Thursday, May 30, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Flobella - Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension: Book 1 The Creative Path by Altheta G.D. Waverly

Flobella
Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension
Book 1 The Creative Path
by
Altheta G.D. Waverly

Genre:
Middle Grade Fantasy 
Flobella is a creatress but doesn't know it.

Orphaned when she was four, twelve-year-old Flobella now lives a sad, drab life with her cruel aunt and uncle. Only painting and the maybe-memory of a woman who might be her mother hugging her in a purple garden makes her feel alive. But one day while painting, the swirl of colors begins to lift off the page, revealing a tiny fairy named Mumu whom Flobella follows through the spiral into the Creative Idea Dimension, a land of imagination and ideas.

When Flobella misses her opportunity to exit the spiral, the only way home is to follow the creative path to a gold door and Evo, a wise man who lives beyond the door and can help her find her way. Along her fantastical journey, she meets an array of magical creatures, each of whom presents a different creative path. But in a world of possibilities, she must find her own way, and the ruminudgies will do anything to stop her from fulfilling her destiny, as the dimension of creativity hangs in the balance…

An inspired and creative adventure awaits in an imaginative Alice-in-Wonderland-like fairy-tale world—where mysterious gardens, dark forests and magical fields are populated with wizards, talking ladybugs, white idea birds, a quantum kitty, and Timette, a lavender tea-loving time guide, and more—in this exciting first book in the Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension series by debut author Altheta G.D. Waverly.

Flobella looked down at the shiny floor and noticed a cat was laying only a few feet away from her, stretching its exceptionally long body from one side of the cottage to the other. The cat extended its front paws, dipped its shoulders, curved its back like a crescent moon, and lengthened its hind legs as its paws slid in either direction across the slippery floor, until its tummy was resting on the wooden sheen.

“Oh my, that’s the longest cat I’ve ever seen,” Flo exclaimed. “Why, he looks like many cats.”

“Woem! Meow! Woem! Meow!” the pale gray cat started meowing as he arched and replicated into many pastel colors.

“Qbits, my pretty kitty,” Timette said.

“Why does he look like that?” Flobella asked.

Timette bent down and lifted the cat onto her lap and started petting his long hair. Qbit’s body shortened like a retractable accordion and the colors faded as he sat on Timette’s lap.

“When Qbits gets nervous, he starts to make lots of copies of himself so he can have more possibilities. He’s a Quantum kitty! And you, Flobella, are making him very nervous.”

“Odd, he looks like a stacked paper doll or colorful accordion that expands and compresses,” Flo said with curiosity.

“Not odd at all! He’s only odd to you because you think everything has to follow the rules of your dimension,” Timette scolded.

“Mumu, tell Evo he may have made a mistake. If Flobella is as creative as he thinks she is, she wouldn’t be such a dimensionist,” Timette called out, her words echoing through the cottage.

“I’m not a dimensionist! Flobella said in defense, “What’s a dimensionist anyway?”

“Someone who thinks their dimension is the only one and has trouble accepting anything different when they go into another dimension,” Timette explained.

“That’s ridiculous! I didn’t even know I was in another dimension.”

“You Flobella, are a dimensionist!” Timette said while pointing her finger at Flo. “But hopefully if you spend a little time here, you won’t be for long.”

“All I said was why does the kitty look like that?” Flo said in her defense.

“Never mind, the important thing to remember is we’re counting on your abilities and willingness to be open to possibility,” Timette said as she pet Qbits.

“Now Qbits is relaxing. Poor kitty, you frightened him into more kitties then I’ve ever seen before.”

“I’m sorry; I didn’t mean to frighten him. Here kitty, kitty.” Flo bent down and pet Qbits as he wrapped his fluffy body around her legs and started purring.

“Aw, he’s so cute. I think I rather like a cat with many possibilities. It makes them extra fluffy.”

Qbits started purring loudly as he continued to circle around and around Flo’s legs.

Timette bent down and unraveled Qbits from Flo’s legs and said, “Now, now Qbits, you be a good little kitty and run along.”
Altheta G.D. Waverly created Flobella's Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension to immerse the reader in a creative landscape. She lives with her family (a mini creative collective) in a garden state not too far from the ocean and loves to visit lavender groves.

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63 comments:

  1. I love the cover and the book looks good!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  2. Thank you Faith! Have you ever felt like you were traveling on a creative path?

    Altheta

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  3. Love this cover! I am intrigued by this book as well.

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    1. Glad you like the cover Amy. I t was designed to give the reader a snapshot of the creative Idea Dimension.

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  4. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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    1. Thanks for the question Caryl!
      I enjoy being in flow, generating ideas and seeing how the story unfolds.I also love getting to know the characters as they emerge.

      Altheta

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    1. Thank you Ali! The idea was a result of following my creative path for many years.

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  6. I spend a bit too much time in the Creative Idea Dimension myself.

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    1. Ha! Me too. Flow and the "Creative Idea Dimension" can be mesmerizing.

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  7. I love the idea of there being a Creative idea dimension1 Very clever

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    1. Glad you like the idea!
      I wanted to see what would happen if there was a creative energy cycle of sorts.
      What would the landscape of the dimension look like?
      How would the girl get there? Would she go down a rabbit hole like Alice or up a spiral?
      And what would happen if there were a special book that contained every idea that could ever exist and it went missing...

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  8. Sounds like a great creative adventure. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy! After reading, readers will never look at creativity the same again.

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  9. Love this cover sounds like a good book.

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  10. So inspiring for young kids!

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    1. Thank you Chris. I hope to inspire young kids to use their creative voice. I think creativity can solve most of the world's problems. If Flobella can follow her creative path through the dimension, she may do just that :)

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  11. nice book cover, and the book sounds interesting.

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  12. Thank you Deb! Have an awesome weekend!

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  13. This looks like an interesting read. I like the cover!

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  14. I really love this cover! The description really makes me excited to read this one.

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    1. Much thanks stzpd! If you get an opportunity to read it, let me know if it puts a new spin on the way you think of creativity.

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  15. I like the cover-thanks

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  16. Sounds like such a lovely book!

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    1. Thank you Leonie! A great time of year to read the tale as it bubbles with creative energy, gardens and quantum fields of possibility!

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    1. Thank you Laurie! It's a "color" full tale settling some where in the realm of Wonderland and Oz. One could even say that Oz and Wonderland are ideas from the Creative Idea Dimension ;)

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  18. I think this would be a great book to read to my grandkids.

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  19. Awesome Julie! I think they would enjoy it! There are over 40 plus characters in the Dimension she meets. And they all are "doing there creative thing"

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  20. I love the cover Thanks for the chance :)

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  21. Thank you and good luck!

    Altheta Waverly

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  22. Looks like a very cool cover.

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  23. Thank you Jeffrey! A creative portal...

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  24. love the look of the cover very creative

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  25. I think the cover is pretty good! I would recommend having a flower or something in her hat!

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    1. Thanks Hazel! That would work as flowers and gardens are a big part of the story.

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  26. This sounds like such a great read! I love the cover!

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    1. Much thanks Elizabeth! I hope you get a chance to enjoy.

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  27. Thanks Elizabeth I hope you enjoy it!

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  28. Well, the cover is lovely, but I can't figure out the plot- why would the girl want to go back to her miserable life? At least in the other world, she could find a different path.

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    1. Thanks for the question Cindy. Initially she wants to go back because fear of the unknown overrides her unhappiness with her miserable life. Often, fear of the unknown and being stuck in a "life situation" is a block to change. But as she follows the path and confronts her fear and gets past obstacles using creative thinking, she gets stronger and is more open to this unfamiliar magical world.

      Altheta

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  29. i think the cover looks great!

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  30. I thank the cover is very vibrant & eye catching.

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  31. Thank you! The cover was designed to reflect the vibrant world in the story.

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  32. I like the pretty fluorescent colors on the book cover.

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I didn't know there was a such thing as Lavender tea. o.o

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  34. Cover art drew me in! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I like the cover. It caught my eye.

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  36. this cover is unique and very nice

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  37. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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  38. What do you think of the book or the cover?
    I like the cover its very cool and a good use of colors
    THX

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  39. I think the cover is very colorful.

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