4 – Action Kids Book Release

4 Days!

And the countdown continues. 
I like countdowns a lot. And lists. And numbers. And patterns. And statistics it’s a wonder I don’t like math more. So these posts have been a lot of fun. I would regale you with round after round of ambiguous patterns I’ve discovered in life, lists that ultimately hold little to no intrinsic value in the grand scheme of things and minute detailed statistics in which I compare my blog stats from one day, week, and month to the next, but I’m afraid most of y’all would find it rather tedious. 
So, now we’ll just talk about a book that I read that pretty much blew my mind. 
Last night when I got home from work I was stressed out most likely because I’m having a hard time focusing because of my upcoming book release. Seriously people, it’s doing strange things to my brain. I can’t even function properly. And I don’t even understand why. and I decided to look for a Middle Grade book to read on my kindle cause I’m trying to inundate my life with reading MG books right now since that’s what I write. 
I downloaded some rather ehh-looking free books and one that seemed rather promising. Of course I started reading the promising-looking one. PEOPLE. It’s one of those books that if I had read the blurb I probably never would have opened it because it’s not my style. It was a si-fi book. Or at least I think it was. I’ve never read those kind of books because I’ve started them and haven’t liked them at all. But I read this book. All the way through. In four hours. Without really stopping. And I liked it. Maybe a lot, but I’m not even sure. 
Mostly I’m just kinda in shock. Because I read a si-fi book. For real. All the way through. And I enjoyed it. I didn’t know this could happen to me. It’s so weird. It would be like someone who loves classical music and plays it for a living suddenly discovering great delight in rap music. Mind blowing. 
Ok, moving on now. 
Since it’s only 4 more days until the release of the first book in the Action Kids series, here are four people who inspire me with my writing:
1. Aubrey – My cousin. Very seriously inspiring 
2. Catherine Farnes – One of my favorite authors. I read her books a lot 
3. My adopted dad – He’s walked in my shoes not really, his feet are way bigger than mine and he’s encouraging, successful and helpful 
4. My family – Yep. They’re amazing. And I’m counting the whole huge group of them as one. Aubrey says I’m cheating. And I say it’s my blog so I can cheat if I want to
Of course this isn’t an all-encompassing list by any means. But it’s a good start. Inspiration is good.

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Now it’s YOUR turn! If you feel so inclined, you can either write a post (and link it back to this one) where you talk about 4 people who inspire you and leave a link in the comments section. Or, just leave your list in the comment section. 
Everyone who participates during the next two weeks will be entered into a drawing for their chance to receive one of the very first signed copies of the Action Kids book!

6 thoughts on “4 – Action Kids Book Release

  1. Tarissa says:

    Okay, I have to ask — What is this sci-fi book you were reading? I generally don't read that genre either, but I'm also not altogether opposed to reading it. I suppose I could take a small interest in it. =)

    4 people who inspire me?

    1. God. (reading the Bible definitely inspires my day)
    2. My mother. (she's been there every day for me)
    3. My grandparents. (being missionaries and spreading the gospel)
    4. My little, fluffy dog. (haha! I love her so much, and she makes me so happy all the time, so I can I not say my dog inspires me?)


  2. David Mabe says:

    I've never been much of a sci-fi reader myself. I love Doctor Who and some of the Star Trek incarnations, Next Generation mostly. But I've tried reading the books and just can't get into them. But, it's always nice to find a gem in a book when you weren't expecting one…:-) For my list of the four people who inspire me:

    1. My wife. I'm amazed that she still has the strength to function every day with everything she deals with
    2. Our son. We were told we'd never have children, or at least by conventional means. God showed the doctors that He has the last word.
    3. He's no longer alive, but Rich Mullins has always been a great inspiration to me. Both musically and with his love of God.
    4. There are a lot of authors who have inspired me, but I'll have to say AW Tozer tops the list.


  3. Mrs. Abigail Miller says:

    I had the same type of experience once with a random sci-fi book from the library. It was moving and mind blowing… And the only one I have ever read! OK, here are my four people (actually we just watched a documentary on Mr Rogers and it ends on the same note… Appreciating people who have “loved you into being” so I'm just in that frame of mind)
    1. My parents… Unconditional love.
    2. My husband… Always my greatest supporter, challenger, and my biggest fan.
    3. Your mom and dad, Don and Vickie… So many things in one: encouragement, wisdom, love, vision, faith…
    4. My third grade teacher, Kathy Baleno, who first inspired me to write and love it!

    Thanks for the great post, Aidyl!


  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Looking back at the book, I guess it was a superhero book, not si-fi. See, I'm so not into those genre's I didn't even know… :-0 I don't know the name of the book but it was something about Cassidy Jones. I can't exactly recommend the book though. 🙂

    Nice list of people! What's your dog's name?


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