Author Todd Zimmerman is my guest today, aaaaaaand he’s offering you a chance to win an autographed copy of this charming book. Read on to learn more about the book, then use the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway.
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Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad’s very first date. Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. “The story follows Oliver’s excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. We hope the story will bring families together to tell the stories of their own ornaments and the special meaning that so many of them possess. Because after all, “Every Ornament Tells a Story.”
Book Title: Oliver the Ornament Boxed Gift Set by Todd M. Zimmermann
Category: Children’s Fiction, 54 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Oliver the Ornament
Release date: ‘December 22, 2018
Tour dates: Nov 30 to Dec 18, 2020
Content Rating: Rated G.
We asked Todd: Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Five years ago, I was decorating a Christmas tree. As I was just about to hang the very last of over 200 ornaments on the tree, my partner walked in saying, “You don’t have to hang every ornament on the tree.” I responded, “What am I going to do with this one? Put him back in the attic where he’ll miss all the fun?” The light went off in my head immediately; a children’s Christmas story about an ornament that gets left behind in the attic. I knew I was onto something but didn’t know what the story was.
For the next four days, my mind was spinning with the possibilities of the story and how this story would resonate with children and adults. Then, on Christmas morning, while at my childhood home in Sheboygan, WI, I woke and the story came to me. I immediately went to the computer and wrote Oliver the Ornament. After breakfast, I surprised my family with the very first reading of Oliver the Ornament.
The story was tweaked and edited during the next several months, but the actual story of Oliver the Ornament took a total of four days from inspiration to having the first manuscript of the story completed.
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Meet the Author:
Todd Zimmermann, the creator and author of the “Oliver the Ornament” series, is on a mission to spread kindness and anti-bullying messages within his charming stories. The first story in the series focuses on a little ornament who faces challenges, but is able to overcome all odds to save the day. Charity is at the heart of Oliver the Ornament. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to various children’s charities. Starting with 5% from the first book, 10% from the second book, and increasing to 100% of the seventh book, Oliver the Ornament is committed to making a difference in children’s lives throughout the world.
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