Blog Tour eff-ups. Yep, I made one, but it’s all good


Okay, cut me some slack.  It’s my first blog tour.  🙂

For those of you who haven’t tried to put a blog tour together, let me tell you it’s tons of fun, incredibly hectic and completely EASY to make mistakes, especially if you’re not paying attention.  Sad thing was, I thought I had it all together.  My Google Calendar doesn’t have a blank spot on it from Dec. 1 – Jan. 3.  Apparently, however, I made a boo boo and didn’t mark it on my calendar.  I double-booked appearances today.  You can find me blabbing away on the blogs of two of my anthology mates:

Kelly Said and Terri Rochenski  *bangs head on desk*

Oh well.  They are both such sweethearts and made me feel better by not calling me names AND YOU guys are lucky because you get to blog hop with me all day.  Isn’t that fun?  Nod and say “Sure it is.”

Sorry girls.  I’m glad it all worked out though.   I couldn’t ask for better antho buddies.

And the marketing begins


I cannot believe the MAKE BELIEVE anthology releases 90 days from today.  It just boggles my mind.  What boggles my mind even more is the amount of marketing that needs to be done.

I have never been one for tooting my own horn so all of this is so new and foreign to me.  It seems so selfish, so egotistical to say ‘Hey, hey, check out my book and please buy it.”  I’m much more comfortable promoting other people’s books and touting their successes.  That’s not to say I don’t believe in my work or that I’m not proud of it. It’s just weird to put myself in the spotlight.

Which is why I’m asking YOU, my lovely fellow bloggers, to put me (and all the other amazing authors appearing in the anthology, if you would like) in YOUR spotlight.  🙂  I don’t bite, at least not hard, and I never leave marks.  I also would love to get my feet wet with a blog tour.

If you have participated in a blog tour, either as host or author, I would love to hear from you with pointers about what you learned and how to make the event run smoothly.  What would you have done differently if you could have?

For those interested in hosting the blog tour, I put a huge page on my website and would love for you to check it out under the News and Events page.

As I am not one to abuse a favor, if you are a YA and/or Fantasy author who would like to trade promotional efforts, I’m all game.  I’ve done author interviews, character interviews, and book reviews on blog tours, and I’ll be more than happy to help you get the word out about your novel or short story.

What do you say?  Up for the adventure?