#15, last stop on my blog tour

Hi everyone,

Today is it, the final stop on my AFTER DARK tour. I finish in the good hands of Catherine Flynn on Reading to the Core at https://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2020/03/02/after-dark-blog-tour-the-final-stop/
To all my hosts, my heartfelt gratitude. Each of you has posted in a unique way about the book and my approach to writing it. Geographically you live in many parts of the country.
Kathy Temean: New Jersey
Carol Varsalona: New York
Jane Heitman Healy: South Dakota
Sylvia Vardell: Texas
Linda Baie: Colorado
Michelle Kogan: Illinois
Janice Scully: New York
Margaret Simon: Louisiana
Jena Benton: Alaska
Renée LaTulippe: Italy (Okay, so technically Italy isn’t a state.)
Linda Mitchell: Virginia
Matt Forest: New Hampshire
Yvona Fast: New York
Irene Latham: Alabama
Catherine Flynn: Connecticut
Others who supported the tour through social media
Heidi Mordhorst: Maryland
Jama Rattigan: Washington D.C.

So far winners of free copies of AFTER DARK are:
Jayne Hartnett: New Jersey
Susan Hutchens: Colorado
Midway Mo: Missouri
Kay Jernigan McGriff: Indiana
Rhonda Buss: Colorado
Kathy Mazurowski: Illinois
Lisa Billa: California
Other winners will be announced soon.

And to each of you who has patiently taken your time to visit the stops along the way and leave your comments, I’m deeply grateful. I say patient because this tour has had a lot of stops in it and has covered two weeks of almost daily posts. This has been my first effort to pull together a blog tour so I stand ready for your comments about the pros and cons as you have seen them. I’m not sure I’ll do another blog tour but, if I do, I hope to benefit from your thoughts. Thank you for everything.

Today is blog tour stop #11

Hi everyone,

Today it is my pleasure to be hosted by Linda Mitchell for the 11th stop of the AFTER DARK blog tour. You will find her on A Word Edgewise at https://awordedgewiselindamitchell.blogspot.com/ .

Be sure to visit and learn how to win a free copy of the book, which is now being shipped. It is already showing up in libraries and stores. My thanks to Linda!

Blog tour stop #8

Hi everyone,

Today I’m happy to remind you it’s Margaret Simon’s turn to host my blog tour at Reflections on the Teche http://reflectionsontheteche.com. I hope you are enjoying the tour and will click over to see how Margaret is presenting AFTER DARK and have another opportunity to win a free copy of the book. Every stop has been quite different. In this case, Margaret shows how she has used the book with her students to stimulate curiosity and excellent poems of their own. Thank you, Margaret!

And tomorrow is the big day for me. It’s February 25, which means it’s the official publication day for AFTER DARK, POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. Jena Benton, who suggested the tour in the first place and then designed the tour graphic to go with it, is hosting tomorrow. I’m eager to see that one too!

3rd stop on AFTER DARK blog tour and good news about AND THE BULLFROGS SING

Hi everyone,

As the blog tour for AFTER DARK continues, today Jane Heitman Healy is hosting at Read, Learn, and be Happy at http://readlearnandbehappy.blogspot.com/

With a special thank you to Jena Benton for creating the tour graphic and for being my host on the day AFTER DARK comes out on the 25th, I am grateful to my 1st host, Kathy Temean, and 2nd host, Carol Varsalona. We’ve had many visitors who have left comments.

Yesterday I received exciting news about a recognition for AND THE BULLFROGS SING. It won’t be announced by the state involved until March 5 so more about it then. Needless to say, I’m delighted.

My thanks to all!