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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Theo & Sprout: A Journey of Growth by Joseph Gergen - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Joseph Gergen and his new book, “Theo & Sprout: A Journey of Growth,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his 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 $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Joseph and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Theo & Sprout: A Journey of Growth

by Joseph Gergen


GENRE:   Literary Fiction (YA)



While Theo longs for some guidance through the perils of adolescence, the guidance he knew his family wouldn’t give him, he isn’t prepared for Sprout, his inner Divine Feminine, to present herself and offer it to him. In fact, he doesn’t appear to have a choice since Sprout, sassy and confident about her presence, won’t go away.



When you grow up in a large family in a small house, you are never alone, you are never free. As an introvert, I could have just as well been in prison. Never free from prying eyes and perpetual observation, real or imagined. Those heavy shackles kept me from liberation.

“What is this?” I said. I’d lost my fetters, not even concerned she was there. “This isn’t normal.”

“This isn’t your normal. This is my normal, my way of looking at life. This is what your normal could be. Don’t you want this to be real? Isn’t it wonderful?”

Yes, it was wonderful. I noticed the park as I hadn’t noticed it since swinging beneath the trees as a child, flying up into the gigantic green trees and the endless blue sky. The colors, the shades of gray, the smells, the sounds of the birds. A lost world I was too busy to see anymore.



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Advice for Writers

I suppose free advice is often worth exactly what you pay for it. But here’s some free advice on being a writer or an artist of any sort for that matter.

I want you take ask yourself a question and it’s going to seem like a simple question but bear with me. It’s often the simple question that leads to a greater truth. Reminds me of a comment from a math teacher I had in college. It went something like this: For every theorem there is a simple, easy to understand wrong answer.

That being said the question to ask yourself is “Why?” Why do you write or why do you want to write? Such a simple question.

The good thing is that there is no right or wrong answer. But right or wrong, I’ve found a quick, easy answer might not get to the heart of the matter. And that is what we are after here, the heart of the matter. Not an easy answer.

So it might take some pondering. And if it’s important to you, it’s worth pondering. Looking at what drives you, at what gives you fulfillment, at what brings you back.  Because if you have a better sense of what drives you, you can keep coming back to that purpose, to that calling, like the North Star, you can use it to keep your bearing.

I can’t tell you what the answer is. I can tell you one path to that answer is understanding who you are. What makes you tick. What do you like. What gets your juices going. What do you not like. What shuts you down.

For myself it helps when hearing or reading advice. I comfortable in saying this kind of advice or that will resonate with me or it won’t. I’m petty loosey goosey about rules so anything that sounds absolute or ridged or too structured just isn’t going to work. And I’m okay with that. Even if I think it might be good for me, doing things that make it unpleasant will drive me away. So being aware of why I write and who I am make me comfortable in my choices (which is not to say you shouldn’t ever leave your lane or find discipline in practice or anything like that). To thine own self be true, as they say.

So take your time. Come up with a complicated, dirty, contradictory-filled reason why you write. Then you’ll know whether or not to take my free advice.



Author of “Theo and Sprout”. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota. Moved to Twin Cities because it’s actually warmer. Enjoy creating in whatever form it takes, including writing, painting, and furniture making. The enjoyment is in the doing. Looking to add a little magic to the world through art.

Other books include “Without a Pang” and “Methane Wars.”











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Joseph will be awarding a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thanks for hosting Theo and Sprout today. I am excited for your readers to learn about my book. Let me now if you have any questions.

  2. Hi Traciem, I seem to have really good writing energy between 6-8 in the evening. Basically about an hour or so after I get home form work and have regained some energy but not so lte that I'm not winding down. So basically listening to my biorhythms. Thanks for asking.

  3. The cover art looks great. Sounds like a good book.

  4. The book sounds very interesting. Love the cover.