Well – it’s the last stop for my little orange bus : (
Today I visit Lizzy for some lemon polenta cake – doesn’t it look yummy? I could definitely have a slice of that for breakfast.
What a fantastic time I’ve had. I’ve spoken to Aliya about vegetables, Lane about smiling cats and Caroline about Mr. Men. I’ve had marvellous reviews at Patteran Pages, More about the song and Juxtabook. And a WHOLE LOT MORE besides.
So I’ve had a ball – but have I sold any more books? I’ve definitely been selling a book here and there, but who knows what turns an interested-person into a book-buyer? If you did buy my book as a direct result of the tour, I’d be everso interested to hear.
On the subject of who buys my books, I’m already planning what I want to do with my next book, The Blue Handbag, which comes out on Aug 1st (you can pre-order it on Amazon now). It will involve you…
I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all my blog tour hosts – and another HUGE thank you to everyone who travelled with me on the little orange bus (a special thanks to Jem who kept my company all the way). Here’s to the next adventure!
And we’re off!
I’ve already answered questions about vegetables at Neil Ayres and Aliya Whitely’s Veggie Box.
My next stop is Clare’s Three Beautiful Things on the 3rd. On the 4th Lane will be asking me questions about cats at Lane’s Write, and Liza Lee was up half the night finishing The Letters – join us at her blog, It’s just me, on the 5th and help her to celebrate her birthday!
The lovely Caroline Smailes wrote one of my cover blurbs, and I’ll be at hers on the 6th, giving you my five tips on how-to-keep-going-when-you’re-trying-to-get-published, and she will be asking me five very silly questions. On the 8th I’ll be answering Leah’s questions at I could be doing something else right now.
I’ll post about the tour here once a week, but you can check in at my blog tour page any time. I might even be trashing a virtual hotel room or two…
As I type, thirty copies of The Letters are lying around people’s houses around the world.
Maybe one or two are still in their jiffy bags. Most are probably in one of those towering ‘to read’ piles of books most of us serious readers have. Maybe one or two are sitting on a bedside table. Maybe one is in someone’s hands RIGHT NOW.
A few people have already finished their copies - whilst in the bath, or keeping them up until 1.40am (sorry Liza Lee).
In March, these lovely people will be hosting me on my blog tour. They will be asking me questions about vegetables, and who knows what else.
I’d really love you to join me. And if you are a blogger yourself, and you think might be interested in hosting a leg, do get in touch – I still have a few slots left. Isn’t that a jolly looking bus? I think I shall use it as my virtual transport. All aboard!
PS for those who aren’t familiar with blog tours, I was going to link to Wikipedia but it seems they’ve never heard of them either! Basically it’s like a real life book tour but you visit blogs instead of cities, and the host blog either interviews you, writes a review of the book, or whatever they feel like doing. For more examples, my last book was on blog tour here.