Trilby Kent is back for her second blog tour and we want you to join! We had a fantastic time touring Medina Hill the first time around, click here to see the wonderful response we got, and the book even got a starred review from Booklist Magazine.
What is a blog tour?
Similar to a book tour where an author travels from store to store across the country, a blog tour is when an author virtually visits a series of blogs during a consecutive number of days. Click here for some examples. The tour dates for Trilby Kent’s are April 25-29 2011.
What do I need to participate?
First of all, you will need a blog. Second, a love for reading! Third, a commitment to host the author on your scheduled blog tour date.
How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be given an advance copy of Stones for My Father to read and contact with Trilby Kent. On your scheduled posting date, you should post your review of the book for tour followers to see. If you don’t want to do a review, you can also post an author interview, a home-made book trailer, or collaborate with Trilby Kent on an unique post! We highly encourage creativity here!
We will be promoting the blog tour, so your blog will see an increase in traffic. Tundra will be sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too. Feel free to post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.
Where do I sign up?
I thought you would never ask! If you are getting this as an e-mail subscriber, please fill out the form on our blog:
The form is now closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up!
Stones for My Father
Written by Trilby Kent
Hardcover | Ages 11+ | 176 pages
Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers.
But Corlie’s world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps.
Will Corlie’s resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had….
TRILBY KENT was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in cities on both sides of the Atlantic. After completing degrees at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she worked for a time in the rare books department at Bonhams before turning to journalism and writing novels for children and adults. Her first book, Medina Hill, is also available from Tundra Books. Trilby Kent lives in London, England.
3 Replies to “A Call for Blog Tour Participants: Stones for My Father”
Hi, Trilby . . . Never done this before. Sounds like fun. Willing to do this for a fellow Canadian. My debut novel is due out as an e-book very soon, and I am planning an historical novel (already researched) set in Canada, year 1885.
This sounds like an amazing story. Would love to be part of the tour. Have been participating in the Canadian Reading Challenge at The Book Mine Set for three years now and still can’t get enough of Canadian authors.
Sign me up! I am all about promoting great Canadian kidlit!