Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blog Tour for The Sid Series

Today we start the blog tour for The Sid Series...The Following is the schedule for the blog tour. I will be participating on December 4th, 2009. Join us on Yvonne Perry's Book Tour.

* Yvonne has written an article about psychic children and their imaginary friends for her appearance on Friday, November 20, 2009. Irene Watson of Reader Views will post this article on
* Saturday, November 21 WITS Blog will feature an interview with 8-year-old Sidney, the inspiration for the writing of The Sid Series. Join him as he discusses with his grandmother the books and his spiritual gifts.
* Sunday, November 22 Janet Riehl is hosting a question and answer interview about Yvonne's process for writing, publishing, and marketing The Sid Series
* Monday, November 23 Yvonne will be the radio guest of Maxine Thompson on Dr. Maxine Show The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature part 1 of a 3-part article on how Yvonne shifted from religion to metaphysics when her grandson, Sidney, (for whom The Sid Series was written) started manifesting psychic gifts.
* Tuesday, November 24 Yvonne will also be Suzanne Lieurance's radio guest on Book Bites for Kids
* Wednesday, November 25 The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature part 2 of a 3-part article on how Yvonne shifted from religion to metaphysics when her grandson started manifesting psychic gifts.
* Thursday, November 26 Yvonne will be visiting Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children at where Karen Cioffi is the hostess. Yvonne will tell how she self-published The Sid Series.
* Friday, November 27 Stephanie Ward will post information about Yvonne’s book on Stark Raving Bibliophile The Shift Guru Barbara Joye will feature part 2 of a 3-part article on how Yvonne shifted from religion to metaphysics when her grandson started manifesting psychic gifts. We hope to see you on both blogs that day.
* Saturday, November 28 Yvonne will post a press/media release about the book's debut. This will go to multiple online sources.
* Sunday, November 29 Amy, the owner of Equinaut and Vitesis has invited Yvonne to stop by and share an article titled, “The Writing of a Children’s Book.”
* On Monday, November 30, Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s blog, The New Book Review, will feature a book review written by Katie Chalfont that highlights how The Sid Series has influenced her three children.
* Tuesday, December 1 Barbara Techel and Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog welcome Yvonne at You won’t want to miss this article on pet death.
* Wednesday, December 2 Shayne Packer of Grandparents TLC will host Yvonne as she offers an article about young age grandparenting.
* Thursday, December 3 Dallas Woodburn’s Writing Life will introduce authors to Skype an Author Network’s virtual classroom feature.
* Friday, December 4 Elena Dorothy Bowman will post an article titled "Why I wrote The Sid Series." This article features why Yvonne wrote the book and discusses some of the spiritual gifts Sidney manifested at an early age.
* Saturday, December 5 Yvonne will upload to Youtube a book trailer for “A Powerful Potion,” one of the stories in The Sid Series. Jennifer Brown will post Yvonne’s “Love List” at
* Sunday, December 6 Yvonne’s Facebook andTwitter friend, Lisa J. Jackson, has volunteered her blog, Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews, as the tour stop.
* Monday, December 7 Liana Metal will host Yvonne on Art Stories with an article about how she worked with 15-year-old Hayley John to create the illustrations for The Sid Series.
* Tuesday, December 8 Hal Manogue of Short Sleeves Insight will host Yvonne on with the posting of an article about children having remembered past lives.
* On Wednesday, December 9 Chelle Cordero will host a “Woman in Charge” interview of Yvonne as an author and business entrepreneur. You don’t want to miss “Combining Authorship and Free-Lance Writing Business” on Chelle Cordero’s Promo Page
* Thursday, December 10 Sidney’s mother, Amanda McCurley, will host Yvonne on Fashionably Late by providing a book review and her thoughts about her son being the main character and inspiration for The Sid Series.
* Friday, December 11 Mama Paro and her three kittens: Elina, Bibble, and Tuktuk, will write a book review for The Sid Series. You’ll get a child’s perspective of the book when you visit
* Saturday, December 12 Anita Revel has invited Yvonne to stop by Daily Blissings and discuss why she is thankful for the learning process of self-publishing using Lightning Source.
* Sunday, December 13 More Than Meets the Eye ( will feature an article, “Out of the Mouths of Babies! Channeling 101” about how Yvonne’s grandson at age three channeled an import message from his higher self.
* Monday, December 14 Lillian Brummet will host Yvonne Perry as she reads “Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance.”
* Tuesday, December 15 In a radio interview, Yvonne will discuss why The Sid Series was written for her grandson, Sidney. Hot Books - Great Authors is hosted by Valerie Connelly, publisher at Nightengale Press.
* On Tuesday, December 16, More Than Meets the Eye ( will feature a flip book version of "Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet," which is one of the twelve stories in The Sid Series.
* Wednesday, December 17 Heart Song's Hymnal will post a book review for The Sid Series at
* Thursday, December 18. WITS blog will feature a question and answer interview with Hayley John, the 15-year-old student who illustrated many of the stories and the cover for The Sid Series.
* Saturday, December 19 stop by Dennis Martin's blog, I Write Some, read “A Book for Kids (and Adults) Who Love Fairies” and listen to an audio of the author reading the story, “Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance.”

Thank you so much for your help!
Yvonne Perry

Please tell your friends about The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. These stories help kids learn about inner guidance, being true to one’s self, caring for the body, overcoming fear, recycling, and other health-conscious topics. See

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Deadline for Writing Contest Extended

Valle Pintato Writing Contest: Deadline Dec 15, 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 16:43 | Category : Contests, Writing Contests
Tags : VAJ Writing Contest, Valle Pintado, Valle Pintado by Aggie Villanueva, Visual Arts Junction Writing Contest

Valle Pintado by Aggie Villanueva
Valle Pintado by Aggie Villanueva

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A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and that is your assignment. Well, more accurately, 500 — 600 words.

Write about the above photo art, Valle Pintado by Aggie Villanueva. Study the image, Valle Pintado means painted valley, and then write a story that this photo art inspires. You don’t have to write only fiction. Enter an essay if that’s what this image inspires in you. (No poetry please until we have poetry judges.)

Enter the sister art raffle here to win
limited edition print of Valle Pintado for yourself.

The Winner:
The winner gains triple exposure on Aggie Villanueva’s three sites, and a post on the blogs of our prestigious panel of judges.

Plus, and this is a huge plus; every one of our contest supporters (and this list is constantly growing) will also post your winning entry. See our sponsor list below. So, if this image inspires your muse, go for it. You’ll be read by thousands.

This contest is open only to unpublished and amateur writers, or those who have been published less than 7 times in the past two years. Not qualified to enter if you have books published, either by traditional publishers or self published.

Study this image, “Valle Pintado”, which means painted valley, then write a story the photo art inspires. You don’t have to write only fiction. Enter an essay if that’s what this image inspires in you. (No poetry, please. We hope to have some poetry judges in the near future)

Deadline for the Valle Pintado Writing Contest is December 15, 2009. The winning entry will receive two critique statements from each judge; what that judge likes about your entry and what could be improved. See The Fine Print below.

Email your entry to Aggie at the Cabin. Be sure to type “Valle Pintado Writing Contest” in the subject line.

Include with your entry a short bio and attach your photo.

Include all links you want posted with your winning entry.

Include your telephone number if you want to be notified of a win by phone as well as by email. If you do not send you phone number, you will only be notified by email.

Winning entries will be posted at all participating sites as near as possible to the 25th of each month.

You must respond within 5 days of the date on your winning email announcement. If you do not reply to your winning email announcement within that time limit, your prize will be assigned to the second place entrant.

The Fine Print: The judges’ critiques are confined to short comments; no in depth critique/editing. Entrants will be automatically added to the Visual Arts Junction newsletter. You many unsubscribe at any time. All rights to the Valle Pintado image remain with the creator, Aggie Villanueva.
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