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Monday, November 9, 2020

It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian - Book Tour - Guest Post - 100% Book Proceeds Donated to STEM Charities!!! - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host T. Melissa Madian and her new book, “It Came From the Science Lab!!!”  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with T. Melissa Madian and to increase your chances of winning!

Also, I would like to point out that T. Melissa Madian is donating 100% of ALL proceeds from this book sales to STEM Charities!!!  As if there wasn’t already a fabulous reason to buy this book – now the money you spend will be going to help young engineers pursue their dreams, develop their talents, and become the science leaders of tomorrow!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

It Came From the Science Lab!!!

by T. Melissa Madian


GENRE: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction



It was business as usual at the Acme Science Lab, until one day a massive explosion sent the scientists fleeing for safety. 

But out of the smoke and chemicals emerged an amazing new creature... Bartholomew Blob!

With the lab destroyed, Bartholomew leaves the comforts of the only home he has ever known in search of new friends and a place to live.

As he travels through golden fields his body changes color with every emotion he feels.

Life can be lonely for a blob, but Bartholomew discovers there's kindness and love to be found in every adventure.



Smoke and chemicals mixed, and strange sounds came from the now empty lab. Sounds like… gurgling and burping? The door of the lab smashed open and out came…

… a small, roundish shape! It was midnight black and had the size and form of an upside-down cereal bowl. It slithered instead of rolled. It looked like melted dark chocolate but had a perfume like smell.

Suddenly, two roundish holes opened and turned pale blue. It had eyes! It could see! What in the world could this creature be?

Why… it’s Bartholomew Blob!



I am thrilled to be a guest here on Fabulous and Brunette, as I am in fact both fabulous and a brunette, so I feel right at home here!

And isn’t that what we’re all searching for really? To feel at home, especially in this environment. My book It came from the SCIENCE LAB!!! is about just that; Bartholomew Blob is searching for a home, somewhere he can feel safe and just be himself. It is a warm and fuzzy tale for children (and adults – no judgement!), so here are five reasons why you and your children will love it.

1.)  It’s about feelings and recognizing that the way we feel can change within minutes: and that’s okay! By using colours to emit different moods, young children can easily relate to and understand Bartholomew.

2.)  It’s about inclusivity. We are all different. We all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies that make us who we are. But we all have one thing in common: we’re all searching for love and friendship and acceptance for who we are.

3.)  During the pandemic I used my spare time to clean up our basement and re-discovered my old story notes on Bartholomew. I’ve always been confident in who I am; but as an adolescent, kids aren’t always the most accepting of those of us who march to the beat of our own drum. When I found my story notes, I realized that Bartholomew could help so many other kids out there to just simply be themselves.

4.)  The illustrations are works of art on every page. Illustrator Lan Nguyen is extremely talented and her beautiful, soulful and colourful drawings brought the story to life in the most exquisite way.

5.)  All proceeds of this book will be going to STEM charities. As a professional engineer myself it is very important to me that the young women of tomorrow embrace their talents and strength in the sciences and are supported in order to pursue their dreams.

I hope you find as much joy in reading about Bartholomew’s journey as I did in writing it. Happy reading!



T. Melissa Madian is the Chief Fabulous Officer at TMM Enablement Services Inc. As a mechanical engineer, she loves taking the science of what is possible and imagining stories around the impossible. She is a storyteller, mom to a precocious cat, and auntie to her human nephew. She hopes that this book serves as a reminder to people – adults and children – that even the weirdest and most unusual creature just wants and deserves to be loved.









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T. Melissa Madian will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. T. Melissa Madian ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ Totally LOVE your guest post!! You, of course, as a fellow FAB are always welcome here :) Also, I wanted to thank you for your incredible contribution of donating your book proceeds to STEM charities!! I truly appreciate your kindness and generosity of helping our future engineers of tomorrow!! :) THANK YOU!!! <3

  2. So great to be featured on your fabulous blog - thank you for having me!
    The STEM charity that I will be donating profits of this book to is hErVOLUTION: https://www.hervolution.org/

  3. Sounds like a great book to read.  Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, sounds like a great way to learn, thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest.