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Bad Fairy Strikes Again

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Elaine Kaye’s latest release—Bad Fairy Strikes Again! Elaine is one of my very favorite people, and I’m so excited for her.

Keep on reading for all the details about the story (psst—it’s on sale right now!) and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end…

 

 
 
 
Bad Fairy Strikes Again
A Bad Fairy Adventure Book 2
by Elaine Kaye
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
 
 
Thistle Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can’t escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn’t true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced School. What fairy would do such a thing? As if that’s not bad enough, Thistle’s dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville has seen him. He’s vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught, and Thistle is worried. Where could he be? Thistle and the Flutters, along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!
 
 
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Bad Fairy
A Bad Fairy Adventure Book 1
 
 
Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn’t like rules, and it’s just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.
Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?
 
 
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Elaine Kaye is the author of A Bad Fairy Adventure series AND A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.
 
 
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Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
 
3 signed paperback picture books (Pea Soup Disaster, The Missing Alphabet, Slow Poke), 
three handmade bookmarks, plus a goodie bag and worksheets.
 

Fun & Funnies (An IWSG Post)

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

(For more information and/or a complete list of participants, please click on the above link)

This month’s awesome co-hosts are Erika Beebe, PJ Colando, Tonja Drecker, Sadria Stone, and Cathrina Constantine!

This month’s (optional) question asks, “Have any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way you didn’t expect? If so, did it surprise you?”

Frankly, any time any reader responds in any way to anything I wrote, I’m surprised. Because I am nothing more than a collection of anxiety, neuroses, and a severe lack of self-confidence & esteem stuffed into a trench coat pretending to be an actual person. You think that might be hyperbole, but yeah…it isn’t.

But I don’t want to dwell on that today. I mean, I dwell on that every damn day, but I don’t want to do it in this post. I’m in a mood (not the good kind, either, in case that was unclear) so instead I’m going to share some writing-related funny things that I’ve come across on the inter-webs when I was definitely not procrastinating on other things.

Some may contain naughty words. Consider yourselves warned.

And thanks for stopping by. I’ll try to be in less of a mood next time…

May The Goals Be Completed

Hello, all! It’s the day you have long waited for…Goal Post Day.

But before we get to the main event, we’re going to take a look back at April’s goals.

—Participate in and (if possible) win Camp NaNoWriMo

Well, I did this. I both participated in and won April’s Camp session. My goal was set at 25,000 words because I foolishly believed that might be enough words to get me to the end of my WIP, Full Circle (Book 3 of my fantasy series).

Yeah. It wasn’t.

So I’m not feeling particularly like I actually accomplished anything here, but I did technically complete the goal.

—Figure out April’s monthly marketing attempt and, you know, do it

I think I did this. I don’t know if it exactly counts as marketing, but I asked my social media followers to choose a number corresponding to pages in my current WIP (Full Circle), then shared snippets of the scenes on the chosen pages.

Thank you to everyone who helped me out with this experiment, by the way. It’s much appreciated.

—Read a book

I’m not sure, but I think I may have read two. Look at me go!

Walk at least three miles every day

I slacked off a couple of days, especially toward the end of the month, but my daily average is still decent. I logged nearly 122 miles in April, for an average of just over 4 miles per day.

Now for something completely different…May’s goals!

Sure, they may look pretty much identical to April’s goals, but that’s only because I am really not great at actually completing projects.

—Finish the first draft of Full Circle

Because it STILL isn’t done. And I’m super happy about that. (Narrator: She was, in fact, NOT happy about that.)

—Figure out May’s marketing attempt and, you know, do it

Anyone want to do this one for me? I’m just so tired. And also, I really hate marketing in any form.

—Walk at least three miles a day

Because everything else about my lifestyle is incredibly unhealthy.

How about you? Do you have any goals for the merry month of May?

Thanks for stopping by, all! Stay safe and well!

Risky Business (An IWSG Post)

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, y’all, which means it’s time for another action-packed installment of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

(For more information and/or a complete list of participants, please click on the above link…)

This month’s awesome co-hosts are PK Hrezo, Pat Garcia, SE White, Lisa Buie Collard, and Diane Burton.

This months (optional) question asks, “Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc or add controversial topics to your work?”

I don’t think I’m a risk-taker. I don’t think I do anything radically different or controversial. Or even a little bit of those things, really. I just kind of…do what I do—what I think best fits whatever story I’m trying to tell (albeit super slowly and perhaps not particularly well. But it is what it is…)

I do, however, have truly incredible writer friends who never cease to amaze me with their creativity and ingenuity and bravery and all-around awesomeness. They take risks and make it look easy, and I bow down to their superstardom.

I honestly don’t know some days why they continue to let me hang out with them, but thank goodness they do. They make me want to do better.

Even if I am doing it super slowly.

Stay safe & well, all.

Headed Off to Camp (and Other Goals)

Hold on to your hats, cats and kittens. It’s goal post day on My Pet Blog.

First up, however, is a quick review of how I did with last month’s goals…

Add words to Part III of Full Circle

I did this, actually. I added 6,276 words to the manuscript. I’m not sure whether any of those words are the right ones for the story, but that’s the second draft’s problem.

Figure out March’s monthly marketing attempt and, you know, do it

I did this, too. I can’t remember what, exactly, I did, which means it was probably super successful, but I did do something because it’s crossed out in my book. Go me!

—Read a damn book

Hahaha! I read two books! I’m on a roll now!

Walk at least three miles a day

As of the writing of this post, I have walked an average of 3.3 miles each day.

Now for April’s goals…

Participate in and (if possible) win Camp NaNoWriMo

The first Camp NaNoWriMo session of the year starts on Thursday. After asking my social media buds for their opinion, I am announcing that my goal this month will be to finish the first draft of Full Circle. Somehow, that WIP received 3x the votes over other projects. I wasn’t expecting that, and now I’m feeling a lot of pressure to actually achieve this goal (seriously—people really want to read this book?), but we’ll see what happens.

Because I have no idea how to actually finish this book.

—Figure out April’s monthly marketing attempt and, you know, do it

I really need to try to plan these things out ahead of time. But even just typing that sentence made me want to crawl under my desk.

—Read a book

Let’s see if I can keep the streak alive!

—Walk at least three miles every day

I have nothing to add to this. It’s just a small attempt to inject a little healthiness in my otherwise completely unhealthy lifestyle.

On that note, I’m outta here.

What are your goals for April? Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? (my username is M.J. Fifield, if you’re looking for some buddies…)

Stay safe & well, all.