Posted by: nancyisanders | March 13, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Day #2

Image from the book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet

Today, the second stop on my Virtual Book Tour is at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase. On her site, she’s posting an interview that will let you know more about my life as a writer.

One of the things I have grown to cherish as a writer is the opportunity to travel to do research. On the most recent research trip I took back to Philadelphia, I also had the extra bonus of visiting the church of Richard Allen, one of the early leaders in America who is showcased in my book on the page pictured above, F is for Founding Fathers. Here are some photographs we took of the visit:

Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, founded by Richard Allen

Beautiful stained glass windows in the church sanctuary

Historic bust of Richard Allen

For my Virtual Book Tour this week, we’re celebrating my book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet. Plus, the goal of this tour is to help get the word out about my book so that it can get into the hands and hearts of kids all across the nation.

To help spread the word, I want to invite you to join the contest I’m hosting here on my blog. I’m offering a prize that I hope you’ll love: a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble! You can use this at your local store, for an online purchase, or on your Nook!

Just post an invitation today to visit my blog and join my Virtual Book Tour in at least one online group you belong to. Then come right back here today to post a comment here on my blog to let me know you did this. You can post your own invitation or copy and paste the following:

Hop on over and join the Virtual Book Tour of author Nancy I. Sanders at her blog at Join in on her contest to see if you can win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble!

When you post your comment here on my blog today, I’ll put your name in a hat. And if you post an invitation on more than one online group you belong to, just let me know how many places you posted and I’ll add your name that many times to the hat! (We’re going on an honor system here, so I trust you’re doing what you’re saying :o)

Throughout the upcoming week, you’ll have even more opportunities to help spread the word about my book and get your name in the hat again and again to help increase your chances of winning. And then next Monday, here on my blog, I’ll post the name of the winner of the $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. It could be you!!!!!


  1. Hi Nancy,

    I posted your tour on Writers On The Move this morning.

    Hope you get lots of looks!


  2. Hi Nancy:

    Thank you for sharing your research experience and photos. Absolutely wonderful.

    I’ve promoted you on my blog and left you a comment at Mayra’s blog.

    Warm regards,
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog

  3. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Kathy and Donna! And your names are in the hat. Wahoo!

  4. Hi Nancy,

    I love the photos and all the wonderful research that you have done. You are one talented lady!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: