Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair ***Spotlight -- Trailer -- Giveaway***
This is my stop during the blog tour for Einstein's Compass by Grace Blair. Read on for more information about the book and a giveaway with 13 prizes! This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 24 till 30 June. See the tour schedule here.
What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity? In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?
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An Interview with the Author
Welcome to Character Madness and Musings. We’re excited to be showcasing Einstein's Compass, today. Is it a new release?
Einstein’s Compass was released January 1, 2019
Can you share a little bit about it?
Albert Einstein lived during the horse and buggy days. The latest invention was the light bulb. So, I wondered how did he come up with his world changing theory? He must have been a priest-scientist in a past lifetime and lived in Atlantis and in his lifetime in Germany he was trying to remember what he did in his past lifetime.
What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?
How did Albert Einstein come up with his wondrous theories of light and time?
In Einstein's Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?
Where did the idea come from, and what inspired you to write it?
Young Albert received a compass from his father when he was a boy, which gave him the inspired vision to discover his miracle theory. The compass and his quest made me create the title and a compass that was more than a direction finder rather a vehicle of the supernatural, which Albert uses to discover his world changing theory.
I have always thought of Einstein as a fascinating person. He lived during the horse and buggy days where the light bulb was the most advanced technology. So how did he come up with his miracle theory given the circumstances of his life? So I asked myself the what if question.
What will happen if? Albert was a modern mystic in his time.
What will happen if? Einstein was a star child from Atlantis?
What will happen if? Albert was trying to remember what he did as a priest-scientist during his lifetime in Atlantis.
What kind of place was Atlantis? Who lived there? What were the people like in Atlantis? Maybe in Atlantis he had an evil twin brother.
Maybe there was an advanced civilization in Atlantis.
My book of fiction follows his biographical history from age six to twenty-six and adds a new level of mystical spirituality that he had help from a supernatural compass and mystical beings who assisted him in his heroes’ journey and his miracle theory. Einstein believed that we have to go beyond what we can see and measure in the physical world. My book, “Einstein’s Compass” goes beyond what we know and adds a possible fictional explanation for how he came up with his miracle theory and changed the world.
Titles and names of characters are always interesting. How did you choose yours?
Johann – Albert’s friend’s name was chosen for warmth in his character.
Werner Von Weisel – Albert’s nemesis is a bully and sneaky, so his name was a slur on the word weasel.
Arka and Raka – Atlantean Spiritual scientists from Atlantis are mirrors of each other. Light being Arka and dark being Raka. Raka is a derivative of the word dragon.
Countess Victoria Von Baden- The von’s of German history are of noble blood. Her ancestry dates to the Crusades.
Are themes an important part of your writing, or do you allow the story to unfold them?
The human condition of relationships, conflicts and how to transform struggles into positive change.
What Authors have inspired you over the years and what is it that drew you to them?
Ray Bradbury is my hero of science fiction fantasy. Whenever I get stuck with my
writing I read one his stories.
James Michener and Ken Follett for their historical fiction and how to layer a story.
Who is your favorite character from your own books?
Albert’s friend Johann and his transformation in the story remind me of the changes I made in my life.
What advice would you give new writers today?
Take classes and learn the craft of writing. Understand that you will be responsible for marketing and promoting your work. Learn how social media can help you. Make friends in the writing community. Fellow writers will be your support system through all you learn and do. Be passionate and persistent, writing is a marathon not a sprint.
Is there anything you would like to add before we call it a day?
Albert would say, “There are two ways to live your life. One is a though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Thank you so much for joining us. Good luck with your book.
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Listen to a sample of the audiobook here Einstein’s Compass was a finalist for the 13th annual NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS. See all the finalists here Einstein’s Compass is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Young Adult category of the 2019 International Book Awards. See all finalists. What reviewers have to say about Einstein’s Compass: "Under Grace Blair and Laren Bright's hands, Einstein's Compass is more than just another time travel story, but one of soul searching, enlightenment, and classic struggles between good and evil. During this journey, young Albert embraces the threat of death and world-changing perspectives. Indeed, Albert will change the world, one day. But the roots of his knowledge and endeavors take a different turn in a riveting fantasy about soul-searching and growth which will keep young adult readers engrossed to the end." ~Midwest Book Reviews Diane Donovan, Senior Editor "I was impressed with how the authors managed to incorporate the known information on the lost continent of Atlantis, Light Workers, souls, reincarnation, time travel and the early years of Albert Einstein before he became famous, into a mesmerizing work of fiction readers will have difficulty putting down." Doug Simpson, Author of "We Lived In Atlantis" "I recommend Einstein's Compass as historical fan-fiction, the magic, and fantasy built on top of the factual world of Albert Einstein. Although it is intended for a Young Adult audience, it is well suited to adults who enjoy fictionalized history with a wide-ranging epic theme and a Harry Potter-esque plot. Jacqui Murray, Author of Ask a Tech Teacher "The extended combination of history and magic was an unexpected mix, which pulled me in from the beginning, captivating me all the way to the surprising ending. This novel takes you from the early childhood of Einstein, which includes an illness that may have contributed to his perspective on the world around him as he grew older. It is refreshing to find a combination of history, religion, and folklore told in such a compelling manner with just the right amounts of magic and suspense. Rox Burkey, Author of The Enigma Series Albert Einstein was fascinated with time and space from an early age, but what inspired him? Receiving a magical compass from his father, Albert sets off on a journey to learn more than math and science offered to understand even time and space. Unfortunately, an ancient evil from the days of Atlantis also seeks his compass and will stop at nothing to have it. Can the Agents of Light protect Albert from the shape-shifting dragon and help him achieve his destiny, or will he fall prey to the dangers of his day and lose the powerful device before he completes his mission? The combination of science with the supernatural is a winner, and the good vs. evil fight is interesting, making this a good book for YA readers. InD'Tale Magazine, Sarah E Bradley Einstein's Compass exhibits a solid writing style and dutifully hits Einstein's developmental and educational milestones while weaving in an imaginative backstory and unique antagonists' perspectives. The what if of Albert Einstein developing his landmark scientific theories through the aid of spiritualism and time travel, all the while battling an immortal dragon-person from Atlantis, is certainly a unique concept. Booklife Magazine a division of Publisher's Weekly
About the Author: Grace Allison Blair is an award-winning self-help and motivational author, and podcast host, who has assisted thousands to find their spiritual wisdom to solve everyday challenges. Throughout her adult life, Grace became a serious student of the spiritual. She found that, often, psychological principles and practices were incomplete, but could be filled out by adding the missing spiritual component. Her approach was always to see practical applications for what she uncovered in the mystical. It was through immersing herself in this field of study and experience that she came up with her idea for her book, Einstein’s Compass. Grace is a successful award-winning author, modern mystic, wellness consultant, business development advisor, marketing coach, and workshop facilitator. She has faced many life challenges, including a life-threatening disease, and used what she encountered as a stimulus to gain greater happiness and fulfillment. You can find and contact Grace Blair here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Bookbub - Goodreads - Amazon - Instagram - Instagram Einstein’s Compass
Giveaway There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Einstein’s Compass. These are the prizes you can win: - 1 signed Einstein’s Compass hat (US Only) - 1 compass (US Only) - 5 e-copies of Einstein’s Compass (International) - 5 audiobook copies of Einstein’s Compass (International) - 1
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