Free Book to the First Person Who… By C. L. Lewis www.creedgriffon.com www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries

Hi, I’m C. L. Lewis, author of the Creed Griffon Series. If you’d like to learn more about Creed Griffon and The Road to Dendura, visit www.creedgriffon.com, www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries or click on any of the purple links in this blog. Please know, this isn’t a cheap attempt to try and sell you something. Rather, this is a simple contest. If you’d like to enter or know someone who’d be interested in doing so – then keep reading.

Currently, I’m offering a free signed copy of The Road to Dendura to the first two people who can correctly answer the two questions I’m about to reveal. Know that the last time I did something like this, it took almost two weeks to find our winners. By chance, if you’re reading this blog a week after the fact, don’t think it’s to late to email in your reply. You never know, your answers might be the only ones that are right! 

Before I can reveal the questions, I need to cover a few simple rules. I know… What would fun be without rules? Yawn

Here goes: 

1. This contest is open to United States residents only. I apologize to my international readership. I don’t often get a chance to make contest rules where my books are concerned. I hope you can understand and know that I”m looking to the future for changes in this area.

2. All participants must send in their responses by  using the contact us form located on the Creed Griffon website. Simply click on the purple link located directly above to go to that page, or you can visit the website and use the ‘Contact C. L. Lewis’ link located in the menu.

3. Winners are determined on a first come first serve basis. The First two individuals to to answer both questions correctly per our discretion will be the winners. It’s that easy.

4. Yes, you can enter as many times as you like! Kids, make sure it’s okay with your parents first.
Please understand that we are not responsible for underage individuals that enter without the proper permission.

5. By entering, you agree that we are not responsible for computer malfunctions, and/or emails lost or not received. Winners are responsible for providing the correct mailing address and for receipt of item.

6. By entering, all participants agree to allow us to publish their name along with their answers. 

7. Only one book per winner.  

8. This contest will end February 28th 2014. 

That’s it! So what are the two contest questions?  
 
1. All living Pharaohs were said to be the living incarnation of what Ancient Egyptian god?  

2. Name an invention created by the Ancient Egyptians.


Good luck! Respectfully,

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What I Like Best About Writing; by C. L. Lewis www.creedgriffon.com www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries

I’m often asked what I like best about writing. Of course, I have more than one answer, and depending on what day it is (i.e. deadline day – with or without coffee in hand) my response might vary. Be-dum ching! However, I can honestly say there are two things that stand out above the rest.  


One of my most favorite things about writing would be meeting the readers and answering their emails. I’ve been fortunate to have met some absolutely wonderful, gracious, and outstanding individuals who have welcomed me with open arms and shared their humorous stories with me. They’ve truly made my job fun! 

For example, in the picture below you can see the gentleman showing us his tattoo. My main character, Creed Griffon is the recipient of a magical tattoo which continues to spread all over his body. Knowing this, the gentleman was kind enough to show us the design of his!  His wife and daughter, which you can sort of see in the picture have matching mother/daughter tattoos (back of the neck) which I thought to be very unique!

Another favorite of mine is creating my own worlds and characters such as
those in my book, The Road to Dendura.
I often write about fictional subjects, environments, and/or creatures I
think would be interesting to see in real life. Challenging yet fun aspects to add to these are giving each character a distinct
personality and writing about events in such a way that makes them seem
as though they could really happen. At the same time, I
intertwine relevant subjects faced by teens, and kids of today such as bullying, never giving up, friendship, betrayal, and fears.

   I still remember you Paul! You make me smile every time I see your picture! 

 The gentleman pictured below had a great sense of humor but I think you can figure that out for yourself! 

On a final note, book two will
be out 2015. We have included a glossary for
those who like extra information. We’ve even added phonetic spelling to
assist with the correct pronunciation of certain names. I thank you for your interest.

Respectfully,

 

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Battle of the Books by C. L. Lewis www.creedgriffon.com www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries

Because of the Creed Griffon series, I’ve been privileged to visit many wonderful schools. Some of them have incorporated the B.O.B. program (Battle of Books) or similar programs. I first learned of the B.O.B. competition at one of my book signings. A teacher purchased a copy of The Road to Dendura and told me she was going to offer it up to her students for battle. Of course this sparked my interest and momentarily left me thinking – ‘What kind of teacher are you?’ Images of a kid type American Gladiator were quick to pelt my brain. Thankfully, she began telling me about the B.O.B. and how her kids really come alive when competing against each other.

Below is a little bit of information about the program directly from the official Battle of the Books website. All I can say is that they do take this competition very seriously and  allow students to compete at local, regional, and state levels. However, if you don’t want to participate on a major scale, I’ve known various teachers who have held private book battles just for their own classes, with books of their own choosing, along with various incentives. If you’ve been looking for new ways to get your children or teens interested in reading, the following should give you a few ideas. 

What is Battle of the Books :

America’s Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program
for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students
to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

How Does A Student Participate?

A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that
year’s America’s Battle of the Books. Students may count “books” they
have read before. However, they cannot count books that they have only
seen on a video or a movie. They must read the book. They should keep a
summary so they can review this information before their “Local Battle.”

Where Do The Students Get The Books?

School libraries may order copies of each book on the list. The book
stores will also have them available.

When Do The Students Read The Books?

The school battles will be held usually in March or April of that year.
Therefore, students will have plenty of time to read the books during
the school year. Reading through the summer is completely optional, but
available to students.

What Is The “Battle?”

A typical “Battle” is a full day tournament or game, like the College
Bowl, in which students’ teams earn points by answering questions about
the books on the book list. The day begins with a meeting in the
cafeteria, a morning snack and directions for the day. Then they are
assigned to a team, given a mascot, and sent to their first round of the
“Battle.” They play several rounds, each against a different team. At
the end of the morning, points are totaled and the two teams with the
most points are invited to a “Grand Battle” after lunch, with the other
teams as their audience. These two teams will also be given the
opportunity to participate in the regional “Battle” in April and the
statewide “Battle” also held in May or June, if regional battles have
been organized by local participants in your area.

 

How Does It Benefit The Child?

The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books,
sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of
playing in the “Battle.”

What Does It Cost To Participate?

The only cost is an annual membership fee. We require that each school
or group using our questions have a current America’s Battle of the
Books association member. An association member is typically a
librarian, teacher, or designated parent. All of our questions are free,
as well as most of our resources. When you fill out the membership form
please send a check (we do not accept credit cards or purchase orders)
with this form.

About Battle of the Books

America’s Battle of the Books is a business partnership that serves
students, families, and schools. No one receives a salary or profits
from the service provided through America’s Battle of the Books. We
exist solely to promote the enjoyment of reading and to strength the
curriculum goals in America’s educational environment. Our financial
profits are placed back into our business to promote our services and
educational goals.

Respectfully,

 

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