Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Origin of Bruten & Tommy

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the beginnings of Bruten & Tommy.  The idea started with a series of bedtime stories I was telling my seven-year old son, Brannen.  He has always had a very active imagination and unique point of view, so I decided to make up stories for him, in lieu of reading him a book.  The story started with a simple idea, two boys were exploring in the woods.  Brannen contributed to the story as we went along, and soon it became the first few chapters of The Secret of The Portals.  I asked Brannen if he thought I should write a book about it, and he liked the idea.  It grew from there.

Having worked in a creative business since I graduated college, I'm always intrigued by the way great ideas take shape.  Sometimes it takes the mind of a child to see past the preconceived notions that we have as adults.  That's why I plan to act like a kid for as long as possible!

I'll close with this... while I plan to continue with a series of Bruten & Tommy adventure books, I've also stored away some other great ideas that came from Brannen's bedtime stories.  I plan to write books about all of them.  I guess I better get back to work. :)

- Brant

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Huntersville Elementary Fall Festival

Just found out that I'll be selling and signing books at the Huntersville Elementary Fall Festival and Book Fair!  Looking forward to my first book signing!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Just launched Bruten & Tommy's Adventure page

Bruten & Tommy have a lot of great ideas when it comes to exploring right in your own backyard.  Check out the new Bruten & Tommy Adventure page for ideas.  Plus get some great additional content about their adventures to other worlds in the secret portals.


Hard at work on the 2nd book in the Bruten & Tommy series.  Look for it early next year!

Secret of the Portals Ebook!

The Ebook is available at the following stores:

Kindle Store

Barnes & Noble

iBooks Bookstore

Sony Ebookstore

Diesel Bookstore


Buy a copy today!

Secret of the Portals: New book available on Amazon

My first book, The Secret of the Portals, is available on Amazon.  It's a great adventure book targeted at 9-12 year olds.

Click here to purchase