Skip to main content

Cover Reveal For Author Rick Starkey

Leap Books, LLC Presents:

Author Rick Starkey's new book and fantastic cover!




Title: Blues Bones
Author: Rick Starkey
Release Date: March 7, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Voodoo! 

Armed with the stolen finger bones of a dead blues guitar player and a mishmash of voodoo spells from the Internet, he and his best friend enter a graveyard at midnight to perform their ritual. Now, all that stands in his way of winning a local guitar competition is the power of RETURN – a side effect of the voodoo that spells disaster for Rodney. 

His cure has become a curse. How else can he explain jamming his finger so bad he can't hold a guitar pick, his part-time dad stealing his guitar, and his mom getting into an accident that could have taken her life? 

How much is Rodney willing to risk to achieve his dream of being a guitar legend? 
Pre-Order Sale Price of just $2.99 – regular price starting March 7th.



 




Rick Starkey

About Rick Starkey:
Rick Starkey is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. His main interest is writing novels for middle grade. Rick has sold short pieces to Highlights for Children including a game, magic tricks, and a short story. Knowing that most writers often wish that they had started their career earlier in life, Rick teaches a basic course for the Talented and Gifted Program (T.A.G.) at Walter’s State Community College in Morristown Tennessee. Rick’s students learn the basics of magazine submissions including cover and query letters, market research, and manuscript preparation. The T.A.G. program is for students grades 5 – 8 and come from seven counties in East Tennessee.
Rick lives in a 200-year-old log cabin in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where he and his wife, Betty, own and run Make It Magic, a magic shop and craft store. A day in Rick’s life includes recommending and performing magic tricks for customers of all ages, carving a bear from a log with a chainsaw, and working on his next novel.


Comments

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. Please take a moment to visit my other blogs.

Popular posts from this blog

Where To Get Free Books for Gifts

I always say that books are the best gifts. It's a great way to relax, learn, escape and make a new friend in a favorite character. If you're on a budget where can you find the best bargains for books for the holidays, birthdays or whatever?


Book Giveaways This is a great time of year for getting free books. Book bloggers are doing themed giveaways to get rid of books they've accumulated all year. Kristi's Book Nook saves up books from reviews and donates them to kids in need for the holidays.  It's a great idea to participate in some awesome giveaway hops. Kristi's Book Nook does book giveaways weekly, so you'll want to stop by to see what cool books are there. Kristi's Book Nook does special giveaways to newsletter followers so you'll want to sign up there too. Below is a list of bloggers who are known for giving away books, gift cards and more.

Bookhounds has themed giveaways all year long.

I Am A Reader Not A Writer has book giveaways all year ar…

Creative Minds Publications

FOUNDED BY KATHRYN STARKE, URBAN LITERACY SPECIALIST  I greatly appreciate your support of my work in reading education over the years and more recently with your Tackle Reading showcasing! I'm thrilled to share that a Tackle Reading, a new resource, just released this week. Tackle Reading is a book, tour, and national movement created to motivate children, support parents, and inspire teachers to love literacy at home and in school. Over 45 contributing writers, including NFL athletes, authors, literacy leaders, celebrities, and educational organizations donated their time and words of wisdom for this book. We have tips/tricks, guidance, lessons, activities, and inspirational stories for families to promote reading. We are receiving national attention in media including the Huffington Post and I Heart Radio and upcoming stories in publications including SEE the Change Magazine.  I have included the links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble; bulk rates are available at www.creat…

The Cybils Awards Judges Are Announced!

It's official! The Cybils Awards Judges Are Announced!
Kristi's Book Nook is a panelist for Round 1!
I'm so excited to be able to read so many books and cast a vote for the best of the best in children's literature for 2016. Stay tuned for more reviews of some really cool books. My category for judging will be EarlyReader/Early Chapter books. 




Cybils Awards Mission The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious. Important DatesAugust 17: Call for judgesSept. 14: Deadline for judging applicationSept. 19: Judges announced.Oct. 1: Nominations openOct. 15: Nominations closeOctober 16-25: Publisher submissionsOct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading periodDecember 1: Round 1 review copy deadl…