Welcome to the first official day of my virtual book tour! As many of you know, starting today through October 16 here on my blog, we’re celebrating the release of my new book for writers, Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career. There will be free downloads to help you on your path to success, chances to win free prizes to motivate your heart as a children’s writer, visits to some awesome sites for writers, and a whole lot of fun, fun, fun!
As the first official stop on my Virtual Book Tour, I’d like to welcome Donna McDine! Thanks Donna for connecting through cyberspace and helping to get the word out about my new book.
Donna has a great website for writers chock full of book reviews, helpful tips, and encouraging words. Click on her link at Write What Inspires You to enjoy an interview she is posting today as part of the tour. (Tip: If you click on her link by pressing a “right click” on your mouse, you can choose the option of opening her link in a new tab or window. That way you can browse through her site but keep this window open so you can come back here to e-mail me for your free download and post a comment to win a chance for a free prize.)
While you’re at Donna’s site, be sure to sign up for her free newsletter. Each month, featured interviews include prominent and upcoming children’s authors, illustrators, and editors in the Children’s Publishing industry. Plus, she has the following columns: Book Review(s), Proclaim Your Successes, Reflections or Dreams, Testimonials, and Supporter Advertisements. What a great gift to receive each issue. Thank you, Donna! And thanks for being a stop on my tour.
Each day during the official tour from October 5 to October 16, if you post a comment here on my blog, I will put your name in a hat. You may post any comment you like, or you may post a comment to answer the Question of the Day.
At the end of the tour, I’m going to have a drawing and pick 3 random names out of my hat. The names that I pick will each get a free prize! (Note, each time you post a comment, I will put your name again in my hat, so you can increase your chances of winning a prize.)
I’m giving away 3 really cool prizes from the store my publisher created to encourage children’s writers like yourself by saying “Yes! You Can.” Click on the link to my store to see even more products for children’s writers.
I’m giving away a free license plate that says, “Yes! I AM A CHILDREN’S WRITER” so you can let all the world know you ARE a children’s writer.
I’m giving away a free writing journal that says, “Yes! You Can” so you can be encouraged to know that you CAN get published, earn an income, and write for personal fulfillment, just as I teach you to do in my book.
Plus, I’m giving away a free tile coaster that also says, “Yes! You Can” because I want to remind you every single day that you CAN follow your dreams and build a successful career as a children’s writer.
In my book for children’s writers, Yes! You Can, I tell you lots of insiders tips such as how to make charts to target a publisher, how to write queries to start earning an income, and how to write proposals. Each day of the tour, I’ve decided to give away a free pdf file, Excel chart, or sample document for you to have that will go along with the book! This will really help give you the tools you need to take your career to the next level as you’re reading through the chapters and applying the strategies in my book.
Soooo, for the official first day of my Virtual Book Tour, go ahead! Post a comment here on my blog. I’ll add your name to my hat for a chance to win a prize.
Then click on the link and download this pdf file:
It’s for use with pages 140-147 of my book, Yes! You Can, and will help you lay the foundation for building a successful children’s career in just one month. (I chose the month of May, 2009 to use in my pdf file, but you can use this model for every month of the year.)
The Question of the Day:
What is one of your favorite places to sit and write?
See you tomorrow back here for Day #2 of my Virtual Book Tour! We’ll be visiting a special site that has lots of quotes about my book to let you know what others are saying about it. Plus, you’ll get another chance to enter your name for a prize and can also take advantage of the free download I’m offering to help you build a successful writing career.