13 October 2014

Book Blitz: Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above by Robert A. Polk

By Robert Polk
Adventures, Anaiah Press

Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was only born with one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself. All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.

Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?

Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a well-crafted story about a strong, dauntless young man who redefines the value of self-reflection. Declan is a character you won’t be able to forget.

Welcome to your new favorite book...

Release Date: October 7, 2014

Buy Now!

Add it on Goodreads!

Guest Post:

The Best and Worst Things About Being a Writer.
By Robert Polk

At any given time, writing can be exhilarating, painful, relaxing, and on and on. For this post, here are a few of my favorite things about writing, followed by my least favorite.

For me, the physical act of settling into a writing space and typing words onto a screen has increasingly become a sought after endeavor. Carving out that time can often be my biggest challenge, but I make the time, because I find writing fun. (Before writing for children, the only writing I enjoyed was college recommendation letters for my students.)

Also, I absolutely love putting my characters into “what if” scenarios and then observing their behavior. Their actions and discussions often surprise me, and I frequently wonder where that character’s decisions or comments came from.

I also take a sick sort of pleasure in placing my characters into situations where they must struggle with a moral or ethical dilemma. I think as I follow along with their process of resolution, I learn a bit more about myself in relation to the world around me. I like that, for who am I to judge?

One of the most obvious negative aspects of being a writer, is the pay. You see, well, it’s not very good. Unless you’re a very famous author and in high demand (which most writers are not) you’re going to need another source of income for those things like food, shelter, and clothing. Although that’s reality, it’s not cool.

Like I mentioned earlier, carving out the time in my day to write can be a challenge. Therefore, choosing what I must give up in order to write has to be another big downer for me. Why must I give up cooking or sleeping or washing clothes in order to write? I don’t have to, but sometimes I do.

Thanks for having me on Comfort Books today and remember, though we’re all living different lives, we’re all trying to make sense of the same world. And that’s really why I write.


Read Chapter 1 Here: http://www.anaiahpress.com/Roper.html

Author Bio:

Robert Polk lives in western Nebraska where he shares his love of books and the great outdoors with his wife and seven children. He is a former school counselor, business owner, and tree climbing arborist. Robert participates in his church and local community, currently serving on several non-profit boards. 


Enter the Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love to hear from you guys so leave as many as your heart desires =)

Imagination Designs