You can find me today over at Liberty Falls Down discussing how music intersects with writing and reading. I also share the playlist for Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest so you can listen as you read to what I listened to as I wrote. How fun is that?
Blog Tour Stop: Character Casting the Non-Humans in Zaria Fierce
Today I’m over at Carole Finds Her Wings sharing my vision of the non-humans in Zaria Fierce. We all know how much I love Hector Woodworth, but you’ll also get a chance to meet Edevart, Frida, and Helena. Thanks Carole for hosting me my book tour!
Blog Tour Stop: Interview with Michele Carpenter (Narrator) Part 1
Michele and I are over at Rayna’s blog Reader Rayna. This is part one of three. Join us to learn more about Michele’s day to day, how she got into the business of narrating, and her favorite parts about narrating, and more.
Blog Tour Stop: Keira Gillett Interview (Part 2) at Analee’s Book Snacks
Check out part two in my interview series with Analee over at her blog Book Snacks. There I throw a friend under the bus, discuss Shakespeare and character names, and share tips about writer’s block.
Analee also gave Zaria Fierce an outstanding review. Here’s a quick sample:
A great book with vivid descriptions and relatable characters, I definitely recommend this for those of you who are looking for a middle-grade fantasy novel. 4 Stars
Thanks so much for hosting me, Analee! It’s been fun and I love the tour graphic you made for the post!
Blog Tour Stop: Keira Gillett Interview (Part 1) at Anjie’s Love Thy Shelf
Check out my interview with Anjie over at her blog Love Thy Shelf in which I share my favorite children’s stories, talk about Zaria Fierce, and discuss writing.
Anjie also shared her thoughts on Zaria Fierce in this great review. Here’s a quick sample:
I really enjoyed Zaria’s story. It reminded me a lot of Percy Jackson series… Middle school children will absolutely like this one! 4 Stars
Thanks so much for having me Anjie!
Blog Tour Stop: 13 Quotes from Zaria Fierce
Today I’m having fun at Jaclyn’s blog, Living in a World of Book Quotes, talking about 13 quotes from Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomwood Forest. Which one is your favorite?
Blog Tour Stop: Beach Bound Books and a Checklist for Self-Publishing
I’m over with Stacie at Beach Bound Books sharing a detailed checklist for those who want to self-publish. Some great tips for traditionally published authors too – including information about author websites, book tours, and audio books.
Blog Tour Stop: What Sucks the Most about Editing Your Book
I’m over at I Smell Sheep talking about malapropisms. Do you know what they are?
Blog Tour Stop: 6 Things to See and Do in Norway
Join me at Sandra’s blog Japan Reviewer for a look at some of the things I would want to do on a vacation to Norway. I could always use more ideas so be sure to comment and add to the list!
Character Casting the Fierce Family
I bet you’re a lot like me when you read a book or book series. You develop a mental picture of the character and sometimes cast famous people to play the role of your favorite characters. It’s fun to do and it’s fun to compare notes… especially against the author of the book or if the book is ever picked up to be produced as a motion picture. I’m sharing my vision of the Fierce family with Zaria, Merry, and Colonel. Let me know what you think!
Zendaya as Zaria Fierce:
She’s the perfect blend of cute and sassy.
Rani Mukherjee as Meredith “Merry” Fierce:
She’s warm, friendly, and happy.
Tyson Beckford as Colonel Fierce:
He’s handsome, strong, and wonderful.
How do you visualize the characters? Who would you cast for the role of Zaria, Merry, and Colonel Fierce?
Blog Tour Stop: Formatting for the Print Book!
Join me at I Heart Reading to discover and learn 10 print book formatting tips that will save your bacon! Being a technical publications librarian has its uses! 😉
Blog Tour Stop: Interview with Eoghan Kerrigan (Illustrator) Part 1
Eoghan and I are over at Sanovia’s blog Creatyve Books. This is part one of three. Join us to learn how Eoghan got into illustration and graphic design, designs characters, a typical day illustrating, and more.