Lizzy Albright and the
by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser
COMING APRIL 2020!
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CROSS THE GENERATIONS WITH A GOOD READ!
This book is for you and the youngsters in your life.
Be the first to discover the world of Lizzy Albright.
It’s Christmas Eve 1964 which also happens to be the tenth birthday of Lizzy Abright, a red-headed, freckle-faced, over-imaginative child. The Beatles have made it big—and beehive hairdos are pretty big too. Station wagons have rear facing seats, and aluminum Christmas trees with rotating color wheels are the rage. Through the discovery of a family heirloom quilt, Lizzy is transported to an enchanted land where a powerful curse has befallen the kingdom of Ailear. Lizzy and her companions believe they can reverse the curse, but an evil sorceress has other plans. This magical and thrilling multi-layer story can be described as Harry Potter, meets Alice in Wonderland, meets the Wizard of Oz.
DRAMA • THRILLER • MYSTERY • FANTASY • WHIMSY
THE BOOK • $19.95
Ships Mid-April 2020
THE COLLECTABLE BUNDLE $39.99 - scroll down
Ships Mid-April 2020
GET ON YOUR FLYING GOOSE AND HANG ON FOR THE RIDE!
Traditional quilt blocks play a minor role in the story. Quilters will be amused when they skim across a phrase that relates to a bear’s paw or a pickle dish. Some references will be obvious, but others are fairly-well hidden. The vintage quilt plays a critical role in the story, but it’s important to note that this is not a story about a quilt. It’s a story about empowerment, leaps of faith, and courage. Its a story about how choices come with consequences, and how sometimes great adversity can be a challenge to overcome.
The ORIGINAL Collectable Bundle • $39.99 save almost 30%
Description: Ships Mid-April 2020. Save almost 30% by ordering this Lizzy Albright introductory souvenir bundle that contains an autographed copy of the paperback novel, a tote bag, a Lizzy mug, a souvenir button, and a Lizzy lanyard. The book in this promotional bundle will be autographed by Ricky Tims and will include an autographed bookplate by Kat Bowser.
Ricky Tims has designed thirty-six SKUs of Lizzy Albright fabric with Benartex which will arrive in stores this summer. The fabrics were specifically designed to make the Lizzy Albright Quilt. They have a vintage look, and some of these fabrics are actually described in the novel. Here are three of the fabric designs.
THE LIZZY ALBRIGHT QUILT
A separate book with the complete patterns and instructions for making the Lizzy Albright quilt will come next. The quilt will be perfect for shops to kit, or to organize as a Block of the Month. Kids who embrace the novel will want to have their own Lizzy Albright quilt—just like the one in the story. This will be an opportunity to get a new generation involved in quilting. By using the Lizzy Albright fabrics, you can make the exact quilt that Lizzy’s Granny made. The quilt will be revealed soon, but you can image it. It is a 42-block, depression-era sampler quilt with Attic Windows and Flying Geese. Stay tuned for the big reveal, but in the meantime, here’s three blocks from the quilt made with the actual Lizzy Albright fabrics that were designed by Ricky Tims.
New York Beauty
An eBook will be available as soon as it can get transferred into an electronic format.
Some stories are wonderful when read out loud. This is one of those books. An audiobook of the adventure will be produced.
THE MUSIC ALBUM
Most everyone knows Ricky Tims is a composer, performer, and music producer. Kat Bowser, the co-author, is an amazingly talented singer and the two of them have performed numerous times together. They plan to make the book come to life with a musical recording that represents various scenes from the story.
Not all the blocks the quilt feature into this story, so other blocks can inspire sequels like, Lizzy Albright and the Log Cabin or Lizzy Albright and the Storm at Sea. Stay tuned!
LIZZY ALBRIGHT MAKE-A-BLOCK BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
To make quilting accessible to youngsters, Lizzy Albright quilt pattern books will be forthcoming over time (one block per book) that will share history, math, and perhaps a story behind the block. These over-sized patterns will make sewing and assembly much easier for kids, and can be used as a curriculum for kids quilting clubs.
A PIXAR-DISNEY FEATURE FILM?
One can dream!
LOOK FOR COLORING BOOKS • COSPLAY • AND NOVELTIES
An excerpt from
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
They were putting their flasks back in their leaf cloak pockets when Gretta suddenly froze and said, “Shh!” She was listening intently and looking to the sky in the direction of the forest. McDoogle’s ears perked up as well.
“What is that awful ruckus?” inquired McDoogle.
A black cloud was swirling above the forest. The undulating mass darkened an entire section of the sky. It was tracking a course high above Lake Road and it was heading directly toward them.
“The grackles!” she shouted in a whisper. “Hide now! Under your cloaks…hurry…get on the ground!”
Lizzy saw the swarming mass rushing their way. She and McDoogle both did as they were instructed and dove to the ground, huddled in a ball, and pulled their cloaks tightly around themselves. Off in the distance they could hear the high-pitched chattering that was coming from thousands of birds. The horrific noise sounded more like the squeaking shrills of tortured souls than birdsong, and it kept getting louder.
“Don’t move!” said Gretta, as quietly as she could.
Lizzy wasn’t exactly sure why they were having to hide. She had seen flocks of birds before—never this many—but she suspected they were just flying in a group like many birds do, to get from one place to another. Still, something in the sound of Gretta’s voice indicated that the situation was serious, and Lizzy realized she needed to heed the warning. She might not have understood why, but deep down she knew that it was best for her to stay out of sight.
The mass of birds was directly above them. Not only could Lizzy hear their deafening, piercing shrieks, but she could actually feel her leaf cloak moving from the wind that was generated by their aggressive, flapping wings. It seemed like an eternity, but eventually the noise started to ebb and became a long, slow decrescendo that finally faded away.
“Don’t move,” Gretta whispered again.
Gretta was listening for any hint of a grackle that might be lingering behind.
“Mr. McDoogle, do you hear anything?” Gretta had begun to appreciate McDoogle’s ears.
“Naw, Ms. Gretta, I don’t hear a thing.”
Gretta poked her head out and scanned the skies.
“Okay. They’re gone.” She let out a silent sigh of relief.
Lizzy and McDoogle crawled out from under their cloaks, stood up, and brushed themselves off. “What was that?” asked Lizzy.
“That, my dear princess, was trouble.”