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Book Banter S3 EP 123: S.B. Goncarova Interview

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Hello My Happy People,

Sorry this is getting out a bit later than usual. Storms in our area of Germany are playing havoc wit hmy head. I am on day two of a migraine, but I will soldier on because today's guest is too good to miss!

I bring you my interview with the incredible children's book author and educational platform creator, Sarah Beth Goncarova (writing as S.B. Goncarova). Sarah has not only created a fun collection of books for young readers, she has built an entertainment business around her amazing Adventures with Abba Series. 

Besides writing the books, Sarah is also the writer/producer of an animated web series and her companion read-aloud videos in which she also stars. The videos not only feature word for word reading of the books so children can follow along at home in their own text, but they also have text on the screen if they do not have a copy of the book. 

The episodes all feature original music, sound effects, and Sarah shows off her talent for extremely engaging theatrical storytelling. With voice changes for different characters and exaggerated facial expressions, it is easy to be captivated with Sarah’s performances no matter what your age.The Adventures with Abba series follow the lives of So-So and Lina, two precious sisters who are at the center of the adventures they take with their lovable (and slightly wacky) aunt Abba, and her handsome (and perpetually grumpy) cat, Caruso. 

The main cast of characters is supported by other fascinating family members who add both humorous interactions as well as providing examples of strength, resilience, and bring a strong sense of individuality to the character list. Go listen now to get the full story from the author and creator herself.

If you enjoy our content please consider supporting our show by buying an issue (<--link) of Book Banter Magazine for just $2.99. All money earned will be used to pay for hosting and other services that allow me to bring this content to you every week. We would also like to upgrade our editing equipment so we can add video to the podcast in the future. Thank you.



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some jokes for kids inspired by today's podcast guest.

Q: Did you hear it's illegal to laugh too loud in Hawaii?

A: They only permit a-low-ha.

Q: All you do is crush cans all day, how can you hate your job?

A: I don't know, it’s soda pressing!

Q: Why is 6:30 is your favorite time of day?

A: It's just the best hands down.

Q: What happens if a pig loses its voice?

A: It becomes disgruntled.

Q: Did you hear about the two peanuts walking down the street at night?

A: Yes, I heard one was a-salted.

Q: Did you ever have a dream where you weigh less than a thousandth of a gram?

A: Yes! It was weird. I was like, 0mg!

Q: Have you ever had a bad sausage?

A: Yes, it's just the wurst!

Q: Do you still hate facial hair?

A: No, it finally grew on me.

And last but not least . . .

Q: Is that book on anti-gravity any good?

A: Yes, I just can't put it down!


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Book Banter Magazine publishes every other month beginning in February to coincide with the Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast broadcasting seasons. We will also have the Year End Book Buying Guide in November for holiday shopping with every author guest from the current season. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on all our coming issues. Click the cover to read a sample of the latest issue.

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Then consider supporting our show by buying a copy of our magazine. All money goes right back into the podcast to cover our operating costs. We do not charge authors to be on our podcast or in our magazine. If you have enjoyed our interviews or if you are an author who has enjoyed being on our show, please help us continue to bring you great content by buying one copy of Book Banter Magazine today for just $2.99. You get a digital download of the magazine and we get to keep bringing you great authors. It's a win-win!

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The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click the phto above for more information or click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Special Guest: Pedro (P.R.) Burckhardt

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Season Three June/July Episodes:


June 5th, S3 EP121: Westerns, Middle Grade Readers and Adult Fiction

Mark L. Redmond, Author of The Box M Gang Series

Mark's Website


June 12th, S3 EP122: Big Green Egg Cookbook

Ray Sheehan, Author of Big Green Egg Basics from a Master Barbecuer


 June 19th, S3 EP123: Young Readers

S. B. Goncarova, Author of Adventures with Abba Series

June 26th, S3 EP124: Western Mysteries

J.R. Sanders, Author of Nate Ross Series

July 3rd, S3 EP125: Children's Books

     Andreea Rus, Author of Numerous Children's Activity and Storybooks

Andreea on Amazon

July 10th, S3 EP126: Cozy Mysteries with Rescue Dogs

Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus Mysteries

July 17th, S3 EP127: Children's Coloring Books

Takiyah Smith, Author of I Love Me! Colorful and Creative (for girls and boys)

 July 24th, S3 EP128: Speculative Fiction

Andrew Najberg. Author of The Neverborn Thief

 July 31st, S3 EP129: Young Adult

Lina Hart, Author of Beyond Power


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