New Release: Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book

A lot of research went into writing the first Snow Globe Travelers book and, as a homeschool mom, I wanted to share some of that research in a way that was accessible to kids. So, today, I’m excited to celebrate the release of the activity book companion to the first story!

The activity book is available on Amazon or you can grab an autographed bundle of the Snow Globe Travelers book and the activity book from Eleonora Press’s web store!

Here’s a peek at some of the pages!

About the Activity Book

Venture deeper into the world of the Snow Globe Travelers. Learn about the wonders of Vienna, snow globe traveling, and Elohi through puzzles, hands-on projects, fun facts, coloring pages, and more. A STEM activity book companion for “Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy.”

  • Puzzles: Word search, crossword, maze, seek and find, word forming, find the differences, and counting faces
  • Projects: Making butter and constructing a snow globe
  • Story Connections: Follow Sarah’s footsteps in the story on a map of Vienna, learn how the snow globe devices work, and read about the districts of Elohi
  • Non-fiction Topics: Facts about Austria, geography, history of snow globes, quantum entanglement and wormholes
  • Extended Learning Topics Provided: Quantum entanglement, Cobra Lilies, Original Vienna Snowglobe company, Cafe Neko Wein Cats

About Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy

A mysterious snow globe shop. A multiverse at war. And a girl searching for her father.

In the heart of Vienna, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende wanders into a mysterious shop where snow globes double as portals to other worlds. After breaking the globe tethered to Earth, she discovers a cryptic note scribbled on the back of a photograph. The note links her father, who left before her third birthday, to a place called Elohi. Could this be a chance to find her father at last?

Unable to return home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an army of vicious hybrids led by a genetically engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet, and she becomes a target as Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.

Can Sarah uncover the truth behind her father leaving and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?

Samuel’s Legacy is the first book in the Snow Globe Travelers series, a middle-grade science fiction adventure series.


Snow Globe Travelers Cover Reveal!

Today, I’m excited to share the cover for Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy, my debut middle-grade novel releasing this spring!

Somehow, having a cover makes it more real. It’s really happening!

The Story

Twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende’s father left before her third birthday. She longs to find him, but she never expected the path would lead her across the galaxy and force her to confront her deepest fears.

In a darkened alleyway in the heart of Vienna, Sarah wanders into a mysterious shop where each snow globe opens a portal to another world. By mistake, she breaks the globe tethered to Earth. As she searches the shop for answers, she discovers a cryptic note on the back of an old photograph that indicates a link between her father and one of the other worlds.

Unable to return to home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an invading military force of vicious hybrids led by a genetically-engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet. Malvine is also one of the figures in the old photograph linked to her father.

Sarah’s presence does not go unnoticed, and she becomes a target. Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.

Can Sarah uncover the truth and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?

Pre-order

The ebook is available at a special pre-order price on iTunes, Barnes & Nobles, and Kobo here: books2read.com/snowglobetravelers

Amazon and print pre-orders coming soon!

If you do pre-order, email a copy of the receipt with the subject ‘Snow Globe Travelers’ to snowglobetravelers@gmail.com to get a free digital copy of the Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book after both release on April 30th!


Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Wolf Prince by Claire M. Banschbach

Claire M. Banschbach, fellow Realmie and leader of my critique group, writes fantasy adventure with an immersive reading experience. Her latest novel, The Wolf Prince, is scheduled to release on August 21, 2018 and I’m honored to be a part of the cover reveal for the second book in her Faeries of Myrnuis series (and you don’t have to read the first one to enjoy this one).

Congratulations, Claire!

Want a free advanced copy of The Wolf Prince on ebook? Don’t miss the giveaway details at the end of this post!

Without further ado, the cover of The Wolf Prince.

About the Book

One prince. Two brothers. Three companions to prevent a sorcerer from destroying the faeries.

Prince Killian has always known he’s different. It’d be impossible to miss the whispers of an age-old family curse, to ignore the call of the wolves on his birthright and the barely-veiled hostility from his people. His family insists there’s no curse. If only they were right.

When an evil sorcerer bent on destroying the faeries turns Killian into a wolf to use in his diabolical spell, Killian must rely on the help of his playboy brother, Lars, and Rose, an aspiring ranger they meet on the road, to escape the sorcerer and find the faeries who can turn him human again.

There’s only one problem. Faeries haven’t been seen in over 50 years.

Together Killian and his companions must overcome their differences and prejudices to defeat malevolent creatures along the road, evade the sorcerer and his minions, and find the faeries before the sorcerer can kill them all.

Add The Wolf Prince to your reading list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41043656-the-wolf-prince

About the Author

Claire M. Banschbach is a native West Texan. She discovered a deep and abiding love for fantasy and science fiction at a young age, prompting her to begin exploring worlds armed only with an overactive imagination and a pen. She’s an overall dork, pizza addict, and fangirl. She enjoys meshing stories of family and faith with healthy doses of action and adventure. She talks to fictional characters more than she should while trying to find time for all their stories.

She currently resides in Arlington, TX where she works as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

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Giveaway!

To win an ARC ebook copy of The Wolf Prince, share the image above or a link to this on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – be sure to tag Claire (@cmbanschbach on Twitter and Instagram and @clairembanschbach on Facebook) so she can track it!

Giveaway ends Friday, August 10th!