Blogging beautifully…virtual tour underway
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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, Amazon.com cards and more. That’s right. PRIZES. Free stuff. Who doesn’t like that?
So stick around. You might be a winner….
Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of "Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop" and "Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News" (rep'd by Booktrope). She is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. Her articles have appeared in Thrillist, Quill, Paste, San Francisco Chronicle, and in many magazines; her latest poetry appears in The East Bay Literary review.