How to Support An Author During Her Release Week

Tomorrow (October 17) is the release date for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts! I feel like I’ve been preparing for this day all year. It’s always exciting and nerve-wracking to see how sales go!

Thanks so much for being here with me throughout this journey. There are so many ways friends, family, and fans can support an author during her release week, I thought this would be the perfect time to share them.

1. Spread the word

I only have so many followers on social media. But all my followers have their own followers. When you share something about my book on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, you help me reach new readers.

But I realize it’s hard to know what to say or share. So I’ve created a page of shareable stuff: images you can pin on Pinterest or copy and share anywhere, pre-written tweets, pre-written Facebook posts that share my book page, etc. Basically 1-2 clicks and you are done!

So this week, please stop by http://blog.kourtneyheintz.com/shareable-stuff-for-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts/

and share something with your followers!

2. If you got an ARC, post a review

Early reviews are critical to a books success. Getting 50 or more reviews on Amazon’s site during the release week makes Amazon notice a book and do lots more promotion of it. Reviews on Goodreads matter too. A solid amount of reviews signal to readers that this a book worth their time. Long or short, every single review counts and can help an author’s success!

So if you got an advance reader copy of my book, please post an honest review on Goodreads and Amazon.

3. Request your library carry the book

If you can’t afford to purchase a copy of the book, go to your library and request that they buy a copy. Libraries consider patrons’ requests for books and often make purchases based on them.

Getting my book into a library make it visible to new readers and expands my readership. So it’s a win-win for me and you.

4. Buy a book

If you are planning to buy my book, please buy it during release week. That first week of sales is when the book is most likely to hit Amazon bestseller lists and every sale counts toward making that happen. Strong sales the first week mean something to the publisher too.

If you have an Amazon credit card, you can use your points to buy the book too.

So if you can purchase the ebook or the paperback, please do it then.

5. If you have a book club or know a book club, suggest that they read the book

Book clubs are great ways to grow an author’s audience. If you happen to know a book club, tell them about my book. I’m always happy to call in, Skype in, or visit with a local book club to chat about the book.

6. During the book blog tour, stop by and comment on posts

During a blog tour, it helps to have commenters come by to chat. If you have a moment, swing by any of my upcoming blog tour stops and post a quick comment.

My official blog tour is with Xpresso Book Tours. The list of blog tour stops is going to be constantly updated in real time here:

Tour: The Girl Who Saved Ghosts by K.C. Tansley

 

I also had a few blog friends fit me in on their blogs too!

10/17/17: Tome Tender: Guest Post + Giveaway: Why YA Paranormals Will Never Die

10/17/17: Blossom Twins: Book Review + Giveaway

10/20/17: Jill Weatherholt: Author Spotlight

10/22: Harvest Hecate: Guest Post: Finding Balance

10/24: J Keller Ford: Guest Post: Six Ways to Tame the Dragon of Self-Doubt

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Expresso Book Tours is also organizing a book giveaway for the blog tour. If you’d like to win a signed copy, you can enter the book giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251232088/

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A Day In the Life of an Author

Recently, I put together a post for an ezine called Modern Creative Life. I spent a few weeks working on this post and it’s all about what my “typical Tuesday” is like. If you’ve ever been curious about what my day to day life is (and you want to see a picture of my desk), swing over there and find out!

 

Typical Tuesday with K.C. Tansley

 

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New Reviews for TGWSG

I also had two amazing book reviews this week for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts!

You can check out what Tome Tender and Confessions of a YA Reader had to say in their blog posts!

 

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Winner of Signed Copy of TGWSG

Congrats to Andrea Stephenson, who won the signed copy of TGWSG from the giveaway in the last blog post.  I’ll email you for your mailing address this week!

 

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts Releases in One Month!

 

I can’t believe there are only 4 weeks left until The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is released! This entire year has been about revising the book, proofreading the book, marketing the book. And there’s still so much to be done!

The preorder links are up for the paperback of The Girl Who Saved Ghosts on

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

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SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER FOR INFO ON PREORDER GIVEAWAYS

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter. There’s videos and images of author notes and stuff you can’t find anywhere else on this series. The preorder giveaways are only available to newsletter subscribers until October 18, 2017.

Make sure to sign up for author updates so you’ll be in the know!

Contact Kourtney

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EARLY REVIEWS

Early reviews of the book have been terrific!

If you got an advance reader copy, please remember when you post your review to mention “I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.”

Amazon doesn’t allow review posting until the actual release date on October 17, 2017. But you can write the review whenever you finish the book and have the review ready to post or post it to Goodreads now. Early reviews are absolutely critical to a book’s success. Thank you so much for your support!

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UPCOMING BLOG TOUR

I’m hard at work on all the guest posts and interviews for my blog tour in October. I’m hoping you’ll swing by some of the posts then.

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ARC GIVEAWAY

And lastly, I haven’t done a giveaway of an advance reader copy to my blog followers, and so here it is!

Comment below and you will be entered to win an advance reader copy of my book.

I will close the giveaway on September 29, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. and announce the winner in my next blog post on October 2. Make sure to get your entry in!

 

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Cover Reveal for FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY

COVER REVEAL FOR BOOK 2 IN THE FAIRDAY MORROW SERIES
FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY

 

Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.

 

When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. She notices a passage in her favorite book has been changed, and she’s certain something is dreadfully wrong. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?

 

The Detective Mystery Squad is ready to investigate! Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred.

 

The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unravel more secrets within the walls of the Begonia House. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they open the next case in the DMS files to unlock the mystery of the Talking Library.

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Strange Notes

 

Fairday Morrow woke to a loud crack of thunder. As she bolted upright in bed, her gray eyes flew open. Rain pelted against the window. Electricity charged the air. Lightning flashed, and she saw the old willow tree in her backyard lurching wildly. A whip-like branch smashed the glass and the storm raged into her room. BOOM! The sky lit up. The wind blew in like a tornado, tossing wet leaves and sticks around. Fairday shrieked and ducked under the covers.

“Fairday! Are you okay?” her dad shouted from the hallway.

Auntie Em, the family pug, was barking her head off.

“Yeah, I’m alright,” Fairday answered in a shaky voice. She peeked out from the blankets as a burst of light split the dark. For an instant, glass shards twinkled like stars across the tattered lion-and-unicorn carpet; the heavy drapes flapped, twisting in the wind. On the next lightning strike, Fairday saw a paper blow in through the broken window. But the second she glimpsed it, thunder boomed, the house shook, and everything blacked out.

 

 

Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson, Co-authors

Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson have been friends since they met freshman year of high school. After discovering they both loved the same books, their friendship grew, and they went on to co-author The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow. The first mystery in the Fairday Morrow series, released with Delacorte Press in December 2015. Stephanie and Jess are excited to present the next case in the DMS files. Having the brilliant illustrations created by their close high school friend, David SanAngelo, has made bringing the story to life magical. To contact Stephanie and Jess or learn more about their journey, please visit: fairdaysfiles.com

David SanAngelo, Illustrator

David SanAngelo is an award winning illustrator, and a two-time Emmy nominated director of animated shows for children and he won a kite flying contest in the fourth grade. Dave attended high school with Jessica and Stephanie, and they’ve all been friends for a billion years. Some of Dave’s favorite things are: old monster movies, superheros and shred-a-licious rock music. Although he grew up in New England, Dave currently lives with his wife and sons in Decatur, GA. To learn more about Dave’s art, please visit: davidsanangelo.com

Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library

Book 2: Fairday Morrow series

Release date: October 2017

Age Range: 8 years old and up

Grade Level: 3-9

Publisher: Willow Press

willowpress.org

 

Pre-Order Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library on Amazon

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My Beach Week

The view from my bedroom in Old Saybrook.

Last week, I snuck away for a week. I took a week off from teaching, but I didn’t post anything online because I detest making it easier for burglars. I only has email on my phone and didn’t check Facebook or Twitter.

It was amazing! I relaxed so much.

I gobbled up 4 books from Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series and I am thinking about reading all 15 in a row. That’s how fun they are!

And I snapped about 1200 photos. It’s my favorite hobby. Capturing moments. Dad’s eyes glazed over as I showed him a few hundred. He begged me to stop. So I’ll just share a few highlights here. Alright more like 20ish. But that is exercising tons of self-control for me.

 

The view from our patio.

 

The house we rented had our own private beach. It was so amazing.

Sunset.

Mom strikes a pose at low tide. We walked the sandbars for miles.

First official vacay breakfast at Christy’s. Kielbasa and Cheese omelette with blueberry pancake. My friend, Marina, had eggs benedict florentine and some of the pancake. We had enough leftovers for lunch too.

Day 2. Beautiful Beach Day. I was in the water 5-6 hours with my friend.

Dinner at Liv’s. The best fish tacos on the east coast.

Sunset Day 2 in our backyard.

Marina and I walking at low tide. We encountered a sea robin which is super freaky looking as it rises from the depths.

Day 3: I got in this fabulous routine of throwing on yesterday’s clothes at 7 a.m. and grabbing breakfast out. Then coming home to the sandbars.  Sometimes I walked them dressed, other times in my bathing suit. I wouldn’t shower and change until 5 p.m.

Me walking the sandbars on a sunny day.  You can’t see the long pants, but man what resistance training when they got wet. My legs look so toned now.

Maple glazed bacon donut from The Beach Donut Shop. Worth every single calorie. Plus when you’re in the water 5 hours a day, you burn it off!

Fried Scallops at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale. They melted in my mouth. Best scallops ever.

Sunset on Day 3: Taken from the balcony off my bedroom and Mom’s master suite.

Day 4: I think I swam with a bluefish. It was long and pale green and we startled each other when I was waist deep in water.

Day 5 was a beautiful, sunny day.

My favorite sunset

The Beach Donut Shop–we went back. It was so good. I got the Porky Pig sandwich on a croissant–no regrets.

Another gorgeous day spent in the water.

I was a bit obsessed with the sunsets.

Day 7: feeding the seagulls. This is what happens when you snap 10 pictures in fast succession.

Day 7: Dessert at Rosemary and Sage. Coconut Torte. It’s like a coconut bar and a cookie made a baby. So yummie!

What’s your favorite vacay memory?

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What The Girl Who Saved Ghosts Means to Me

I don’t think I can explain how much the new book means to me. But I’m going to try.

It’s the reason I fought my way back from the vertigo. When my physical therapy required me to do the very things that made me sick and brought on the vertigo episodes every day, giving up would have been so easy. But I couldn’t. Because I wouldn’t abandon this book. I had a commitment to the publisher and my readers to get it done this year and I would see it through.

 
When a loved one’s illness has sent me in an emotional tailspin, this book has been here to hide inside. To escape my own emotions, I delve into Kat and Evan’s. They have kept me sane and made me strong enough to face what is happening. Sometimes they are all that remains of normal.

 

I have gnawed my nails to the nubs over the plot. The emotional beats. The character development. Rewritten each sentence. Agonized over each word. Because this is not just another story. This is THE story that’s been inside of me for decades. The first story I ever wanted to tell. And I have this one chance to get it right. To do justice to the characters who have lived inside me since I was 11 years old.

 

I pour everything I have into this book. Because it’s not simply a book. It’s my art. It’s magic and it’s blood and it’s sweat and it’s tears. It’s sacrifice and it’s joy. Everything, everything that has impacted me, shaped me, torn me apart, it’s all there in those pages. I’ve taken the messy in my existence and made something pretty out of it.

 

So this book that’s coming out in 9 weeks, it’s not just another book I wrote. It’s an expression of my soul. It’s my art. It’s my legacy. When I die, this is all that will remain.

 

 

 

 

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What Kind of Blueberry Picker Are You?

While Ma and I were blueberry picking, we realized there are 3 types of pickers.

The Random Chatters

They think of the field as a coffeehouse and approach everyone wanting to chat. Sometimes they impart berry knowledge; sometimes they are just looking for small talk. They meander to a few locations.

The Family Bonders

They bring small children and really are there to make a memory, not to get berries. They stop at the first bush they see.

The Pickers

They come to fill baskets. They don’t want to talk. They want to get as many berries as they can as quickly as they can. They go away from everyone and seek the unpicked bushes in the farthest areas of the field.

Guess where Ma and I fall?

Category 3: The Pickers.

In one hour, we picked 10 baskets/13 pounds of blueberries.

A Family Bonder saw our haul and remarked, “Wow, look at all those berries. That’s amazing.”

Now Ma and I don’t stay together in the same row because that’s not efficient, and we want to maximize berry finds. Here’s a pic of Ma and me picking berries. Her approach is to work on 6 baskets at a time so that it’s not so hard to fill them.

My approach is to fill 1 basket at a time and pass it over to her since she has the tray for the baskets. We don’t talk much because we are busy crouching down and peering into the heart of the bushes in search of big berries.

At one point, however, we somehow ended up in a live action episode of Angry Birds, where a very determined bird flew into Ma’s ribs and attempted to knock her down for the berries. Then he sat on her back, waiting for her to freak and run. When she didn’t, he took off and divebombed my head. He clearly wanted to intimidate us into abandoning our berries. He failed.

We work fast and hard, so that our clothes are drenched in sweat and our glasses are sliding off our noses. My eyebrow sweat literally blinded me until I came up with a workaround.

We are in and out in 1 hour. We don’t dilly dally. We don’t make friends. We are the berry pickers. The funny thing is this is how we like to do it. We enjoy being pickers. Being focuses and intense relaxes us.

What kind of berry picker are you?

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Book Stuff

Lots going on over two weeks, so I’ve got to share some more book stuff in this post!

Preorder Links

The preorder links for the ebooks of The Girl Who Saved Ghosts are all live!


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vqqMa7

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-kc-tansley/1126604900?ean=2940154417829

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts/id1249714435

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts

Book Giveaway

Quick side note: the YA Books Central Giveaway for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is ending in 2 days on July 26!

Get your entries in now!

http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-48

Author Update Email

The info on how to get the preorder bonuses went out to all newsletter subscribers last Friday. If you are a subscriber and didn’t get it, check your spam box for an email from kourtney(dot)heintz(at)kourtneyheintz(dot)com. If you aren’t able to find it anywhere, let me know and I will resend it to you.

BOOK BLURBS

I am so excited to share these amazing blurbs for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts from authors I respect and adore! And whose books I love!

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What’s Going on with The Girl Who Saved Ghosts

Ebook ARCs

I’m really excited to announce that the ebook advance reader copies are up on NetGalley for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (TGWSG)!

If you are a book blogger, reviewer, librarian, or media person, you can go and request it from my publisher here:

https://www.netgalley.com/pub/beckettpublishinggroup

Beckett Publishing Group should be listing the first book too for new reviewers.

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YABC Giveaway

Want to get your hands on The Girl Who Saved Ghosts this summer?

Young Adult Books Central is sponsoring an international giveaway of 4 paperback copies of the advance reader copy of TGWSG. There are only 17 days left to get your entries in!

Enter their giveaway here:

http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-48

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Pre-order Bonuses

I’m going to be announcing some really cool pre-order bonuses in my next author newsletter that goes out in ten days!

Like super cool stuff that I’ve spent months putting together for my biggest fans. Photos and videos of stuff you can’t find anywhere else. I am only making these bonuses available to subscribers to my author updates. So if you want a special behind the scenes peek at what went into creating The Unbelievables series, make sure to sign up for my author updates by going to the page below:

http://kourtneyheintz.com/contact

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The Cover Reveal Countdown!


We are 1 day away from the cover reveal for The Girl Who Saved Ghosts on June 27th! I can’t believe this day is almost here. I’ve been working on this book non-stop since January. And to be able to share the cover is so exciting and thrilling!

I have to thank Xpresso Book Tours for all their help with the cover reveal tour. Seriously, Giselle is a dream to work with and so responsive to emails. She’s made this cover reveal super easy on me. Hugs to Giselle!

I want to think my cover designer, Creative Paramita, for yet again bringing Kat to life in a way that makes my heart smile.

I have to thank Beckett Publishing Group for making sure I loved my cover and making this book a reality.

I also want to thank Young Adult Book Central for running a separate giveaway and hosting the cover reveal on their site too.

And most of all all, to you my reader, thank you for getting excited about the new book and coming to see the cover reveal. I hope you like it and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

 

How to see the cover on June 27th:

  1. Stop by this blog and click on any of the blogs below. All these amazing and generous bloggers are sharing my cover on June 27th as part of the Xpresso Book Tours cover reveal!
  2. If you leave a comment on any of these blogs, we can chat about the cover art.
  3. Enter the international giveaway to get 1 of 4 advance copies of The Girl Who Saved Ghosts months before it’s available for purchase. The giveaway is hosted by YA Books Central who are also revealing the cover today:

http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-48

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Adventures in Writing http://thhernandez.com/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-the-unbelievables-by-k-c-tansley
aggiesbookreview http://aggiesbookreview.blogspot.com/2017/06/k-c-tansley-girl-who-saved-ghosts-cover.html
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews https://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-kc-tansley.html
Ariane Joy http://twitter.com/arrrsevillano
Betwixt the Pages https://betwixtthesepages.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts/
Book Bite Reviews http://www.bookbitereviews.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Booker T’s Farm: Books & Nails & Puppy Dog Tales http://bookertsfarm.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
Books, Dreams,Life http://booksdreamslife0829.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-cover-reveal.html
Carries Book Reviews https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-k-c-tansley/
Cat’s Guilty Pleasure http://www.facebook.com/catherinewrightbooks
CBY Book Club http://cbybookclub.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
CGB Blog Tours https://cgbblogtours.blogspot.com/2017/06/xpresso-book-tours-girl-who-saved.html
Essentially Bookish https://essentiallybookish.blogspot.com/2017/06/reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
Field of Bookish Dreams http://fieldofbookishdreams.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
For Love of Books4 https://forloveofbooks4.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-for-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-k-c-tansley/
Freeing Fantasy http://freeingfantasy.com/girl-saved-ghosts-cover-reveal/
Full Moon Bites http://www.full-moon-bites.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Hauntedbybooks13 https://hauntedbybooks13.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-kc-tansley.html
I Heart YA Books http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/coverreveal-for-ya-fantasy-mystery-girl.html
Indy Book Fairy https://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-kc-tansley.html
Jazzy Book Reviews https://bookreviewsbyjasmine.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-kc-tansley.html
Lovely Loveday https://lovelyloveday.com/2017/06/27/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-the-unbelievables-2-by-k-c-tansley
Lynchburg Mama http://www.lynchburgtnmama.com/girl-saved-ghosts-book-cover-reveal
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! https://mellojune.com/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-bookboost-bookbuzz-ian1-fantasy-mystery-ya/
Mes Livres https://livresrecommende.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-2.html
MillsyLovesBooks http://millsylovesbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Movies, Shows, & Books http://moviesshowsnbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Musings From An Addicted Reader https://musingsfromanaddictedreader.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-k-c-tansley/
My Timeout Book Blog http://mytimeoutbookblog1.blogspot.ca/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog http://ogitchidabookblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-reveal.html
Rabid Readers Book Blog https://www.facebook.com/RabidReadersBookBlog/
Ramblings of a Book Nerd http://www.booknerdramblings.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-kc-tansley.html
Read, Write, & Travel https://paperdollsletter.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts/
Reading for the Stars and Moon http://readingforthestarsmoon.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Red’s Midnight Readers http://redsmidnightreaders.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
 River Moose Reads  https://rivermoosebooks.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts/
Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored https://saschadarlington.me/2017/06/27/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-cover-reveal/
Smada’s Book Smack https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog http://smokinhotreadsbookblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
So Few Books https://sofewbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-for-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
So Many Books, So Little Time https://somanybookssolittletimebookgroup.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-k-c-tansley/
T’s Stuff http://teresanoel.blogspot.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-for-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
The Adventures of SacaKat https://sarahfairbairn.com/2017/06/27/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-cover-reveal/
The Avid Reader https://the-avidreader.blogspot.com/2017/06/27-cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-kc-tansley-XBT.html
The Bookworm Chronicles https://muretbookworm.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-k-c-tansley/
The Cover Contessa http://www.thecovercontessa.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by.html
The Genre Minx Book Reviews http://www.thegenreminx.com/2017/06/27/cover-reveal-girl-saved-ghosts-k-c-tansley
The Literary Apothecary http://theliteraryapothecary.blogspot.com/2017/06/coverreveal-for-new-ya-mystery-who-save.html
The Reading Diaries http://www.thereadingdiaries.com/2017/06/cover-reveal-girl-who-saved-ghosts.html
The Reading Life http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife/single-post/2017/06/27/Cover-Reveal-The-Girl-Who-Saved-Ghosts-by-KC-Xpresso-Book-Tours
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/book-tours/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-cover-reveal
Those Crazy Book Chicks https://www.facebook.com/Thosecrazybookchicks
Us Girls & A Book http://usgirlsandabook.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-girl-who-saved-ghosts-by-kc-tansley.html
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What Makes A Wonderful Author Event?

Having great weather is essential for an outdoor event. It was sunny and 80s on Saturday for the Cheshire Strawberry Festival.

Planning ahead is the next best thing. All the books were in waterproof suitcases and bags. We positioned the table half a foot from the edge of the tent, just in cast rain tried to surprise us.

Having a booth buddy to work the event with me makes all the difference in the world. Rejection is tough. When you work a booth, you have to hand sell the books to every single person with the same enthusiasm as you did the first person that day. We literally pitch the books hundreds of times. Mom and I keep each other’s spirit up, take turns watching the cash box during bathroom breaks, and made sales all day.

Working with amazing organizers. Seriously, this was the best run event I’ve ever participated in. The First Congregational Church of Cheshire made this a dream day.

The second you pulled into the event area, people directed you to the proper check-in area. Then you were told where to go for your booth.

Each car was able to pull up right next to their booth to unload. And guess what? Boy Scouts helped you unload and set up your tent for you! What normally took Mom and me an hour to do, they did in 10 minutes. It was amazing.

Throughout the day, volunteers checked in to see how things were going and to get feedback. They even give their vendors $10 of coupons for food and drinks.

The event was held beside this beautiful national historic place and we were allowed to use the church’s restrooms instead of port-o-lets. That’s a big serving of kindness when you’re working an event for 7 hours.

The people were so friendly. Even when someone wasn’t interested in a book, the person was polite. That’s rare. I’ve worked events where you ask if someone likes to read and they look at you like you offered them a cold virus.

We sold lots of books and met lots of amazing people.

I left there in high spirits, feeling like the day was a huge success for me!

What makes a great author event for you? Or what do you wish authors would do when you go to their book signings?

 

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