Have you browsed through books lately? If you're like me, you've noticed a lot of books with vampires and zombies, and wondered if there's anything else worthwhile to read. (Now, I have to confess that I've read a handful of vampire books myself, but really, doesn't it seem that it's gone overboard lately?)
Or you read through a book, only to find that the "heroes" are just as bad as the villains. I don't know about you, but that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
When I look for a book, I want stories with excitement, thrills, and action...and if there's a happy ending, that's the icing on the cake!
I remember when I was a kid, sitting in front of the TV on a Saturday morning, watching my favorite TV shows, where the good guys were good, the bad guys were nasty, and though the heroes were having a tough time, they finally outwitted the bad guys and everything worked out for the best at the end.
Those are the kind of stories I love, and that's why I write those sorts of stories...stories the whole family can read and enjoy. That's why I was proud to get a Mom's Choice Award for my books...for the best in family-friendly entertainment. Not everyone can get a Mom's Choice Award, and there's a rigorous, thorough process of evaluation, but Countdown to Action got that award, and I couldn't be more pleased!
Let me tell you about Countdown to Action. In this story, the first novel in the Thunderbirds™ series, retired billionaire astronaut Jeff Tracy, driven by the tragic death of his wife, founds an organization (International Rescue) to help people who are in mortal danger and out of reach of the normal first responders. His grown sons and associates join him in this effort, and the adventures never stop!
That's why I think you'll enjoy Countdown to Action. It's based on the 1960s TV show, Thunderbirds™. The books are officially licensed, sanctioned, and approved by ITV/Granada Ventures, which holds the rights to Thunderbirds™. Click here to read chapter 1.
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If you've never heard of Thunderbirds™...no problem! I wrote the books so that even if you've never heard of Thunderbirds before, you'll be able to follow the action. Anyone ages 12 and up can enjoy the books...there's no vile language, no sex, and no extreme violence. They're tales of heroes who hold to high moral values, and though they aren't perfect, and make their share of mistakes, they hold on to their courage and triumph at the end!
But don't take my word for it...read what those who have read the books have to say....
What readers say about Countdown to Action!
Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch
Tragedy does strange things to people, and it is not always negative. Countdown to Action! is a novel based on the beginnings of the old television program Thunderbirds. When faced with his wife's death, Jeff Tracy calls upon his sons to create an organization dedicated to rescuing those who need it. Creating such an organization, however, is much easier said than done. Countdown to Action! is highly recommended reading for science fiction enthusiasts in general and fans of the Thunderbirds television series in particular.
Darlene J. McCurdy, Harrisburg, PA
I have read the 3 books from the Thunderbird series and can honestly say once I read the first page I couldn't put it down. It kept me wanting more and looking forward to the next book in the series. Anyone who loves action books, would love the Thunderbirds Books. They are great for kids and adults. I passed them on to my grandson and he loves them also.
Vickie Vanderpool, Indianola, IA
My grandson loved your second novel. It took him only a week to read through it. He wanted me to drop you a line and say "WELL DONE." After he finished I read it to his younger brothers and he sat in to listen again. Amazing; he doesn't sit still very often. I see that you'll have a new one coming in 2010. Fantastic!!!!!! We can't wait to read this one also.
Doug Pratt, owner, Pratt Hobbies, Herndon, VA I encourage you to order copies--they are wonderful books. If you are new to Thunderbirds, they will be an excellent introduction. If the Tracy family are old friends, you will find these stories deepen your understanding and enrich your memories. That's what good books are supposed to do. I'm delighted to have the chance to spread this fine work around, and to share something that has been very important to me. Something in the program resonated. The idea of selfless, honorable people devoting their lives to rescuing strangers, maybe. Or maybe it was the technology; nothing in Thunderbirds is what it appears to be. Swimming pools are rocket hangars, cars have machine guns, watches and powder compacts communicate with satellites.
And Joan, I have to tell you, I've given away 18 books...so far. I'm getting emails back already about how much people are enjoying them. At least three parents told me they took the books out of the packages and read them before [giving them to their children to read].
David Tremont, Model maker, Weta Workshop, New Zealand
Thunderbirds has been my inspiration since childhood. This has been an enjoyable read and reliving of the characters and their history. I look forward to new adventures ahead as should fans old and new, too.
Monica Ferris USA Today bestselling author of Crewel World and other Needlecraft Mysteries St. Louis Park, MN
Verba has created a humane and human background for these characters, with foibles and weaknesses believably overcome, which makes their forming a brave, self-sacrificing force all the more credit-worthy. FAB!
Daria Brooks, Rancho Dominguez, CA
Countdown To Action [is] a book to read and remember. It's also a thoroughly enjoyable, adventurous outing with characters who are beloved by fans around the world.
My fascination with the series has always been more about what compels this amazing family to risk their lives time and time again, as well as about what in their collective background prepared them for their hazardous chosen task. Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan all had their own fields of study and interests outside of the family and were on their individual ways to gaining fame in their own right. Countdown To Action illustrates in seamless order how Jeff Tracy raised five such selfless and brave sons to maturity, gifting the world with young men who were willing to sacrifice their own personal lives and safety to save those in mortal peril time and time again.Countdown To Action [is] a very satisfying introduction to an exciting new series.
Let me tell you a bit about myself....
I’ve been in love with astronomy and science fiction since second grade. When I went to college, I got a degree in physics and went on to work for one year as an associate instructor in astronomy. I’ve worked as a computer programmer, writer, editor, publisher, and weight loss coach. My first book, Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets, qualified me for a full membership in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I’m also a full member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. My nonfiction books include Voyager, Boldly Writing, and Weight Loss Success. My novels include Countdown to Action, Action Alert, and Deadly Danger.
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Looking for more great adventures? Why not buy all three? Action Alert has also received a Mom's Choice Award, and Deadly Danger is a finalist for the Scribe Award. All are suitable reading for ages 12 & up. Click on a cover to read chapter 1.
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