Sunshine Syndicate Author Tour, Giveaway & Free Book

Sher A Hart here with a live author tour for those of you who live in or visit the Southeast US, along with a giveaway announcement for all US residents. I received this information from Sarah Nicholas, a YA author and member of my Florida Regional SCBWI chapter. Before the tour, here’s some important information for writers. If you are a children’s book author of picture books up through YA, or if you want to be, you should join the national SCBWI group for all the wonderful resources they provide to help you get published. Joining the national organization automatically makes you a regional member with access to local critique groups, workshops, conferences, and plenty of support.

So here we go with the live author tour and giveaway post Sarah was kind enough to send me:

Hey everybody! We’re so excited to be bringing these fantastic authors all over the Southeast and we want as many people as possible to know about it!

That’s where you come in.

Join the #SunshineSyndicate!

As a member of the #SunshineSyndicate, you’ll be earning entries into our Syndicate-exlusive HUGE GIVEAWAY!

What can you win?

  • A signed & personalized copy of RENEGADE by J.A. Souders
  • A signed & personalized copy of GRASPING AT ETERNITY by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • A signed & personalized copy of THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING CHARLIE by Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • A signed & personalized copy of OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks
  • A signed & personalized book of your choice (one of the VAMPED series, or BAD BLOOD) from Lucienne Diver
  • A signed & personalized book of your choice (SHRINKING VIOLET, INDIGO BLUES, or PURE RED) from Danielle Joseph
  • A signed & personalized copy of GUARDIAN by Heather Burch
  • A signed & personalized copy of A THUNDEROUS WHISPER by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  • A signed & personalized copy of RIDING THE UNIVERSE by Gaby Triana
  • A signed & personalized copy of SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
  • A signed & personalized book of your choice (VIRTUOSITY or THE SPACE BETWEEN US) by Jessica Martinez
  • Lots and lots of swag from participating authors!

And since we want to reward everyone who helps us spread the word, every #SunshineSyndicate member who earns more than 15 entries will receive a limited-edition Sunshine Tour bookmark, signed by the authors!

This giveaway is open to anyone living in the USA – you do not have to live near a tour stop to enter. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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Sher again with a big thanks to Sarah. On Jan 26 and 27th the authors will be available for book signings in south Florida. Please visit The Sunshine Tour for further information on dates and locations as future tour spots are added.

We have some other cool giveaways going now, including our 1000 blog follower giveaway with a box of books to a US winner and a $20 Amazon gift card to an international follower. All current giveaway links are in my Escucha Means Listen picture book review and giveway. Speaking of picture books, I also got word from Julia Dweck that her picture book My Dog’s Got Fleas is free today only on Amazon. I love her imaginative stories so I already downloaded my copy. You can click on the title or the picture below to open a separate page on Amazon.

Please remember once you read to leave a nice review if you like the book.  Reviews can make or break an author and Julia deserves to make it. I’d love to post your review here on the blog. Yes, we’re still looking for another book reviewer or children’s author (it doesn’t matter if you’re published yet), so please contact Paul or me if you’re interested. We give you free training, free books to read and review, and you can either stay with us after your six month commitment or start your own blog. Now I’m off to my SCBWI critique group, my favorite activity of the week because I get to read a lot of fun stories and it helps me improve my writing. Thanks for visiting and please tell me whether you downloaded Julia’s book. Later!

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. My Dog has Fleas looks adorable. The cover is awesome and it makes me want to read the book- although I don’t like fleas. I don’t have an ereader- yet (I am getting one for my birthday next month). So, for now I will tell my co-author about this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jess, don’t wait to download. Do it now and you can still read the book on Amazon using their free Kindle Cloud reader. There’s also a free Kindle reading app for smart phones and laptops. I hope you don’t miss the chance because Julia’s books are great fun to read.

  2. I just downloaded ‘My Dog’s Got Fleas’ and I can’t wait to read it to my son. It looks like a book he’ll enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You’re welcome, Dee, I hope you both enjoy it. Which reminds, me I haven’t read my copy yet.

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