Tuesday, October 18, 2022

🏰 {Book Trailer} Flock by Tom Roy #booktrailer





Title: Flock
Author: Tom Roy
Publisher: Tall Pines Publishing
Pages: 97
Genre: Christian Leadership


Tom Roy shares his wisdom and knowledge and shows how transformational leadership can change everything. He gives easy to follow examples and lessons and reminds us all of what matters most when we are leading. He follows the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and reminds us that we cannot go wrong if we follow the Kingdom principles from the Bible that have changed the world. Read this book! It will encourage you and help you to be a better leader!

Book Information

Release Date: June 6, 2020

Publisher:  Tall Pines Publishing

Soft Cover: ISBN:979-8645083878; 97 pages; $12.99; eBook $8.99

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QvRu9Q


Watch Book Trailer!


About Tom Roy

Longtime baseball coach Tom Roy served as the assistant coach for & team chaplain for Grace College’s baseball team in 2019. Roy has worked with the Lancers in three different decades. He was the Lancers’ head baseball coach from 1980-83. He led Grace to two winning seasons in 1981 and 1982. He was also the squad’s pitching coach from 1970-73 and graduated from Grace with a Bachelor’s degree in 1974. 

Roy has spent close to 15 years as an associate scout for Major League Baseball. He was an associate scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1976-79 and was an associate international scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1993-99 and for the San Diego Padres from 2000-05. Roy also served as the varsity baseball coach at Tippecanoe Valley HS from 1974-76 and was the pitching coach at Huntington College from 1987-89. 

He has visited over 65 different countries teaching and coaching the game of baseball. He is the former president and founder of Unlimited Potential, Inc and started SHEPHERD COACH NETWORK in 2019. He played briefly in the San Francisco Giants organization before starting his career. He authored an autobiography about his experience with UPI entitled “Released.” Roy serves as a board member for the Warsaw YMCA, UPI, and Fellowship Mission. He has authored four books entitled “Released”, “Shepherd Coach”, and “FLOCK” and has co-written six books entitled “Beyond Betrayal”, “Take it on, Suit up, sit down”, “9 Innings of Memories and Heroes”, “Sandusky Bay”, “Ellison Bay”, and “Lake of Bays.” He resides in Winona Lake with his wife Carin. They have daughters (Amy and Lindsay) and 6 grandchildren.

His latest book is the Christian leadership book, Flock: Lead Your Tribe, Feed Your Team, Protect Your People).

You can visit his website at www.shepherdcoachnetwork.com or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


Sher J. Stultz
YA / Scifi

It all starts when the sheets go slack, and Aeneas vanishes! He and his two best friends, C.J. and Tabitha are spellbound as they watch the video feed of his disappearance and witness him climbing through his bedroom window an hour later, wearing different socks. Aeneas Entwistle, a slightly above average eighth grader is about to discover that the mystery of waking up with different socks is much more than just a prank.

Adding to that dilemma, Aeneas is struggling with new feelings for Tabitha and loses his cool during her birthday party. Meanwhile, Aeneas’s twenty-something daughter, Cassie has traveled thirty-eight years from the future hoping to find any small detail that might help locate her missing father. Enlisting Harold, the Entwistle’s quirky housekeeper, Cassie works to rescue a middle-aged Aeneas, who vanishes into the timestream when a 7.2 earthquake strikes northwest Washington in May of 2053. But Cassie’s presence in the past might have unforeseen consequences for everyone in her circle. As she struggles to find her father, a carefully guarded family secret is revealed, and Cassie must choose between altering the past or violating the shamanic rules of time travel!



Entwistle Farm, Walla Walla, Washington, July 1986

William’s whole body shook, causing his teeth to chatter in his head like a jackhammer. He was freezing, even though it was summer. William picked himself up off the hardwood floor and leaned against his upstairs bedroom windowsill. Heat shimmered over rows of crops in the fields behind their house.

“Not this again,” he groaned. William had been caught in a stream of energy, trapped in his own memories of the past. When he was inside the stream he would wish with all his might he was home, and an unseen force would jerk him back. 

A familiar sound reached his ears. His brother Archie was calling him to come downstairs. Archie and Larry were going out to the barn to test Larry’s new invention, a small remote-controlled plane with a camera attached. 

William yelled back to his brothers, “I’m gonna shower.” 

William tried to walk, but his legs were like jelly. He stumbled into the bathroom, gingerly stepped into the shower, and turned the nozzle. He rested his head against the tiles and let warm water fall on his body. 





Sher Stultz lives with her family in the Puyallup river valley. The Timestream Travelers Chronicles is her debut series. Her inspiration for this series came from teaching middle school science and her deep curiosity with genetics and time travel. As a science teacher for seventeen years, she is always delighted to bump into former students and learn about the new adventures in their lives. In her spare time, she kayaks, dances, practices yoga, and goes camping or hiking. In the summertime Sher grows pollinator gardens for bees and hummingbirds, attends outdoor concerts, and reads in her hammock. An ardent conversationalist, Sher enjoys many genres of books and music and will happily converse with anyone on a variety of topics! Her first novel, The Rescue has been warmly received, garnering an indie B.R.A.G. Medallion, a Bookfest gold medal, and was cited as Pacific Book Awards Finalist. Book two in the Timestream series is slated for release in early 2023.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

🏰 Author Interview Featuring Palmer Pickering, Author of Moon Deeds

I have a very talented young lady here today to tell us all about her new scifi fantasy, Moon Deeds
. Her name is Palmer Pickering
Enjoy the interview but first, let's find out more about Palmer and her hot new book...

Palmer Pickering has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.

She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama.

She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.

Her latest book is the scifi fantasy for adults, Moon Deeds: Star Children Saga Book One.

You can visit her website at www.MythologyPress.com or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Moon Deeds...

It’s 2090: the last outpost of freedom is the moon, the best defense against technology is magic, and the only hope for humankind rests in the hands of the Star Children.

Twins Cassidy and Torr must save Earth from a ruthless enemy at a time when the only force more powerful than alien technology is magic. Moon Deeds launches the siblings’ journey across the galaxy, where they must learn their power as the Star Children, claim their shamanic heritage, and battle dark forces that threaten humankind.

The Star Children Saga follows Cassidy and Torr as they slowly awaken to their destiny as the twin Star Children, born every millennium to reconnect with the source of all life. They come to discover the sheer enormity of their task: to find our ancestors on a lost planet across the galaxy and save humanity from a spiraling descent into darkness. The powers they must wield to accomplish this task are truly frightening and put at risk everything they love.

Come along with twenty-year-old twins Cassidy and Torr, who inherited deeds to land parcels on the moon. They want to use their moon deeds to get off Earth and escape a brutal dictatorship. But first they must unlock their shaman powers.

A rollicking yet poignant adventure in the not too distant future, when we have colonized the moon and nearly lost Earth to a dictatorship. Only the shamans remain free, plus the lucky ones who escaped to the moon.

Join the adventure! An addictive space opera, science-fantasy series.

“This is a marvelous book. The characters are compelling, complex, and emotional. The future described is neither all evil nor all good, and it’s described so realistically that I can still feel the moon dust in my nose and expect to see large packing containers around every corner. The text is delightfully written with none of the bad grammar that makes picky people like me wince even in an otherwise great story. Alas, this is just the first book of the series, and it appears I’ll have to wait a whole year for the next one. I really need to know *now* what happens next!” – Garden Reader

“I was totally captivated by this story. It is set just far enough into our future that I could see it all unfold. This tale has it all, mystery, magic, aliens, war, family, friendship and love. The authors ability to paint landscapes with words is amazing! I can not wait for book two to come out. I must know the fate of the Star Children!” – VR

“Anything dealing with the moon is almost immediately mystical and magical. Throw in a heart racing adventure and characters that will leave a mark on your heart and you have a masterpiece!” – Taylor Johnson (Educator, Netgalley)

“I found this novel to be as much a psychological thriller as it is a science fiction adventure, and the draw-in happens almost instantly. This is unquestionably one of the best books I’ve read this year and Pickering has roped in an entire family as new fans. I’d give Moon Deeds a whole bucket of stars if I could.” – Asher Syed (Readers’ Favorite)

“There is so much to love about this book, from its complex and intricately woven plot filled with tension, strife, and discovery, to the personal attachment you begin to build with the characters due to finely executed character building, engaging personalities, and difficulties in both moral dilemmas and situations. The pace is perfect to build tension, and I loved the length of this book.” – K.J. Simmill (Readers’ Favorite)

Book Information

Release Date: May 25, 2019

Publisher: Mythology Press

Soft Cover: ISBN: ‎ 978-1732568808; 598 pages; $21.99; E-Book, $.99; Audiobook, FREE.

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt13Js_M-P4

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uKWq2o

Barnes & Noble:  https://bit.ly/3rQteFx


Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

: I work full-time in high tech and the gaming industry. I’m a software product manager. When I’m not working at my day job or writing, I read, play video games and Euro-board games, and work on my publishing business, take walks, play with my cats, attempt to garden, hike, etc.. I live in the redwood forest not too far from the ocean in California, so it’s a pretty idyllic place to write, aside from the occasional wildfires and landslides, oh ... and earthquakes. Must not forget the earthquakes. I’m waiting for the locusts to swarm next. 

When did you start writing?

: I started writing when I was kid. I used to write two-minute-mysteries with my friend. And I wrote short stories and poetry when stuff bothered me or intrigued me. I started writing novels after college.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

: The most consequential decision I made was to abandon trying to get an agent or publisher and to self-publish. I’m happy I did. I’m having a blast. Self-publishing is its own journey, and the indie community is growing fast, offering a lot of support and avenues for learning, networking, and promoting your work. It’s a fun community of independent-minded and courageous, entrepreneurial people who are all basically rooting for each other to succeed. I also like maintaining full creative control of my books and interacting with all the editors, artists, and bloggers who support indie authors.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

: Haha. Good question. Hmmm, probably Portugal. I love Europe and all the remnants of medieval times and antiquity. Besides, JK Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter there, so maybe some of her good fortune will rub off on me, lol. Plus, I hear it’s beautiful there.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

: Dishes, laundry, and sleep, all of which I often neglect in favor of writing.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

: The desert. So many great stories have been set in the desert: Carlos Castaneda’s shaman books, Dune, Star Wars (Tatooine). 

Back to your present book, Moon Deeds, how did you publish it?

: I self-published it. I decided not to do Amazon exclusive, which made the print retail cost much higher than if I had, but I wanted it to be available for bookstores and libraries to order, as well as for people who don’t buy on Amazon. In retrospect, that may have not been the best decision, since the vast amount of sales have been on Amazon and there are other perks to being Amazon exclusive. I also produced an audiobook for Moon Deeds, narrated by a friend of mine, Nina Price, who also happens to be a professional book narrator. 

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

: A lot of Moon Deeds takes place on the moon, so the closest I could get was via Google Earth, which also allows you to explore the moon. I bet you didn’t know that. Check it out! It’s pretty cool. Plus there are other resources that have mapped the moon and provide a lot of detail and other info such as altitude, soil composition, etc. I also traveled in person to Scripps Ranch in San Diego and Dana Point, California for some of the scenes in Part One. The other places in Part One I had already been to.

Why was writing Moon Deeds so important to you?

: Moon Deeds is the first book of the Star Children Saga.  The series is fundamentally about what happens when we lose touch with our higher selves and fight over scarce resources. Why does humankind repeatedly devolve into dark ages, war, violence, and repressive autocracies? Why do we seek out gods and mystical traditions? Where did humankind actually come from? These are some of the broader themes I explore in the series.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

: Ideas come to me from random places and events. For example, Moon Deeds started with a gag gift my brother gave me one Christmas of a deed to land on the moon. It got my imagination going with a lot of “what-if’s.” In terms of plot and character development, I tend to study human nature and what triggers deep emotional responses, and I try to recreate those moments in my books.

Any final words?

: Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog. You and your readers are so important in cultivating and supporting indie authors.