Monday, June 23, 2014

The Golden-Chime Mermaid - Spotlight

Title: The Golden-Chime Mermaid and the Silver-Scaled Merman (The Merfolk of Gold Chime City)
Author: J. R. Hardin
You can find this book here: BQB Publishing, Amazon (Paperback), Amazon (Kindle Edition) and Barnes & Noble.


Tinkle, a Golden-Chime Mermaid and the protector of the underwater city of Gold Chime, is losing her power. So the city will stay safe, she must pass on her abilities to the young Golden-Chime Mermaid, Twinkle. But Twinkle has been captured by the evil warlock, Grim.

The city needs a hero to rescue the young mermaid, but for twenty years no hero has appeared. As time is running out, a young silver-scaled merman named Dart arrives to undertake the task. Dart must find the mermaid and free her from the large sea serpent that is guarding her. In order to free her, he must complete several quests. With every task Dart undertakes he faces more and more unexpected dangers, and he only has ten days to complete the quest before the old Golden-Chime Mermaid loses all her power.


J.R. Hardin, author of numerous children's books, has released a new adventure story, "The Golden-Chime Mermaid and the Silver-Scaled Merman", which is to be the first in a series of Merfolk tales. With this occasion, he has agreed to answer a few questions:

1. What inspired you to write Golden Chime Mermaid?
I just thought a book about mermen and mermaids would be interesting. I like writing action adventure books, so I made it a quest chain story with lots of danger.

2. Who should read this book and why will they enjoy it? 
My books are chapter books for readers between the ages of eight and twelve. If they like action adventure stories then they would like my books.

3. What made you want to become a writer?
After I retired from working, I prayed for something I would enjoy doing in my retirement years. I received some mail from The Institute of Children's Literature about taking courses on writing for children. I finished a couple of the courses and started writing stories for middle grade readers.

Thank you, J.R. Hardin.
You can find more information on the author, his dog, and his books here: J.R. Hardin on BQB.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier, Anka! :)
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    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff