14 Days of Autism Love Giveaway
Day 12: Secret of the Songshell

Ahhhhhh, love is in the air! Can you feel it? My heart's beating a little faster because we're celebrating our love for those on the autism spectrum. Every day, for the next 14 days, I'm going to feature one of our favorite authors, apps, and organizations as a countdown to a huge giveaway of their products. (Now I can feel your heart beating faster too!) Have fun learning about them ...and don't forget to enter the giveaway. (Entry form at the end of this post. Lots of ways to earn extra entries too.) I'm Brian Tashima, an author … [Read more...]

Secret of the Songshell
YA Sci Fi/ Fantasy on Audio

Several months ago I interviewed author Brian Tashima about his YA Sci Fi/Fantasy novel, Secret of the Songshell, book one of the Spectraland Saga. Well, there's exciting news in Spectraland and at Geek Club Books' HQ because Brian just released the audio version of Secret of the Songshell and guess who he hired to do the narration? OK, you guessed it...our very own Jonathan Murphy! Here's a synopsis of the plot: Neither Nerd nor Normal. Joel Suzuki gets a huge surprise when he bumps into his favorite rock star while walking … [Read more...]

The Aspie Protagonist
Author Brian Tashima’s
Secret of the Songshell

I read that your son, who has Aspergers Syndrome, was your inspiration for writing young adult sci-fi/fantasy books with an Aspie on the hero's journey. But you are a musician, so how are you able to take on the challenge of writing The Spectraland Saga, a series of seven books? As an avid reader, writing a novel was something that I’ve always wanted to do. I took a creative writing class in college and made a few attempts in the past, but when my son came up to me a few years ago and asked me to write him a book, that was the impetus I … [Read more...]