Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Author Leonardo Ramirez's Buy a Book. Feed a Family Campaign



When Friends ask me to help them with a worthy cause, I always say yes!!! What my fellow author and friend, Leonardo Ramirez, is doing for young readers and their family is worth shouting from the roof. Check it out and I will share updates as they happen. Thank you, Leonardo!


Buy a Book. Feed a Family.

Author Leonardo Ramirez to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Benefit Young Readers and Families
‘Buy a Book, Feed a Family' campaign to launch in 2017
MARCH 15, 2017 - Author Leonardo Ramirez has announced that he will be launching a brand new crowdfunding campaign that will benefit both young readers and families.
The “Buy a Book, Feed a Family” campaign will launch on March 20 and will offer backers the ability to support a cause that will offer multi-faceted benefits.
Leonardo’s newest book, The Orb of Terra, will be available via the crowdfunding campaign. The book offers thought-provoking concepts and memorable characters that tell a deep story about a character whose father left him at an early age.
According to Leonardo, the book will provide hope and inspiration to children everywhere, and a portion of money raised will be donated to a Nashville area Food Pantry to help feed families.
Details can be found at where you can sign up for updates.
About Leonardo Ramirez
Leonardo Ramirez is an author, husband, father, and 4th Degree Black Belt instructor. He lives with his wife Kristen and their daughter Mackenzy in Nolensville, Tennessee.

His first graphic novel, Haven of Dante, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante Family and the nine circles of hell. Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself.

His follow up is a Children's Steampunk book called The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter, find their long-lost father, stop an attack from Mars and witness the birth of Steampunk.


Download a copy of the press release by clicking here.
To watch the campaign video, click here.
Copyright © 2017 leonardoverse, All rights reserved.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Steampunk Granny’s Day of Writers and Frighters


Congratulations! You’re a writer, and you’ve published your first book, but the really hard part is just beginning. You have to get your little tush out there and sell yourself and your book. It’s not easy to wear different hats: author; marketing; vendor, and if you’re an introvert, then the marketing part can be physically and emotionally daunting.

I’m working on the fourth book of my Roof Oasis Series so I speak from experience. Yesterday was spent with two writer friends selling their debut novels followed by a trip to Cherry Hill’s Monster Mania. Did I have fun? You better believe it.

Author Fair at Deptford

Deptford Mall in Deptford NJ was hosting a Book Expo and I wanted to drop by and support two of the authors: William Howard and Tom Minder. William is a science fiction writer like me, and this is the first book of his series called The Eye of Hermes. I did an interview with William Howard about his book and you can check it out here. The Eye of Hermes is a dystopian tale about two criminals on a prison asteroid who must join forces against a powerful enemy. You can buy the book on Amazon, or you can come out and see the author in person on March 25 at the Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon NJ.

Tom Minder’s book is a suspense thriller called The Long Harbor Testament. The story is about an unholy alliance between a priest, a detective and a mob boss who join forces to solve a murder. You can purchase the book on Amazon or meet the author in person on April 8th at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Delaware.

Monster Mania

The last time I was at Monster Mania in Cherry Hill NJ, I have the pleasure to meet several cast members from “The Walking Dead” I wrote a post about my experience of meeting, Tyreese, Carl, Beth and Hershel on Biff Bam Pop and you can read about it here.
I wanted to say hello to a few of my friends who were vendors at this big event. One of the vendors was Dave Nagy of Dave’s Dark Realm and besides wearing his products, he sells them to film companies and special effects crews.
I also met with friends from Jersey Paranormal Investigations. They are having a big event “Peg Leg’s Paracon on September 16, 2017 that will benefit the Red Mill in Clinton NJ. The event will be held at 56 Main Street in Clinton. Here is the Facebook page for the event.
Monster Mania featured well known stars like John Cusack, Louise Fletcher, Nick Castle, Ashley Bell and a few cast members from Stranger Things. My favorite was Louise aka Nurse Ratched from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. What a beautiful and classy lady!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Heads Up for a Psychic Dinner Event


On March 14th, come to a Psychic Dinner at Bahama Breese Island Grille in Cherry Hill. The featured gifted Psychic Medium will be Judy Dingler. The event begins at 5:30 pm

Are you open to gaining valuable insight about your past, present or future? Would you like to hear from a loved one who has crossed over into the spirit world? Do you want to have an enjoyable dining experience with stimulating conversation? If so, then come to this fun and enlightening event. The event will be held in a private dining room where Psychic Medium Judy Dingler will give messages to the attendees after they have dined. Judy Dingler has been a Psychic Medium for the past twenty-four years. She is able to help people connect with their loved ones, guides and teachers during gallery readings. Judy also shares messages that assist attendees in all the important aspects of their lives.

In addition to being a Psychic Medium, Judy is a meditation facilitator, Reiki teacher and the Founder of “Gathering Together,” a bi-weekly get-together for spiritual seekers held in Blackwood, NJ. She also teaches intuitive development classes. Her warm, down-to-earth personality combined with Judy’s unique blend of knowledge and experience, make her highly sought after by a wide range of clients.


This even is for women and men, friends, couples, families and anyone over the age of 18. If you come with friends, we will seat you together. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7:30 with the gallery readings starting from 7:30 to 9:00

For more information, and to buy a ticket, visit this site. Steampunk Granny will be there to help Host Stacy Joyce with the seating arrangements
Your host for the Psychic Dinners is Stacy Joyce who is a Psychic herself, and the Producer of thePsychic & Healing Expo held every March and September at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill, NJ.