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Friday, October 30, 2009

Schedule for Yvonne Perry's Blog Tour

Join me, Yvonne Perry, as I tour the Internet from November 20 to December 19 to share my latest book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children.

The Sid Series is a collection of body-mind-spirit stories that focus on life skills such as overcoming fear, helping others, being true to one’s self, following inner guidance, caring for the body, having self-worth, appreciating diversity, dealing with change, accepting death, being environmentally conscious, and using spiritual gifts.

If you are an author, here is a chance to learn how to do a blog tour. Simply bookmark this page or subscribe to this blog. Then, go to each of the stops listed below and see what I've posted as a guest blogger. Join in the fun, come on and let's learn as we play!

What is The Sid Series about? Listen to a 30-second explanation.
  • Yvonne will run a media release on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 about The Sid Series blog tour.
  • On Thursday, November 19, Yvonne will post a video on Youtube about The Sid Series.
  • Yvonne has written an article about psychic children and their imaginary friends for her appearance on Friday, November 20, 2009. Irene Watson of Reader Views will post this article on
  • Saturday, November 21 WITS Blog will feature an interview with 8-year-old Sidney, the inspiration for the writing of The Sid Series. Join him as he discusses with his grandmother the books and his spiritual gifts.
  • Sunday, November 22 Janet Riehl is hosting a question and answer interview about Yvonne's process for writing, publishing, and marketing The Sid Series at
  • Monday, November 23 is a double header as Yvonne is the radio guest of Maxine Thompson and makes an appearance on where the Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature Part 1 of a 3-part article series on how I shifted from a harsh religion to a compassionate metaphysical view of life when my grandson, Sidney, for whom The Sid Series was written, started manifesting psychic gifts.
  • Tuesday, November 24. Yvonne will be Suzanne Lieurance's radio guest on Book Bites for Kids
  • Wednesday, November 25 The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature part 2 of a 3-part article on how Yvonne shifted from religion to metaphysics when her grandson started manifesting psychic gifts.
  • Thursday, November 26 Yvonne will be visiting Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children at where Karen Cioffi is the hostess. Yvonne will tell how she self-published The Sid Series.
  • Friday, November 27 Stephanie Ward will post information about Yvonne’s book on Stark Raving Bibliophile The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature part 3 of a 3-part article on how Yvonne shifted from religion to metaphysics when her grandson started manifesting psychic gifts. We hope to see you on both blogs that day.
  • Saturday, November 28 Yvonne will post a press/media release about the book's debut. This will go to multiple online sources.
  • Sunday, November 29 Amy, the owner of Equinaut and Vitesis has invited Yvonne to stop by and share an article titled,The Writing of a Children’s Book.”
  • On Monday, November 30, Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s blog, The New Book Review, will feature a book review written by Katie Chalfont that highlights how The Sid Series has influenced her three children.
  • Tuesday, December 1 Barbara Techel and Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog welcome Yvonne at You won’t want to miss this article on pet death.
  • Wednesday, December 2 Shayne Packer of Grandparents TLC will host Yvonne as she offers an article about young age grandparenting.
  • Thursday, December 3 Dallas Woodburn’s Writing Life will introduce authors to Skype an Author Network’s virtual classroom feature.
  • Friday, December 4 Elena Dorothy Bowman will post an article titled "Why I wrote The Sid Series." This article features why Yvonne wrote the book and discusses some of the spiritual gifts Sidney manifested at an early age.
  • Saturday, December 5 Yvonne will upload to Youtube a book trailer for “A Powerful Potion,” one of the stories in The Sid Series. Jennifer Brown will post Yvonne’s “Love List” at
  • Sunday, December 6 Yvonne’s Facebook andTwitter friend, Lisa J. Jackson, has volunteered her blog, Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews, as the tour stop.
  • Monday, December 7 Liana Metal will host Yvonne on Art Stories with an article about how she worked with 15-year-old Hayley John to create the illustrations for The Sid Series.
  • Tuesday, December 8 Hal Manogue of Short Sleeves Insight will host Yvonne on with the posting of an article about children having remembered past lives.
  • On Wednesday, December 9 Chelle Cordero will host a “Woman in Charge” interview of Yvonne as an author and business entrepreneur. You don’t want to miss “Combining Authorship and Free-Lance Writing Business” on Chelle Cordero’s Promo Page
  • Thursday, December 10 Sidney’s mother, Amanda McCurley, will host Yvonne on Fashionably Late by providing a book review and her thoughts about her son being the main character and inspiration for The Sid Series.
  • Friday, December 11 Mama Paro and her three kittens: Elina, Bibble, and Tuktuk, will write a book review for The Sid Series. You’ll get a child’s perspective of the book when you visit
  • Saturday, December 12 Anita Revel has invited Yvonne to stop by Daily Blissings and discuss why she is thankful for the learning process of self-publishing using Lightning Source.
  • Sunday, December 13 More Than Meets the Eye ( will feature an article, “Out of the Mouths of Babies! Channeling 101” about how Yvonne’s grandson at age three channeled an import message from his higher self.
  • Monday, December 14 Lillian Brummet will host Yvonne Perry on Authors Read as she reads “Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance.”
  • Tuesday, December 15 In a radio interview, Yvonne will discuss why The Sid Series was written for her grandson, Sidney. Hot Books - Great Authors is hosted by Valerie Connelly, publisher at Nightengale Press.
  • On Wednesday, December 16, More Than Meets the Eye ( will feature a flip book version of "Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet," which is one of the twelve stories in The Sid Series.
  • Thursday, December 17 Heart Song's Hymnal will post a book review for The Sid Series at
  • Friday, December 18. This very blog you are on now will feature a question and answer interview with Hayley John, the 15-year-old student who illustrated many of the stories and the cover for The Sid Series.
  • Saturday, December 19 stop by Dennis Martin's blog, I Write Some, read “A Book for Kids (and Adults) Who Love Fairies” and listen to an audio of the author reading the story, “Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance.”
  • Sunday, December 20. Elysabeth Elderling shares Yvonne's story about her writing for the children's book series at
A virtual book tour is a great way to network since both parties get new visitors to their blogs as a result of a joint publicity efforts. If you want to let others know about this tour schedule, here's the short URL:


  1. Wow Yvonne! You are organized and productive.
    I posted this page to facebook, and may do more. I sure do love your instant mentoring. Mary MacIntyre
    Makkinart on twitter

  2. I continually learn from you Yvonne-- thank you for all you do! I am looking forward to watching the tour and being a part of it!

    Barbara Techel & Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog

  3. I agree, WOW! This is a great example of marketing. I'm looking forward to hosting you.

    Karen Cioffi

  4. I'm very glad to be able to help others learn to market their books through my example. And, I appreciate you for allowing me to post on your blogs, too!

  5. The short URL for this tour schedule is

  6. This is quite an ambitious tour. Hope you have great success.

  7. Yvonne, looking forward to hosting you on November 22nd.

    I've posted a review on Amazon, Good Reads, and Shelfari.

    I tweeted about "Sid" which will then roll to Facebook, Plaxo, and Linked In.

    Good luck with your book. It's a good one.

    Janet Riehl

  8. One of the things (of many!) I have learned from you, Yvonne, is the wide array of ways to think "outside of the box" of blogs to promote a book on. It has me thinking! Thanks so much!

    Barbara Techel
    Author & Proud Mom of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog
    Official Mascot for National Disabled Pets Day
    Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame Companion

  9. Hello Yvonne,

    You were a great guest on the Dr. Maxine Show on tonight.

    Have a great tour! I plan to follow the blog,

    Thanks again!

    Dr. Maxine Thompson
    Author of Upcoming novel, Hostage of Lies, due out 12-1-09
    Available Nationwide
    Available on Black Expressions Book Club

  10. And don't forget me on the 20th - lol. I'll be conducting an interview with Yvonne on my JGDS blog - - see you all there - E :)

  11. I'm looking forward to coming to your blog, Elysabeth. I sent my answers to your interview questions today. Thank you!

  12. I've not received it yet. Maybe it will come in later. Thanks - looking forward to having you on the 20th. E :)

  13. Just so you know, I'm having trouble finding a place to leave a comment on Dennis's blog. Just want to say I loved being part of this tour. And that many of you know how important I think tours are for letting us share what we have written with others.
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Author of the multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter,


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