Friday, June 24, 2022

Hey Charlie, You're Next ~ Book Blog Tour Author Guest Post & Giveaway!

 Book Details:

Hey Charlie, You're Next!  
by Michael B. Judkins

Genre: Fiction
CategoriesChildren's Picture Book (Ages 3-7)
Publisher: Oct14 Entertainment 
Publication Date: August 2020
Pages:  30 pages
Content Rating: G: No bad language or explicit content  


Book Description:

Charlie finds himself in the midst of bullying on basketball day at school and is unsure of how to speak up for himself. With a little bit of advice from his teacher and some hope, there is nothing that can tear him down.

Hey Charlie, You're Next offers readers a compelling story about overcoming negativity and gaining self confidence. It is the first book in the Hey Charlie series by Michael Judkins. Stay tuned for the next books!

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Guest Post: 

My Journey with Writing & Storytelling

by Michael B. Judkins

I started just writing in class one day in high school. My writing didn't progress until I  realized something to write about. If anything, I consider myself a narrative writer or abstract. I intend to develop a character into many moving parts which transfer into the story I envision in my head. I tend to think too much, write notes, and create something from there. Sometimes I sit at the computer and start writing.

My path to writing is to be bold with the ideas and characters. Most of the time, I’m writing from a place of emotions and feelings which can turn into sad writing time. If I take that part of the writing and bring a sense of hope, it changes my feelings as a writer during the process -- ultimately, creating my vision.

Storytelling is a way to be expressive, self-explanatory, bold, and courageous. At the same time, you have to inform, educate, and nurture the audience.


Meet the Author:
Michael B. Judkins, is a local creative residing in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. He holds an Associate in Science in Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, with over 20 years in the field of human services.

Michael self-published his first poetry collection titled, Introduction to Sentimental Me. After the release of this collection, Michael was signed to Aois 21 Media publishing house which published his second poetry collection, Interlude to Sentimental Me. Additionally, Michael did the “I Stand- Podcast” and Interlude to Sentimental Book Tour (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C, Bethlehem Pa, and Allentown, PA) which also included a virtual book blog tour.

During this time, Michael started his independent film career in 2016, as a script supervisor on a short film produced in the Lehigh Valley area of PA. This project opened the door for Michael in the local film industry in the Lehigh Valley. After this, Michael worked on several film projects throughout the next few years as production manager, production assistant, Key Grip, and Producer. Michael also has written, produced, and directed his first stage play titled, “Interlude to Sentimental Me Stage Play.”

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Enter the Giveaway:
courtesy of author Michael B. Judkins
 (USA only, ends July 8, 2022)

HEY, CHARLIE, YOU'RE NEXT Book Tour Giveaway


Tour Schedule:
June 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 21 – Library Lady's Kid Lit – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 - My Reading Getaway – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 22 – Sandra's Book Club – book spotlight
June 23 - Kam's Place – book spotlight / author interview
June 23 – Amy's Booket List – book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 24 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book spotlight
June 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 28 – Book Zone Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 28 - Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 29 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
June 30 – Character Madness and Musing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 30 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway



  1. Great guest post and Hey Charlie, You're Next sounds like an excellent book for the kids! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an amazing TGIF!

  2. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, Hey Charlie, You're Next! sounds like a wonderful book to share with my grandchildren and I am looking forward to reading this story with them