November 21, 2017

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Blog Tour: Sticks ‘n’ Stones ‘n’ Dinosaur Bones

All right, folks. I don’t usually do straight up blog tours and the reasoning for this is simple. There are a fair number of them out there and how do you choose which ones to feature? But today’s book is kind of special. As you may know, I’ve a soft spot in my heart for […]

Blog Tour: Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag

  From the publisher: It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh’s home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet’s mineral resources. Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils […]

Monster Mash: Aaron Zenz Goes On Tour

Blog tours.  Generally speaking I don’t really do them.  Nothing against them personally, they just don’t always speak to the tenor and distinctive tone of individual blogs.  It takes a particularly keen one to get me out of my hidey-hole so that I’ll participate.  It takes, in short, Aaron Zenz. But first . . . […]

Thank God It’s Monday! Blog Tour: My Best and Worst Mondays

  Today we’re participating in the Thank God It’s Monday! blog tour to help celebrate the upcoming release of Jessica Brody’s book A WEEK OF MONDAYS. You can read Jessica’s guest post about her book here. My review is coming later this month. You can check out what other bloggers are saying about their best […]

Thank God It’s Monday! Blog Tour with Jessica Brody

  Guest post by Jessica Brody   ELLISON “ELLIE” SPARKS: An idealistic, ambitious sixteen-year-old junior with a lot on her plate.   Those were the first words I ever wrote about Ellie Sparks. They were written in a synopsis for my publisher when I was first trying to sell them on the idea for a […]

Interview Time! John Patrick Green in Conversation with Eric Colossal

Who? What? Where? When? Why? It’s a blog tour, kiddos!  A tour of bloggy goodness.  More than that, it’s a graphic novel blog tour done to celebrate Children’s Book Week in all its fancypants glory. The subject of today’s interview is none other than Eric Colossal.  Colossal, if the name is new to you, is […]

The Fixer Blog Tour: The Science of Fiction, a guest post by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  We are happy to welcome Jennifer Lynn Barnes to TLT today. She’s stopping by on the blog tour for her new novel, THE FIXER (published 7/7/2015 from Bloomsbury USA).    The Science of Fiction  One of the questions I get a lot as a writer who has a double life as a psychology professor studying […]

The Circus Mirandus Blog Tour: How Hard Is It to Write a Circus That Isn’t Creepy?

When I was asked to participate in the current Circus Mirandus Blog Tour, I was intrigued.  You know how sometimes a publisher will fall in love with a debut novel and then promote the whozitz out of it, hither, thither, and yon?  Well, that’s what Penguin has done with this title from first time author […]

Blog Tour Stop: Children’s Literary Podcasting Loves a Winner

On April 19th of this past year I hosted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL called Podcasting Children’s Books: Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs. Unlike a lot of my Salons, this one was actually recorded and turned into a podcast here.  Why am I telling you all this?  Because that podcaster, one Matthew Winner, […]

Dastardly ‘Rogue’ Blog Tour Announced

Fans of Gina Damico’s titles Croak and Scorch don’t have much longer to wait for the final title in the series, Rogue, due on shelves soon. To keep readers’ baited, Damico has just announced her 2013 Rogue Blog Tour. You’ll need strong powers of observation to keep up with her on this tour, and you’ll need to know all the letters of the English alphabet, too.