Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl Blog Tour

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing to you all a good blogging friend of mine, Aidyl, who just published an all-important and all-around-awesome book -- Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl! So, without further aideu, I'm going to let Aidyl take control of this entire post. *grins* This is so exciting!

About the Book:
Cave Secrets of the PterodactylTraveling with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and singer Buddy Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery - from hidden clues in bookstores to cave paintings deep underground. 

Answer to the true or false question from yesterday: False! While I do have a lot of fun writing at night, or early in the morning, I have no trouble writing throughout the day as well. ;) 

My Introduction to Answers in Genesis Part Two (Find part one here)

A few months later we all gathered together for a family meeting. We had been planning a family vacation for a while now and the plan had been to go to Colonial Williamsburg. Mom and Dad now informed us kids that they had heard about an Answers in Genesis conference in Schroon Lake, New York at the Word of Life Conference Center, and guess who was going to be there? Buddy Davis! Yikers! And also Ken Ham and Dr. Tommy Mitchell, but the real drawing card was Buddy Davis. Our parents were wondering which we would rather go to: The AiG conference or the long-planned Colonial Williamsburg. We unanimously voted to let our parents decide. 
Me about crying as I hold an armful of my books for the first time
And we were off to Schroon Lake. (Come to think of it, I was sick right before that trip and wanted to stay home from it as well. I am so glad I didn’t!) It was October of 2007, I had recently turned fifteen and everything was beautiful. I didn’t realize then how life-changing the trip would be for me. 
This was another one of my favorite trips our family has taken together, by the way. The conference was amazing. I learned so many new things and I was extremely inspired by how important it is to know how to defend your faith. Still, I had no clue I would one day be writing creation books for kids, sharing the same truths with them. 
When I got home from the conference I would often read AiG books or watch their DVD’s. Then I was introduced to their website (I can’t remember when I first looked at it, but doubtlessly the ideas was sparked because of how often I would hear it at the beginning and end of each DVD). Getting on the AiG website opened a whole new world to me. During the next several years I would often spend five or six hours a week reading articles or watching the different speakers presentations. 
And yet through all that time I was completely clueless that God was preparing me for one day adding my own gifts to the mix and producing an AiG book for kids. Goodness, every time I start to think about it, I feel like crying for joy! (It could be that I’m writing this at 1:20 in the morning...) 
We kept in contact with Buddy and Kay Davis after the conference and eventually a strong friendship bloomed that turned into an adopted family. Our family would go to the Museum a couple times each year, always planning our visits for when Buddy and Kay would be there. Then, after I was ‘adopted’ by Buddy and Kay, I started getting to go to the Museum along with them, staying there for several days at a time. And now my book resides in their bookstores and I get to hang out there and do book signings. 
Yes, y’all. Dreams really do come true. And, even when we have no clue what’s going on, God is still preparing His children to be in just the right places at the right times. Pretty cool, right? 

To find out more about the characters in CSotP and to find the answer to the True or False question, check out THIS blog tomorrow! 

For an extra chance to get a free book, check out THIS blog! 

About the Author: Whether she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family, trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn, author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her BlogFacebook, and Twitter


  1. Thank you so much, Kiri Liz, for having me on here! :)

  2. I enjoyed this post, as well. I love the picture of you and your adopted dad with an armful of books!

    I'm going to say, "true" for today's true or false question. I'm so enjoying these!

    His Princess,

    1. Thanks, Bekah! I'm glad you're following along with the tour! ;)

  3. Lydia, you're messing up my average. I'm usually only wrong twice a year. :-) I've missed three of your true/false questions now. For today's, I'm going with false. You don't seem like you would have to be rewarded to read books as much as you love reading and writing. I'm wondering one thing about your history. I believe I remember you saying that you live close to Buddy and Kay. Was this the case before you were "adopted" by them?

    1. Messing up your average? Well, maybe that's a good thing? And besides, it's the end of the year, you can afford being wrong. ;)
      I'm not sure if I live 'close-close' to my adopted parents. It's about an hour and a half away. And we've lived here since before I was adopted, yes. =)

    2. Wrong again. :-) Oh well. I thought I had remembered reading that your family was neighbors with the Davis family. Just my mind playing tricks on me. I would definitely say an hour and a half isn't that close.