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Norm Bour

Norm Bour

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Traveling Nomad, curious Baby Boomer, Man who lives in Faith and someone hoping to inspire travelers and dreamers and anyone who is ready.

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I am an author of four books, mostly non-fiction, and this is my first work of creative fiction.

I have lived my life in Faith and believe in a Universal spirit which touches us all. This book came to me as an inspiration, and I wrote a short story which expanded to become this book, which literally poured from my fingers.

The time is right for people to know that the world is much bigger than ourselves, and if we do not take care of our planet, Mother Nature will throw water on us to wake us up.
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Success! Mother Nature’s First Day has already sold 51 pre-orders , was pitched to 6 publishers , and will be published by Inside Edge Publishing .
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Mother Nature’s First Day

Grace Grows Up

Mother Nature’s First Day is a whimsical Children's fiction fairy tale and mythology that shares Grace's (Mother Nature 2.0) earlier days before she took on that role as Mother Nature, and how she learned about the world through her powerful family. Who is Mother Nature, really? And how did she become so wise?

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Children Fiction
10,000 words
75% complete
6 publishers interested

Synopsis

(formerly Gwen Grows Up...) While we are in the throes of a worldwide pandemic, many ask the question: “Is this Mother Nature’s way of teaching us a lesson?”
And it may be.

"Mother Nature's First Day: Grace Grows Up" is a fairy tale inspired by myth and mythology, which shows up in some of the characters and their names. The book shares Mother Nature’s "story", as well as the challenges of our planet and the the ones WE have given Mother Nature, and points to how fragile this world really is. We are ALL responsible for taking care of her, plus loving each other as well as all the wildlife and natural world.

It is also a "Coming of Age" story since young Mother Nature (version 2.0) wants to grow up NOW, as most adolescents do! She is anxious to "play her part," even though she is unsure of what that means- and of herself. All she hears is "when the time comes," but that causes Grace frustration since TIME is so confusing to her!

She learns skills and wisdom through her Mother (the Original Mother Nature!) and her four Uncles: Neptune, Gaia, Sky and Fire, and with their wisdom comes confidence to fulfill her role. She also learns from her VERY powerful Father!

When Transition Day finally arrives, the day she takes on the full responsibility of caretaking our planet, our heroine finds out how challenging her new position really is. She realizes that the timing is not by chance. Is she ready? Is she capable? Confident?

Grace's Story uses language that is well suited for an eight year old to late teenage reader, but is also a wonderful and heartfelt introduction for younger children to understand these ideas when read by an adult or teen. Most readers will fully understand that this planet is ours to cherish-or to destroy...

Sales arguments

  • Due to the Covid-19, the time is right for people to be inspired by an upbeat, happy story.
  • The author has decades of sales and marketing experience in writing, PR and marketing.
  • The author has access to well placed personalities for endorsements and reviews.

Similar titles

  • "Who Is Mother Nature and Where Did She Go?" by Candice Alvarrão (Aug 30, 2019). The book is geared to the pre-school to very young children audience.
  • "Thank You Mother Nature" by Charlotte Caunter (March 14, 2016). This book has wonderful reviews and is also geared to the younger audience.
  • "Mother Nature's Children" by Mary Turner Thomson. The description looks compelling on Amazon and this book has some common themes to Norm's book.

Audience

8-17 years old, young enough to enjoy fantasy and fairy tales, yet old enough to understand some of the real problems in today's world.

6 publishers interested
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500 copies • Completed manuscript.
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250 copies • Partial manuscript.
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100 copies • Completed manuscript.
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100 copies • Completed manuscript.
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  • Dani Radigan
    on July 1, 2020, 5:14 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading this book and having a lesson in history to read to my Grandchildren one day!
    This book will be an amazing story to share!

    Dani Radigan

  • Ligia Brenneman
    on July 3, 2020, 6:33 p.m.

    We can live to our fullest even during this corona virus. It’s about our attitude and mostly to be grateful. Look at the sky, trees, flowers oceans, birds. Take a deep sigh.... and say thank you.

  • Richard Simon
    on July 3, 2020, 11:07 p.m.

    Your talent and spirituality are recognized and appreciated. I know it'll be a success.

  • Michael Tomlinson
    on July 14, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

    Best of luck with this Storm. Glad to see your creativity at work. - MT

  • Shelly Zavala
    on July 15, 2020, 4:27 p.m.

    Congratulations Norm. Wishing you the best. You are a wonderful role model for people to show, just do it! Enjoy.... which I know you do.

  • Larry Bassell
    on July 20, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

    Hi Norm,

    Hope to see you back on the Zoom TM meetings soon and best of luck with the book!

    LB

  • Robert Nestor
    on July 24, 2020, 11:50 p.m.

    Best of Luck with the release Norm. Looking forward to getting a copy.

  • Joel Carlson
    on July 28, 2020, 4:16 a.m.

    Hey Normie, let's do lunch! BCYC, my treat.

  • Tim Campbell
    on July 29, 2020, 12:27 p.m.

    Good luck with the book and glad to see you are living life to the fullest.