Nothing happens in a vacuum and I would like to thank the team everyone who helped me create this book and overall project 🙏
My sincere, absolute gratitude and appreciation goes out to my wife, partner and best friend Mindy Heather Blackstien.
Her brilliance and insight helped take the story and character development to a whole new level! Her storyboarding and strategy skills were paramount to keeping the flow, the embedded messages subtle, yet direct at the same time, and the humour on point 🤪
Thank you for helping to keep this going over all these years and being my constant cheerleader ‼️
You mean everything to me! Thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙏
To learn more about Mindy visit:
Mindy is also the Visionary & Founder of the #rethinkFIT Social Initiative.
It’s mission is about spreading the message that being FIT goes beyond just strength and appearance, that it also includes mental, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and functional health too!
Alan absolutely blew us away with his audition!
When we decided to create The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand into an audiobook we put out an proposal on Audible, the largest audiobook site online. The casting was for a male British voice, in the style of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, with some Family Guy & Star Wars weaved in 😂 Over 90 auditions came in, and while some were pretty awesome, the voice acting that Alan delivered was awesomeness 👏
This is a clip from one of the scenes in Chapter 12.
What came out in the audiobook is magical! In many instances, it was exactly what I envisioned. Mindy & I laughed so hard listening to the audition and the recordings along the way. The end result is like listening to a 4 hour & 20 minute comedy skit!
The audio version is available here
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Michael Evan double majored in Psychology/English Literature at York University in Toronto. He ran a live event marketing and promotions company for 15 years. In 2018, he started the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Focus blog, and Facebook Community as well as the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast alongside bestselling author Jamie Davis
Having noticed how little emphasis is placed on publicity and community engagement by publishers of all sizes, he wanted to bring that element to the table to offer authors a multi-media spotlight and genuine interactive events.
Michael specializes in providing authors with multi-media press opportunities, as well as growing and nurturing reader communities through review seeking, reader group growth and engagement, and direct audience interaction opportunities.
Michael is also an awesome satirical writer and co-authored The Cider & Ale Chronicles together with JMD Reid which I am currently reading, laughing and enjoying!
To learn more about Michael visit:
Facebook Group —> Fantasy/Sci-Fi Focus: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasyscififocus
Uniting as a community of support — calling all wellness leaders, empowerment specialists, innovators and experts — to help redefine fit because it goes beyond appearance, and must include actions we take for our mental, emotional, spiritual, functional, social and financial wellness too!
Together we can help anyone love better how they think, feel, act, look, aspire and dream,. And in the process, through lived experiences — by way of games, challenges & contests — we get to vet and discover products, services, methods and modalities that work (and who they work for).
Set your goals. Choose your adventure. Join the Conversation. Take part in the workshops, activities and shows. Then share your story, insights, breakthroughs and triumphs online. Get recognized. Inspire others. Earn rewards. You can also provide prizes for challenges, innovations to be vet, educational services, opportunities for those taking lead, media exposure, resorts to host retreats, event stages or funding for players.
Since laughter is one of the best “medicines” I chose to work with the RethinkFIT Initiative. Proceeds from the book sales will go to their humanitarian efforts to spread health, wellness, fitness, empowerment, love and laughter to those in need around the world. It also helps innovators and those with wisdom, stories and lived experiences to share.
To learn more and get involved visit:
“If you knew better, you’d do better” - Casey Combden
Foundational to the core messaging in the book is insight, wisdom, principles and practices collectively knows as the Ultimate l Life Map. The purpose is to help individuals uncover their true potential by unlocking their ability to actualize their unique talents, gifts and potential. It provides the framework for advanced awareness along with acting as a repository of knowledge, insights, information, inspiration and action steps.
The core areas of life are divided into 10 key sections, which also form the subtle messaging embedded in the next books in the series. These lessons include new awarenesses in personal energetics, relationships, mental/emotional/physical health, career, abundance, spirituality and the material world. It addresses the core of a human-BEING so that individuals can step into their true power and go out into the world as a human-DOING .
I believe that laughter is one of the keys 🔑 to getting into the right energy to change the way you feel 😆 It is scientifically proven to make you feel good. It also reduces the stress hormones, and releases endorphines which are the fun feel good hormones that put you in a good mood. It also makes you feel great and even helps reduce pain and decrease sadness. So it is really good for your health! It brings people together in ways that trigger positive and healthful changes in the body, physically, mentally and emotionally. It literally helps make changes in the body ‼️ Laughter can help strengthen your immune system, boosts your mood, increase your energy level, reduce or eliminate pain… and one of the biggest benefits —> it can protect you from the damaging effects of stress.
So get yourself into a relaxed state. Add in some silliness, humour, laughter and some deep laugh-out-loud moments, and you will be in a perfect state to take in the empowerment messages embedded in The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand.
The Official Travel Agency for Serbinand (when he is here on this Earth School) LOL 😝
FIT: Focused. Intentional. Transformation.
To take your transformation journey to a completely new level the first step is to journey within. Get your mental and emotional health in harmony with your body, spirituality and overall wellness. RethinkFIT Travel oversees, coordinate and hosts workshops, events and retreats around the world.
If you have a message to share, an innovation to be experienced or wisdom to help others on their journey of transformation reach out to them.
In fact, I will be speaking at some of their events, doing book signings, readings and round table discussions.