When Your Books Go On A Blog Tour – Kickoff!

It’s July!!!

And you know what THAT means…!

It’s National Lasagna Awareness Month!

(It IS actually – I am not making that up!  It also happens to be National Blueberries Month and National Doghouse Repairs Month… so many things appropriate to life on Blueberry Hill!  But that is not actually why we are here… 🙂 )

At long last the much-anticipated, eagerly-awaited BOOK BIRTHDAY MONTH has arrived!

I am thrilled beyond measure to introduce you all to WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH and WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES, coming to a bookseller near you on July 11! (to be followed by a third book birthday a couple weeks after…but we’ll get to that later 🙂 )

For now . . .

Woo hoo!  Strike up the band!  Shower down the confetti!  Release the balloons!

It’s time for . . .


Thanks to a group of kind, generous, kidlit-enthusiast bloggers who are absolutely lovely in every way, we have a fun-filled couple of weeks in store for you all, full of interviews with the author (me 🙂 ) and illustrator (the amazing Daniel Wiseman!), book trailer reveals, activity and coloring page reveals, recipes, crafts, and games, articles on different aspects of writing, as well as giveaways and prizes!  It’ll be almost like all of you are celebrating your birthdays too! 🙂

Let’s have a look at the line up, shall we?

Blog Tour Schedule

* one small note: Sue of KidLit Reviews may not be able to post.*

I hope you will all join us as we welcome these two brand new books into the world!  All the participating bloggers have worked hard to make this fun, and I’d hate for you to miss anything.  And I’d love as many people as possible to come visit!

So I am offering two special prizes to be awarded after the close of this blog tour.

One prize will be given to a randomly-selected person who visits and comments on every single post in the blog tour!  All 19 listed here! (18 if Sue is unable to post.)

That special prize will be personalized signed copies of WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH and WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES, a “goody bag” containing items relating to both books – stickers, bookmarks, orange-scented kid-friendly lion soap, an elephant memory game, lion bubbles…plus a couple surprises! (and I’m not saying there will be chocolate, but if you’ve spent any time around this blog at all you should know that’s a distinct possibility…) :), PLUS your choice of any one of my other books personalized and signed.

The other prize will be given for sharing on social media.  The hashtag we are using to promote the books is #whenyourbooks.  Every time you share a post on Face Book, Twitter or Instagram using #whenyourbooks you will get an entry into a raffle where 3 winners will each get a $25 Amazon gift card.

Did you read a blog post you thought was so great all your friends should read it too?  Share it with #whenyourbooks

Do you have a photo of a child reading WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH or WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES?  Share it with #whenyourbooks

Did you try an activity, craft or recipe that was included in one of the posts with your child or class? Or one you thought up related to these books?  Share the results and/or a photo with #whenyourbooks

Live video footage of you bathing a lion? 🙂  Definitely share THAT with #whenyourbooks  🙂

Although the tour ends on August 3, I’ll give you a couple days to comment on that last post, and announce the winners on Monday August 7.

So, are you ready to join the high jinx and shenanigans?

Comment below to start your eligibility for prize #1, and share today’s post with #whenyourbooks to start earning points toward prize #2!  Then tune in to Frog On A Blog tomorrow, when Lauri Fortino will have a guest article from yours truly on writing a series!

Let’s get this blog tour underway! 🙂


illustration copyright (C) Daniel Wiseman 2017

P.S.  Since the Blog Tour Schedule is a photoshop-made graphic that can’t have live links (plus when I made it none of the posts were actually posted yet so no one had urls) I will list the links to the ones that have gone up below for your convenience.

7/1/17 – Susanna Leonard Hill – Blog Tour Kickoff – well, you’re already here 🙂

7/2/17 – Lauri Fortinos’s Frog On A Blog – Guest Post on Writing A Series PLUS a Giveaway!

7/3/17 – Jena Benton’s Of Tea And Mermaids Blog – Simply 7 Interviews with Susanna & Daniel PLUS a Giveaway!

7/4/17 – Lynn Davidson’s Polilla Writes Blog – LION book review and GAME

66 thoughts on “When Your Books Go On A Blog Tour – Kickoff!

  1. celticsea says:

    Congratulations Susanna! Not only one, but two books revealed! You are going to be one busy writer!! ❤

  2. ptnozell says:

    Congratulations Susanna & let the #whenyourbooks shenanigans begin! To start with something chocolate, I recommend some gooey S’mores on this holiday weekend. Those graham crackers definitely make it great for breakfast (or lunch… or dinner!). To a wonderful month of Lion, Elephant & Susanna!

  3. msvukidlit says:

    Wow! What a jam packed #whenyourbooks month!! On the chocolate theme, chocolate chip pancakes are a great way to start the day (with a side of s’mores!

  4. Pat Miller says:

    I’m delighted to help you celebrate the birth of your two new books (plus one?). Hoping for MUCH success for these two books.

  5. Judy Sobanski says:

    Congratulations Susanna – I’m looking forward to all the hoopla and whoop-de-doo your new books will be creating around this community and out in the world!! Can’t wait to read them. Best wishes!!

  6. kateywrites says:

    Congratulations, Susanna! These books look and sound delightful, and I can’t wait to see them celebrated all over the blogosphere. Enjoy your highly eventful July!

  7. Debbie Sexton Lee says:

    Congrats on your new books!! Such an exciting start to your blog tour!!! I can’t wait to get the books and start sharing them with all the kids at the libraries. The list of bloggers are amazing-it’s like I’ve discovered a whole new world where everyone loves books as much as I do!! Now all I have to do is sit back with some yummy chocolate and enjoy the books and posts 🙂

  8. Lynn says:

    I hope all this goes extremely well for you and all of us who are involved in the fun and privilege of helping promote your book babies, Susanna. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  9. David McMullin says:

    I’m so excited for you and your adorable new books. I look forward you following you tour and learning all about them!

    • Susanna Leonard Hill says:

      Thanks, Suzy! You’re so sweet! I know at least preliminary art is in for the next book and I am dying to see it!!! I love the lion and the elephant so much I can’t wait to see Daniel’s llama! 🙂

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