Every time I attend a theater performance, I walk away with lessons to apply to my life and chasing dreams.
Jersey Boys is the story behind Frank Valli and the Four Seasons. The musical was extremely well done. At the start, the performance showed the band struggling to find gigs, barely making it. They were young with stars in their eyes. Did you know they were originally called the Four Lovers?
Yeah, not very good.
They made it big when they got a slot on American Bandstand and over night they sold over 100 thousand records. From then, it was hit after hit. Sherry. Big Girls Don’t Cry. Every hit song had a story behind hit. Something that sparked the idea, usually something personal in their lives.
Even back then it was about visibility. They had the same talent. Same singers. But they needed a platform for the world to discover them. Bandstand offered them that. They worked hard, they persevered until they got their break.
Whatever dreams your chasing. Keep working hard. Don’t give up.
And here’s a brand new middle grade by author Alex Banks.
Jump Boys: SOS
by Alex Banks
MG Science Fiction
A dare gone terribly wrong.
An SOS from another universe.
A threat from right next door.
Thirteen-year-old twin brothers Jayce and Val are about to jump the multi-verses on a dangerous dare, but true danger is closer to home than they realize.
The Jupiter Prime colony has been orbiting the stormy gas giant for nineteen years and all anyone wants is to get back to Earth. Sent to preserve the best and brightest of the population, a grievous error in the Prime’s navigation coordinates sent the colony to an alternate dimension with no way to return to the Earth they call home.
In a society where technical expertise is valued above all else, Jayce and Val are among the most privileged—until they uncover their uncle’s plot to claim dominion over space and time. While attempting to rescue a lone girl from a post-apocalyptic earth, Val will come face to face with space pirates and Jayce will lay his life on the line for the sake of his brother and the little girl who holds the key to time itself.
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Alex Banks doesn’t live on Planet Earth.Alex lives on the Prime Colony Ship orbiting Jupiter or on a pirate ship off the Nova Scotia coast,or on a world called Insulunda where the land masses shift and move like clouds.Wherever there are dreams to be charted like stars in the sky or fun to be had just down that street . . . that’s where you’ll find Alex Banks.