Michelle Devon and CELESTE are now on tour!

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 in News |

Michelle Devon’s virtual book tour for Celeste is now officially in motion! Find out all about her, the book, and the tour on her tour page here at Walker Author Tours. Several of the bloggers will offer giveaways of the book to one lucky commenter, and there will be a grand prize awarded at the end of the tour of a copy of all of Michelle’s published stories! Get in on the grand prize drawing by commenting on each tour stop. You will receive one entry per comment, but only one comment per post will count. Good luck!

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Testimonial: Bob O’Connor

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in News |

Thanks to Bob O’Connor for this wonderful testimonial!

Bob O'Connor photoBob O’Connor Evaluation 7/16/2012

I just complete a three week virtual book signing tour with Walker Author Tours.

To be perfectly honest, I had not even heard of virtual author tours until recently. I did not know Jennifer Walker, but found her on-line and liked what she offered.  I did not know her prior to the tour. I decided to try a tour with her company promoting my new book “A House Divided Against Itself.”

Before agreeing to sign up, I asked a million questions. I was clueless as how to do this, what I would have to do, and just basically what was expected from my end. I had no idea how to promote a virtual book tour through my Facebook page, if I needed to be somewhere that I could be contacted each day, or anything about it. Jennifer “virtually” held my hand through all the questions and made me feel like she could be trusted.

When the tour began I continued to ask questions. Several days the blogs did not appear at first light in the East.  Jennifer assured me that some were West Coast blogs and would be posted later. They were.

A House Divided Against Itself book coverSeveral times there were glitches. But each time Jennifer was on to them faster than I was and responded accordingly.  Several times she tweaked the schedule to move a blogger back and replace them with someone who could post that particular day. Not one day on tour was missed, and it mattered not at all that the schedule was tweaked, because the end result was a posting for that day.

What impressed me most was that Jennifer was attentive to each day’s schedule and made it work, even when several bloggers failed to hold up their end.  Each day I got great exposure, and some really fair and interesting reviews. I also got some unexpected support from persons who admittedly do not generally read historical fiction but liked my book anyway. And I got some great comments from persons following each particular blog.

One reviewer even went so far to post their review (a very positive one) on Amazon.com.

An author tour is a risk. What if these impartial reviewers who I had never met and never talked to posted a scathing bad review?  None did though at least one had some fair criticism, which I do not mind at all.

As for Jennifer’s Walker Author Tours, I would highly recommend them to any author trying to find additional exposure for their book.  Jennifer is professional on every level. The value of the exposure certainly was covered many times over and above the cost that I paid.

I am looking forward to presenting another of my published books on virtual tour with Jennifer Walker’s Author Tours in the fall, and will look to her to help promote my new historical novel “The Return of Catesby” when I am finished.

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Summer blog hop: win prizes!

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in News |

Dreaming of Books, Books, Books! 

Summer Giveaway Hop August 1 – 7: You have a chance to win a book or e-book in different genres: Sweet Romance, Mystery/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Children’s, YA Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Non-fiction. Visit A Family Friendly Blog at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com/2012/07/dreaming-of-books-books-books.html

How do you qualify for a giveaway? List the books that you’re interested in and leave your email address so the author can get in touch with you. When you win a book, please spread the word and post reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This is a special way of thanking the author for the book.

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Author Jennifer Walker Presents to The Friendship Club

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 in News |

Former Grass Valley, California, resident Jennifer Walker will travel to Nevada County on July 27, 2012 to speak at a literary luncheon for the middle- and high school members of The Friendship Club, an after-school prevention program designed to reach at-risk girls before they engage in unhealthy behaviors. The club encourages reading and teaches life skills and personal responsibility.

During the luncheon, Walker will speak about her work as an author and sign copies of her novel BUBBA TO THE RESCUE. Each member of the club will receive a complimentary copy courtesy of The Friendship Club. This luncheon is the culminating event of a six-week reading program for members of the club run in conjunction with The Book Seller in Grass Valley as part of The Friendship Club’s summer enrichment program.

In BUBBA TO THE RESCUE, what starts out as a leisurely trail ride turns into a terrifying afternoon when Alex and Leslie see a plume of smoke rising in the trees. After saving the neighbor’s horses from a horrible fate, the two teens must run through the burning woods and get back to Green Meadow before it’s too late. On the way, they encounter a strange horse wandering through the woods by itself, and it follows them home. Leslie soon becomes attached to “Spark” when she can’t find his owner…but will she get to keep him, or will someone come forward to claim the horse she has come to love?

BUBBA TO THE RESCUE is the second book in Ms. Walker’s series of THE RIDERS OF GREEN MEADOW RIDERS teen, tween and children’s fiction books. BUBBA GOES NATIONAL is the first book in the series. Each book is a stand-alone story, but they do tell a continuing story as well.

“The Friendship Club is a wonderful program for guiding today’s youth on the right path,” commented Walker. “They strive to instill in their members the exact same values I try to teach through my books. I’m honored to have been chosen to speak with the girls and share my work with them.”

Although THE RIDERS OF GREEN MEADOW was written for the nine to 14-year-old market, it has appeal for horse lovers of all ages. Readers will learn a little about horse care and showing while reading delightful stories about working hard to make one’s own dreams come true.

Michelle L. Devon, author and owner of Accentuate Services, says, “In this second book in the RIDERS OF GREEN MEADOW series, Leslie continues to learn, through her work with horses, valuable lessons that all young people can take with them: responsibility, doing the right thing when the right thing is hard to do, being a good friend, and learning how to be part of a blended family. In age-appropriate ways, Ms. Walker touches on tough subjects, like death, abusive relationships, paying debts owed, all within a great story about Bubba, our family horse character from book one, and a new horse at Green Meadow who comes to them in an exciting but dangerous way.”

BUBBA TO THE RESCUE is available at a cover price of $12.95. Books may be purchased at http://twintrinitybooks.com/search.php?keywords=jennifer+… or through online retailers, like www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com. Wholesale orders can be placed through the major distributors Ingrams, Coutt’s, Baker & Taylor, Blackwell Book Services and Holt Jackson.

More information on The Friendship Club can be found on their website at http://www.friendshipclub.org/.

Contact:

Jennifer Walker

916-671-9637

jennifer@authorjennwalker.com

www.authorjennwalker.com

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