Today is the big day! The release of my new book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China! It has taken ten long years to finally see it in print. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're having a party. A Where in the World Blog Fest.
Participants will answer the following question: If you could go
through the Earth and end up in another country, where would you go?
I would go to New Zealand. I've heard it's amazingly beautiful. Since I enjoy hiking and nature, I'm sure I would have a great time there. If I could, I'd get on a boat and take a little side trip to Australia. I would like to see a concert at the Sydney Opera House, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and hold a koala bear. All those things are on my bucket list. My plan is to visit both of those places for my fiftieth birthday. What about you? Where would you like to go?
BLURB: Squirt doesn’t
believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the
kids find themselves in Xi’an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China
appears. He tells them they can’t go home until they find his missing pi. The
kids don’t know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who
promise to help find the pendant.
Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer
to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?
About the Author: Sherry Ellis is an
award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the
violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical
activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the
world. Ellis, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here's the other participants if you'd like to read their answers:
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I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for all of their support through the years. All of the wonderful comments, all the visits to other blogs where I've been a guest, and sharing news about my book releases on social media. You are all amazing! I feel so fortunate to be part of such a caring and supportive community!
Speaking of supportive groups, it's time for the IWSG monthly post.
This month's question is, Which path to publishing have you used and why?
I have used both traditional and self-publishing options. Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China
is traditionally published. This is my preferred choice. I held out for so long because I really wanted to see it published that way. Self-publishing is fine, but you really have to rely on your own marketing efforts and the help of friends to share the news. It's also rather expensive. Yes, you control everything and keep all profits, but I think when you have a traditional publishing house behind you, you can reach more people and potentially sell more books.
What about you? Do you have a preferred publishing path?
And lastly, I am a guest on the Hands-On-Book Blog
. If you have a moment, please stop by and visit.
Thanks so much for visiting during the Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China
book birthday celebration!