UtopYA 2014

One of the many incredible people I’m looking forward to meeting at the UtopYA 2014 Con in June is Jo Michaels.

As the weeks close in on the arrival of UtopYA 2014, Jo is doing unofficial author interviews, and guest posts on her blog with a few of the indie authors that will be at the convention. I’m one of those authors! Last year I went as an attendee. This year I will going as an exhibitor. Have you bought your ticket yet? I would love to meet you!

Why am I excited about meeting Jo? Besides the fact that she is a brilliant author, editor, blogger, and all around nice lady? I want to give her a hug for helping me when I thought all was lost.  

About two months ago, I had all of my ducks in a row gearing up for my debut novel release, or I’d thought anyway. I found out at the last minute the tour host I had scheduled months in advance had disappeared. Well, I saw recent activity on Facebook, but my messages and emails remained unanswered.

There I was…lost, and left standing in a leaking canoe, holding a broken paddle. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic…oh alright, it’s over the top, but I was extremely saddened. My hopes of having a December release date were gone. I had no idea whom I could call on such short notice who would have a package to fit in my budget.

I just happened to mention to Jo in an unrelated email, that my host was MIA. Within a few back and forth emails, Jo had renewed my hope. She told me to try contacting Enchanted Book Promotions because they had a large assortment of packages to fit almost any budget. Jo even answered all my questions about what I would need to have ready for a tour. Between Jo, Majanka at EBP, and Amber of Lady Amber’s Launch Party on Facebook, I was able to reach the potential readers my book needed.

Blog Tour

I want to give an enormous shout out to Enchanted Book Promotions. They have done a fantastic job helping me spread the word about The Druid’s Doorway. There will be several stops on this tour over the next month. Visit back in here to see the latest. Be sure to enter the giveaway that’s posted some of the stops!

Links to each article will be updated as we reach each exciting stop along the way!

Without further ado…here’s the tour schedule:

December 15th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 16th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 17th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

December 18th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Forever Book Lover

December 19th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 21st: Book Review, Excerpt and Giveaway @ My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

December 22nd: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

December 23rd: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 25th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

December 27th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

December 28th: Book Review and Giveway @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

December 29th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ The Most Happy Reader

December 31st:Book Excerpt @  The Reading Guru

January 1st: Book Review @ The Book Daily

January 3rd: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene

January 5th: Book Review @ Endazzled Reading

January 6th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

January 7th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog

January 9th: Book Review @ For The Love of Books

January 11th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

January 13th: Book Review @ Readers Writers Connect

January 15th: Book Review, Interview, Excerpt and Giveaway @ Dalene’s Book Reviews