LETTERS TO LEONARDO BLOG TOUR STARTS TOMORROW!

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I can’t believe it’s that time already – Matt can’t believe it either.

Tomorrow, we hop on our Cyber Plane and jet off to visit Sally Murphy in WA. We’re going to be talking to Sally about how to promote your story online (like at blog tours and things).

It’s going to be a fun-filled fortnight of interviews, chats, launches, interactive reading and writing activities and all sorts of fun stuff related to the creation and writing of Letters to Leonardo.

Here’s where we’re going:

24th June 2009             http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com        
Dee and Matt talk about promoting Letters to Leonardo online.
 
25th June 2009             http://spinningpearls.blogspot.com     
Author interview
 
26th June 2009             http://thebookchook.blogspot.com    
How art has been used in Letters to Leonardo – with some teaching activities included.
 
27th June 2009             http://belka37.blogspot.com
The research process involved in writing Letters to Leonardo           
 
28th June 2009             http://weloveya.wordpress.com
Guest blogger – talking with Vanessa Barneveld – interactive discussion about dreams and writing

 
29th June 2009             http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale            
An author interview on the writing process – covering things like inspiration and perspective
 
30th June 2009             http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com
Use of mentors in YA fiction, and Leonardo da Vinci’s involvement in the book
 
1st July 2009                 Cyber launch https://deescribewriting.wordpress.com including cross to Robyn Opie’s blog http://robynopie.blogspot.com – hurdles overcome on the way to publication.
 
2nd July 2009                http://persnicketysnark.blogspot.com
How the author’s life paralleled Matt’s – her growing obsession with Leonardo da Vinci
 
3rd July  2009                 http://bjcullen.blogspot.com
Working with a publisher and the editing process
 
4th July  2009                 http://sandyfussell.blogspot.com
Interview with the elusive Matt Hudson at Sandy Fussell’s blog. Sandy is the author of the Samurai Kids series
 
5th July 2009                   http://teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com
Class writing activities based on Letters to Leonardo – themes in the book
 
6th July 2009                   http://tips4youngwriters.wordpress.com
Tips 4 young writers on how Letters to Leonardo was written – how the author turned fact into fiction
 
7th July 2009                    http://www.JenniferBrownYA.com
An overseas stop before heading home – USA blogger Jennifer Brown talks to Dee about bipolar themes in the story and the affect on teenagers of having a family member with a  mental illness.     

Join us tomorrow at http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

Look forward to seeing you there.

Dee and Matt:-)

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