Posted by: nancyisanders | March 15, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Day #4

This is a picture of when I was writing the manuscript for my picture book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet. Of course, at the time, I didn’t know that one of America’s most acclaimed picture book illustrators, E. B. Lewis, would want to come on board as the illustrator of my book. And I didn’t know at the time that my book would go on to win some very prestigious awards.

But I did know that I had a story to tell and that I had signed a contract and that I had three months to write the book of my dreams. Talk about exciting!

If you’re a writer and want to learn some tips about how you can pursue your dreams, hop on over to Day #4 of my Virtual Book Tour by clicking here. You’ll visit the official blog of Launch Pad Publishing. Enjoy!

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 a great prize that fits on everyone’s wishlist: 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 e-mail 5 or more friends today (hopefully writer friends) to visit my blog and join my Virtual Book Tour. Then come right back here today to post a comment here on my blog to let me know you did this. You can send your own message 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. (We’re going on an honor system here, so I trust you’re doing what you’re saying :o)

Tomorrow’s the last day to help spread the word about my book and get your name in the hat. 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, hope you are doing well, and great luck on your virtual tour!!!
    I have sent your tour blog to five friends. some of whom are writers; hope to see you one of these days very soon.

    Love, and prayers, Kay

    • Thanks, Kay! It was fun to add your name to the hat. -Nancy

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