Following a few fabulous stops last week when my virtual book tour kicked off in Europe (Finland), hopped over to Asia (Japan), then to the USA (Georgia), ‘jet-setting’ across three different continents in a span of three days, I’m taking it easy this week, staying in the wonderland of America for a few days Still, I have not been idle. On Monday, the 9th October I stayed overnight in Ohio with a lovely friend Eri Nelson, whose hospitality overwhelmed me, making me unwilling to leave Her words touched me deeply: When Peal faces the handsome features of Jack Gordon I thought I would melt from the friction these two characters create. Thank you, Eri, for being a staunch support ever since I met you on-line. My life is more beautiful because of you!
Today, my tour takes me to Florida, where I spend time with another wonderful writer Andrea Buginsky, whom I met through my author network “Supporting Authors One Read At A Time”, which produces a monthly magazine called Wonderful Read of the Month. Andi and I are having a lovely chat over a virtual coffee and cake, about writing, books and what I enjoy doing in my downtime. Below is one Q & A to entice you over to check out my full interview
Andi: What’s the best thing about writing?
Junying: Creativity – I immerse myself into this semi-fictional semi-realistic world of writing and I never want to leave it. It brings out the best in me as a person, and it allows me to perceive the world through crystal clear lenses, and translates what I have experienced and imagined into words which simply flow out of that marvelous mind of mine. It is nothing short of magic and miracle. It’s a true blessing to be able to write and share what we hold dear with the wider world.
Tomorrow I’ll head over to Maine and visit another friend I have met last year, in the beautiful form of Jess C Scott, who is originally from Singapore and now resides Stateside. She is an author, artist and non-conformist. Jess interviewed me a year ago about my previous two books and she is going to showcase my new book this time around. Be sure to check out her fab site.
On Saturday (thankfully not a Friday) 13th October, I’m paying a flying visit to Robert Pruneda, who is, apparently, in Texas. Wow, my head is spinning a little with all these virtual tours across the States, in a good way Rob is the author of “Pursuit of a Dream”, and was interviewed by me not long ago at my site. He will feature a guest post from me titled Jack Gordon, A Man of Passion and Courage in ‘Land of Hope‘, where I’ll introduce you to the hero of my dreams, also in my book . Do pop over and check it out!
Finally on Sunday, I’m returning to the heart of England, completing this leg of my tour, minus the jet-lag . My host on the 14th of October would be none other than Andy Wood, a young friend, an aspiring author penning his first fantasy book – guess what? He lives only a few miles away from me and we have been enjoying regular ‘lunch & coffee dates’ around the city of Birmingham, with the blessings of my husband, I hasten to add . Andy has been reading Land of Hope. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say about it – can you?
Here is a reminder of the tour this week. Please come with me, if you have not been already.
9th October: Book Review + Blurb Eri Nelson/Dearharts
11th October: Interview + Blurb + Author Bio Andrea Buginsky
12th October: Blurb + Author Bio + Excerpt Jess C Scott
13th October: Guest Blog + Excerpt + Blurb Robert Pruneda
14th October: Book Review and Blurb Andy Wood
Finally, I’m presenting this virtual chocolate as a “Thank-you” to my hosts from America to a special friend right here in the UK.