The World Book Blog Tour
The World Book Blog Tour is an invitation to share not only an author’s work but also the work of other authors/writers. Then the idea is to pass it on in hopes of authors reaching authors and readers across the globe! Thanks to all of you who jumped on board to participate in the fun!
Thanks to David Wolstenholm for adding me to the tour! David is a Christian pastor currently on sabbatical working at a property management company. He’s the author of Combat Ready, a thrilling memoir that reflects the Christian and military life. You can read my book review of Combat Ready here. He’s working on a daily devotional to complement Combat Ready and is already available for a sneak peek on his blog. He leads a contemplative and prayerful Christian life, which can be seen through his writing. Be sure to take some time to study his inspirational blog!
These are the questions posed by the World Blog Tour:
What am I working on?
I started writing a few different fiction books for kids but am primarily focusing on a chapter book for boys and a YA romance. I hope to have both books finished within the next year. Furthermore, I’m gearing up to promote my recently published chapter book Patty Cakes and the Stolen Ball and to continue spreading the word about my first fantasy novel Username: Bladen. Both titles were published through Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think my books vary from others in that I’m not writing outwardly Christian books, yet you can get a feel for the Christian family values and virtues contained in them. Username: Bladen contains Christian symbolism but with a secular feel. Patty Cakes and the Stolen Ball is a story that reflects a lot of the crazy action that occurs in my house with my children!
Why do I write what I do?
I graduated from college where I chose to pursue a degree in psychology, because I find people fascinating. I believe if you understand yourself and others, you’ll have a more enriching life. My husband and I have six children and host four exchange students from countries around the world. I believe children are an incredible investment of our time. They’re our future. It’s imperative to grow up with the right values, morals and respect for oneself and others in order to make a difference in the world. Because I’m continuously surrounded by kids of all ages, I felt inspired to share the beauty of life and the importance of education and entertainment through children’s books.
How does my writing process work?
I like to write the way that I read, without knowing exactly what’s going to happen next. I don’t use an outline, though, I usually imagine the next scene in my head before I write it down. In a way, my head is frequently in the clouds, thinking up stories. So far I haven’t had writer’s block. The stories keep coming.
Next stop on the World Blog Tour?
Erik Nelson is the author of his newly published book Unlawful Protection, available on Smashwords and iBooks. In Nelson’s book, “Ian Johnson sees high school as an opportunity to get bullied and nothing else. But one day, things start to change as Ian’s personality suddenly changes after he suffers a mental breakdown. In the midst of his breakdown, the school comes under siege and the perpetrators are able to get the police to stand down. As they shoot more faculty and students, they feel satisfied until they meet Ian!”
Erik’s love for reading began when he was seven with his interest in the Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine. He later furthered his interest with the book Carrie by Stephen King. He is an avid reader and book reviewer on his YouTube channel witchmandumb. If you’re looking for a great read, check out his book and extensive list of reviews!
Marlena Hand is a Christian, a writer, blogger, wife and secretary of the Rave Reviews Book Club, an awesome online book club for authors and readers. Marlena uses her blog as an event planning business. Her blog contains an extensive list of her book reviews, featured guests and so much more. Please be sure to check out her resources on your literature seeking journey!
Tim Hemlin is the author of five books in The Culinary Mysteries Book Series published by Ballantine and available on Amazon. His latest published work, The Wastelanders, is a fascinating clifi-dystopian novel. Tim is represented by Kimberly Cameron of Kimberly Cameron & Associates literary agency. He recently earned his master’s in counseling and has been a middle school teacher for twenty-two years. He feels he is a voice for future generations to uphold an enjoyment for the beauty of nature. Tim is also a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club. Please take the time to check out this talented author!