Blog tour stop #10: Stephanie at the scrumptious cooking blog Kitchen Frolic has written a lovely review of Stars So Sweet. She’s been a super supporter of the whole series over the last two years–thanks so much, Stephanie!
Pop! Goes the Reader
Blog tour stop #9: Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader has likened Gladys Gatsby to Harriet M. Welsch and Sarah Crewe. Well, the praise really can’t get any higher than that!
Thank you, Jen, for your extremely thoughtful reviews of the entire series. <3
Happy release day, Stars So Sweet!
Release day is here, and the All Four Stars trilogy is complete. Stars So Sweet, the concluding volume of the series, is now out in the world! I’ll be celebrating tonight at Books of Wonder in NYC–I hope you’ll join me if you’re in the area.
You can find a link with info about that event, and all my upcoming appearances in the New York, Washington DC, and Denver areas, right here. (*Please note that the Denver event location has changed to Aspen Grove/Littleton.)
As Gladys might describe it, coming to the end of the series that made me an author is like a strong cup of tea with a splash of honey–bitter and sweet.
Two Julys ago, only a handful of people had read about Gladys Gatsby and her foodie shenanigans. Now, her stories have reached thousands of readers, young and old, all over the world.
Two Julys ago, I wondered if anyone beyond family and friends would find my writing worth reading. This year, I’m set to teach writing workshops at my first SCBWI conference and to present to students at my first book festival.
Two Julys ago, I wondered whether All Four Stars would sell enough copies to convince my publisher to put out a sequel. This year, booksellers have been tweeting me for months about their young patrons asking for the third volume.
What an honor it’s been to work with my brilliant editors, become involved in the kidlit community, and bring Gladys’s stories to readers! I hope that you enjoy the conclusion of her story as much as I’ve enjoyed writing each book in this series.
A Baked Creation!
Stars So Sweet comes out tomorrow! If you’re in New York, I hope you’ll join me at Books of Wonder to celebrate!
Blog tour stop #8: Check out this delicious review and bonus cheese and scallion madeleine recipe (YUM) by Sylvia at A Baked Creation! Her fancy photography of Stars So Sweet among the macarons is definitely worth a gander, too. 🙂
For What It’s Worth!
Blog tour stop #7: Here’s an excerpt.
“I can’t think of a better book to sit down and read with your kids. It opens your eyes to different cultures, foods, languages and is an excellent jumping off point to discuss diversity, responsibility and relationships of all kinds.”
Thank you so much to Karen at For What It’s Worth! I’m humbled and flattered by your recommendation.
Karen is also giving away a set of books–head on over to enter!
The blog tour will pick back up next week, and release day for Stars So Sweet is Tuesday, July 19.
Blog tour stop #6: Another chance to win a full set of All Four Stars books–and to read another thoughtful review of Stars So Sweet, over at Aeicha’s blog Word Spelunking! Happy reading, and good luck if you enter to win.
Log Cabin Library!
Blog tour stop #5: Thank you for delving into Stars So Sweet in this excellent review, Brenda at Log Cabin Library! Gladys is so lucky to have thoughtful readers like you. 🙂
Blog tour stop #4: Book blogger and school librarian extraordinaire Katie has been a huge supporter of the All Four Stars books since day one, and I was even lucky enough to meet her in person last spring at one of my events for The Stars of Summer!
Now she’s back at Bookish Illuminations with an in-depth review of Stars So Sweet, and a giveaway of the entire series to a lucky commenter! Thank you, Katie. 🙂
Stars So Sweet comes out ONE WEEK from today, and if you’re in New York, I hope to see you at my launch party at Books of Wonder. Please check out all of my upcoming events here (with a couple of new additions and updates!).
Middle Grade Mafioso!
Blog tour stop #3: The wonderful Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has reviewed Stars So Sweet for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday over at his blog, Middle Grade Mafioso.
He calls someone named Tara Dairman “one of the funniest middle grade writers around.” Well, I’ll take it! 🙂 Thank you for reading and reviewing, my friend.
The Reading Date!
Blog tour, stop #2: Thank you to Lucy at The Reading Date for this great review of Stars So Sweet–and for posting the first full-series giveaway! Go forth and enter!