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Hello, I am the author of a humor fiction middle grade novel entitled Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem it is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face who's ever been bullied. Now a member of SCWBI


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Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem Author: Gregg Seeley born August 9 1968 Vancouver British Columbia Canada has written articles in PassionParent online magazine and other publications, and has become an advocate for the anti-bullying movement. Gregg Seeley's 'Big Bobby Boom! And The Marble Mayhem' is the first in a new action packed humour fiction series for ages 9-12 on the subject of bullying. Gregg also has had the great pleasure in promoting the novel on Rock 106.9 Ottawa Ontario, Canada Virgin radio’s morning show “Rude awakening” Rogers Daytime living Ottawa television with Derick and TL and with Angie Poirier on A-morning television. He has also visited a number of schools and libraries that have responded marvellously well by ordering numerous copies.

Gregg Seeley experienced growing up in many different places in Canada, meeting all kinds of interesting characters along with the not so pleasant encounters of bullies. Inspiration for the Big Bobby Boom! series.
Gregg Seeley currently resides in the Ottawa area (Rockland) Ontario Canada with wife Jen, sons Liam and Harrison along with demanding family cat Sno-ball.

Now officially retired from proudly serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, a brief career as a supply teacher, a butcher, a pre-hospital care facilitator with the Red Cross, Gregg now works with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and robustly pursues writing further additions to the Big Bobby Boom! series.
Gregg's greatest influences in Writing kids books came from stories I told my kids and from reading the hilarious Gordon Korman, Robert Munsch, Roald Dahl and the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. I also like Judy Blume's Fudge series for sure, and who can forget Harry Potter.

BIG BOBBY BOOM! AND THE MARBLE MAYHEM
Author: Gregg Seeley
Publisher: Moosehide Books
ISBN: 978-1-894650-75-5
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Listen up readers ages 9-12

If you like humour, action, adventure and especially mischief check this book out! Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem just published by Moose Hide Books.

The Boolachecks rule the town and the Muldoons are their henchmen. That is the way it has been for several generations. Nobody has ever taken a stand or even bothered to challenge the order of things until Elliot Blue moves to town and shortly after comes cousin Jimmy ‘the slick’.

Elliot Blue is the typical ‘picked on’ kid with a penchant for self-preservation. He’s the one that most can identify with, the smart one who runs, hides and hopes that the bullies won’t come looking for him in the chess club, school band or washroom. Jimmy ‘the slick’ Blue, on the other hand, is the extroverted smart guy who doesn’t look for trouble but when it finds him he’s pretty quick to come up with ingenious ways of dealing with it. In essence he’s the one that all bullied kids wish they could be or at least have a friend like him.

Geared for the reluctant and inquisitive reader, between 9-12, Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem depicts how life can be a nightmare for some and a great opportunity for others..
“Sometimes, being an undersized brainy kid can really stink. No one knows this better than eleven year old Elliot Blue who finds himself thrust into a new school, in a new town where just within the first few days he has managed to make himself a target of the self proclaimed school bully ‘Big Bobby Boolacheck (Big Bobby Boom!) and hench-boys Booker and Biff Muldoon. Elliot’s life is going from bad to worse.
Luckily for Elliot, a cousin from the big city is coming to live with them for awhile. Soon enough the perfectly ordered town of Bunsel, that had been terrorized by the Boolachecks would experience something it had never encountered before. A triple threat with a backbone, a warped sense of humour and a genius mind . . . meet eleven year old super prankster Jimmy ‘the slick’ Blue.”

Together the soon to be infamous duo of Prankster and Brainiac are about to bring whole new brand of justice to the mean streets and playgrounds of Bunsel and go head to head with the nasty trio of Big Bobby Boom! and hench boys Booker and Biff.

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem is an easy to read fun-filled page turner for anyone who likes birthday party crashing, hockey hi-jinx, baseball bloopers and watching a bully unwittingly eat a hot pepper pie.

The book came into being from bedtime stories that my two boys Liam and Harrison were the first to enjoy. Originally titled ‘Bad Jimmy’ these tales come from my childhood experiences but were spiced up with a lot of embellishment.

Yes, the characters in the book are based on real life people, except for Jimmy I made him up as being my alter-ego in a life where I was picked on considerably. Elliot was me as a child, timid, shy and lived in my own imaginary world most times. Big Bobby , Booker and Biff are compilations of bullies I encountered in my adventurous childhood as well as the mayor Big Bobby Boolacheck Sr. The sheriff is based on my dad, a former mountie.
You may wonder why Big Bobby insists upon terrorizing Elliot so? Bobby is a bully and he learned it from his father and his father learned it from his father before him. It is all he knows. He thrives on terrorizing. Maintaining the status quo is very important to him.
Some may wonder how did Jimmy become such a super-prankster? That’s an easy one. At first it was a cry for attention, having been placed in a private school at a very young age. Craving attention from any parental figure was his goal at first then he became notorious for it. His skills developed into a fantastic survival mechanism when he moved to the town of Bunsel and faced Boolacheck and his hench-boys.
The main message here is, life is what you make it. You can spend your time hiding and believing there is no way out or you can use your imagination . . .that is the key to obtaining anything you desire.
Yes, there is a sequel in the works. It is nearly finished the final edit and will be going off to the publisher soon. Entitled Big Bobby Boom! and the Junkyard Monster, it is guaranteed to keep the reader riveted to the pages and laughing all the way through. After that it’s Big Bobby Boom! and the Nasty Surprise.

My writing mentor is Richard Mousseau, editor and publisher at Moosehide books. He has been extremely instrumental with my development as a writer by being brutally honest but extremely encouraging all along the way, like any great coach should be.
My future writing aspirations are to complete the Big Bobby Boom! series, have my other novels in development published which include a horror fiction, a Suspense murder mystery, a Romantic action humour novel, a children’s fantasy novel series, and a children’s picture book.
My final words on the subject are, if you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, whether it be anything at all, provided it brings you the greatest joy, do everything you can to do it and the universe will respond by giving you every opportunity to make it happen. On the lighter side, If you want a good laugh for yourself, to share with the kids in your class, the teacher or friends, get yourself a copy of Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem, you’ll be glad you did.

 

BOOK INFO
Listen up readers ages 9-12
If you like humour, action, adventure and especially mischief check this book out! Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem just published by Moose Hide Books.

The Boolachecks rule the town and the Muldoons are their henchmen. That is the way it has been for several generations. Nobody has ever taken a stand or even bothered to challenge the order of things until Elliot Blue moves to town and shortly after comes cousin Jimmy ‘the slick’.

Elliot Blue is the typical ‘picked on’ kid with a penchant for self-preservation. He’s the one that most can identify with, the smart one who runs, hides and hopes that the bullies won’t come looking for him in the chess club, school band or washroom. Jimmy ‘the slick’ Blue, on the other hand, is the extroverted smart guy who doesn’t look for trouble but when it finds him he’s pretty quick to come up with ingenious ways of dealing with it. In essence he’s the one that all bullied kids wish they could be or at least have a friend like him.

Geared for the reluctant and inquisitive reader, between 9-12, Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem depicts how life can be a nightmare for some and a great opportunity for others..

“Sometimes, being an undersized brainy kid can really stink. No one knows this better than eleven year old Elliot Blue who finds himself thrust into a new school, in a new town where just within the first few days he has managed to make himself a target of the self proclaimed school bully ‘Big Bobby Boolacheck (Big Bobby Boom!) and hench-boys Booker and Biff Muldoon. Elliot’s life is going from bad to worse.
Luckily for Elliot, a cousin from the big city is coming to live with them for awhile. Soon enough the perfectly ordered town of Bunsel, that had been terrorized by the Boolachecks would experience something it had never encountered before. A triple threat with a backbone, a warped sense of humour and a genius mind . . . meet eleven year old super prankster Jimmy ‘the slick’ Blue.”

Together the soon to be infamous duo of Prankster and Brainiac are about to bring whole new brand of justice to the mean streets and playgrounds of Bunsel and go head to head with the nasty trio of Big Bobby Boom! and hench boys Booker and Biff.

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem is an easy to read fun-filled page turner for anyone who likes birthday party crashing, hockey hi-jinx, baseball bloopers and watching a bully unwittingly eat a hot pepper pie.

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem can be ordered through Moosehide books. (Moosehidebooks.com) or can be ordered through any Chapters, Indigo or Coles Chapters Online Bookstore. It can also be ordered through any independent bookstore worldwide by contacting www.moosehidebooks.com
greggwerks@bell.net

 

 

Birth Place
Vancouver,  Canada
Additional Information

Given a five star rating on Goodreads by Lori Anderson Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem received a 4.5 stars by Rhonda Carver of Apex reviews and Five Stars by Debbie Smart, reviewer for Stories for Children Magazine. Another review can be found at What’s New section of Calgary’s Child magazine. Morganmandelbookplace.com Jacketflap.com and is featured in an interview with Susan Lieurance on Book Bites for Kids FEB 9 2010. I was also interviewed on the author show with Don MacCauley in February as well on the Children's author program to promote Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem. It is also featured in an article entitled ‘Junior Novel looks at Bullying and Friendship in the Daily Gleaner in Fredericton New Brunswick Canada. Many more reviews are on the way. Soon Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem will be available on Amazon!

Contact Information

593 Emerald Street 
Rockland  K4K 0B9   Canada
Contact Author: Gregg A.F. Seeley
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New releases Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem
Look under the new releases on the main page then go to the online store tab to order. http://www.moosehidebooks.com/cgi-bin/online/storepro.php

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem
My page with illustrations of the characters are there along with contact information and a story synopsis.

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem
There are recent reviews and informaton of upcoming events on the review and summary link on the page.

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem
See recent postings of interviews and signings. Gregg Seeley's books on Goodreads

Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem
reviews: 3
ratings: 4 (avg rating 5.00)

For great reviews on Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem go here http://community.indigo.ca/profile/Gregg-Seeley/419279.html


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