Blogging beautifully…virtual tour underway

July 18, 2013|Posted in: authors, book biz, Books, indie pub, Tongues of Angels, work

Seriously? You could have one of these.

Busy week, my friends! This week I’m on a virtual book tour for Tongues of Angels: A Novel, and the week started out with a bang on Sunday night. Mr. Husband and I went on the radio to talk about the Catholic Church, baseball and what makes a good marriage (they’re asking us!??) The radio station was FCC Free Radio, “Radio for the People, by the People!” It was an entertaining conversation with host Ralph “Zig” Tyko.

Monday was double duty. I visited two blogs at once (you can do that when it’s virtual. In real life, not so much). Writer Tomi L. Wiley invited me to her blog to chat over the origins of Tongues of Angels. (Read about that right here.) The Twitterverse liked it so well that the interview was picked up on Inktuition. So that was cool.

The same day I shared that charming story about my book-signing event back in 2004 when I was universally hated. At that event. Not the whole world. [koff] I hope. This story appeared on Christina Mercer’s blog and was met (this time) with resounding praise and fanfare in social media. What a lovely thing it is not to be hated!

Tuesday was a hit with Lady Amber, famous for reviewing indie books of all stripes, who allowed me gracious use of her page. She is hosting a giveaway *as we speak* for a signed copy of Tongues of Angels. All you have to do is go to the site and click a few buttons. Promise, it won’t hurt a bit. That giveaway ends Friday, so don’t miss it!

Today (Wednesday) was my day to visit Rachel Thompson’s blog, but she liked my post so well that she held it for #MondayBlogs, when it is sure to pick up more readers. That’s cool, and gave me an extra day to enjoy yesterday’s successes. (Check back here to see it when it’s up.)

I have dates to visit with Jordan Rosenfeld tomorrow and Rebecca Lawton on Friday. Sunday is the kicker to this week of whack — an online party where you simply show up at 6 pm Pacific Time (that is, be on Facebook at that time), and play along with some of the party games we’ll be having. Trivia, picture-finds, and more, resulting in red rosaries for everyone, and prizes including paperback and ebook versions of Tongues of Angels, Starbucks cards, cards and more. That’s right. PRIZES. Free stuff. Who doesn’t like that?

So stick around. You might be a winner….

Ciao, bellas!

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.

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    Jon Spangler
    July 18, 2013

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    Everyone who reads your work is a winner, Julia. I read the first edition and loved it, I highly recommend it to those who grew up in or have belonged to sacramental churches (Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, etc.) since having that background enriches one’s reading enjoyment.

    (But you should also read it even if you’ve never gone to a house of worship.)

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