Posted by: nancyisanders | October 16, 2009

Virtual Book Tour: Yes! You Can, Day 10

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Welcome to the very last day of my virtual book tour! For the past two weeks, we’ve been 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.

12:00 noon, Pacific Standard Time today!
As a special end of the tour event, I’ll be giving a live interview today at 12:00 PST with Suzanne Lieurance at Book Bites for Kids on blogtalk radio. It would be great to have you join us. Check out the site right now to find out the details on how to listen in! And if you can’t join us for the live show, you can always listen to the audio at a convenient time.

Each day during the official tour, if you posted a comment here on my blog, I put your name in a hat. The hat is stuffed! Today is the last day for a chance to add your name to the free drawing by posting a comment. I’ll be announcing the winner’s names next Monday, October 19 here on my blog.

You may post any comment you like, or you may post a comment to answer the Question of the Day.

Question of the Day:
What children’s book are you reading RIGHT NOW?

Free Downloads
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 my 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.

Click on the link and download this file:


This is an actual page of one of my royalty statements that just came in this month. If you’ve never seen a royalty statement, it will be a good example. Every publisher uses a slightly different format to print out their royalty statements, but this will give you a general idea of what to expect.

Be sure to stop back in on Monday to see who the winners are of the 3 prizes I’m giving away. Thank you, one and all, for being a part of my Virtual Book Tour!


  1. Ferdinand Magellan and the Discovery of the World Ocean by Rebecca Stefoff

    Over the Wall by John H. Ritter (Book on Tape)

    The Tail of Goober Hammingway by Susan Lipson (unpublished manuscript)

    What’s Your Story? by Marion Dane Bauer

    • This is great, Doraine! And I’m listening to two books on tape right now, too…Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden.

  2. I’m six chapters into ‘Among the Hidden’ (Shadow Children Series, Bk 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I’m hooked and finding it difficult to put down so I can work on my own writing. Looks like I may have to buy the rest of the series………

    On a different note entirely, I’ve just started a new project based on some research I did after reading your ‘Yes you can’ book. It’s something I would never have dreamed of writing, but one I could get very passionate about. I don’t know if anything will come of it, and I don’t feel like sharing more than that at this point, but thank you for the inspiration and for writing such a great book with good, sound advice!

    • Rebecca, I had to smile when you shared how your totally hooked. That’s the sign of a truly compelling book! And thank you for your kind words–I hope something satisfying comes as a result of your new adventure!

  3. I am impressed by the amount of information you generously share. It is so helpful when as a beginning writer I can get information such as this.

    • Marilee, I’m so glad you’re finding this information so helpful! Writing is truly such a wonderful journey and it’s even more precious when we as writers can encourage and share and help each other along the path.

  4. Just wanted to say thanks for the great blog tour. I’ve enjoyed it and have learned so much.

    Right now I’m reading two books I bought on sale–both nonfiction about plants/nature.

    • Dianne, it was so great to have you join in the fun. And how neat that you’re reading nonfiction right now!

  5. I’m reading Avi’s Poppy and Ereth.
    It has marvelous characters and I love how it treats difficult topics so delicately.
    Great tour!

    • Thanks, Linda, I’m glad you’re enjoying the tour. And Avi is one of my favorite authors!

  6. Congratulations on a wonderful tour, Nancy! Sorry I couldn’t be a part of your blogtalk radio interview. I’m sure it went well.

    Lots of hugs,

    • Thanks Ev! You can always listen to the interview at any time just by clicking on the link.

  7. Hi Nancy!
    Thanks for doing so much to help other authors. I want to thank you for all the help and training you’ve given me.

    Right now I’m reading Summer of the Monkeys to my fourth graders. We stop on all the great descriptive accounts and marvel–llike when Jay Beary is in the hole waiting to catch monkeys and a snake is looking down at him. Smile.

    We’d love to see your fabulous favorite word collection if that’s a choice of files you’ll share. You mention it in your book.

    • What a great book to read with your students, Sharon! And I just added two new words to my favorite word collection: funtastic and funtabulous. Smile.

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