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Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 11

November 30, 2010

Tomorrow is a special day – December 1, the start of Advent, and officially time to start preparing for Christmas. Yippee!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE Christmas. But of course, I’ve been a bit naughty (shhhh – don’t tell Santa) and have been celebrating Christmas for the past 11 days here on this blog, and elsewhere. My excuse is a good one -I’ve been celebrating not just Christmas in general, but also the release of my Christmas book, Snowy’s Christmas  in paperback.

But all good parties – and all series repeats – must come to an end, and today marks the final stop in my rerun blog tour. Today I take you back to the final stop in last year’s blog tour, and a post which brought joyful, Christmassy tears to my eyes. My delightful friend Mabel, took Snowy to a school near her, and this blog post is the result.

Awww – isn’t that just lovely?


Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 10

November 29, 2010

Snowy the little white rooooooo, had a very shiny coat… (to the tune of Rudolph the Rednose reindeer).

Yes, I know, I am singing (badly) again. But I can’t help it – because, as I’ve said before, I LOVE Christmas, and I’m busily celebrating the release of Snowy’s Christmas in paperback. Today, the second last day of my rerun blog tour, I’m taking you back to  one of the most fun stops of last year’s blog tour – when Snowy himself visited the Aussie Christmas blog to talk about what it’s like to be Santa’s helper AND the star of a book. Snowy always manages to make me smile – hopefully he’ll make you feel the same.

See you tomorrow for the final day in my rerun tour.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 9

November 28, 2010

Great. You made it in past all my Christmas lights and rogue tinsel. I may have got a little carried away with the Christmas decorations. I LOVE Christmas!

Anyway, welcome back – or, if this is your first time here, just plain welcome. I’m in the midst of celebrating the paperback release of Snowy’s Christmas by revisiting last year’s blog tour.  Today I’d like to take you back to week 9 of last year’s tour, where I visited with the wonderful Sandy Fussell and chatted about writing an Australian Christmas tale.  Enjoy – and  drop back tomorrow for episode 10.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 8

November 27, 2010

Deck the shed with bits of wattle, fa la la la la la…

Oh, hi there. Come to join the Christmas party? If you’ve just tuned in, I’m having a blog tour with a difference – because it’s really a rerun of a blog tour. That’s right, a rerun. To celebrate this year’s release of  Snowy’s Christmas in paperback  I’m revisiting the blog tour that I took last year to celebrate its release in hardcover. Today we repeat episode 8, where I visited Robyn Opie to talk about the author’s role in marketing. You’ll find the interview here

Join me again tomorrow for episode 9.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 7

November 26, 2010

Christmas is coming, Sally’s getting fat…

Nah – not really. Just keeping up the Christmas feel, as the party to celebrate the rerelease of Snowy’s Christmas continues. Today we revisit week 7 of last year’s blog tour, where I visited the delightful Sam Hughes for breakfast. The wonderful thing about cyber-goodies is they don’t go off, so the bacon and eggs and the pancakes are still fresh if you’d like to join us. Enjoy!

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 6

November 25, 2010

Joy to the world, la la la laaaaaaaa…..

I am really enjoying getting into the festive spirit and celebrating the rerelease of Snowy’s Christmas – and I hope you are, too. Today, we revisit week six of last year’s tour, where I visited the Aussiereviews blog to chat a bit about what it’s like when the reviewer becomes the reviewed, a topic pretty dear to my heart. Enjoy.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 5

November 24, 2010

Hi there! Fancy a glass of eggnog? Me neither – it’s a little too early in the day for me. But I am glad to see you here. I’m just about to start my next rerun – this time taking you back to week five of last year’s blog tour, where instead of  visiting somebody else, I headed to my own blog and invited Snowy’s Christmas  illustrator, my wonderful brother in law David, in for a chat about his role in the book’s production. Here’s what Dave had to say.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 4

November 23, 2010

On the fourth day of my Christmas blog tour, my friend Claire gave to me… (Come on, sing with me. At the very least you’ll drown me out, which would be a great service to humanity).

Okay, silliness aside, today is day four in my rerun blog tour, where I revisit last year’s blog tour for Snowy’s Christmas, to celebrate its rerelease in paperback. Today, we revisit Claire Saxby’s blog, where she interviewed me about writing a Christmas story. Enjoy – and pop back tomorrow for episode five.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 3

November 22, 2010

Ho ho ho! Merry almost-Christmas. I’m so glad you’ve dropped in for some Christmas fare – and day 3 of my rerun blog tour. If you’ve not been round lately, you may not know that I’m celebrating the paperback release of Snowy’s Christmas by revisiting the blog tour I had last year when I celebrated the hardcover release.

So, today, I take you back to week three of last year’s tour where David and I visited the Soupblog and shared ten things you may not know about Snowy’s Christmas. This was (and still is)  a fun topic for a blog visit. (Unfortunately, the contest mentioned in the post has long since closed, but the book is widely available in good bookstores and online.

See you tomorrow for episode four.

Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 2

November 21, 2010

Welcome back. If you weren’t here yesterday, then you may not know that, in the tradition of all good end of year programming, I’m running some reruns. Specifically, for eleven days, I am rerunning my blog tour for Snowy’s Christmas. Yesterday, I took you back to week one of last year’s tour. Today, then, we revisit week two – and head over to Dale Harcombe’s review of  Snowy’s Christmas.

Enjoy – and hop back tomorrow for episode 3.