A Baked Creation!

SWEET blog button2Stars 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!

SWEET blog button2Blog 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.

Bookish Illuminations!

SWEET blog button2Blog 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 Sweetand 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!

SWEET blog button2Blog 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 STARS SO SWEET blog tour kicks off!

SWEET blog button2After so many years writing about Gladys (I started the first draft of All Four Stars in 2005!), it’s hard to believe that the final volume of her adventures will hit the shelves in less than two weeks.

But Stars So Sweet is coming, and a bunch of terrific book and food bloggers are on hand to help celebrate. The official blog tour kicks off today over at The Daily Dahlia with a guest post that’s very important to me. I hope you’ll check it out.

The series’s publisher, Penguin Books for Young Readers, is also generously providing several sets of ALL THREE Gladys Gatsby books as prizes for blog tour commenters, so definitely check out the tour posts over the next few weeks if you’d like to enter. (Even if you already own the books, they’d make a great gift for a local school or library!) I’ll be linking to tour posts here as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Read deliciously!

Blog tour wraps up, live tour kicks off!

SUMMER blog button3Well, friends, The Stars of Summer blog tour draws to a close today, but what a fantastic final set of posts Gladys and I have had from bloggers over the last few days! We had this incredible in-depth review from Jen at Pop! Goes the Reader, this delicious Q&A with Stephanie at Kitchen Frolic, an interview AND review from Brenda at Log Cabin Library, and finally, today, a review and brief Q&A with Michael at Project Mayhem. Thank you so much, everyone for helping welcome The Stars of Summer into the world!

As the virtual tour ends, though, the live tour kicks off! I am now on the east coast, and gearing up for two New York events this week: first, my NYC launch party at Books of Wonder this Thursday at 6pm, then my reading and signing at The Dance Loft in Long Beach this Sunday at 4pm. In the weeks after that, I’ll also be appearing at Wellesley Books in Massachusetts (Boston area), One More Page in Arlington, VA (DC area), Kids Author Carnival in NYC, and The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, NY. Please check my events page for my full schedule, and I’d love to see you at one of these panels or parties!