Giveaway & Tour Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher


Join Us for This Tour:  
November 22nd to December 10th


Book Details:

Book Title:  Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher
Category:  Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 86 pages
Genre:  Middle School Fiction
Publisher:  Securely Built
Release date:   July 2021
Formats Available for Review: print-softback USA, e-book PDF format
Tour dates: November 22 to December 10
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.


Book Description:

Halloween is here, and it is Alicia’s favorite time of year. What’s not to like about dressing up in a costume and getting free candy? But there is something even more exciting happening this year. For the first time, Alicia and her friends are throwing a virtual party in TullyTown!

Putting together a party in TullyTown isn’t easy, and Alicia and her friends want to do the best they can to make sure it is enjoyed by plenty of avatars in TullyTown. For one of Alicia’s friends, getting ready to throw a TullyTown party leads to looking for easy treats. But what if it’s a trick?

Alicia has been using her tablet for a while and is getting more used to how to use the technology. However, there is always something new for her and her friends to learn.


MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

We hear from Alicia again in this sweet book, Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher. This time Alicia and friends are talking about the party they will have in TullyTown, after all Alicia is getting use to her tablet. But what happens if trouble shows up. The internet can be risky. Alicia and her friends, Megan, Ben and Cathy enjoy a game TullyTown and try to earn TullyBux to buy things with. But their game was stolen because they forgot to me careful and secure their site, they lost everything. I love that this chapter book teaches children the dangers of the internet. There is so much good stuff on the internet we sometimes forget the bad people out there. I love books such as this one telling of valuable lessons, and this one is about being safe and careful when using the internet. If you have children, this book is a must for you. I would also love to see this one in every elementary school and every daycare.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Buy the Book:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble ~ Indie Bound






Meet the Author:

Fisher is an award-winning author who has spent decades in the computer engineering field, with the last 10 years in cybersecurity as a leader, speaker, and instructor. His passion has been to take complex security topics and make them simple and easy to understand. He holds several security certifications and teaches cybersecurity at Temple University, where he is also an external advisory board member to the cybersecurity program. Alicia Connected: Tricked With Treats is the first book in the Alicia Connected series. The first book, Alicia Connected: The Big Gift, was a second-place recipient of the prestigious Purple Dragonfly Award in the STEM category.


Connect with the Author:  Author’s Website ~ Facebook ~ InstagramTour Schedule:

Nov 22 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 26 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30 –@twilight_reader – book review
Dec 1 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 2 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – Kam’s Place – book review
Dec 6 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 7 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 10 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight

GIVEAWAY

Tour and Giveaway for Alicia Connected: The Big Gift by Derek Fisher

Join us for this tour from June 28 to July 16, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Alicia Connected: The Big Gift by Derek Fisher

Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  86 pages

Genre:  Middle Grade Fiction

Publisher:  Securely Built

Release date:   May 2020

Content Rating:  G for everyone.

 

Book Description:

Alicia has finally entered a new world of technology when her parents give her a tablet for her birthday. She has watched and listened to her friends who have already been enjoying the games and apps in a connected world that Alicia has yet to experience. Until now. But using technology can bring a set of challenges that are new to both Alicia and her parents. Understanding the different apps and games and how to use them properly can be tricky. Will Alicia know how to use it in a way that is fun and allows her to connect with her friends while being safe and secure? Both her and her parents will face the excitement and challenges together as she jumps headfirst into using her new tablet.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Alicia Connected: The Big Gift by Derek Fisher is a really good book teaching children and teens alike about the safety of the internet. I think it is a clever way to tech this young age by using one of their very own. As Alicia tells the story, you child is more likely to listen than if we as parents tell this story. Fisher cuts to the chase as he not only explains but give examples of the new gadgets called tablets, phones, ipods and other gadgets I don’t know about. His warnings are firm but he also introduces them to this new way of life. We may not like it as parents, but this is a while new world for our kids. I want them to know and understand the fun things, yet be aware of the bad part of the internet as well. 

If you have children old enough for a smartphone or tablet, this would be an excellent book for your child’s library. And since this is all taught in early, young classes, I believe the classrooms could benefit greatly to have this book on hand. This would make a wonderful gift for your child’s classroom. And if you are like me and don’t have small children. Buy a copy or two and donate it to the school closest to you. And oh, I almost forgot about the amazing illustrations here in this book. Heather Workman does a fabulous job creating illustrations to go perfectly well with each page in this book. I love her detail to each character, especially those adorable facial expressions. The vivid colors and well, everything expressions in the book fit perfectly well together. And a big thanks to the editor, Kim Burger for making sure this book was perfect for our reading. This one is Five Stars for me! 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

Now join me with an interview with Derek Fisher

Do you have another profession besi des writing? 

I am an adjunct instructor at Temple University where I teach a course in secure software development. I am also a vice president at a financial organization where I help protect the software that we develop. Both experiences have provided me opportunities to learn about the different issues that impact users of technology which has helped me write this book.

 

How long have you been writing? 

Although this is the first book that I’ve published, I was one of the few students in school that was happy about writing research papers. I enjoyed the process of researching and putting ideas to paper. However, I did write a few simple stories when I was younger. The one I remember the most is “The man who loved hot dogs”. I even illustrated it myself.

 

What is the last great book you’ve read?

I tend to read a lot throughout the year and I try to alternate between books for work as well as books for pleasure. The books that I seem to enjoy the most are the ones about wide open spaces and about individuals pushing themselves. I’ve read a few in the past few years about hiking the Appalachian trail or setting out on adventures in Alaska. However, if you look at my reading history, many of the books are history books. I am a lover of history so I’ve read as much as I can about events and individuals throughout history. 

 

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

Being a fan of history, I would have loved to have lived during the early 1900’s when many of the big inventions were being introduced. Electricity, vehicles, some of the big architecture and construction projects were underway. It was a time when everything seemed possible. I’m sure that in 100 years, people may say the same about the period we’re in now.

 

Any hobbies you like to do. 

I am an amateur gardener. I enjoy taking seeds early in the year and being able to baby them until they produce fruits and vegetables. It’s a very calming hobby and takes my mind off of work with the added benefit of some fresh food occasionally.

 

Buy the Book:

Amazon ~ B&N ~ IndieBound

Author Website

 

 

Meet the Author:

Derek Fisher has spent decades in the computer engineering field with the last decade in cybersecurity as a leader, speaker, and instructor. His passion has been to take complex security topics and make them simple and easy to understand. He holds several security certifications and teaches cybersecurity at Temple University where he is also an external advisory board member to the cybersecurity program.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads

 

 

Tour Schedule:

June 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

June 28 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway

June 29 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway

June 30 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway

July 1 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

July 2 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review

July 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway

July 7 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway

July 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 9 – Reading is My Passion – book review

July 12 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

July 13 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway

July 13 – @twilight_reader – book review

July 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

July 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

July 15 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review / giveaway

July 16 – Kam’s Place – book review

 

Enter the Giveaway:

 

ALICIA CONNECTED: The Big Gift Book Tour Giveaway

 

 

 

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