NEW BOOK Cover reveal!

I can’t tell you how pleased I am to introduce this new book to young readers! It’s called “The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum” and you can purchase here. Take a listen to the first chapter on my Read Aloud with Abba YouTube channel! I had a ton of fun recording the first chapter, doing all the voices, composing the music, and putting it all together with illustrations. I hope to be able to start the next chapter soon!

So-So’s spring concert this year coincides with Eid, so everybody, (and that means everybody) in the family will be coming. Including Abba and Caruso, driving in on their motorbike and sidecar. Only they take a wrong turn and end up in Outer Mongolia! It’s Lina and So-So to the rescue! Will they find Abba and Caruso and get back in time? Or will they go back in time? Join us for this uproarious adventure with the girls (ahem, and Caruso) as they fly across the world, dodge time-twisting wormholes, discover ancient secret codes, and fight off lip-smacking vultures. Wait, do vultures even have lips? Find out with us in The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum, a laugh-out-loud adventure that transports us across time and space through music, imagination and flat-out fun.

Abba and Caruso race down the streets of Montreal (on their Bonneville Triumph T1oo) on the way to So-So’s school concert. Illustration by S.B. Goncarova.

About the author:

S.B. Goncarova is a neurodivergent writer, visual artist, director, poet, and musician. But most importantly, she is the Auntie of Three Adorbous Kids who were the inspiration for this book and many others. They call her Abba. She lives in a magical house and rides a motorcycle. She frequently gets lost because her cat Caruso only knows his letters up to G and he can’t read a map to save his life.

Purchase “The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum

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