Oh, Holidays! Here we come!

Now that the thesis has been turned in and I’ve had one night of restful sleep, I have some work to do. And I’m completely excited for this!

I am organizing a Holiday Blog Tour! I’m so excited about it. It’s 23 writers — prose writers, essayists, memoirists, poets, etc.–each writing about the holidays.
So what’s a blog tour? Well, I’m glad you asked. The it’s a series of tours linked together by a common theme. Each day, the author a blog posts a story. Then the next person in the link posts a story, and so on and so on.
I first learned about blog tours when I was a brand new member of Nunca Sola, a list serv for Latina/o writers to support and network with each other. I read the stories Mary Castillo and Alisa Valdes and other writers posted and thought to myself that one day, if I tried really hard, I would also be invited to be part of a tour. 
What was so interesting about this was how readers can both read their favorite authors and find news ones. And that’s important. New authors means new points of view, new stories, and an opportunity for new favorites. And for the authors you love, a blog tour is also an opportunity for new readers. The opportunity to be discovered is like a child’s wonderment during the holiday season. 
So I have found 23 writers in both fiction and non-fiction who are both up-and-comers and forever favorites. They will post brand new stories about the holiday season. This tour is all inclusive and I am so proud of that. We have Jewish writers participating and I can’t wait to read their work. We also have some romance writers who I’m sure will brighten your season. The mystery writers have been cooking up something wicked  mixing tinsel and egg nog. The poets are perfecting their verses and the memoirists are choosing just their memories with care. 
Below is a list of writers and their blogs. The tour begins on Dec. 1 with Julia Amante. As we get closer to the tour, I’ll share update on this blog. There will be a new section of the blog, a tab above, that will be dedicated to blog news. 
I urge you follow the tour (some of the writers have presents) and get to know some new writers. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Happy Holidays! 
Dec. 2 Valerie R.
Dec. 11 Toni Plummer
Dec. 14 Thelma Reyna
Dec. 19 Kim Brown
Dec. 20 Gwen Jerris
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