Hello everyone, Paul here today with a great event that I am SO excited to be a part of. I saw this promotion and jumped all over it. I want to give a special thanks to the hosts Belle Whittington & Tabatha Perry for all their hard work and efforts, without which, this wouldn’t have been possible. There will be great giveaways, interviews, tips, and even a scavenger hunt. Before I go any farther, I want to be sure to include the Blitz schedule. To view the entire schedule, click here.
This seems like a good place to sneak in a mention of the scavenger hunt. Yes, I said scavenger hunt (those of you that have read Lionel Turns the Other Cheek know I love scavenger hunts). Somewhere on this page there is a scavenger hunt graphic/clue. All you have to do is search for the graphic. When you find it, go to the tour schedule link and head there. Under each stop on the tour there will be a link taking you to the rafflecopter, which host Belle has posted, and then make an entry towards a prize.
There is so much going on, I don’t know where to begin, so let’s start with our guest author here at Sher A. Hart blog. I am so very pleased to introduce author Jo Whittemore. Today I will interviewing Jo and I must say, I am quite excited. She is a wonderfully talented person and I can’t wait to learn more about her. But first, here is her bio from the page Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels (if you don’t love that name, I can’t help you):
Jo Whittemore started her writing career as a toddler, dragging a crayon across the living room wall. She has since switched to pen and paper and is now the author of three published fantasy novels: Escape from Arylon, Curse of Arastold, and Onaj’s Horn. Her fourth novel, Front Page Face-Off (Mean Girls + the school paper), is available, and her fifth novel, Odd Girl In, will be released March 2011.
Jo has been a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) since 2003 and is one of the founding members of AS IF! (Authors Supporting Intellectual Freedom). She has been featured in the national magazines For Me, East West, and Audrey and loves all things chocolate, most things sparkly and nothing that involves the word “mayonnaise”.
Check out Jo Whittemore’s Website for more information. You can also find her at Yellow Bird: Editors + Writing Coaches.
Now, on to the interview.
What led you down the path to being an author?
Why did you write middle grade humor novels?
I, myself, love middle grade books. What are the challenges to writing for middle grade audience?
I see that query letters & synopsis editing are your areas of specialty on the Yellow Bird Editors site. I think these two things trip up authors almost more than anything. I read your synopsis’s for the Aladdin Mix books and I would certainly agree with that: they are superb. Okay, I’m getting to the question. Where did this talent come from, research, practice, trial and error, where you born with it?
I don’t expect you to give away any secrets, but can you offer any tips for writing a rock solid synopsis?
Which authors inspire you?
What is your favorite part about writing a story?
Thanks so much everyone for stopping by and a very special thanks to Jo for joining us and for offering a fantastic giveaway. Before you head to the Rafflecopter though, I want to remind you to join in the Twitter party on July 19 at 7PM: #2013SummerAuthorBlitz. There will also be a special Facebook event on July 26th at 3PM. The link for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393136437566649/ a Rafflecopter giveaway