FREE Kindle Book 11/18 to 11/22


Truthful Test (A short story from #TQ4T) is FREE on Amazon Kindle from 11/18/ to 11/22. It was supposed to be up on my birthday 11/15, but alas.


After you’ve read it would you consider leaving a review?

Hundreds of years in the future, humans have spread out across the universe, discovering and settling new worlds. But along the way, they have forgotten their origin. Why has the past been forgotten? What clues could help uncover the mystery of mankind’s beginnings? And why does the quest become dangerous? The adventure unfolds in Brock Eastman’s Quest for Truth series, as archaeologists Elliot and Laura Wikk are mysteriously kidnapped in the midst of their search for mankind’s origins. Determined to find and rescue their parents, young Oliver Wikk and his siblings dodge danger and uncover clues of their own, finding themselves drawn as much to the search for truth as to the search for their parents.

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Get $10 to spend on graphics, videos, and music!

Alright. When I make videos or book covers I go to several places to get the images I need. One of them is Pond5. If you use my referral link below you’ll get $10 to spend on images, videos, music, sound effects and more at Pond5. Just use the link:

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EHS grad encourages students to write

EUREKA — Brock Eastman is on an unexpected journey, much like the characters he has created in his books.

Source: EHS grad encourages students to write

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Write a Novella for Creepy Campfire Collection (I) or Galactic Exploration Collection (I).

I’m collecting short stories for two middle grade (ages 10 to 14) anthologies to release next summer. The Creepy Campfire Collection (I) will contain 5 to 12 short stories, each 10k to 30k words and the Galactic Exploration Collection (I) will contain 5 to 12 short stories, each 15k to 40k words. You can learn more about the requirements and how to enter below. Consider using NaNoWriMo to write your story. Not sure what NaNoWriMo is check out the blurb from Wikipedia below. Consider using Pro Writing Aid Editing Tool to make sure your story is in tip-top shape. I will use this tool to do a quick snap analysis on your work and determine if I should read further. For Creepy Campfire Collection (I) stories should be creepy and something you might read around the campfire. For the Galactic Exploration Collection (I) stories should feature manned exploration of space. Stories must be G to PG in content. See rules below. The Creepy Campfire Collection (I) is scheduled to release in May 2016 and Galactic Exploration Collection (I) in October 2016 in paperback, dust jacket, and e-book.

Direct questions to thequestfortruthbooks (a) gmail (dot) com

If you are planning to participate you can request to join the group on facebook for an open forum for questions and answers as well as the true power of working as a group!

What is NaNoWriMo?

“National Novel Writing Month, is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, local places writers participating in NaNoWriMo are meeting, and an online community of support. The idea is to focus on completion instead of perfection. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. NaNoWriMo’s main goal is to encourage creativity worldwide. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants, but by the 2010 event over 200,000 people took part – writing a total of over 2.8 billion words.” · Text under CC-BY-SA license

General Rules:

  • Creepy Campfire Collection (I)
    • Story should be something you might read aloud around the campfire. (Assuming your audience would listen to you that long.)
    • Story should be creepy, but not terrifying. Think Are You Afraid of the Dark or Goosebumps.
    • Word count must be between 10k to 30k words.
    • For an example of what Author is looking for check out Wasted Wood
  • Galactic Exploration Collection (I)
    • Story should feature manned exploration of space.
    • Story should not be overly scientific in explanation.
    • Story should not be Space Horror.
    • Word count must be between 15k to 40k words.
  • No fan fiction or characters, places, items from other works or authors.
  • Stories must be G to PG in content (no sex, no obscene language, no extreme gore.)
  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • Author reserves the right to disqualify any entries based on Author’s moral perspective or concerns or determination that content does not fit the Crimson Pulse Media brand.
  • Contest will be cancelled if Author does not receive enough viable entries.
  • UPDATED: Entries are due by January 15, 2016.
  • The first chapter of each story will post on Author website in January 2016.
  • Author will use feedback from website readers, colleagues, authors, and two groups called the #Questers and #Hunters in determining which stories will be in the collection.
  • Authors decisions are final.
  • Creepy Campfire Collection (I) will release around May 2016 Galactic Exploration Collection (I) will release around October 2016 dependent on submissions final condition and any required editorial revisions.
  • Project may be cancelled at the author’s discretion.
  • Entrants must sign a contract and release with Crimson Pulse Media prior to being selected.
  • Rules are subject to change without notice.
  • Authors of the selected stories will have their names listed on the cover of the collection, on online retailers, and officially be a published author through Crimson Pulse Media.
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Welcome to Hippopolis a new series inspired by a conversation with my youngest daughter and I had while at our local Zoo. We teamed up with the amazing Caleb Havertape to bring these Hippos to life for your family. The world of Hippopolis is meant to educate and entertain. Below you’ll fine the first three titles in the series, but there are several more planned. You can check out the full planned list below.



Rainbow Hippo (Hippopolis Book 1)

Rainbow Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-21-2015

The Hippos of Hippopolis want to help your child learn their colors and several patterns too. Your child will love the fun alliteration and silly hippos on every page. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“Preschool learning is meant to be fun, and what is more fun than colorful hippos? With humorous alliteration, exciting adjectives, and delightful illustrations by Caleb Havertape, father-daughter duo Brock and Waverly Eastman have created a picture book that will make learning exciting for parents and children alike!” – Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of HEDUA – Home Educating Family Association

Rainbow Hippo $7.99



Happy Hippo (Hippopolis Book 2)


Happy Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-24-2015

Wake up with Little Hippo and spend the day with the Hippo family. Kids will love the rhythmic flow of the story and relate Little Hippo’s experiences to their own. A delightful read that takes your kids through emotions they experience each day. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“I love hippos as long as I don’t have to swim with them. Venture into this book for a day of hippo, hippo fun.” – Donita K. Paul, author of The Dragon and the Turtle.

Happy Hippo $7.99



Count Hippo, Count (Hippopolis Book 3)

Count Hippo - Front Cover - Paperback - 8-5 x 8-5 - 10-9-2015

Learn to count with these fun hippos. Your preschooler will learn their numbers one through ten with easy rhymes and silly hippos. In the back of each book are several activities to deepen your child’s understanding in a fun but educational way.

“Happy Hippo will be a fun addition to your bedtime book collection. Cute illustrations and hippo counting make this a family-favorite!” – Deidra Romero, Managing Editor of FamilyFiction Magazine and Blogger at

Count Hippo, Count $7.99




Hippopolis Bundle (Book 1 thru 3)

Rainbow Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-21-2015Happy Hippo - Cover Final - Kindle - 8.5 x 8.5 - 8-24-2015

Count Hippo - Front Cover - Paperback - 8-5 x 8-5 - 10-9-2015

Buy the first three books and save.








Future Hippopolis Titles

Welcome to Hippopolis

Alpha Hippo

Shape Hippo

Triple Hippo Tales

Hippo’s Nutcracker

Hippo Pretends

Astro Hippo

Go Hippo Go

Super Hippo

Hippopolis Coloring Book


*Special prices listed in this post good through December 25th, 2015 and available via only.

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Improve your writing!

I’m not one to typically promote a tool to you all, but this one has seriously saved me a ton of time. And it’s free. I eventually bought the paid version so I can use the add in on Microsoft Word and Google Docs, but seriously try it out and let me know what you think. Check out ProWritingAid.

Writing Improvement Software

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Tangle Reenactment and Inspiration

IMAG1916Had some fun talking to a group of 20 students this morning about writing and inspiration. There is definitely more than one futureauthor in thegroup. There were short stories about alligator jerky, a mighty squirrel, and some tomato throwing. You may want to keep your eyes out for these stories when the release.

It’s always a pleasure to speak with students, let me know if you’d like me to come speak to yours.

Check out this fun reenactment of the cover scene from Tangle? Can you see the squid, Tiffany in Deep Blue, and Mason?

IMAG1920 (1)Tangle_Fullcolor

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FREE Take on Kindle and iBooks

Taken is Free on both Kindle and iBooks now. Do me a favor and get it at both places. The Kindle app is available on iPhone and Android devices. Plus if you have an Apple device you have iBooks. So please consider getting a copy at both places!! Please also share this opportunity with everyone you know!




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Tangle is $2.99 on Amazon Kindle

Tangle is $2.99 on Amazon Kindle right now, if you can’t wait a couple more weeks, you can grab it and read it now! #TQ4T

Grab it here:


Captured and separated, the Wikk kids must rely on the
power of Rescuer to complete their quest. On board the
Black Ranger, Mason confronts a villainous mastermind with
a startling secret. Meanwhile, Oliver, Tiffany, and Austin race
to rescue their friend Ashley from a toxic moon. With danger at
every turn, their only hope is their newfound faith. Will trusting
the Truth help them to make sense of tangled clues and lies?
Will Helper finally lead them to humanity’s home planet?

THE QUEST FOR TRUTH series follows the four Wikk kids in
their desperate race to find the planet Ursprung and stop the
Übel renegades and dangerous Corsairs from misusing its
long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treacherous villains, hightech
gadgets—encounter all these and more on this futuristic,
interplanetary adventure!

“Brock Eastman’s writing [is] full of life, full of truth, and most
likely to hold your attention to the very last moment.”
—Donita K. Paul, Author of the DragonKeeper Chronicles
and Realm Walkers Series

“Book four is the best yet. . . . I love hearing my kids’
excitement about the Wikk family’s spiritual discoveries.”
—Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of Home Educating
Family Association

*No bonus materials included with e-copies of Tangle.

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Free Taken eBook

Taken is free on iBooks and $0.99 on Amazon. Go get a copy, gift it to your friends, let everyone know please!

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