Friday, January 11, 2019

Lone Star Book Blog Tours - Einstein’s Compass By Grace Allison - Laren Bright

Grace Blair & Laren Bright
Genre: Young Adult / Historical / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Certified Lexile Measure: 860L
Publisher: Modern Mystic Media
Publication Date: January 2, 2019
Number of Pages: 394 pages
Coming on Audio, February 2019!


How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time? In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

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"This is an amazing story. Everyone should thoroughly enjoy reading it. I was impressed with how the authors managed to incorporate the known information on the lost continent of Atlantis, Light Workers, souls, reincarnation, time travel and the early years of Albert Einstein before he became famous, into a mesmerizing work of fiction readers will have difficulty putting down. 
--Doug Simpson, Author of We Lived in Atlantis

"I could not stop reading this book. I read at stop lights and in line at the grocery store. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." --- award winning children's author, Lisa Reinicke

This is highly recommended for those who enjoy a saga of good vs. evil that spans tens of thousands of years, for readers who devour novels that blend history and fantasy, and for anyone who is simply looking for a unique story that they will not want to put down. 
-- Jacqui Murray, Author as the Tech Teacher
The weaving of the story between the religion realm and Albert’s world is a captivating tale that keeps the reader’s attention. The good and evil of the timeless religious realm is like watch a chess match to see who outwits whom … I hope there is a next book somewhere in my future. 
–- Rox Burkey, author of the Enigma Series

Grace Blair is an award-winning self-help and motivational author, and podcast host, who has assisted thousands to find their spiritual wisdom to solve everyday challenges. Throughout her adult life, Grace became a serious student of the spiritual. She found that, often, psychological principles and practices were incomplete, but could be filled out by adding the missing spiritual component. Her approach was always to see practical applications for what she uncovered in the mystical. It was through immersing herself in this field of study and experience that she came up with her idea for her book, Einstein’s Compass. She lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband, Dr. John Blair.
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Laren Bright is a three-time Emmy nominated award-winning writer who has written nearly 100 children’s animated cartoon scripts. He has spent the majority of his professional life over the last two decades assisting authors to produce topnotch books with titles and other promotional writing indistinguishable from those of mainstream publishers. During that time, in addition to Einstein’s Compass, he also co-authored a young adult fantasy series and several books for young children about positive values. Laren lives in Los Angeles with his wife, computer, and two grand-dogs.
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Author Interview: Grace Allison Blair
Part Two

Where did your love of reading come from?
As a child my life was in constant turmoil. Reading gave me an escape to people, places and stories that kept me in a world of my own. My imagination came alive with possibilities.

How long have you been writing?
I am retired after forty years in marketing and business development where I assisted companies with their business objectives. I began writing books when I was laid off in 2001 after 9/11. The world stopped when the towers came crashing down. I asked God what I should do now. The answer I heard was: write your book. I followed my intuition to write my first nonfiction spiritual book, A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes. Took me two years to write eighty-eight pages.

What does your perfect writing spot look like? Is that what your ACTUAL writing spot looks like?
My perfect spot is where I am sitting. In my home office, sitting behind my computer facing the west side of the house. Pandora radio playing soft music while I touch the keyboard and watch the day go by out my window.

Do you have any strange writing habits or writing rituals you’d like to share with your readers?
In meditation I will ask my characters to speak to me. Then I will wait for them to show up. Sometimes they will come to me in the meditation or in a dream or while I am out running errands.

What do you like to read in your free time?
Historical fiction, spiritual themes in stories, history, biographies.

Who are some of the authors you feel were influential in your work? 
Ken Follett writes historical fiction. I like his style of combing fictional characters in history. Also, James Michener wrote in a similar way. Murasaki, a female Japanese author who wrote the first novel in history, “The Tale of Genji” which cover one hundred years of Japanese history during the tenth century Japan.

What book do you wish you could have written?
I have written the one novel I dreamed to write.

Is there any person(s) you credit for being your inspiration for reading and/or writing?
My husband, John Blair, has been supportive and helpful. We often sit at the kitchen table and discuss the books as they develop. My spiritual teacher, John-Roger, inspired the mystical travelers in Einstein’s Compass and Albert’s travels to Atlantis. My co-author, Laren Bright, has brought his gift of writing that made the story better.

Who would you cast to play your characters in a movie version of your book?
The characters in Einstein’s Compass are nineteenth century German speaking people. Not sure who the actors would be. I do think James Cameron or Steve Spielberg would make good directors for the film of Einstein’s Compass. I have created postcards of each of the main characters with his/her picture and a comment each says in the book.

How important are names to you in Einstein’s Compass? How did you choose names?
The names in Einstein’s Compass were very important. Einstein had to blend with German names of the nineteenth century. The twin characters from Atlantis, Arka and Raka, were ancient names that were mirror images of each other but totally opposite in personality.

Some of the people in EC are real like Albert’s future wife, Mileva Maric. The made-up characters are Johann, Raka, Arka, the Countess, Werner von Wiesel, his teachers, the Thomas family and Pater Benjamin, Atlantis. These created characters are a combination of people I know with an exaggerated personality.

What do your plans for future projects include?
Not sure what I will write next. My time will be focused on marketing Einstein’s Compass. An audiobook is in the pipeline.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
I would not write a book like 50 Shades of Gray.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Disappear when I want to.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be? What costume would you wear?
Grace, just me being me. Wear ordinary clothes. After all no one suspects you’re a superhero if you blend in.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?
Japan. I am in love with the ancient, historical Japanese.

If you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be? In four words or less, tell us why.
A furry sea otter. Play, swim, eat, fun.

If you could speak with any accent from anywhere in the world, what would you choose and why?
French. My grandmother was French. I loved the way her words sounded, soft with lots of hand drama.

What’s something interesting, fun, or funny that most people don’t know about you?
On my 50th birthday I planned and performed a belly dance in a middle eastern restaurant in Dallas. Great fun.

What’s your funniest flaw?
I have mermaid feet. My feet have large bunions that stick out and my feet are flat with the heal being small and the center of my foot being wide. I swim really well.

If you could time travel, what time period would you first visit? 

Do you have a mantra for writing and/or for life?
Dare to dream, listen to your intuition, be kind, be gentle with yourself and be courageous in your endeavors.

What is something you want to accomplish before you die?
Travel more and have Einstein’s Compass become a movie.

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Grace Blair was a spiritual warrior who served to make a difference to uplift the spirit of mankind.
FIRST PRIZE: eBook + Einstein’s Compass Cap
SECOND PRIZE: eBook + Einstein socks; THIRD PRIZE: eBook + bookmark
JANUARY 2-11, 2019
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