A New Novel Teaches Young Adults the Value of Camaraderie

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Erika Logan’s ‘The Tick Tribe’ offers action, excitement and positive self-development themes.

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Young people are capable of anything with the right attitude. I would like teenagers to enjoy an entertaining and humorous fiction. I also want parents to know they are buying a book with positive and uplifting themes.

After the world’s worst natural disaster, a tribe of children set out on an epic adventure to try to find a sustainable way to survive in Erika Logan’s new novel “The Tick Tribe” (published by Balboa Press).

“The Tick Tribe” is based around the adventures of main character Lowky Tick, who finds himself in the rubble of the world’s most catastrophic natural disaster. Alone and forced to fend for himself, he goes in search of his best friend, Matilda. Together, the pair set out on an epic adventure. Their intelligence and creativity is noticed by others and a diverse and courageous tribe begins to form.

An excerpt from “The Tick Tribe”:

“It was time.
Lowky uncurled himself from what he now realised was a very hard and uneven surface. He didn’t know how long he had been there—at least a day, maybe two. He hadn’t eaten, and as soon as he started to move, he understood the reason for the uncurling. He was starving! His mum always used to say, “You’re hungry Lowky; not starving.” He wanted to cry, but a little internal voice said, No, Lowky, it’s time. The voice was gentle and warm, and Lowky attempted a smile as he stretched his legs. This was harder than he’d expected. He had been curled up for so long that even though his mind wanted to move, his body did not. He tried again. His limbs slowly remembered what they were supposed to do, and before long he was standing, slightly crouched, in what used to be his living room.”

Logan hopes that readers, upon finishing “The Tick Tribe,” will remember the ideas they find inside such as confidence, resilience, goal-setting and affirmations. “There is more to young adulthood than violence and computer games,” she says. “Young people are capable of anything with the right attitude. I would like teenagers to enjoy an entertaining and humorous fiction. I also want parents to know they are buying a book with positive and uplifting themes.”

About the Author
Erika Logan studied writing and editing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She now works as a primary school teacher for an inner city school in Melbourne, Australia. She enjoys writing, travelling, and dancing. She and her partner share a home with two cats and one dog.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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