Shhh – don’t tell anyone – ebook 2: Twice Poisoned of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death is up FREE right nowcover-L-Twice-Poisoned

until 9pm Sat 19 April NZ time and and midnight 18 April 2015 American Pacific time. (modified)

Enjoy! and keep an eye out for an exciting announcement coming soon…

A.J.

Don’t forget to read part 1 first! – Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills – and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create awesomely dangerous creatures and escape almost certain death…http://amzn.to/1tn1SVc

Series link http://amzn.to/1NnGjIk

Top SecretTop Secret! Keep Out.

Warning – spoiler alert! If you haven’t read Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Once Bitten you should turn back now….

But if you have, then you will remember that Quetzee is in terrible danger and Missy is dangerously ill. Can you leave Lilly there in GKS’ underground lab all alone with only her small crew to get her through this crisis? No, of course not, you are not a thug, or a minion, and definitely not a zombie – you are an enlightened reader, and as such you cannot leave Lilly and her team all alone in mortal danger – which is why you know you have to read the sequel, and it’s coming out very soon now, any moment…so grab your copy of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death – Twice Poisoned in advance at http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Lionheart-Laboratory-Death-Poisoned-ebook/dp/B00SHC51C0

A.J. Ponder

Spider PhotoCalling all young budding young scientists, Te Papa’s DeCLASSIFIED Sun 1 Mar 2015 is an event where you can talk to other scientists and discover more about the natural world and New Zealand’s flora and fauna.

So why not find out what that spider is? Or the one you found in your garden? Or climbing up your wall? Or onto your bed? Because as Lilly and Squidge will tell you, it’s important to know exactly what spider you are working with. Is it poisonous? Is it dangerous? is it going to be a good candidate for creating a Dreadbeast type spider hybrid?

Also, if you have a good picture of a spider, and you can’t make it to Te Papa (although the only good excuse I can see is that you live half way around the world and can’t catch a flight in time) you might want to send it in to Lilly at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com/, and if she can’t identify your spider, there’s a good chance she can blackmail Phil Sirvid into identifying it for her.

Happy hunting,

A.J.Ponder

Links Recap:

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Miss Lionheart Part 1: Once Bitten

More information about times and events is here at http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/allevents/Pages/FamilyFunDeCLASSIFIED!.aspx

Ask Miss Lionheart is here at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 1: Once Bitten (Lilly Lionheart) [Kindle Edition] is here at http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Lionheart-Laboratory-Death-Bitten-ebook/dp/B00RPU7KKQ

cover-L-Modified-Once-BittenYes, the day you’ve all being looking forward to is finally here – Miss Lionheart has been kidnapped and forced to work on a Mad Professor’s lunatic project.

So come, hijack yourselves into mad scientists’ territory, duck the gelignite, avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out — it’s more than your life is worth.

That’s right, Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death, part 1: Once Bitten is here!

http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Lionheart-Laboratory-Death-Bitten-ebook/dp/B00RPU7KKQ

Part 1: Once Bitten. Lilly Lionheart is kidnapped by a master villain who wants her to create dangerous genetically designed animals. But Lilly has ideas of her own. Come, check out the beginning of the book up on Amazon, the first few pages are free…

To celebrate the upcoming release of my latest book  Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 1: Once Bitten, Miss Lionheart has released an “ask me” blog – where you can ask all those tricky science questions like “are zombies real?” and “Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants?”

Do you have a burning science question you need answered? Or just want to know something about the Miss Lionheart books? Well, now you have a chance to have all those pesky questions answered. The weirder the better. So far Lilly’s fended off questions about strawberries and zombies, so throw her a curve-ball. See if Lilly knows her stuff by dropping by at  askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

You could even ask her some questions about her story. But I can’t promise she will tell you the truth. At least not all the truth. Miss Lionheart likes to play her cards close to her chest, so everybody is kept guessing as to what she might do next. Especially me.

Science icover-L-Modified-Once-Bittens an art, and mad science doubly so, with much of it based on real science, crazy theories, and even a little mythology. So find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com and have fun! Because science is about having fun and playing with the world. And a large part of that is about asking why? Why is the sky blue? Why is my little brother taller than me? What is the difference between adult stupidity and adult condescension? Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants? Are zombies real?

If you want to know, find out more at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com/ and ask away! If you’re an older reader that revels in difficult, then why not check out the book itself, Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 1: Once Bitten here at  http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Lionheart-Laboratory-Death-Bitten-ebook/dp/B00RPU7KKQ

Either way, I hope you enjoy!

A.J. Ponder

Weird Strawberry

Do you have a burning science question you need answered – or just want to know something about the Miss Lionheart books? Well, now you have a chance to have all those pesky questions answered. The weirder the better. So far Lilly’s fended off questions about strawberries and zombies, so throw her a curve-ball. See if Lilly knows her stuff by dropping by at  askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

You could even ask her some questions about her story. But I can’t promise she will tell you the truth. At least not all the truth. Miss Lionheart likes to play her cards close to her chest, so everybody is kept guessing as to what she might do next. Especially me.

Science is an art, and mad science doubly so, with much of it is based on real science, crazy theories, and even a little mythology. So find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com/ and have fun! Because science is about having fun and playing with the world. And a large part of that is about asking why? Why is the sky blue? Why is my little brother taller than me? What is the difference between adult stupidity and adult condescension? Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants? Are zombies real?

If you want to know find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com and ask away!

Yes it’s true (apparently) human glial cells have been transplanted into mice to make them smarter.  http://medcitynews.com/2014/12/wow-week-mice-become-4-times-smarter-human-brain-cell-transplant/.

But if you want to read about latest outrageous advances in mad science you need to get in early for your copy of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Once Bitten here

Not that you will learn any of my or Squidge’s patented genetic engineering techniques, but you will become smarter…

To that end, here are some articles about how reading can make you smarter –

Now that you have a real incentive to read something really difficult, why not immerse yourself in a book. There are so many great stories out there – and at all reading levels. Of course you could always read about my adventures here at http://www.amazon.com/Lilly-Lionheart-Labyrinth-Death-Bitten-ebook/dp/B00RPU7KKQ. But there are heaps of other awesome books out there too. Some of my favourites are (links are included for hard-to-get books)

  • Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
  • Engines of Empathy by Paul Mannering (quirky, more adult)
  • Alex Rider series by Anthony Horrowitz
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (as a bonus, there’s a code to break)
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
  • Life, the Universe and Everything, by Douglas Adams
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  • ok too many, other awesome authors include, Ursula K. Le Guin, Brandon Sanderson, Janny Wurts, Robin Hobb, C J Cherryh, Terry Pratchett, Hugh Howey…

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If you have a favourite book, why not leave a comment? There can never be too much of a good thing! And you can never be too smart…

L.L.

Redirection Notice

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Top Secret, WWWOE
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For all fans of the WWWOE, please note the extension, @MrBig.net.www.e is no longer available. We would appreciate it if you could redirect your correspondence to Miss Lionheart here at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

For other extensions, please inquire below

Top SecretGKS interim management apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you, and would like to offer you a sneak peak of a top secret file. You can find it here.

For all further inquiries please leave a message below or at ask Miss Lionheart. And if you come to visit any of our famous installations, please do watch out for shark tanks, snakes, zombies, and creatures of all kinds. Your safety is our primary concern.

We hope this helps,

Yours sincerely

A.J. Ponder on behalf of the team at the WWWOE (A.J. Ponder is head of promotion for the WWWOE and is the award winning writer of Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, and Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death series.)

Interview

  • How does a typical book get written in your world – what do you start with?
    I love writing, so a typical book starts with an idea and a character. Lilly Lionheart started as a girl genius fused with dangerous genetically designed animals Mastermind’s Lair. The evil mastermind idea never quite panned out as the character decided to be pompous rather than clever, but the whole mad science angle was fun. On the other hand, Wizard’s Guide to Wellington’s inspiration was in a round-about way The Hobbit. Tolkien used the countryside of Britain to create a legend he felt Britain lacked, discovering a “forgotten” history. As New Zealand and specifically Wellington already had its own legends, it was a matter of discovering how the local landmarks and legends interacted to create a very magical and dangerous city

• What awesome books and projects are you working in at the moment?

Top SecretFire Crow with Peter Friend: It’s a secret project, so I can’t really say anything, except that it’s really exciting and I love working with Peter who is a master of the Science Fiction. His Voyage to the Moon, published in Asimov’s is amazing.

The Sylvalla trilogy: Written by a pompous old university lecturer, F. Fradherghast’s Quest, Prophecy and Omens follow the adventures of Princess Sylvalla who desperately wants to be a hero. This series takes the tropes of fantasy and gently mocks them, while landing the protagonist in deeper and deeper trouble. I’d love for audiences to be able to read the trilogy on two very different levels, not unlike Winter of the Birds by Helen Cresswell. The idea is that it can be read as a straight adventure, but it can also be read at a deeper level, where things are not quite what they seem on the surface.

And finally I’m putting the bells and whistles on Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death. It’s been the most crazy fun to write. …duck the gelignite, avoid the Acme fuses. Do whatever you need to, just make sure you don’t miss out — it’s more than your life is worth! Delayed by a run of bad health, Part One: Once Bitten will now be released on the 31st of Jan.

The rest of the interview can be read here.

A.J. Ponder is an award winning author whose work includes Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, and the Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death series.

 

Lilly-Lionheart-Part-1By now you should know to duck the gelignite, but what I have yet to reveal is the top secret information you need to survive in an Evil Mastermind’s underground lair. http://www.amazon.com/Lilly-Lionheart-Labyrinth-Death-Bitten-ebook/dp/B00RPU7KKQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Monsters and mad science, even mythology I’ll be talking about over the next few weeks. I’ll be here to answer mad science questions as often as I can. But with guards constantly keeping an eye on me I don’t know how much I’ll be able to share without them noticing.

It is vital that this information gets out to all of you. It could save your lives some day. That is if you are ever trapped in an Evil Mastermind’s lair. Which I know sounds like something out of a comic book or a spy movie, and should be something that only happens in fiction. But for me. It’s real. It’s life or death.

I really have to go now. I can only use the excuse of sending department email for so long before the guards get suspicious.