I'm so excited!
THE BOWL AND THE STONE:
A HAUNTING TALE
FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
is finally here.
Below is the list of the wonderful, fabulous people who will be hosting me on their blogs during the month of October. I hope you'll stop by and visit with me as I share the history and mystery, the stories and insights, that went to into the writing of The Bowl and the Stone.
Although some posts are about the same subject (particularly those mischievous jumbies) each post is different, many with an excerpt from the book. Hope that piques your interest.
Also, for your reading enjoyment, I'm offering up my first Rafflecopter giveaway and crossing my fingers that I did it right! Plus, during week three, there will two other chances to win a copy.
Thanks EVERYONE for all your help. I couldn't have done it without you.
To kick off the tour, today I'm visiting with Carol Kilgore, Under the Tiki Hut, in which you will be introduced to Jumbies, those mischievous spirits that have nothing better to do than cause problems.
4th - Robyn Campbell - Interview with moi
5th - Alex Cavanaugh - The Dungeon at Annaberg
- Joylene Butler - St. John in 1962
7th - Roland Yeomans, Writing in the Crosshairs - Moko Jumbies (protective spirits)
10th - Jacqui Murray, Word Dreams - Interview with Sam (Samantha, who tells the story)
11th - Barbara Fisher, March of Time Books - Yard Culture (and we're not talking plants)
12th - Juneta Key, Writer's Gambit - Jumbies
14th - Chrys Fey, Write With Fey - Lignum vitae - The hardest tree in the world
17th - Diane Wolfe, Spunk on a Stick - Manchineel - A deadly tree
18th - Clara Gillow Clark - Earliest known ghost stories (I'll be giving away a print copy)
19th - Crystal Collier - 2 Truths and a Lie (I'll be giving away an ebook)
- Nicola Burggraf, Burggraf's Blog - Interview with Sam and her best friend Nick
20th - Erik, This Kid Reviews Books - Review
- Diane Burton - The Long Road to Freedom
21st - Yolanda Renee, Defending the Pen - Interview with moi
24th - Meradeth Houston, Write Stuff - A brief history of slavery
- Natalie Aguirre, Literary Rambles - Follower News
26th - Shannon Lawrence, The Warrior Muse - Jumbies
27th - Jessica Height, The Secret Files of Fairday Marrow - Annaberg, a sugar plantation
28th - Karen Walker, Following the Whispers - The St. John slave revolt of 1733
31st - Lee McKenzie, The Write Game - The Mysterious Moving Grave
Pirates. Explorers. And spooky ghost hunters.
It’s 1962. Sam and her best friend, Nick, have the whole
, in the U. S. Virgin Islands,
as their playground. They’ve got 240 year-old sugar plantation ruins to
explore, beaches to swim, and trails to hike. island of St. John
But when a man disappears like a vapor right in front of them, they must confront a scary new reality. They’re being haunted. By whom? And why? He’s even creeping into Nick’s dreams.
They need help, but the one who might be able to give it is Trumps, a reclusive hunchback who doesn’t like people, especially kids. Are Sam and Nick brave enough to face him? And if they do, will he listen to them?
As carefree summer games turn into eerie hauntings, Sam and Nick learn more about themselves and life than they could ever have imagined.
Available now at:
LOOK! A chance to win a signed copy! (Mailing only within the USA)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I've joined this monthly bloghop because answering thoughtful/challenging questions is one way to expand one's mind. It's osted by Michael D'Agostino at A Life Examined .
This could be the last Question of the Month as Michael will be retiring from blogging. He's asked if someone will take over the bloghop and I rather hope someone does.
The question this month is:
In my youth I made some rather rash decisions that turned out to be for the best. There may have been a point where I regretted what I did, but days of regret are long gone. Every step I took led me to where I am now, which is a very good place indeed. So there's nothing to regret. Some decisions I made unintentionally and temporarily hurt people, but I made amends and have a clear conscience.