thumbnail_Princess of Felling CoverI’m off on tour! It’s a virtual tour, of course.  I have Jennifer C Wilson to thank for introducing me to the concept of blog tours. I’d never heard of them but then I am more landline than Zoom and prefer letter writing to Skype calls.

I contacted the wonderful Anne Cater  in January and she agreed to organise a blog tour celebrating the publishing anniversary of The Princess of Felling. Has it been a year? It has! My pink Princess rolled off the press in April 2019 and I enjoyed hosting months of Princess events on Tyneside and in London.

The Princess blog tour was part of the first anniverary celebrations I’d planned for April and May 2020. Events included performances in Felling and Whitley Bay plus a couple of writing workshops . All these events were cancelled in March when lockdown was announced.

I must confess that the COVID-19 crisis made me forget all about the blog tour. When I’m not writing I work part-time as an Activities Co-ordinator in a local care home. I found myself classed as a key worker and concentrated on the day job rather than the Princess and her anniversary.

I was delighted when Anne emailed in late March to say 19 bloggers from all parts of the UK wanted to take part in the blog tour. It was an unexpected boost to me at the start of lockdown.

The bloggers have read the book and will post their reviews over 12 days starting this coming Monday 20th April. One blogger has interviewed me and another will host a Princess giveaway. I’ve had fun this week checking out all the blogs. What a range of writing styles and reading preferences! Thanks to my tour manager Anne and all the bloggers for this tour.

Here’s the tour itinerary. Are you joining me on the tour bus?

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