At the end of the tour
When the road disappears
If there’s any more people around
When the tour runs aground
And if you’re still around
Then we’ll meet at the end of the tour
The engagements are booked through the end of the world
So we’ll meet at the end of the tour
–They Might Be Giants
Winners: Congratulations to Mike, Jeffrey, and Corey for winning entries in the Blog Tour Rafflecopter Contest. The Puzzle Contest will remain open until we have a winner. That’s a wrap, people!
Bonus Link: Follow the funny to Read It and Laugh, a new MG/YA group blog with Amanda Ashby, Niki Burnham, Tom Clempson, Ebony McKenna, Shana Norris, Kimberly Pauley, Marlene Perez, Luisa Plaja, Janette Ralliston, and myself. Today, find out what I like about National Novel Writing Month in a post titled, “For Those About to NaNo, We Salute You!”
Puzzle Piece #31: Looking back at the blog tour with Tabitha Olson at Writer Musings. That 31st puzzle piece is your Rosetta Stone. Go get it!
Puzzle Piece #30: Who is Tyler Sato? Katie Davis features an interview with my main character at Brain Burps About Books.
Puzzle Piece #29: What does a science fiction or fantasy author need to know about writing mysteries? Read my guest post at Elizabeth Bunce’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #28: Want advice on writing a series? Read my guest post at Linda Crotta Brennan’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #27: What’s the difference between a debut novel and a sophomore outing? Read my guest post at Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations.
Puzzle Piece #26: What’s the difference between a writer and an author? Read my guest post at Adventures in YA and Children’s Publishing.
Puzzle Piece #25: Writing for reluctant readers and what comes next? Read my guest post at Janet Fox’s Through the Wardrobe blog.
Puzzle Piece #24: Alien games in the real world? Read my guest post, “Playing the Galaxy Game,” at Theresa’s Tales of Teaching Tribulations and Typing Teen Texts.
Puzzle Piece #23: How can we encourage reluctant readers? Read my top ten list at The Brain Lair.
Puzzle Piece #22: What were the major challenges in writing The Challengers? Read my guest post at A.C.E. Bauer’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #21 is found at at Pembroke Sinclair’s blog where you can find out how Galaxy Games changed over time.
Puzzle Piece #20 is found at at Maranda Russell’s blog where you can find out some of my early influences in writing.
Puzzle Piece #19 is found at at Peter Adam Salomon’s blog where you can win a copy of The Challengers ARC.
Puzzle Piece #18 is found at at Denise Jaden’s blog where you can find out more about my early writing and path to publication.
Puzzle Piece #17: What are my tips for writing funny books? Read my author interview with Chris Eboch at Write Like a Pro!
Puzzle Piece #16: What’s a book trailer and why would an author want one? Read my guest post, “The What, How, Where, and Why of Book Trailers” at Shevi Arnold’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #15: How did I come up with the idea for Galaxy Games? J.L. Bell was in the room at the time, and you can find out on his Oz and Ends blog!
Puzzle Piece #14: Happy Halloween! Read a spooky Galaxy Games short story at Book Rat!
Puzzle Piece #13: What are my top ten food memories from Japan? Find out at Debbi Michiko Florence’s fantastic new DEBtastic Reads blog and enter to win a copy of The Challengers!
Puzzle Piece #12: What’s my favorite middle-grade appropriate curse word? Read an Author Q&A with Sarvenaz Tash, who is also giving away one of my favorite books about aliens coming to Earth: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, as well as a copy of my own book.
Puzzle Piece #11: What scenes got cut from the published version of The Challengers? Read deleted scene excerpts at Roots in Myth.
Puzzle Piece #10: Japanese honorifics and color-coded author notes? Read an Author Q&A at the midgrade group blog, From the Mixed Up Files.
Puzzle Piece #9: How can we help reluctant readers? Read an Author Q&A at Boys and Literacy.
Puzzle Piece #8: What’s the hottest new midgrade sci-fi series from Australia? Follow my conversation with Simon Haynes, an author from the other side of Planet Earth!
Puzzle Piece #7: What books are missing from my bookshelf? Read my guest post, “There’s a Hole in My Bookshelf” at Susan Kaye Quinn’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #6: Why wouldn’t I want to be an astronaut today? Read an Author Q&A at the midgrade group blog, Smack Dab in the Middle.
Puzzle Piece #4: Want a sneak peek at the first page of The Challengers? Read the excerpt at First Page Panda. Oh, what a feeling, someone’s walking on the ceiling!
Puzzle Piece #3: What is a blog tour and why might you want one? Read my guest post, “Talkin’ Shop: The Blog Tour,” at the group blog, Write Up Our Alley.
Puzzle Piece #1: It’s Launch Day! Find the first puzzle piece on any of the Launch Day sites listed in the left-hand column.
Puzzle Contest: View pieces found so far.
Blog Tour Giveaway: There are many ways to enter every day!
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