The ALL FOUR STARS blog tour – stop 1

First of all, great news: All Four Stars has been named an Amazon Best Book of the Month for July! Many thanks to the editors there who selected it–I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Secondly, the official All Four Stars blog tour has now begun! Hooray!
all four stars tour button

The wonderful Wendy Darling of The Midnight Garden and I have been working hard together behind the scenes to bring you 10 days of fun posts and bonus material leading up to the book’s release on July 10. Today’s post is Gladys Gatsby’s Foodie Tour of NYC,” which will take you all over Manhattan to culinary spots that inspired scenes in All Four Stars! You can also enter quite a nice giveaway of final copies of the book, courtesy of Penguin.

Here are the rest of the stops scheduled for the tour. I will try to post links here daily, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, July 1st              The Midnight Garden
Wednesday, July 2nd        The Reading Date
Thursday, July 3rd            For What It’s Worth
Friday, July 4th                 The Spirit of Children’s Literature
                                       A Baked Creation
Monday, July 7th              Xpresso Reads
Tuesday, July 8th             For the Love of Words
Wednesday, July 9th        Finding Bliss in Books
Thursday, July 10th          Candace’s Book Blog

Review stops, July 7th – 10th: CuddlebuggeryGreat ImaginationsLone Star on a LarkLog Cabin LibraryThe Hiding SpotFic TalkCarina’s BooksKaren Brissette @ GoodReadsBook JemsSporadic Reads The Social Potato Reviews

Finally, don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Jessica Lawson’s incredible debut novel, The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, right here on this blog!

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Sign-up open for the ALL FOUR STARS blog tour!

The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy HolczerHappy Thursday, folks!

First off, the winner of The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer is…

Natasha Wing!

Congrats, Natasha! I hope you love this beautiful book.

Second order of business–check out this lovely button:

all four stars tour 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!

TMG-blog-button-219x300In 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. 🙂

Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule

LOVE.

(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 Songand 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.