Zebulon Quest

The Adventures of Merlin's Grandson Through Space and Time

Fifteen-year-old Zebulon Finnegan just found a teleportation watch and recklessly transports himself, his four new friends, and his redundant Android IQ32 from the Starship Ruby Darton to the planet of his destiny. He meets up with a White Witch who explains he is Merlin’s lost grandson and unleashes his magical powers. Zebulon embarks on his quest to find seven hidden magical artifacts. Before he can do that, he must rescue his friends and defeat the evil Warlock, Zamra-Teg who is out to kill him. Then, if he is successful, he can complete his quest to find the remaining artifacts and release Merlin from his enchantment on Earth.

"Crafted in a futuristic setting with many historical overtones, ZEBULON QUEST is a new concept crossover novel complete with Indiana Jones like adventure, Lord of the Rings fantasy, and Star Trek science fiction.  This high-concept storyline is a mixture of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia with a heaping spoon full of the legend of Merlin.  Check out this great epic tale, for young and old alike!"

--T.A. Northburg

Schedule An Author Visit

Schedule a visit time and day for Author T.A. Northburg to come to your school, event, or to talk with your organization.

Visit Modules

T.A. Northburg brings a variety of topics and activities to schools and the classroom. Here is a sample of the modules he shares with students and organizations.

GOALS:  This module shares with the class his experience setting and working towards goals. What is a goal?  Goals vs. dreams.  How to set goals.

SUCCESS:  This module outlines a definition of success. What does success mean to you? What does it look like? In the end, each student will write down his or her own definition of success.

WRITING:  This module shares the importance of style and grammar.  Mr. Northburg will also discuss Setting, Plot, Characterization, Conflict, Theme. Classroom exercises are available, if time permitted.

PUBLISHING:  Does a book just appear on the shelf in the bookstore?  No.  This module explains there is a lot of hard work and a process to getting a book published. What are the steps involved?  Research, Writing, Editing, Synopsis, Letters, Querying Agents, More Editing, Publisher, Distribution, Marketing.

READING:  In this module T.A. Northburg will read sample chapters of his novel and discuss how he created the story.

Q&A:  Question and answer time with the students.  T.A. Northburg will answer questions about writing that the students pose.


BOOK SIGNING:  T.A. Northburg will sign books and talk with guests. Discounts are offered for purchases of 25 or more books purchased through the author site.

Visit Rates

SCHOOL VISITS:

Full day = $500 plus travel fee* 

Half day (Colorado schools only) = $300 plus travel fee* 
 

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES:

Speaking fee = $100 per hour, plus travel fee*
 

*The travel fee is $50 for every thirty minutes of travel beyond the first thirty miles from Fort Collins (i.e.: the travel fee to a location that's two hours from Fort Collins would be $150 dollars). 

 

Discounts on travel given if multiple visits scheduled in one area. 


If out of state, please schedule a minimum of two full days.

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"Crafted in a futuristic setting with many historical overtones, ZEBULON QUEST is a new concept crossover novel complete with Indiana Jones like adventure, Lord of the Rings fantasy, and Star Trek science fiction.  This high-concept storyline is a mixture of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia with a heaping spoon full of the legend of Merlin.  Check out this great epic tale, for young and old alike!"

--T.A. Northburg