, I am not on BookBub. Again, too busy with DLP authors and work to take care of stuff related to me. I do need to sign up, though.

I’d like to take this moment to do a couple shout-outs.

First is to my cousin Patti. She lives in California with her mother, my Aunt Mary, who is 97. Tragedy took her fiancĂ© a couple years ago and Patti has struggled since. But she is my biggest fan—she has purchased and loved my three In Darkness books and can’t wait for the fourth one next month, The Alien. Patti, thank you. The last time I had a family member or friend this excited was my mother, who loved my The Circle of Friends series and purchased them for everyone in the family. I treasure having that kind of support again.

The second shout-out goes to Sherry Ellis, whose book, Bubba and Squirt’s City of Bones, comes out in two weeks. Sherry is so dedicated to this series and such a hard worker when it comes to promoting her books. She has a tour lined up and a fantastic program for schools planned. The next book, Bubba and Squirt’s Shield of Athena, comes out in May, and the final installment, Bubba and Squirt’s Legend of the Lost Pearls, comes out in October. The series is also getting an audiobook treatment and the first one, Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China, will be available on audio soon.

Who do you follow on BookBub?
Do you have a fan like my cousin Patti?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season.