Snowy’s Blog Tour: The Rerun Part 1

November 20, 2010

This time last year I was hopping around the word wide web having fun on a big blog tour to celebrate the launch of Snowy’s Christmas. I had so much fun on that tour, that, with the book having just been released in a new paperback format, I thought I might try something new – and rerun my blog tour.

So, in the tradition of all good reruns, I bring you, day by day, my first ever blog tour rerun. Each day, for the next 11 days, I invite you to drop by and revisit a stop on last year’s tour.

 To kick off this rerun, I take you back to stop one of the tour where I shared my Christmas secrets at Dee Scribe’s blog. Enjoy – and pop back tomorrow for day two.

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Merry Christmas

November 1, 2010

Hoppy hoppy day!

I’m bouncing for joy today and so is Snowy the kangaroo. Yes, we do know Christmas is still a little way off, but today is the release day for  the paperback edition of Snowy’s Christmas.

So deck the halls with bits of wattle, pass around the lamingtons and  cordial and celebrate with us!

While you’re in the party mood, check out Dee White’s review of the book at her blog, visit the illustrator, David’s website here (including gorgeous pictures of David and Snowy) or visit my website here

And, if you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping,  Snowy’s Christmas is available online from Boomerang Books.

Thanks for dropping in. There’ll be more Christmassy fun here in the weeks to come.

 

Snowy’s Blog Tour

December 13, 2009

Today marks the final stop on the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour, and today the tour visits the Tales I Tell blog.

If you only visit one stop on the tour, this one is certainly worth visiting. The beautiful Mabel, who runs the blog, shared Snowy with a group of students, and in her blog post shares their responses.

Simply beautiful!

Blog Tour Week Ten: Snowy is Here

December 6, 2009

For nine weeks David and I have been touring the internet on the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour. This week, week ten, we return to where it all began – right here at the Aussie Christmas blog.

And, since by now you may be tired of hearing what I have to say on the subject, and you’ve also heard from Dave a few times, I thought I’d invite someone else very special to come and have a few words. That’s right. I’ve invited Snowy to drop in.

Welcome Snowy.

Snowy: Oh boy! You’re talking to me? You want to interview me

Of course. After all, you are the star of the book.

Snowy: Yes I am, aren’t I?  I still can’t believe you and David wanted to make a whole book about me.  Mama always said I was special but I didn’t believe her until Ash came into my life, and then Santa – and then you guys wrote about it and drew it and now kids all over Australiaare reading about MEEEEEE. Can you tell I’m excited?

Just a little. So, what’s it like getting to help Santa?

Snowy: Unreal!  Me and the other white roos  go all around Australia, pulling the sleigh so that Santa can deliver the toys while the reindeer rest and recover  from their long journey south. And best of all, thanks to Santa’s magic dust, I can flyyyyyyyy. Up up and away!

That must be fun. I’ve always wished I could fly. Now don’t take this wrong way, Snowy, but are you real? Lots of readers of this blog might think that white kangaroos don’t exist.

Snowy: Of course I’m real! I’m as real as real can be. Mama tells me that  while there aren’t a lot of white roos, they can be found in different parts of Australia. We might look different than the other roos, but we really are  like other roos, except whiter. And, of course, white roos are best for helping Santa because we jump higher. Yippeee!

Cool. Actually, I knew white roos were real because I once met some in a wildlife park n Perth. But I wanted to make sure our readers knew too.    So, once you’ve done your work with Santa, what do you do on Christmas day, Snowy?

Snowy: Well, first of all I need to have a long sleep. It’s pretty tiring pulling a sleigh all night. Then Ash takes me back to Mama, and we enjoy being together. Christmas is all about family and friends. That’s what Mama says.

I agree. And after Christmas?

Snowy: I go back to being a regular roo for the rest of the year. But I never forget that, come December, I have a special job to do.

You sure do, Snowy. Well, thanks for dropping in Snowy. Good luck for Christmas Eve.

Snowy: Thanks, Sally. And thanks for telling my story to the world. Merry Christmas everybody!

Cute little guy, isn’t he. You can buy Snowy’s Christmas at online and brick and mortar bookstores, as well as Kmart and Myer. And you can still visit the other stops of the blog tour at the links below. See you next week for the final stop in the tour!

Week One: 4 October Deescribe Writing Blog

Week Two: 11 October Write and Read With Dale

Week three: 18 October Alphabet Soup Blog

Week Four: 25 October Let’s Have Words

Week Five: 1 November Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog

Week Six: 8 November Aussiereviews Blog

Week Seven: 15 November Samantha Hughes’ Blog

Week Eight: 22 November Robyn Opie’s Writing Children’s Books Blog

Week Nine: 29 November Stories are Light

Week Ten: 6 December The Aussie Christmas Blog (you’re here)
Week Eleven: 13 December Tales I Tell

Blog Tour Week 9

November 29, 2009

Time for another stop on the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour. This week I am visiting with the lovely Sandy Fussell, at Stories are Light, talking about Christmas stories, and what makes them special. We’d love to see you there.

If you’ve missed any of the other tour stops, you can find them at:
Week One: 4 October Deescribe Writing Blog
Week Two: 11 October Write and Read With Dale
Week three: 18 October Alphabet Soup Blog
Week Four: 25 October Let’s Have Words
Week Five: 1 November Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog (you’re here)
Week Six: 8 November Aussiereviews Blog
Week Seven: 15 November Samantha Hughes’ Blog
Week Eight: 22 November Robyn Opie’s Writing Children’s Books Blog
Week Nine: 29 November Stories are Light
Week Ten: 6 December The Aussie Christmas Blog
Week Eleven: 13 December Tales I Tell

November 22, 2009

Today marks the eighth stop in the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour. This week I’m visiting Roby Opie at her Writing Children’s Books blog, where we are chatting about promotion. Drop by and, if you have a moment, leave us a comment so we know you’ve visited.

Blog Tour Week Seven

November 15, 2009

It’s Sunday, which means another stop on the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour. Today I’m breakfasting with my friend, talented WA illustrator Samantha Hughes. Drop by for some bacon and eggs at this link.

If you’ve missed the start of the tour, you can follow it at:
Week One: 4 October Deescribe Writing Blog
Week Two: 11 October Write and Read With Dale
Week three: 18 October Alphabet Soup Blog
Week Four: 25 October Let’s Have Words
Week Five: 1 November Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog (you’re here)
Week Six: 8 November Aussiereviews Blog
Week Seven: 15 November Samantha Hughes’ Blog
Week Eight: 22 November Robyn Opie’s Writing Children’s Books Blog
Week Nine: 29 November Stories are Light
Week Ten: 6 December The Aussie Christmas Blog
Week Eleven: 13 December Tales I Tell

Blog Tour Week 6

November 8, 2009

Join us today for stop 6 in the Snowy’s Christmas blog tour at the Aussiereviews blog, where I’m talking about what is like to be reviewed, and sharing links to the first four reviews for Snowy’s Christmas.

See you there!

Blog Tour Stop 5

November 1, 2009

Another Sunday, another blog stop, and today the Snowy’s Christmas blog tours head over to my Writing for Children blog where David talks about the illustrative process and more.

Head over there and see what Dave has to say.

Blog Tour Week Four

October 25, 2009

The Snowy’s Christmas blog tour rolls on. Today I am over at Claire Saxby’s blog, talking about the difference between writing a Christmas book and a non-seasonal book. Drop by and, if you have time, leave a comment se we can see who’s visited.

In the meantime, David spotted Snowy for sale at Borders online. Hopefully this means it will also show up in their brick and mortar stores. Remember, if you see Snowy on sale anywhere, let us know, as it’s really interesting to hear where it shows up.

If you’ve missed the start of the tour, you can follow it at:
Week One: 4 October Deescribe Writing Blog
Week Two: 11 October Write and Read With Dale
Week three: 18 October Alphabet Soup Blog
Week Four: 25 October Let‘s Have Words
Week Five: 1 November Sally Murphy’s Writing for children Blog
http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com/
Week Six: 8 November Aussiereviews Blog http://aussiereviews.blogspot.com/
Week Seven: 15 November Samantha Hughes’ Blog http://samantha-hughes.blogspot.com/
Week Eight: 22 November Robyn Opie’s Writing Children’s Books Blog
Week Nine: 29 November Stories are Light
Week Ten: 6 December The Aussie Christmas Blog
Week Eleven: 13 December Tales I Tell