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Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill

I’m so excited to bring Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill to you, thanks to Travelling Book Tours.

Be sure to read the blog and enter the fantastic giveaway below!

About the Book

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Author: Glen Somodi

Pub Day: November 9, 2022

Pages: 271

Buy it Here: Amazon (blog books)

Find it Here: Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop

Audiobook: Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo

Olly and his new friend, Ember, fight off school bullies, greedy mall developers, and nosey townspeople to protect their secret – that there’s a community of nature-loving creatures that have peacefully lived under Oak Hill for hundreds of years.

When Olly Appleton’s grandfather dies in a suspicious accident, his family decides to move to Littleton, Massachusetts, to care for the family estate. Once there, they discover they need to protect their land from a greedy mall developer, Henry Dalton.

Sitting atop Oak Hill, the estate sits in an enchanted wooded sanctuary known for unusual activities and superstitions involving mythical creatures – rumors passed down since the Nipmuc people roamed the land.

When Olly and his new friend, Ember, run into trouble with school bullies, the creatures known as Spores step in to protect them. Through their adventures, Olly and Ember build friendships with members of the Spore community and discover a common goal. They must work together quickly to protect Oak Hill from Henry Dalton or lose their homes forever.


The story came alive with wonderful imagination and world building. The whimsical and genuine characters took me along for their great adventure. I can’t wait for more!

About the Author

Glenn Somodi is an American author who writes his stories in the short space between lying down and dreaming. The stories are written over many nights, replayed, and rewritten in his head for enjoyment. His mission is to find anyone who enjoys reading the stories as much as he enjoys creating them.

He is a proud graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His paying job is as a partner at EYEMG in Akron, Ohio, a website development company.

Glenn was born in New Jersey, raised by a schoolteacher and a mechanical engineer, and has resided in Ohio for most of his adult life.

He has a patient wife whom he met at Ohio University in 1989. He also has three beautiful children that are his favorite creations. His coworkers include three cats and a dog – a Siamese tabby named Nala, a Chantilly-Tiffany cat named Coco, a Maine Coon named Josie, and the loudest coworker is Beckham, a Yorkshire Terrier. All five share office space for the entire workday.

Olly and the Spores of Oak Hill is the first book of a series of adventures for our main characters, Olly, Ember, and their best Spore friends, Cremini, Bella, Truffle, and Magpie.

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Giveaway for Olly & The Spores

The Giveaway includes:

  • Signed, stamped, limited edition hardcover copy of Book 1: “Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill” (1 of 50)
  • Signed, stamped, limited edition miniature framed watercolor created by author/artist Glenn Somodi (1 of 50)
  • 13″ shiitake mushroom plush stuffed pillow
  • Mushroom grow kit (gourmet oyster mushrooms)
  • Ceramic mushroom plant stake
  • 12 wooden rustic twig pencils
  • A collection of mushroom-inspired stickers

Enter here and good luck to you!

Olly & The Spores Book Tour

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