Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A few words about Alvor

I know there are millions of people out there who have never read Alvor. So, for those of you who may have questions, here is an introduction without spoilers....

Alvor hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble in the Young Reader (age 7 and up) category

Why? Although the main characters are fifteen, the story is pure fun and requires no parental supervision to enjoy. This is a book that can be read aloud to children as young as four.

And yet, teens love it. Adults love it. It turns out there isn't an age limit to a fun clean story.

So while it's listed as a YA book on Amazon, it's rated as a young reader book for content. There's not a gory, gross, graphic or dirty scene in the whole novel. Really. I promise.

Alvor is a three-book series. The first book finishes with satisfaction, but leaves the door wide open for questions. The second book addresses the most obvious questions and the third book will end the series.

The second book has a working title of WINGS OF LIGHT. It will go to press February 11 and be released sometime in April. This book falls in step with the first book in that it could be categorized as Middle Grade due to the clean content. All three books in the series will follow this pattern.

I do school presentations for elementary, middle/Jr. high schools and high schools. As a former secondary education teacher, I am well versed in teaching kids. In other words, I know how to have a blast talking about reading and writing.

And, I am versatile in giving specific direction on writing and editing should a class want that kind of opportunity.

This year I am giving free school visits. You can have me for free as long as you're nice and schedule the visit in advance.

For schools who want a fund-raiser, I have books orders available where schools can earn $1 for each book ordered. I always sell books at a discount to schools. That includes teachers and librarians.

How do you get a visit or order books at a discount? Go to my website www.laurabingham.com

That's Alvor in a nutshell. If you have anything to add, or a question at all, feel free to ask.

6 comments:

Jolene Perry said...

I'm excited to read your book. My daughter and husband are finishing the Chronicles of Narnia books and yours is next up! I'm way excited.

Laura said...

Jolene- Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so happy about WINGS OF LIGHT being released next year! If I went to school, I'd totally have you come over. =]

Tarmy said...

I'm so glad to hear that there will be more books in this series. I really enjoyed Alvor and will keep an eye out for the next two!

Jill & Jared said...

I'm so glad you're finally get the second book published!! Congrats! I will definitely be picking it up. and will pick up Alvor again just before because I LOVE to read the book (or books) before the most recent book to get into the story again. So exciting!!

Cleiteln said...

I am confused, I read that Alvor is the third book in this trilogy, is that correct? If so, what is the title of the first one?
Anyway, found your book at one of my favorite book stores! Loved it, passed it along. Am looking forward to another good read.
I am not a teacher, but I have always had a passion for writing! Is there anyway I could hear what you have to say about it?