Author Chat with Erik Daniel Shein (Thunder: An Elephant's Journey) Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Erik Daniel Shein, author of Thunder: An Elephant's Journey. 

Read on for more about Erik and his book, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

 YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?  

 I saw a documentary on animal planet about elephant and rhino  poaching, and the emotions the animals showed after losing their babies made me want to do  something  about it. I hope the story of Thunder can help all children understand about animal poahing.

YABC:   Who is your favorite character in the book?

 Thunder and Frederick

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel? 

Title   

  In  my  book creation process, the title always comes first. 

YABC:   Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now? 

 Write what you are passionate about! And animals are my passion.

YABC:   What do you like most about the cover of the book? 

I believe my books and these covers show the reader to believe in themselves, no matter the odds.

YABC:   What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2017? 

Rocket Hound, a Race for Freedom

YABC:   What’s up next for you? 

 I am working on a new story medium animation CGI virtual reality to bring Thunder to life in the school classroom, and one day to the big screen!

YABC:   Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate? 

In Book 2,  when Thunder loses his mother...you will need a box of tissues for that one!   

YABC:  Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book? 

Frederick the flamingo, he is an odd but lovable bird .

YABC:   Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising? 

completing the book  LOL

YABC:  What would you say is your superpower?

I am a visionary!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Erik Daniel Shein!

Erik Daniel Shein has authored and co-authored over 30 nonfiction and fiction books which include The Forgotten Ornament and Aurora: Spirit Bear of the North and the new Thunder series.  He’s also been a filmmaker for many years, receiving the Telly Award in the Animation Category of a Non-Broadcast Show and the Communicator Awardfor The Reptile Chronicles. He has twice received the Kirkus Independent Author of the Month award.

 

Website * Twitter

 

 

 

Meet Thunder: An Elephant's Journey!

A young African pygmy elephant must confront his fears to fulfill a dream and become a legend...

Thunder, a young pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture from poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. With the help of some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; they help him with his dream to look for her and fulfill his quest to be united with his herd.

 

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Thunder: An Elephant's Journey

By: Erik Daniel Shein

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Publisher: World Castle Publishing

 

 

 

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Two winners will receive a copy of Thunder: An Elephant's Journey (Erik Daniel Shein) ~ US Only
 

 

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Danielle Lynn on Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:39

This sounds like a very cute and moving story. With so many poaching reports being circulated, this is definitely an important subject that certainly needs all the attention that can be brought to it.

The cover is certainly appealing and appropriate for the content but I just feel like it's somewhat lacking...

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This sounds like a very cute and moving story. With so many poaching reports being circulated, this is definitely an important subject that certainly needs all the attention that can be brought to it. The cover is certainly appealing and appropriate for the content but I just feel like it's somewhat lacking...
Danielle Hammelef on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:15

The cover is so beautiful! I think this book sounds like a fun adventure to go on.

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The cover is so beautiful! I think this book sounds like a fun adventure to go on.

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