Blogging Mama

Total Pageviews

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bloggers Grab Your Calendars! Announcing FOUR Upcoming WOW! Women on Writing Book Blog Tours You Won't Want To Miss!

Bloggers Grab Your Calendars!

WOW! Women on Writing
As many of you know, I am a Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing and I have three VERY exciting WOW! Women on Writing Book Blog Tours I can’t wait to start booking. Please join me and be part of the excitement!



Dates:   September 29th through November 1st
Author:  Tara Meissner
Title:  Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis
Genre:  Memoir, Psychology Memoir

Summary:  This psychology memoir is about the things that break us and how we heal. It offers a raw view a 33-year-old wife and mother swallowed by psychosis. The psychotic episode includes meeting Jesus Christ, dancing with Ellen DeGeneres, and narrowly escaping eternity in the underworld.
Casually called a nervous breakdown, psychosis is an entrapment outside of self where hallucinations and delusions anchor. Family, doctors, and fellow patients witnessed a nonverbal, confused, distraught shell of a woman. In the security of a psychiatric care center, the week-long psychosis broke and spit out a bipolar patient in the cushioned place of middle class medicine.
Outpatient recovery consumed the better part of a year with psychiatric treatment and spiritual contemplation. Left scarred and damaged, health returned allowing her to tentatively embrace a grace and peace earned through acceptance of bipolar disorder. 

Guest Post Topics Available:
1-The decision to self publish
2-Bipolar and the creativity link myth
3-Why writing a memoir about mental health was not "brave."
4-The writing process .... could include the value of writing circles, creating time to create, finding ideas, editing, rewriting, and deciding when a project is "done."
5-Accepting bipolar and finding grace
7-Why I don't ever "admit" I have bipolar, but am comfortable revealing this health condition.
8-I knew I was a writer when ... 
9-What makes someone a writer? 
10-The courage to trust yourself, the process, and your art and let the world decide if it has value. Followed by the audacity to keep creating art even if the world says your work doesn't. 
11-Robin Williams
12-Being a mom with bipolar
13-Being a wife with bipolar
14-Managing flashbacks
15-Why I swallow the pills every day and why I always will. 

Dates: October 6th through November 10th  
Author: Kathleen Pooler
Title: Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse
Genre: Christian, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Summary: A loving family, solid career and faith cannot rescue her until she decides to rescue herself.

A young woman who loses sight of the faith she has been brought up with attempts to find her way in the world, rejecting her stable roots in lieu of finding adventure and romance. Despite periods of spiritual renewal in which she receives a prophecy, she slides back, taking several self-defeating detours that take her through a series of heartbreaking events.

When Kathy's second husband, Dan's verbal abuse escalates, Kathy finally realizes she must move on before she and her children become a statistic.

How does a young woman who came from a stable, loving family make so many wise choices when it came to career, but so many wrong choices when it came to love, so that she ended up sacrificing career and having to flee in broad daylight with her children from an abusive marriage? What is getting in her way and why does she keep taking so many self-defeating detours?

The story opens up the day Kathy feels physically threatened for the first time in her three-year marriage to her second husband. This sends her on a journey to make sense of her life and discern what part she has played in these vulnerable circumstances.

She must make a decision--face her self-defeating patterns that have led to this situation and move on or repeat her mistakes. Her life and the lives of her two children are dependent upon the choices she makes and the chances she takes from this point forward.

Guest Post Topics Available:
1.   1-Writing as a Pathway to Healing
2.     2-Finding Freedom From Abuse: The Spiritual Journey
3.      3-How Writing Memoir Helped Me Find Self-Forgiveness
4.       4-Interview about memoir (questions and responses written or blogger can submit questions)
5.      5-A Nurse Learns to Care for Herself
6.     6-Turning Vulnerability into a Strength
7.     7-Girlfriends Matter
8.     8-Writing Through the Pain

Topics related to Memoir Writing:

1.     9-The Transformational Power of Memoir
2.     10-Planting the Seeds for Memoir through Journaling
3.     11-Finding the Structure for Your Memoir
4.     12-Marketing a Memoir
5.    13- The Importance of Research in Memoir Writing

6.     14-Using Pubslush to Crowdfund a Memoir (interview format)


Dates:    November 3rd through November 26th
Author: Jerry Waxler

Title: Memoir Revolution: A Social Shift that Uses Your Story to Heal, Connect, and Inspire

Genre: Memoir, Fiction, Instruction

Summary: In the 1960s, Jerry Waxler, along with millions of his peers, attempted to find truth by rebelling against everything. After a lifetime of learning about himself and the world, he now finds himself in the middle of another social revolution. In the twenty-first century, increasing numbers of us are searching for truth by finding our stories. In Memoir Revolution, Waxler shows how memoirs link us to the ancient, pervasive system of thought called The Story. By translating our lives into this form, we reveal the meaning and purpose that eludes us when we view ourselves through the lens of memory. And when we share these stories, we create mutual understanding, as well. By exploring the cultural roots of this literary trend, based on an extensive list of memoirs and other book, Waxler makes the Memoir Revolution seem like an inevitable answer to questions about our psychological, social and spiritual well-being. 

Guest Post Topics Available:
My five favorite types of memoirs

How to turn your lawn into a story

Twenty years in choir and the power of habits

Why are you so passionate about memoirs?

Why everyone should write a memoir?

How do you overcome your fear of revealing yourself to readers?

How to shift from writing a journal to a memoir?

How do memoir writers find readers?

Why have you been working on a memoir for ten years?

Why blogging is a great step toward memoir writing

Why journal writing is a valuable step on the memoir writing journey

Compare the benefits of journal writing and memoir writing

Why did you call your book Memoir Revolution?

Your bio says you studied counseling psychology. How does that relate to memoir writing?

Dates:    October 20 through November 21st
Author: Nina Guilbeau

Title: God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Fiction

Summary: Janine Harris never really thought about homeless people. She barely even notices them as she passes them by on her way to work in downtown Washington D.C. All Janine can focus on is the shambles of her own young life, afraid that she will never be able to get past the painful mistakes she has made. However, all of that changes on a snowy evening in December when Janine unexpectedly finds herself alone with Vera, an old, homeless woman who seems to need her help. 

Now Janine wants to know what could have possibly happened to Vera to leave her so broken and alone. 

As Vera shares her life story with Janine, the two women form an unusual bond and begin a journey that changes both of their lives forever. Reluctantly, they each confront their own past and in the process, discover the true meaning of sacrifice, family and love. Although in the end, they learn that they must face the most difficult challenge of all - forgiving themselves.

Guest Post Topics Available:

family/sibling topics:

1)   Birth Order Theory

2)   Ways to Keep Family Connections Strong


1)   Ways to help those in need

2)   Working with the homelss

3)   Book vs movie

4)   Book clubs in general

5)   Creating book clubs

6)   Cyber book clubs vs in person

7)   Getting the most out of book clubs

8)   Character inspirations

9)   Genre confusion

10)                The power of the review(er) 

WOW! Blog - The Muffin
If you are interested in participating in any or all of these WOW! Women on Writing Book Blog Tours please email me at: and I would be happy to provide you with an advance copy to review. We can work together a choose a date when you're available to post the review on your blog as well as the media kit information I will provide to you. The day the book tour information appears on your blog, WOW! Women on Writing will advertise the stop and help drive readers to your blog. Additionally, your blog will be featured in the launch day post for each book and you can certainly let your readers know about the book giveaway held on WOW!'s blog/The Muffin the day of each launch. 

To view all our touring authors, check out our Events Calendar. Keep up with blog stops and giveaways in real time by following us on Twitter @WOWBlogTour.

No comments:

Post a Comment