Friday, March 4, 2016

Release Blitz: Blues Bones by @RJStarkey with #Giveaway #MGLit @Leapbks


Title: Blues Bones
Author: Rick Starkey

Release Date: March 7, 2016

Genre: Middle Grade, Paranormal, Horror

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?

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About the Author:
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.
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  1. I wanted to be a doctor. But I'm not now that I grew up. It's sad.

  2. I actually could not decide. I ended up nursing.

  3. What DO, not DID, I want to be when I grow up? I'm afraid I'm pretty much as grown up as I'm going to be and I can't think of anything other than being a world traveler. I'd love to experience different countries, their food and history.

  4. Thanks for sharing Blues Bones with everyone! Good luck on the givaway!

  5. I wanted to be a teacher but my life went in a different direction.

  6. A writer was always something I wanted to do