It’s been a whirlwind week since my debut novel, 18 Things, released last Thursday. Terrifying and thrilling all at once! I’ll go into more details on next Wednesday’s post for the IWSG.
But today, I’m guest blogging at Gwen Gardner’s site, a wonderful YA Fiction Author and half of the Indies 4 Hire business. The topic is Writing Paranormal: Do You Believe What You Write? My post focuses on angels, and I share my personal encounter with one when I was eleven years old.
This is just one of 18 blogs I’m stopping by during my six week blog tour! Here are some others in case you missed it:
Stop 1: Ciara Knight’s blog (1/21) My Mash-Up of YA Awesomeness guest post
Stop 2: Laura Jordan’s blog (1/22) My School Visit Outline
Stop 3: Krystal Wade’s blog (1/24) *This is my wonderful, steadfast editor who talked me off the edge a time or two* I answer the question: What part of me is in Olga?
Stop 4: Alex Cavanaugh’s blog (1/25) My super shout-out from the Head Ninja Master!
Stop 5: Ayden Morgan’s blog (1/28) 10 Rues for Creating Bucket Lists
If you’ve read the book, created your bucket lists, and acknowledged the vast empty hole in your heart that is exactly Jamie Ayres shaped, I hope you’ll recommend it to others and share your thoughts about 18 Things on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble *which you’ll find yourself wanting to do—Jedi Mind tricks were included in your purchase, so I left you no choice* The sales have stayed in the top 100 books on Amazon in one category or another (and those categories are a hoot!), until today *wipes tear* So now it’s up to word of mouth to push it forward.
I’m really BLOWN AWAY by your support. Kimberly at Art of Infiltration shared twenty-two books she enjoyed reading last year (or wanted to read this year) with her seventh grade class. She said the kids were excited about three books – Possession by Elana Johnson, CassaStar by Alex Cavanaugh, and 18 Things!!! WOWIE, WOW, WOW!!! Kimberly, can you see my HUGE grin all the way from Florida?
Well, I hope to see your beautiful faces around the blogosphere during the 18 Things tour! And if you have a book coming out, please let me know. I’ll gladly return the favor and be your biggest cheerleader! I’m really good at those high kicks;-)
Congrats on the release. Your book looks so beautiful. 😉 Can’t wait to read it.
Aw, thanks Jenny!!! Happy*Reading!!!
Glad you are having a great time! Did you see Kimberly’s post about your book? The link is in my post today.
Yes, I finally did see it, lol. Thanks for reminding me . . . I’m gonna update my post to include it as well:-)
Congrat’s! Enjoy the experience and remember to breathe! 🙂
An awesome time! And yes your cover is awesome!
The best time of all is right now, so yes, I’m trying to breathe and enjoy the journey:-)
Ooh sounds like an awesome tour! Congrats on the release!
The hosts and the visitors are what makes it so AWESOME:-)
Very excited for you, Jamie. Knock ’em dead!
Thanks:D Did your weather ever clear up?
Yes! It’s above zero and the snow’s melting! Yay!
Thanks for the updates. Enjoy the ride!
Thanks, Marcy! I’m working on getting my post together for your blog!!
Sounds like you are having a great time with you blog tour! Congrats!
The tour sounds fun and likely to keep you busy:) Congrats.
Keeping me busy for sure . . . but of a good sort:-)
It sounds like a fantastically amazing time and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. I will check out the other blogs 🙂
Thanks, Rebecca! I did another one on Jennifer Eaton’s blog today with a little blue alien lady, hahaha!!
Thank you for visiting Secondhand Shoes. And congrats on your debut novel. It sounds like a great read. I’ll be adding it to the collection of reads I have on my Kindle. Yes. I hoard novels. I admit it.
Hugs and chocolate,
I love your signature line!!! And we have hoarding books in common!!
Congratulations on your book success, and your book tour!
Thanks! The first week of sales were magical . . . now where’d I put that wand so I can keep it up? 😉
Congrats on all your amazing success!
THANKS to people like YOU!!
Great blog posts! Wishing you well on your blog tour. Haven’t read 18 Things yet, but I will. I’m so excited.
The blog tour has been great fun! I hope you enjoy reading 18 Things:-)
VERY excited for you Jamie!! Ordering it today. Can’t wait to check it out. Best wishes 🙂