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WOW! Another year has past by, and it is time to start planning the 2017 Back to School Blog Tour. This will be the fifth year of the event. This has been a fun annual event for me, and I'm proud to say my health has improved enough now that I've returned to teaching part time. Hope everyone has had a fantastic summer, and you're all ready for your kids to return to school or maybe, you are returning to work yourself. I know you're out there teachers that moonlight as children's authors at night.  ;) Me included.

So, with that said, it's amazing to finally be hosting the 5th annual Back to School Blog Tour. I've learned so much from hosting it, and I've done some fine tuning for it this year.

I'm looking for returning and new authors to participate. Would like to feature authors of picture books, middle grade to YA. I do love having a range. ONE MORE AUTHOR NEEDED!


HERE ARE THE DATES: September 11-15, 2017 Note Dates have been extended to allow more authors to join up!

***I can set up a giveaway for the Blog Tour. I'll be setting up an Amazon Gift Card giveaway so kids and teachers could buy more books for the new year. All authors can post this on their blog. I'll sponsor it. ;-) I'll set it up through Rafflecopter!

That gives us a month to get things all going, and teachers will be tuned into your novels or could even use it as a resource in their classroom. So, please post on this thread and/or PM me if you'd like to participate and what your ideas would be for your site on your featured day. I'm looking to go with at least 5 children's authors and a max of 10 children's authors.

And for all those teachers out there, have a fantastic BACK TO SCHOOL! A big thank you for all that you do this incredible job of inspiring and teaching children. It feels good to be back in the trenches again, even if it is just for a few hours a week now. Plus, it's great to be giving back while keeping my health on track.

So, here's to a new school year and for giving that support to teachers and students, fostering a love for reading and writing, and for helping others find out about some fantastic Indie Children's books!

Links to check out past Back to School Blog Tour features:
Blog Tour Daily Post Example:
https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/back-to-school-blog-tour-day-4/

Back to School 2017 Blog Tour Page Link:
https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/back-to-school-mg-blog-tour/
-Tiffany  :D

UPDATE: Just need one more author! Featured day will be Thursday Sept. 14. Short interview questions to answer (5-6) and a quick book review for your blog. A link will be put after your interview that will be featured on my blog so they can check out your site and drive traffic to your blog/website.

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Giving this a bump now that I'm back from Totality. Still taking sign-ups for this blog tour. Please PM or post on this thread to let me know if you are interested.
-Tiff
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Bumping again. Really hoping to get some children's authors for this. Not sure if you are all busy with the day jobs (like I'm sure you all are teachers too), and I'd understand. If anything, I'll just need a few authors that I can interview. I might not be able to read all the books, but would review one or two if I have time. Just need some sign ups. I would hate to cancel this because I don't have any authors. I've been going strong now for 4 years, even through the heart attack and blood clot in my heart, still kept pulling through.  ;) Please PM or post in thread. Thanks!
-Tiff
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I'm interested. I write mainly early middle grade (6-9), but my most recent book is about a 14-year-old and aimed more at the 9-12 range.  I just released it on August 14.  8)

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I'm interested. I write mainly early middle grade (6-9), but my most recent book is about a 14-year-old and aimed more at the 9-12 range.  I just released it on August 14.  8)
Wahoo! Welcome to the tour! Got you down as my first author. I'll be sending you a PM. -Tiff
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Just extended the dates for the blog tour to allow more authors to sign up. The new blog tour dates are Sept. 11-15.  ;)
Please send a PM or post on thread if interested.
-Tiff
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I'm interested!

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I'm interested!
Yeah! Welcome back. I'll get you on the list!
-Tiff
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UPDATE:

OK, so just need ONE MORE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR for this all to come together. I've got it trimmed down to authors just swapping books, and reviewing each others books on their blogs. That way I can send readers and followers to your blog for the book review.
This is great for writers just starting out and want to get some traffic to your site or for those that want to give your readers and followers more content to enjoy for your blog.

***I'll be in charge of all the interviews, and post them on my blog. Then, at the bottom, I'll put the appropriate link on where the book review will be posted for that author.

Ha, I think this will be a lot more easier than in times past. You get to read a new children's author's book, and check out what is out there. Plus, let your followers know about someone else, and other authors are doing the same. Win, win, folks!

Ok, like I said, just one more Children's AUTHOR and we're off and running. Anyone, anyone? Beuller? Beuller?
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Children's authors seem to be the minority at Kboards.  8)

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Children's authors seem to be the minority at Kboards.  8)
There used to be a good amount of Indie Children's authors on the board. I've done promos with other children's authors that have been organized here. My guess is that a lot are also teachers or involved with education and are busy with the beginning of school still. Let's hope someone is up to joining us. *Crosses fingers*
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Re: 5th Annual Back 2 School Children's Authors Blog Tour 9/11-15-: Taking Subs!
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 10:09:20 AM »
There used to be a good amount of Indie Children's authors on the board. I've done promos with other children's authors that have been organized here. My guess is that a lot are also teachers or involved with education and are busy with the beginning of school still. Let's hope someone is up to joining us. *Crosses fingers*

I can sort of relate as I'm a student. I'm even posting this from school.  8)

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Re: 5th Annual Back 2 School Children's Authors Blog Tour 9/11-15-: Need 1 more!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 01:51:14 PM »
We're off and running with this year's blog tour!

I have two fantastic authors this year:
1) Teddy O'Malley
2) Becca Price

There will be featured interviews and book reviews done with the authors on their blogs.

***BUT I HAVE ROOM FOR ONE MORE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR!

All you have to do is write a review for a children's authors book, reading enough to review of course, and you'll be featured on Thursday. The other author, namely me, will swap a book review with yours. I'm trying to have the authors this year host book reviews on their blogs so people will be able to visit other blogs in the tour.

The other is a quick interview that will be featured on my blog on your featured day: THURSDAY! Sept. 14

That's it! So, if you are interested in this opportunity, please send a PM and/or post on this thread. Just need one more author to round us out for this year.  ;)
-Tiff


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New Kindle Release:
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Ok, LAST CALL! Just one more children's author needed. YA, Middle Grade or Picture Book children's authors welcome!
Did I mention I'm doing this all for FREE?

Yes, FREE> Just some of your time and effort to fill out 5-6 interview questions and read like 20% of a children's book to give a book review.
That's it! And you get featured on my blog on Thursday next week, and can even have an option to have sign-ups for a newsletter or twitter account in the giveaway. A lot of PR people charge for this, and maybe I should one day. But I started this as a support for the Indie Children's Authors community. Kind of sad I don't have any last takers. But I thought I'd try ONE LAST TIME! So, hopefully, I'll have a kboarder take me up on this.  ;D
-Tiff
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New Kindle Release:
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UPDATE: Here is the schedule for the Indie Children's Authors Blog Tour. I still need one more author to schedule for Thursday. Very excited to feature Becca Price and Teddy O'Malley. Looking forward to all of this. It starts on Sept. 11. Please send a PM or post on thread if interested.

Here's the schedule:
Monday: Intro/Authors List/Schedule/Giveaway Link
Tuesday: Becca Price Featured Author
Wednesday: Teddy O'Malley Featured Author
Thursday: Still open for an author
Friday: Wrap up, repost of Giveaway
The Lost Secret of Fairies
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New Kindle Release:
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Just wanted to update that the Back to School Blog Tour is up and running. I'm happy to support Indie Children's authors and get the word about them out to kids and teachers. Come by and support them!  ;)
Here's the first post today with a list of authors, schedule for the week and giveaway link!
https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/back-to-school-blog-tour-2017-starts-today/
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New Kindle Release:
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Happy to say both of the participating authors have their interviews featured on my blog, and there are book reviews on their blogs to read too. Seems to be going well, and traffic is good. The giveaway has lots of entries. So, check out, and maybe I can sign you up for next year. ;-)

Becca Price's Featured Page: https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/back-to-school-blog-tour-day-2-featured-author-becca-price/

Teddy O'Malley's Featured Page: https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/back-to-school-blog-tour-2017-day-3-featured-author-teddy-omalley/
The Lost Secret of Fairies
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New Kindle Release:
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Last post is up! Thank you to Teddy O'Malley and Becca Price for making this year's Back to School Blog Tour a success. There is still time to enter the giveaway too.  ;)

https://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/back-to-school-blog-tour-day-5-wrap-up-and-giveaway-last-chance/
The Lost Secret of Fairies
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New Kindle Release:
The Lost Secret of Dragonfire
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Children's Adventure/Fantasy series
www.tiffany-turner.com
Blog: http://crystalkeeper.wordpress.com