CALVIN SPARKS AND THE CROSSING TO CAMBRIA~ RUSTY ANDERSON…

Calvin Sparks blog tour

23575074About the book:

When Calvin discovers a mysterious cabin in the woods, it seems like the world’s coolest clubhouse! But there’s more to this place than he knows. Hidden inside the cabin is a portal to another world, and Calvin’s not the first person in his family to use it. Filled with action, adventure, mystery, and magic, this story is sure to entertain kids and parents alike.

 

  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (November 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PGC38KG

 

Find Calvin Sparks on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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About the author:

Rusty discovered his passion for writing at an early age. When he was in the fourth grade he was given an assignment to write, illustrate, and bind a book. He liked it so much, he wrote three––most of which were pretty awful. One of those books, however, received accolades at a district writing competition.

Originally from California, Rusty is no stranger to apple boxes and packaging tape. He attended three different middle schools and two different high schools between California and Utah. He lived in Guatemala, learned to speak Spanish, and eventually made his way back to Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah. Rusty’s first job out of college was the editor of a monthly Utah newspaper. For the past thirteen years he has been working in graphic design and marketing.

On the weekends, Rusty stays up late playing games and watching movies with his family. He and his wife, Jayne, reside in the beautiful mountains in Heber Valley with their six children.

For more information about me, check out my website: www.rustyandersonblog.com
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“Calvin Sparks and the Crossing to Cambria” blog tour schedule:

January 7: Little Light Design Collective
January 8: Little Red Reads
January 9: I am a Reader
January 10: Readalot
January 11: Jorie Loves a Story
January 12: Wishful Endings
January 13: Batch of Books • The Victorian Vanity
January 14: Mel’s Shelves
January 15: My Book Addiction and More
January 16: It’s All About Books
January 17: Books and Benches
January 18:
January 19: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
January 20: The Stubby Pencil • EmmyMom
January 21: Literary R&R • The Hungry Family • Author Jodi Woody

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MY THOUGHTS:
Calvin Sparks and the Crossing to Cambria by Rusty Anderson is an interesting  Children’s Books/Action & Adventure/ Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories. A fast paced tale of fantasy, science fiction, with a bit of magic and lots of adventure. Oh, and I forgot the sword play. Perfect for any young reader who enjoys action, adventure, and a bit of magic. If you enjoyed HARRY POTTER, you will enjoy this tale. Well written with wonderful imagery, and action. It will keep the reader engaged. A wonderful addition to any readers library, rather young or old.
*Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher*
Rating: 4
Heat rating: N/A
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

 

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~GIVEAWAY AND Q&A WITH C.S.R. CALLOWAY~ AUTHOR OF PECULIAR,INC.

WELCOME TO MBA&M,C.S.R.!!!

Fantasy Adventure / Religious Author…..

C.S.R. CALLOWAY……

PECULIAR, INC.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

Hi, howdy and yo! I’m C.S.R. Calloway, and I go by Chance (my first initial) and Scissor (which is apparently what my first three initials sound like sounded out). I travel a LOT, being raised on both coasts and traveling outside the U.S. to about fourteen other countries. I dance more than I travel, and I sing more than I dance. Knowing me is a taxing experience.



MBA&M: What was your inspiration for writing “Peculiar,INC”?

This started out as a sixth grade Language Arts project. My friends and I imagined what would happen if we teamed up with Greek gods and they gave us super powers. As time went on and friends moved and changed and I discovered my overused feeling of abandonment, I extended the story, changing characters and developing powers. Then one day, in college, I thought “What if it happened today? Instead of it beginning in the sixth grade, what if it started now?” And the creativity kicked into high gear.



MBA&M: Which was your favorite character to write about and why?

Kim, absolutely. She taught me so much about perception vs. reality. I went to high school with an army of Kims. I grew up with Kims. This book helped me understand them. Several years too late, I might add. Plus her humor is just odd.



MBA&M: How many book will be in
“The Charismatic Chronicles” series?

I’m leaning towards four right now. I have some short story ideas because any universe is potentially endless, but the actual Chronicles are sitting at four right now.


MBA&M: What three words would you use to describe this story?

“exploring” “relatable” “fun”


MBA&M: What scene stands out the most to you and why?

The first time Justus uses his powers in a fight was huge for me, but my absolute favorite scene is the awkward conversation between Kim and her mother Delia in the kitchen. The way Delia goes about having the college prep talk is so awkward and funny, I still laugh when I read it. It shows why Kim’s humor is so unique.


MBA&M: If you could have dinner with any character,real or fiction,who would it be and why?

Athos, the Musketeer. I’m always struck by his intensity, privacy and suppressed emotion. You can infer several of my personal problems with that response.

MBA&M: What do you hope your readers will take away from “Peculiar,INC”?

Golly. That it’s okay to be weird or strange or gifted and to have weird or strange or gifted friends, because everyone’s weird or strange or gifted to somebody else. What is most important is to have purpose.

 

MBA&M: Now, Chance, please tell our readers where to connect with you and where they may purchase “Peculiar,  INC”?

I’m available day in and day out at CSRCStorys.com, alongside many of the characters from The Charismatic Chronicles. Also tweet me @CSRCStorys and Facebook me at CSR Calloway. Currently you can purchase Peculiar, INC through Amazon and iTunes. Any updates will be posted on the site. Thanks so much for having me!

Thank you,Chance for spending time with us and our readers and for sharing your work with all of us!

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A Bit about the author:

C.S.R. “Scissor” Calloway was born in Sacramento, California, and since has been to forty-eight states and thirteen countries. He graduated high school in Brunswick, GA, the setting of his series The Charismatic Chronicles. He currently lives on the Pacific coast, where he spends his time at the gym or at his keyboard, constantly redefining his worlds. His favorite book is Gordon Korman’s The Twinkie Squad.

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  • Publisher: CSRC Storytelling; 1 edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989169812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989169813

A bit about the book: *From the author*

Genre: Fantasy Adventure / Religious
Series Title: The Charismatic Chronicles
Blurb: Kim Hamilton’s life is perfect. The daughter in a family that should be put on a church fan, graduating from Wilbanks Academy with honors, and heading to Clark Atlanta on a full scholarship… So what is she missing?

 

Kim Hamilton’s life is boring. Until she dies – then things get interesting. There happens to be a supernatural war going on, and Kim finds herself and a few of her friends drafted. Can she discover the purpose of her changed existence in time to protect herself and those around her? Find out as life after graduation gets that much more peculiar…

 

BUY LINK:
AMAZON:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Peculiar-INC-Charismatic-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00C1WBP7M/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374066373&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=pecular+Inc.

 

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~
(Sponsored by the author)
Thanks to the author, we are offering  a print copy of PECULIAR,INC., as well as a Wilbanks Academy T-shirt! Sorry, giveaway open to US and Canada residents only for print. If you prefer digital copy is also available. Giveaway will run from July 24 until July 30,2013.

 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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Thanks everyone for spending time with us and our guest today!
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