Friday, June 11, 2010

Signed, Abiah Rose Blog Tour -- and a Big Thank You!

Well, the tour is actually over…. I’m sorry about the tantalizing ‘to be announced’ and ‘mystery guest’ – technical difficulties prevented inclusion of the finale tour stop. We’ll do it next time!

Being a new author/illustrator and new (non-technical) blogger is such a learning curve! There are so many things to take in, so many things to try, so many rules to bend and break-at-your-peril. Being inexperienced made this a very intense week, with little sleep and lots of attention to lots of details. And lots of nice feedback, and supportive friends and hoping the rough edges don’t show. Or at least don’t stand out. And while the tour was beset with glitches, near disasters and actual mistakes (how did comments get turned off yesterday?!?), I’ve had fun, and learned a lot, and (virtually) met some very nice people!

Thank you all for touring with me! Thank you, Abigail Samoun, for making Abiah a book!  And thank you Tina, Megan and Mary for being such great tour hostesses!

Catherine Linka, hostess extraordinaire of Writer to Writer, has written a review of Signed, Abiah Rose. As her post is flattering to me, it would be unseemly for me to recommend it – so I won’t look while you click over to her blog, Write Minded …….. 

No wait a minute!  Don't forget to check back Monday for the name-from-a-hat drawing for an autographed copy of Signed, Abiah Rose!


  1. It's been a great week following the process of your new book via the tour blog interviews.

  2. Thanks, Cindy. I'm so glad you followed the tour -- I enjoyed putting it together!

  3. Congratulations on your first successful tour, Diane. I enjoyed each stop and the chance to learn more about your book and your process.