I feel like I won the author lottery here! As I curated the list of authors to invite, we had a gap in representation for middle-grade books. So, I put out a call to my amazing cover designer with Melissa Williams Design. I asked if she had any recommendations, and she did! Working with Mary H. Geis has been nothing but extraordinary. Based on what she told me about Tyler, well, let's just say I am thrilled that I get to meet this Colorado-based author in person next week!
Tyler H. Jolley will be signing books at our pop-up Christmas bookstores hosted by Patella Publishing Services on Nov 24 from 11 am - 1 pm. Join us at the Christmas Gift and Craft Show for this exciting event!
Book One Synopsis:
After Alison Liv Isner is sucked into an old globe that sat on her father’s desk, she wakes beside a campfire in a lush jungle, surrounded by five talking animals. She quickly realizes these are the same friends her mom wrote about in her expedition journal. Now, at only eleven years old, she has the opportunity to complete her deceased mother’s unfinished expedition in the Temple of the Monkey God.
With her new found friends, a monkey, a fat rat, a bat, a burro with a piranha in a mason jar tied around his neck, Ali decides to face the treacherous booby traps inside of the temple and save the monkey idol from an evil group called The Geese. As she learns more about her deceased mom through her adventure journal, Ali and her friends realize the book is the key to lead them through the tunnels of the dreaded Temple of the Monkey God. If not, their lives are at stake and Ali will be trapped in the expedition realm forever.
Adventurous Ali delves into some important family and life themes. Some specific themes include:
Dealing with parental loss (mom)
Adventures that allow Ali to learn about her late mother
Overcoming challenges and learning lessons about resilience and focus
Staying motivated when things get hard
Who Will Enjoy this Book:
Any child who loves action and adventure will love this series. It’s also great for kids who haven’t discovered their love of reading. The chapters are short and will give them a sense of accomplishment as they easily read through the chapters.
Praise for Adventurous Ali:
"It’s Dora the Explorer meets Indiana Jones in Narnia…what fun!" –TLVLR Vine Voice
"It was suspenseful, funny, heartwarming and just the adventure to pull a young reader into the story." –Caffeniated Book Reviewer
"The writing is great, easy to follow and will be easy to understand for younger readers." –Cover2Cover Blog
About the Author:
As a kid, Tyler H. Jolley always had a knack for storytelling. When he grew bored of old fables, he created his own exciting and unique worlds. Many years later, he still had so many new ideas and stories swirling in his head, but with nowhere to share them. That’s when he put his pencil to paper and let the creative juices flow.
His breakthrough novel, EXTRACTED, came out in 2013 and swiftly became an Amazon Best Seller and Spencer Hill Press Best Seller. Since then, Tyler has been busy publishing over a dozen books.
He reexamined the publishing process and created an efficient way to get his countless ideas into print. Tyler definitely didn’t like to work alone, so he restructured his writing methods into a team approach.
When he’s not writing, you can find him at his orthodontic practice, mountain biking, or on the hunt for the perfect doughnut.
Connect with Tyler H. Jolley:
Author Website: http://jolleychronicles.com/
Facebook: Tyler Jolley
Instagram: Tyler H Jolley
X (formerly Twitter): @DocJolley
Upcoming Pop-up Bookstore Events:
Catch the entire Adventurous Ali series and other literary gems at these Christmas Craft Shows:
Dates: November 24 - 25*
Times: 9 am - 7 pm
Location: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds
Address: 445 S Main, Spanish Fork, Utah
*Tyler will be signing books on Nov 24th from 11 am - 1 pm
Dates: December 8-9
Times: 1 pm - 8 pm, 10 am - 8 pm
Location: Mountain America Expo Center
Address: 9575 S State St., Sandy, Utah