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Wonderfully talented writing; funny.” — Orson Scott Card, NYT Bestselling author of Ender’s Game

Sidwell is a talented comedian, and that is certainly reflected in his writing. The characters are quirky and likable.” – Deseret News 

One of the most original, well-crafted and imaginative MG stories I’ve come across in a long time.” – WordSpelunking Book Review

Evertaster is an original, fun, and compelling story fit for the whole family. Sidwell is able to open your eyes, ears, nose and mouth to a whole new world of culinary delights and literary adventure. The story is unique!”  —  Principal Stevenson, Orchard Elementary

 

Evertaster is the first novel in a children’s adventure series by author Adam Glendon Sidwell.

What if there were a taste so delicious that if you found it, you’d never want to eat anything else again?

Guster Johnsonville, an Evertaster, embarks on a perilous journey with his family in search of a legendary taste so delicious it could solve his picky eating, make his mom really happy and even change the course of the world forever – if the evil Chefs in Red don’t get it first.

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CHUM — The Director’s Cut Special Edition

Fifteen years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to do this. The commitment to printing books was too much of a set-in-stone, once-you’ve-gone-down-that-road-you-can’t-look-back scenario. But I come from a world of movie makers, where we pride ourselves in the director’s cut. So I did one for CHUM.

While writing the book, I kept wrestling with the age of Levi Middleworth, our protagonist and would-be hero. He kept going back and forth between 13 years old and 16. Finally I settled on 13, because it was closer to Guster’s age in Evertaster (he’s 11 in book #1). It made sense because my main audience was elementary school kids. But something about that age didn’t fit with the rest of the story. CHUM needed to be seen by high school readers. The subtleties of growing up and the forging of one’s identity would only ring true to a high school teen. CHUM, ultimately, is made for a Young Adult audience.

But it’s too wacky and ridiculous, you say? There are little yellow, round-headed autonomous bots wandering around a ship, and sharks who speak? Don’t worry! There’s a perfectly scientific explanation for all this, just like all the episodes of Doctor Who ever made. No really. It’s all plausible! There are even chemical compounds referenced in the text that would actually make this work. If Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy can get away with it, then so will I (maybe).

So for the e-book, I broke some rules. I changed Levi’s age to 14, and now he’s preparing to enter high school instead of eighth grade. One year of roiling, confusing hormones mixed with coming-of-age, identity questions about who-you-are and what-is-everything-all-about can make a big difference. That single year is a major adolescent to young adult threshold. Besides, it just felt right.

Is this even legal you ask? How dare he! This story was locked in stone. “Levi will always be 13 to me!” You might say. Good. That is good. We still have the paperback edition, standing as it has always been written here. But, I think when you see this new cover, you might say “O, now that was worth it.” Look how great this is!

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Scary, dangerous, true to the peril which you will face inside its pages, this cover holds nothing back. (Thanks to Chris Harvey, the artist and my good friend for capturing and posing this shark just so).

As of right now, you can get a copy of the Director’s Cut of Chum, with this new killer shark cover, for the special e-book discount price. See you soon.

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