#30Authors: Jenny Milchman talks about Lee Child’s Make Me

#30Authors

Hey ya’ll.. I’m back with another #30Authors post 🙂 🙂 Yay!!! So, when Allison at The Book Wheel asked me to host a second #30Authors post, I was all “Sure lady- no problem!” But when I found out WHO I’d be hosting- well, jazz hands went to a-fluttering because I love, love, love, LOVE me some Jenny Milchman. I first met Jenny back in 2013 at Lemuria Books (and I have to give credit to Allison for that because she was RAVING about Cover of Snow and it intrigued me enough to go visit!) So, I met Jenny. Warm, vivacious, and a complete advocate for books AND book bloggers! Then, later on Rhiannon at Ivory Owl Reviews and I were looking for a book for #BookTalkWithRandT and enter Jenny with Ruin Falls (seriously, if you are looking for suspense-y reads for October- just go add Ruin Falls to your list. Right now. I’ll wait.) When she came back to Lemuria in 2014, I went to see Jenny again- because while she entertains, she also INSPIRES! And in her latest book, As Night Falls, I (along with others) get a mention in the acknowledgements!

(In case you can’t tell- I’m a wee bit excited to have Jenny talking about a book for #30Authors!)

What is #30Authors? Well, here is the scoop on the event straight from Allison at The Book Wheel:

#30Authors is an event started by The Book Wheel that connects readers, bloggers, and authors. In it, 30 authors review their favorite recent reads on 30 blogs in 30 days. It takes place annually during the month of September and has been met with incredible support from and success in the literary community. It has also been turned into an anthology, which is currently available on Amazon and all author proceeds go to charity. Previous #30Authors contributors include Celeste Ng, Cynthia Bond, Brian Panowich, and M.O. Walsh. To see this year’s full line-up, visit www.thebookwheelblog.com/30authors or follow along on Twitter @30Authors. Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll….

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So, I’ve been a bit behind on my Literary Friday posts. Sigh. This one is going to have some throwback links from Deep South Magazine- we went to the MS Book Fest together back in August!

In other news, my niece has been taking up a good bit of my time- she came and spent the other weekend with me- it was Scooby Doo, swimming, chocolate chip cookies, and singing Pop Goes The Weasel while she splashed me with total glee whole kind of weekend. In other words, it’s the kind of time that you wish you could slow down because you know that one day she’ll be grown up and that the joys of Scooby and swimming will be long forgotten…..

Now that I’ve bummed you out- let’s get on to Literary Friday!

 

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: The MS Book Fest Literary Friday and Literary Friday Edition 212 have some great links about the festival, images and what-not. Here is the wrap-up of the MS Book Festival experience from Erin and it also got another #literaryfriday shout-out this week!

 

2. More MS Book Fest news: Pictures that I took at the Fest- got a great one of M.O. Walsh with Erin Bass. I also snapped a few at some of the sessions we attended! Continue reading

#30Authors: Lisa See talks about Stacey Schiff’s THE WITCHES

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Hey readers of Traveling With T! Today, I’m  taking part (again! See my first #30Authors post here!)  in a super-fun month long event headed up by The Book Wheel called #30Authors.

Want to know what #30Authors is all about?

#30Authors is an annual event connecting readers, authors, and bloggers. Throughout the month of September, 30 authors review their favorite books on 30 blogs in 30 days. The event has been met with incredible support from and success within the literary community. In the six months following the event’s inaugural launch, the concept was published as an anthology by Velvet Morning Press (Legacy: An Anthology). Started by The Book Wheel, #30Authors remains active throughout the year and you can join in the fun by following along on Twitter at @30Authors, using the hashtag, #30Authors, or purchasing the anthology. To learn more about the event and to see the full schedule, please click here.

And of course- there is a giveaway! Be sure and read the post, then find the giveaway info at the end! Continue reading

#30Authors: Heather Brittain Bergstrom talks about The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

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Hey readers of Traveling With T! Today, I’m taking part in a super-fun month long event headed up by The Book Wheel called #30Authors.

Want to know what #30Authors is all about?

#30Authors is an annual event connecting readers, authors, and bloggers. Throughout the month of September, 30 authors review their favorite books on 30 blogs in 30 days. The event has been met with incredible support from and success within the literary community. In the six months following the event’s inaugural launch, the concept was published as an anthology by Velvet Morning Press (Legacy: An Anthology). Started by The Book Wheel, #30Authors remains active throughout the year and you can join in the fun by following along on Twitter at @30Authors, using the hashtag, #30Authors, or purchasing the anthology. To learn more about the event and to see the full schedule, please click here.

 

As part of my post for #30Authors, I have author Heather Brittain Bergstrom, STEAL THE NORTH, to talk about the book THE UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS by Keija Parssinen.

Now, Heather can take it away! Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Legacy- An Anthology (plus excerpt)

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Today, I have the ultimate pleasure in showcasing this cover reveal of LEGACY: An Anthology.

A little backstory:

Last September- Allison @ The Book Wheel engineered a massive social media campaign called #30Authors. All month long, bloggers were showcasing different authors- who were in turn telling us and our readers about the authors they were reading/enjoying. To Be Read lists were exploding. #30Authors trended on Twitter. It was a massive under-taking and Traveling With T was pleased to be part of it (psst: Here was my small part- Ariel Lawhon talking about Helen Giltrow’s THE DISTANCE.)

But then- something wonderful happened. Allison and Velvet Morning Press teamed up for the new anthology- LEGACY. Many of the #30Authors are represented (along with some new faces!)

Before the reveal happens- here are some links for more LEGACY news- how it happened, who to look for in the anthology, links to their social media: An Inside Look at LEGACY: An Anthology, #30Authors LEGACY Tweeting Event Starts Today, A Month-Long Writing Challenge…And Anthology, and Legacy: An Anthology.

So have it got you chomping at the bit to see this cover?

Cover Reveal happening in 3, 2, 1………………………..

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30 Authors in 30 Days: Author Ariel Lawhon on “THE DISTANCE” by Helen Giltrow

 

30 Authors Event at The Book Wheel

 

Welcome to 30 Authors in 30 Days!

30 Authors in 30 Days is a first of its kind event aimed at connecting readers, bloggers, and authors. Hosted by The Book Wheel, this month-long event takes place during September and features 30 authors discussing their favorite recent reads on 30 different blogs. There are also some great prizes provided by GoneReading.com and BookJigs. For the full schedule of participating authors and bloggers, visit The Book Wheel or join the Facebook group. You can also follow along on Twitter with the #30Authors hashtag!

I am super-duper excited to be featuring the adorable, the charming, the fabulous woman- the woman that made us all think “What if?” about the real-life disappearance of Judge Crater and one of the powerhouses behind She Reads- ARIEL LAWHON! Continue reading

Tuesday Mashup

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It’s Tuesday and I’m 1 step closer to a vacation in a couple of weeks. A vacation that is so needed!

So, let’s get to this Mashup- giveaways, Travel The World With Books, Bookish Gifts for the Babies, #30Authors, Why Do We Love Those Controversial Books and  so much more!

1. Always With A Book reviews THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo.

2. Love At First Book has several ideas for Bookish Gifts for Babies! My niece, the adorable Miss A, will be benefitting from the lovely Rebecca @ Lovely At First Book’s ideas! Continue reading