Tomorrow, March 30, is the “pub” date for “Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci.” Today I’m embarking on a week-long blog book tour to promote the book. What’s a blog book tour? Each day, from Monday to Saturday, I’ll be directing you to other blogs on the web where some of my friends have posted interesting interviews with me and John O’Brien, the book’s illustrator. Besides learning about our book, this is also your opportunity to learn about the work of a few other wonderful writers and illustrators.
Remember: The book goes on sale tomorrow. You’ll be able to buy it online and in bookstores everywhere. If you’d like an autographed copy, consider buying it from the indie bookstore in my neighborhood. The details are here on my Buy page.
Today, writer Sarah C. Campbell is hosting our first stop along the tour. Sarah and I have never met, but we have a few things in common. We’re both journalists, we both live in the South, and we have both written a book about Fibonacci that arrives in bookstores this month, March 2010. Sarah’s book is called Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature. The text is written by Sarah, and the book’s highly detailed photos of Fibonacci objects were taken by Sarah and her husband Richard. I hope you’ll check out today’s Q&A, and maybe take some time to poke around Sarah’s site and learn about her work, as well.
Again, here are the stops along the tour...
Tuesday, March 30: Q&A with me at the poetry blog of Gregory K, originator of "Fibs," Fibonacci-inspired poetry.
Wednesday, March 31: Q&A with John O'Brien, Blockhead's illustrator, at the blog of the masterful illustrator Carolyn Croll.
Thursday, April 1: We’ll visit I.N.K.—Interesting Non-Fiction for Kids—to learn about the origin of the book and its long genesis.
Friday, April 2: Check back at my blog for an exciting multimedia surprise!
Saturday, April 3: "Saturday Sketch" at Henry Holt's blog: I’ll be talking to John O’Brien, and you’ll be able to see his amazing before-and-after art of the book.
It should be a fun, action-packed week. I’ll be posting each morning as well, so you can learn a little about my friends as well as reminders about the schedule, in case you forget where you need to go.
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci. Coming March 30, 2010. Follow us here.
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