Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today we take a moment to remember those who courageously gave their lives and those who bravely fight today for freedom.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell
I’m also grateful today to just be able to spend the holiday relaxing with my family – and I’m super excited to announce the winners of the pre-order promotion for Joshua and the Lightning Road! Thank you all for participating.
And here they are! I will be contacting you about your prizes.
Leah B. – iPad Mini
Anne S. – $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
Stephanie R. – Signed map of the book’s world, the Lost Realm
Hope you all enjoy your prizes!
There was more fun in store this weekend. I had a blast this past Saturday, May 22, at The Doylestown Bookshop Teen Fantasy event with other Month9Books authors. We had a goofy fun time meeting so many wonderful readers!
And the Joshua and the Lightning Road blog tour continues with excerpts, giveaways, and interviews. Here are some fun spots to visit this past week where Joshua made an appearance.
5/18/2015 Chapter by Chapter – Guest Post (My Top 3 Favorite Things To Do and Why)
5/19/2015 Reader Girls – Spotlight + Excerpt
5/19/2015 WS Momma Readers Nook – Interview
5/20/2015 Deal Sharing Aunt – Interview
5/21/2015 A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – Guest Post (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published)
5/22/2015 YA Chit Chat – Spotlight + Excerpt
5/22/2015 Susan Heim on Parenting – Guest Post (Playing on Our Fears)
5/23/2015 Mythical Books – Guest Post (10 Steps to Writing Thrillers for Kids)
5/24/2015 Book Lovers Life – Spotlight + Excerpt
And I must share some fun new reviews. Click on the reviewers link for the full review:
“A solid recommendation for the fantasy, adventure fan. Strong, relatable characters and imaginative world building make this debut children’s novel one you will hope will continue in a several book series.”–Boys to Books
“This is a story of friendship, love, sacrifice, hope and courage. A wonderful, magical, mystery adventure for kids of all ages.” –Fundimental Book Reviews
“Fascinating and mysterious…Fans of fantasy adventures will eat this up.”–Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Also, don’t forget to check out the super fun #ReadOrWriteAnywhere campaign I am participating in with the YA Chicks through 5/31. Great for readers, writers, and teachers! Over 30 authors are giving away books, author skype visits, lesson plans, and writing critiques. I am also giving away a first chapter critique of your novel. Check it out!
And if you read Joshua and the Lightning Road, please consider leaving a review online. We authors gobble up reviews like Thanksgiving dinner! 🙂
Stephanie@Fairday's Blog says
I am so excited to have one a signed copy of the map! I know my students in the library will love it as well. Congrats to the other winners!
The book event looks like SO much fun. Thanks for sharing pictures of the event!
Hope the blog tour is going well. 🙂
Donna Galanti says
Hi Stephanie, I hope your students have fun with it! Congrats on winning!