Hello again! I feel like it’s been ages since I wrote an update post – but that’s okay. I’ve been keeping busy with speaking engagements and workshops in schools and events, and also with the #LoveOzYAbookclub which has been the topic of my last few posts. We have our first book for the book club – Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – which is pretty exciting. And I’ve been dealing with hayfever and Spring and the last term of school rolling to a close…all in all, that’s been enough to keep me on the hop.
The other thing that’s on the hop is the North American tour for Every Word.
The book was released in the US and Canada a few months ago, and I’m very excited that readers overseas are finally getting their hot little hands on it. I’ve been receiving some (sometimes irate) emails about WHEN IS YOUR SECOND BOOK COMING OUT HERE OMG WHY THIS WAIT ARGH, so I’m pleased to finally be able to plug Every Word and enjoy the way folks are getting into it.
The blog tour starts next week, and it’s a very full schedule of tour stops. Some bloggers are doing reviews, and some bloggers have livened up their tour stops with a bit of silliness/seriousness from me. I’ve answered interview questions (everything from ‘James Mycroft is a jerk: discuss’ to explaining how I got that weird scar on my right foot), and given location pic-tours of London, and hopefully shown everyone a pretty good time. If you’d like to catch up with what people are saying (or you just want to know how I got the weird scar), please do check out the tour stops below:
Monday Nov 16
Tuesday Nov 17
Wednesday Nov 18
Thursday Nov 19
Friday Nov 20
I’ve also been doing a sneaky little promo for the tour on social media, where I’ve been posting pics of the journey that Rachel and James took from Melbourne to different places all over London:
I hope I haven’t confused anybody, because I’m not actually in London right now…
But the snaps have been very fun! If you’d like to check out the pics, or signal boost the blog tour by cross-posting, go for your life – they’re gathered under the hashtags #EveryWord #Wattscroft on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
I’ll update again in a little while, but until then, hope you’re travelling well, and have fun reading the tour posts!