Saturday, October 22, 2011

CHERRIES JUBILEE Sweet Fun & A Tantalizing Experience

My Cherries Jubilee book blog tour has been great fun and a tantalizing learning experience for me as a writer. Like the branches of a bonsai cherry tree, I have branched out in unusual directions to meet new friends and to expand my field of knowledge.

Why would I use the word "tantalizing" to describe the tour? After all, the word derives from Tantalus, the mythical Greek king who was punished in Hades by having to stand up to his chin in water that receded whenever he bent to drink. That is how I felt during the tour, as though so many wonderful readers and fellow authors were tempting me with something I had only considered a pipe dream . . . the possibility of emerging as a viable writer. With such encouragement, I look forward to fulfilling that goal.

To everyone who interviewed me on their blog sites, to those who offered reviews of my novel, and for those who hosted my guest blog or an excerpt of my book, thank you from the bottom of my writer's grateful heart!

The winners have been announced for the Goodreads book giveaway, of FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences. Congratulations to Barb and Nicky. Thank you to the other (would you believe!) 650 entrants who, by entering the contest, demonstrated their support: of Goodreads and of me.

Also, congratulations to everyone who received a free Smashwords ebook download of my novel during the tour. I hope you find the story an enjoyable and suspenseful read!

May all your days be of CHERRIES JUBILEE quality! Today is my birthday and I am now off to celebrate!


  1. Glad you had a successful tour! Aren't they fun?

  2. I'm glad the tour went well. i enjoyed the parts I got to. But I must say I'm disappointed. I was expecting desser!

  3. Editorial mode kicking in. "I enjoyed" and that's dessert! not desser!

    Back to my ms now.

  4. As my hubby would say, "That's cherry!"

  5. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your tour!! I 'm glad it was a success for you. Blog tours are whirlwind experiences. Have a great Sunday. :)

  6. Congrats to you and I hope you had a wonderful birthday. :)

  7. Alex, exhausting but fun!

    Sorry about the desert of desserts during the tour, Alison. I did have two desserts, no three, for my birthday; no cherries, though.

    To Donna, Melissa, and Niki, I did have a relaxing birthday and will extend the "holiday" through Sunday!

    Thank you all for visiting during the tour! Aloha.

  8. Glad the tour went well. Hope you get lots of sales.

  9. Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

    Lola x


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