Saturday, June 29, 2013
A Book and a Chat with George Earl Parker
Moving from Hertfordshire to the USA, into music, has just written a book... No today's show was not about me, but about somebody who has done these things and much more, and is making a welcome return to the show in the form of today's guest on "A Book and a Chat" was George Earl Parker.
Unlike those writers who have started writing stories seemingly as soon as they could hold a crayon George's first success in the world of writing earned had definite benefits when coming runner up in writing contest sponsored by Cadbury's earned him a large amount of chocolate, at the age of around ten that was better than any other award going.
George was the designer and director of the short film “Yellow Submarine Sandwich,” which was included in Eric Idle’s pseudo-documentary of a band called the Rutles, he has received accolades, awards, and a showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This lead to George, like myself, to take the step across the pond, from England to first New York and latterly California.
George is also a talented musician, three of his songs have shown up on the European Country Music Association charts and he shared that his latest song has entered already gone straight into the charts.
When last on the show we discussed novel "Vampyre Blood - Eight Pints of Trouble". Not your traditional "Vampire" novel, so don't expect a version of "Twilight", rather as one reviewer described the book... "Its humor will brighten any day and its perspective will lighten your heart. It’s silly, it’s endearing, it’s very human, and it will make you laugh out loud."
Now George is back with his new book "The Subatomic Kid" a full blown, unable to put down, adventure novel for all ages.
About "The Subatomic Kid"
John Smith is a perfectly ordinary thirteen-year-old boy who accidentally gets trapped in an illicit scientific experiment at his school. That same morning he’d met a couple of older kids on the school bus who’d dared him to get a date with a beautiful girl, which amazingly he’d done, and now here he is—blown into a strange Subatomic world where an ever-changing cast of characters urge him to get his thinking straight because all that exists in the cosmos is threatened with destruction.
Pulled back by instinct into the world of matter, he seeks to discover those responsible for his plight, but at the same time he’s bound and determined to keep his first date with the girl of his dreams.
Two squabbling half-brothers searching for the secret of immortality turn out to be the culprits standing in the way of his happiness, and now one of them surmises that if John survived the powerful blast of the experiment, he could have the ability to become anything he wants—even the fly on the table in front of him.
On the day of the date, the four teenagers are kidnapped by an ex-secret agent in the brother’s employ and brutally imprisoned. But when his terrified new friends turn on him because they have absolutely no idea what’s going on, he realizes that he must do virtually everything in his power to bring them home safely, defeat his fear, and understand the nature of his new talent before he can even consider saving the universe and keeping his promise to the masters of the Subatomic world.
So why not sit back and listen to an enjoyable show as George Earl Parker in my guest on today's "A Book and a Chat".
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