Jul 13, 2018

Guest Post w/ Giveaway! - The New Adventures of A.R. Achanid by Sandi Smith

Book Details:

Book Title: The New Adventures of A.R. Achnid (Revised Edition)
Author: Sandi Smith
Illustrator: Kathy Lee
Category: Children's Fiction, 126 pages
Genre: Children's Chapter Book, Animals, Bugs & Spiders
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: January 3, 2017
Tour dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018
Content Rating: G

About the Book:

Harold! There goes that spider! See, he is running on the floor! That spider has to go. He cannot live here anymore!!! Oh, no! Beth looks very, very angry. What has A.R. Achnid done now? Well, before A.R. got into big trouble with Beth, he had a lot of wonderful adventures.

There are ten different adventures in this book. There is the time he went to the circus and rode on a balloon, and then had some shoo fly pie. Another day, A.R. and Rex (a Great Dane, who is A.R.’s best friend) decided to walk all the way into town, and they had such a wonderful time. Then, A.R. and his family went to New York City for the biggest craft fair ever (which was for spiders only), plus many, many other adventures.

Unfortunately, in the tenth story, A.R.’s current living situation is going to need an adjustment. Something changes in the lives of Harold and Beth (the humans) that will make things very difficult for A.R. Come along with A.R. for some fun, and find out what small bundle will cause problems for A.R. and his family.

As A.R. says, “Spiders rule!”

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Sandi Smith

Family First ~ Life when I’m not Writing

Family is first.  Now that we are retired, if they need any help around their house, or need us to pick up the grandchildren from school, or drop their vehicles off at the garage and need a ride to work, we are now available 24/7 to do those things whenever they need us.  When Johnny first retired, I told my daughter-in-law that I felt sorry for her, because we would be over there every day driving her crazy.  She is sweet, so she said that would be okay, but we are so busy.  We are hardly ever there.  Maybe in the fall things will slow down for us, and we can keep our word and drive her crazy, but right now it is filled with lots of things to do. I think time is going faster now that my husband has retired, then when we both worked.  Certainly, less money, but very nice to be able to spend time together.

Unfortunately, I still work part time, but I work from the house.   At 5:30 in the morning (that’s correct, 5:30 in the morning), we head up to the office where I work.  I drop off my work from the day before, and then I pick up any work that is there waiting for me to do that day.   Having to get work done every day does limit our freedom to travel or go for day trips.   I know my boss would tell me not to worry about getting it done every day, but I could not enjoy myself if I had work waiting for me at home.  Work needs to get done first, then play, so our days are really centered around my work.

My husband and I like to kayak, and we have some beautiful bodies of water in New Hampshire.  I like the quieter lakes, and we stay close to the edges.  It is so peaceful and relaxing.  We were out on the lake one day and it was a cloudy day with a very heavy mist.  We were soaked by the time we left the water, but it was so much fun. I like it when the water is a little choppy, as I like going over the waves (not too big).  With kayaking, you go at your own pace.  We sometimes look for a nice quiet, shady cove, and we just sit there and bounce with any waves that come our way.   Johnny usually does a little fishing.  I will bring a book so I can relax and read.

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About the Author:

Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.

Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.

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