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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Zao's Tales by J.A. Sommer

My original thought for my first post of the year was to do some sort of recipe or "here's my pantry staples" type of thing, but that's not where this post is going, obviously.  You see, my brother wrote a book...and this post is to somewhat shamelessly promote it.

Zao's Tales is a story that is full of Disney-esque magic where reading a book aloud leads to a villain being released into the world, and the only way to get rid of said villain is to finish reading the villain's story...and that proves to be quite the task!  This book is one big adventure with lots of lovable characters, beautiful imagery, and amazing bits of truth along the way.  It is one of those reads that is hard to put down, no matter what age, gender, race, or creed you are.  Trust me - it is something you will not regret reading.

{To read a longer, non-family member review, you can click here: }

The world is in need of new good stories that can help shape the next generation for what is good and right, and this is one that can do that.  You don't have to worry about if the story will be appropriate for young readers/listeners - it is.  You don't have to worry if the book will help foster good morals or not - it does.  It is also entertaining and enjoyable for boys and girls.  It's a gem...and worth investing in.

This book is being funded via Kickstarter {}.  Investing in the Kickstarter is essentially pre-ordering the book, but if the project is not 100% funded, no one will be charged.  The book will still be published, but via different means, and certain things will not be available {such as the wonderful hardcover edition}.  If you believe that a book like Zao's Tales needs to be in the world like I do, please stop by the Kickstarter and invest today.  You'll get an amazing book, and you'll help release it into the world, too.  Win-win. :)

Have a great rest of your week!

{Images related to Zao's Tales courtesy of Bandersnatch Books.}