Today Nancy I. Sanders hosts an interview with me at her blog. I am thrilled to have Nancy as my first stop on the tour. She's the main reason this book exists. I stumbled upon her blog a couple of years ago and was impressed by her generous wisdom, the practicality of her advice, and her simple, but effective style of sharing. Click on the link to read the interview at Blogzone. (A tip I learned from Nancy: If you click on her link by pressing a "right click" on your mouse, you can choose the option of opening her link in a new tab or window. That way you can browse through her site but keep this window open so you can come back here to post a comment to win a chance at a free book.)
Every March, Nancy's Book in a Month Club walks readers through the process of writing a book--in a month. Okay, so you may not get the whole book written in a month, but you certainly come away with the process. Two years ago, her March posts were on targeting a publisher. I followed along and Readers Theatre for Global Explorers was the result. You can read more at Nancy's blog. I hope you'll take time to explore the rest of her blog while you're there.
Each day, I will post a question about one of the explorers covered in the book. Post a comment, an answer to the question or anything else you would like to post, and I will enter your name for a chance in the drawing at the end of the tour. I will be giving away a free copy of these books:
How High Can We Climb? is a book about women explorers by Jeannine Atkins, a wonderful writer and teacher of poetry. Click on her name to read Jeannine's daily posts on the art of poetry. They are delightful.
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer is written by Carole Boston Weatherford in first-person, eight-line poems. Eric Velasquez captures the heart of Henson and the rugged landscape. It's a beautiful book.
And, an autographed copy of my new book, Readers Theatre for Global Explorers.
Question of the day: Who was REALLY the first person to circumnavigate the globe?
I'll see you here tomorrow for Day Two of the tour. We'll be visiting a fellow writer to talk about how I began writing for the educational market.