I have been a huge fan of T.A. Barron and his books for a long time. I am honored that he dropped by Watch. Connect. Read. to finish my sentences. We chatted about books, reading, and libraries. I wrote the words in red, and he wrote the words in black. Thank you, T.A. Barron!
Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life is a way of imagining what Merlin would say to give us hope, courage, and meaning in our lives. I’ve had a lot of fun with this—especially since I’ve written so many books about the great wizard, he now really seems like an old friend whose voice is quite familiar! To spread the fun (and maybe a bit of wisdom), I’ve produced 3 short videos.
The first one, Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words, reveals his seven favorite words…plus one more word that powers them all. I’m glad to tell you these videos were seen by well over 100,000 people in just the first month. So I’m now making Merlin’s Guide into a book which will be published soon!
Ellegandia is the setting for my latest book, Atlantis Rising. It’s a great vacation place for anyone who loves to travel in the imagination! This magical place is home to two very different young people—a vagabond named Promi and a mysterious woman named Atlanta. But their world is about to be destroyed—and their only hope is to work together. And their adventure results in the birth of the most wondrous island anywhere: Atlantis.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is all about one thing—turning the spotlight on some remarkable young people who are making the world a better place. Each year we honor 25 kids ages 8 to 18, from all sorts of diverse backgrounds. They have shown amazing courage, energy, and leadership to help people or the environment. Sometimes it’s hard to feel hopeful about the future—but these amazing young people will renew your hope! Visit www.barronprize.org.
Reading is the best way to travel! With a good book, you can instantly voyage to another continent, another world, or another universe. And you can travel just as easily through time. The only limit is our imagination…which means there’s no limit at all.
Rules for the Giveaway
1. It will run from 2/21 to 11:59 p.m. on 2/23.
2. You must be at least 13.
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