PLEASE WELCOME TODAY’S GUEST…
WHAT I, CHRISTOPHER CONROY, WANT YOU TO LEARN FROM MY BOOK ANZARD
Many times as I interacted with other people in my daily life they would say a ‘two word’ expression over and over it seemed. Those ‘two words’ were ‘I knew’.
The sad part about those words was they were always accompanied by something sad or regret. I always wondered if they knew during those moments then why didn’t they listen to themselves?
I believe the reason was that people seemed to never acknowledge the fact that the ‘I knew’ they were talking about was their own inner voice given to them by this Universe.
They just didn’t realize how special they really were or what incredible gifts we all have inside us if only we would listen and nurture those gifts.
The people I met would say things like, “I knew that restaurant would be bad” or “I knew that milk was sour” or “I knew that person was no good”.
But they never seemed to listen to themselves and went past their own ‘I knew’ to doing something that didn’t make their lives better.
Once while hiking in the mountains and thinking about it I decided to give that term ‘I knew’ a name and that name was ANZARD (part angel/part wizard). We all have an Anzard and the one in my story is named Poofy … a cute, funny, smart little pixie from a planet called Spiritainia.
So guys, what I want you to learn from my book is to listen and trust your own instincts. Be aware what the voice inside you is telling you because it loves you and it watches out for you.
If you trust that voice of yours I know your certainty, creativity and courage will grow with you as you evolve through your own magical life.
Also my voice outside of your inner voice wants you to know that I love you too.
Thank you, Christopher Conroy, for visiting with us and our readers today!
About the book…
Author: Christopher Conroy
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Author Christopher Conroy has just released a book for kids aged 8-12 called ANZARD. Teachers, parents, producers…take note! This appealing and well-written book would give Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) reason to worry. As a matter of fact if you mixed in one part Harry Potter, with one part Pinocchio then added a generous helping of Alice in Wonderland…you’d get Anzard!
ANZARD tells the story of how a young boy named Justin Cavell learns to listen to that voice inside him and trust his instincts. He also learns how his dreams and wishes can come true: Justin becomes more aware of himself and his potential to turn his dreams and wishes into reality.
One dark and stormy night, as Justin is anxiously awaiting the return of his parents and praying for their safe return from a long overdue plane trip, he is visited by Poofy, a tiny, magical pixie who comes from the faraway planet, Spiritainia. Justin is escorted to this wonderful world of Spiritainia by the Anzard pixie, Poofy. Aside from Poofy, Justin is joined by his own Tribe of Truth – that include such memorable characters as Regal the Eagle, Turner the Turtle, Chumpah the Chipmunk and Billy the Goat – define Justin’s inner voice and help him in his quest of self-discovery.
Justin also learns to resolve conflict, which arrives in the form of an evil witch named Nosefeen, and captures Poofy as Poofy is guiding Justin to the Path of Possibilities. Through these adventures, Justin grows stronger and develops self-esteem, enabling him to return to Earth, find his parents, and guide them home safely.
ANZARD opens up a world of rewards for kids who learn to develop and trust their inner voice. The book helps them to become more aware and enlightened.
The ANZARD book cover is beautifully illustrated by Peter Green Design of Glendale, California who also designs for film companies, sporting teams and many other businesses including DreamWorks, McDonald’s, The Walt Disney Company, LEGOLAND, The NBA, HBO, FOX Kids Networks, and the “Game of Thrones” fantasy drama television series, to name a few.
“A timeless, yet very modern story of a young boy’s journey to a magical new world, filled with enchanting characters and thrilling adventure. You owe yourself a trip to Spiritania.”
– Victoria Lucas, Producer
“My nephew loved ANZARD so much I had to see what got him so excited. After the first chapter I was hooked. I normally don’t read this kind of fiction (fantasy) but the storyline was compelling enough to make me locate the author’s website and post this review.
Can’t wait to read Mr. Conroy’s next novel!”
– D. Butler, Amazon Post
Justin’s story can even appeal to adults. Says Mr. Conroy, “I want my readers to come away happier, more aware and enlightened…as a child I was aware of many things but I constantly invalidated that awareness. I shouldn’t have. Those gifts are precious. Our inner awareness should be nurtured and cultivated, especially by parents and the child who has those gifts. Maybe some part of Anzard will awaken those powers.”
For More Information
- Anzard is available at Amazon.
- Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Meet the author…
Author Christopher Conroy currently lives in Los Angeles, California, but was born in Ireland and raised in Canada. He grew up in a large family consisting of seven children, and a mother and father who by his own description were “loving, moral, fun and pure magic.” Conroy says he was heavily influenced by John Steinbeck growing up, and also likes Jack London and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but that the “main influence for ANZARD came from that magical place in my mind where I write.”
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ANZARD by Christopher Conroy is an interesting Children’s Book with elements of Fantasy/Supernatural. Suitable for ages 8-12. A cute, delightful tale of learning to trust yourself, and your instincts.
Meet, Justin Cavell. The cast of characters include, Poofy (a magical Pixie), Regal the Eagle, Turner the Turtle, Chumpah the Chipmunk, Billy the Goat, and an evil witch, named Nosefeen. Then you have a planet named, Spiritainia, the Tribe of Truth, the Path of Possibilities. Justin, must find his parents and guide them safely home.
With self-discovery, using one’s inner voice, becoming more aware, adventure, helps to build self-esteem, and enlightenment.
Compelling, exciting, and enchanting. Educators, parents, teachers, grandparents,and Librarians, this is a must read book. Picture “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Willie Wonky” and add a bit of “Harry Porter”, than you have the tale of “Anzard”. Well written with an interesting cast of characters and a modern day look at Children’s Books.
*Received for an honest review from the publisher*
**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More dot com**
Heat rating: N/A
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More