Friday, February 26, 2016

Piper Morgan to the Rescue Cover Reveal: Day Five

It's the final day of my super-exciting cover reveal. You guys have been so amazing! The support out here just reminds me what a strong blogging community we have here. (Thanks, Alex Cavanaugh, for helping us all find each other!) 

Here are my final day guest posts. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the ends Sunday.

What do you do when you want a write a novel, but you're all out of ideas? I'm sharing tips over at Cathrina Constantine's blog.

Working important issues into your novel can be tricky, especially if you want to keep things entertaining. I have some thoughts on how to do this in my post on Megan Whitson Lee's blog.

Elizabeth Seckman and I are having a virtual couch potato sit-in. Come join us...and bring a bag of chips and something to drink!

Check out Kelly Hashway's blog today. She's showing off my cover.

Sharon Himsl is joining in the fun, too. Check out my cover over on her lovely blog.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. You can enter every day through Sunday.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Piper Morgan to the Rescue Cover Reveal: Day Four

It's Day Four of my super-exciting cover reveal. Almost there. It's been a busy week! I've written about a lot of topics this time, but I have to say, talking about the importance of rescuing vs. buying from a breeder has been great. Our little dog was a rescue, although we found her on a boat:

And now--here are today's cover reveal stops:

Piper Morgan works at a rescue shelter in Piper Morgan to the Rescue. As I researched, I learned a lot about how easy (and important) it is to adopt from a rescue shelter. Check out my post at Sandra Cox's blog to learn more.

I'm a children's writer who also loves spooky stuff. I write all about my divergent interests on Diedre Knight's blog. Do you have conflicting interests? Comment on her blog and let us know.

Jess Haight and Stephanie Robinson have my cover today, but they've been hinting around about my book all week...check out the cool riddle she gave (as well as the answer). Jess and Stephanie are so fun!

Diedre Knight also features my cover at her Kids + Books + Nature blog. Check it out!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! You can enter once a day.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Piper Morgan to the Rescue Cover Reveal: Day Three

It's Day Three of my super-exciting cover reveal. I'm loving all of my blogging friends! I've also linked to days one and two at the bottom so you can check out the other guest posts if you missed them.

Here are today's guest stops:

What inspired me to write the Piper Morgan series? Lidy has me over at her blog, where I talk about it.

I'm also discussing how I came up with the idea of having Piper work at a rescue shelter at Diane Carlisle's blog.

We always hear that reviews are important to an author, but why? I break it down on Mason Canyon's blog.

Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? You may not have to. I talk about how real life can inform fiction at Jamie Ghione's blog.

Check out my cover and blurb, posted over on the lovely Medeia Sharif's blog.

In case you missed it (abbreviated ICYMI by the cool kids on Twitter), here's Monday's guest posts and Tuesday's guest posts. Check them out if you have time!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! You can enter once a day.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Piper Morgan to the Rescue Cover Reveal: Day Two

It's Day Two of my super-exciting cover reveal. First, I want to take a second to thank the talented illustrator who designed it. She also did the amazing illustrations inside:

The artist is Lucy Fleming. Here's her website

And now for today's blog tour stops...

As I mentioned in a guest blog yesterday, book reviews are important for authors. But how does a new author get them? I have five tips over at Melissa Ann Paris's blog.

Are you crafty? Even if you think you aren't, you might be. I discuss how crafts can help you become a better writer at Leandra Wallace's blog.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! You can enter once a day.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Piper Morgan to the Rescue Cover Reveal: Day One

Today I'm doing a super-exciting cover reveal across the blogosphere, as well as on social media. Piper Morgan to the Rescue is Book #3 in a four-book chapter book series from Simon & Schuster's Aladdin line. You can pre-order it now...or add it to your Goodreads to-read list.

Here's my fun new cover!

As you can see, dogs are a huge part of Piper Morgan to the Rescue. So my first guest post today is at Beth Ellyn Summer's blog, where I discuss these little fellas:

One of the best things about a blog tour is getting to talk about my writing process. Dianne Salerni, author of books for HarperCollins, Clarion, and Sourcebooks, interviewed me and asked some amazing questions! Check it out here.

Have you ever noticed that dogs are extremely popular in children's books? I break down why I personally think they are in a post on Karen Walker's blog.

To get inspired to write the Piper Morgan series, I spent hours reading chapter books. Which author do you think inspired me the most? I'll give you a hint: her series was about another spunky elementary school student. Read all about it at Meradeth Houston's blog.

Over the course of my career, I've written books with main characters between the ages of eight and thirty-five. What's the difference between these age groups? I discuss it in a guest post at Beverly Stowe McClure's blog.

As a full-time freelance writer, chapter book novelist, and middle grade novelist, I have to be able to work on more than one project at a time. What have I learned from doing this? I tell you all about it at Sheena-Kay Graham's blog.

Writing a book can be overwhelming. So many words to get to the end. I offer a couple of tips to help on J.A. Scott's blog.

I'm giving away a super-exclusive advanced copy of Piper Morgan Joins the Circus. Check out the fun illustrations inside! 

Here's the giveaway box. I'll announce the winner the first week of March.

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