First off, the winner of The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer is…
Congrats, Natasha! I hope you love this beautiful book.
Second order of business–check out this lovely button:
And it means what it says–All Four Stars will be going on a tour! Of blogs! Hosted by the terrific blogger-reviewers at The Midnight Garden!
In case you aren’t familiar with it, The Midnight Garden is a site that evaluates young adult (and some middle grade) books with an adult reading audience in mind. As an adult who reads kidlit almost exclusively these days, I love that idea–and think that All Four Stars, with its humor and foodiness, is a perfect fit for the crossover audience. 🙂
(And I also love that The Midnight Garden’s reviews are so well-thought-out and well-written! Why, just the other day they featured one of my favorite books of this year, Strange Sweet Song, and I couldn’t agree more with the review.)
Anyway, the All Four Stars tour will feature interviews, guest posts with fun foodie bonus content, and reviews, and of course I’ll share links here when they’re live in July. If you are a blogger and would like to be part of this tour, check out this post. (I’ll also be doing interviews and such outside of the tour, so no worries if we’ve already set something up separately.)
Thirdly and lastly, Kirkus Reviews has weighed in on All Four Stars. They are notorious harsh and persnickety critics, so overall I’m very pleased with the positive things they had to say about my debut novel, like calling it an “entertaining story about the joy of following one’s bliss.” You can read the full review here.