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Monday, December 14, 2020

Blog Tour- THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY: Worlds Beneath And Above The Stars by Wallace E. Briggs With A Guest Post & #Giveaway! @ForewordPRM  @RockstarBkTours

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY: Worlds Beneath And Above The Stars by Wallace E. Briggs Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY: Worlds Beneath And Above The Stars

Author: Wallace E. Briggs

Pub. Date: June 11, 2020

Publisher: Wallace E. Briggs

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 304

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, TBDBookshop.org

Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Do you want to know a secret?

Beneath the very ground on which you walk and beyond the stars above your head, are more worlds than you could ever dream of. There are monsters. Be afraid. Magic, wielded by witches and sorcerers. Epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean. And fearsome weapons which threaten to destroy everything.

Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul who faces some pretty scary challenges. Solving mysteries and averting mayhem, his incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path, on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange.

With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighbourhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow and magic, adventure, danger and excitement await.

From the little lady who lives at the bottom of a well, a starship that wants to take him home, trolls, little people, traders and diamonite stealers to water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins, and interplanetary warfare, Jimmy learns the biggest lessons of his life.

 

Guest Post:

What was your inspiration for writing your book?

Whenever I could I made time at bedtime for twenty to thirty minutes of reading bed time stories for my sons.  I only discovered a penchant for creating stories during a rainy seaside holiday in Great Yarmouth, many years ago.

My son, then around four or five years old, was playing with new found friends on the beach until heavy showers forced them to take shelter in the confines of our beach tent. Needless to say, their boisterous play continued until my wife pleaded for a little less noise.

“Can’t you keep them quiet for a while?”

            “And how do I do that?”

            “Read them a story, or something.”

I had been watching the boys at play and noticed that the smallest of the clan was forever being ordered around. Bullied, in other words. And that child just happened to be blessed with a ginger mop of hair. And so, the seed of a story was sown. A boy who was different and had a bright red mop of hair.  Jimmy Crikey was also blessed with other oddities which marked him as the odd one out. To keep five children occupied until the rain showers passed, I needed to add a hint of danger, a touch of courage and a handful of magic, not to mention the mystery of the unknown.

From then on Jimmy’s adventures multiplied until I just had to get them down on paper – the old fashioned way: pen and paper.

Fifty years later The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey appeared as a children’s fantasy adventure story available on Amazon at http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B08B35X1Y8 

But Jimmy’s adventures continue and a further adventure story will be ready to publish in 2021.

About Wallace E. Briggs: 

Wallace Briggs (1943 - present). My formative years were experienced in and around Durham City. Married in 1964 to a girl I first met at the age of eleven,Pat and I spent many happy years in the North East before employment almost took us off to emigrate to Jo'berg, South Africa but plans were changed in the final weeks and instead the company moved me to Sussex.
After more than twenty years in Sussex, then Hampshire, employment was again responsible for the move to beautiful rural Lancashire.

Jimmy Crikey was born one rainy day, many years ago, during a family holiday in Great Yarmouth, to entertain my son and his new found friends for an hour or so. The story expanded over the following wet afternoons in the cramped confines of a beach tent, and more and more adventures were required to keep the children entertained. Many years later I decided to commit to the written word. Now retired I look forward to sharing The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey with a wider audience. These began as several short, twenty minute duration, stories but after an encouraging review from a major Publisher I brought them together in this offering and hope they will bring a sense of wonder and enjoyment to another generation.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of the THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JIMMY CRIKEY: Worlds Beneath And Above The Stars, US Only.


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/14/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

12/14/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

12/15/2020

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

12/15/2020

Nerdophiles

Guest Post

12/16/2020

Little Red Reads

Excerpt/Guest Post

12/16/2020

Little Red Reads

Instagram Post

12/17/2020

BookHounds YA

Review

12/17/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Post

12/18/2020

Hurn Publications

Guest Post

12/18/2020

Hurn Publications

Instagram Stop

Week Two:

Starting January 4th! TBA


2 comments:

  1. Many (belated) thanks to Two Chicks for great coverage on The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey. It took almost 50 years to get Jimmy into shape for publication but with your help Jimmy's next adventure will be ready before mid '21. Thanks again.

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  2. I think this story will be fun to read with my niece.

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