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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!

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About the book…

Title: Anzard
Author: Christopher Conroy
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 154
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle

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.”

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Meet the author…


Christopher ConroyAuthor 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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Follow the tour…

Monday, May 4

Interview at As the Page Turns

Tuesday, May 5

Interview at CBY Book Club

Wednesday, May 6

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, May 7

Book Featured at Queen of All She Reads

Friday, May 8

Book Review at Books Reviews ETC.

Monday, May 11

Book Featured at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, May 12

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books

Wednesday, May 13

Book Review at Bluerose’s Heart

Thursday, May 14

Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Friday, May 15

Interview at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Monday, May 18

Book Review at Bound 2 Escape

Tuesday, May 19

Book Review at ifyouonlyknew

Wednesday, May 20

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Thursday, May 21

Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More

Friday, May 22

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Monday, May 25

Book Review at Kids Book Tent

Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, May 26

Book Review at Our Families Adventure

Wednesday, May 27

Book Featured at Undercover Book Reviews

Thursday, May 28

Book Review at Kristy Centeno

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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**

Rating: 4

Heat rating: N/A

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More





Good morning, Eric and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today!!
MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?
             I am originally from Anchorage, AK and recently moved with my amazing girlfriend and her adorable little dog to Seattle, WA. The most important thing about me is that I love the rain and the grey. I am in my early twenties (for another year) and I love to write. It is my favorite past time other than video games. I also love talking to strangers, which I know I shouldn’t do, but I find it fascinating.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write a paranormal romance?
            Honestly, writing a paranormal romance sort of started out as a parody of paranormal romance. I thought the silliness and absurdity of a girl falling in love with a zombie would fit my style of comedy and would be something different. However, when I started writing the book, I realized that what I was writing was actually completely realistic. If there truly was a zombie apocalypse, every zombie that you met (or killed) would be somebody’s father, sister, son, husband. And so the book took on a new level of truth, and I began taking the story much more seriously.
MBA&M : What where some of the challenges in writing “Zombie Love”?
               The biggest challenge for me was walking the line of comedy, while trying to keep my book from being one big “joke”. The book is meant to make people smile and laugh, but at it’s heart, it is a possibly accurate portrayal of a zombie apocalypse.
MBA&M: What are some of your writing habits?
               Headphones!!!! This is the most important thing for my writing. The world has to go away so that I may live in my world, which is essentially in my head. Some times I turn on my noise cancelling headphones with no music playing.
MBA&M: Who is your hero/heroine in your world?
              This is going to sound cliche, but it’s my mom. She raised three kids by herself for many years and still to this day is the kindest, most loving person on the planet. She does no wrong.
MBA&M: If you could step into another world or time,where would it be and when? Why?
              Oh my gosh, so here comes the nerd side of me. I would give almost anything to live in The Elder Scrolls universe! i have spent so much time in that world as it is, I feel like I could really fit in there and would love nothing more than to be an adventurer and explore dungeons.
MBA&M: What top 3 reads/author,do you feel most encouraged your writing?Why?
              Top three are Stephen King, Terry Brooks, C.S. Lewis. These are not necessarily my current favorite authors, but I have been reading books from them for over a decade, so I feel that they really molded not only the way I write, but my desire to create.
MBA&M: Who do you feel your writing is most like,which author?
              I am going to be an optimist, and say Stephen King. I like to think that I have a similar style of pacing and way of diving straight into the action, even if that action might be kind of gross.
MBA&M:  What’s next for you and your writing career?
              Next up are Books 2 and 3 for the Zombie Love Series!! I am working on the second and am already so happy with where the story is going, and how the characters are changing. After the Zombie Love series is done? Don’t worry, I have plenty of ideas. Not sure which direction I will go yet, but humor keeps me going so everything I do will probably be weird and fun.
                   Eric, you do have anything else to add today?
               I would just like to say thank you so much for your time, and I hope that everybody checks out the book! I would also just like to say thank you to Kyle Morrow for creating the cover art for me. It is my favorite part of the book. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More today!!!

Paperback:188 pages

Publisher:Jericho Publishing (August 8, 2011)



ISBN-13: 978-0615523965

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: August 8, 2011
Zombie Love is the story of a widespread virus, in a way that has never been done before. As people lose loved ones, some decide that sometimes the people you love are the only ones worth fighting for. As factions form, and the world crumbles, people must choose sides. Help or destroy. When a virus is developed as the ultimate cure all by reversing death itself, the world is plunged into a crisis of faith, dedication, and love. In book one we meet Summer Strom, a normal high school teenager who is thrown cruelly into a set of circumstances that nobody should have to deal with. She has to fight back against everybody she knows as she battles for the only thing worth fighting for. Love.


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