Giveaway for Quote Puzzle Game

Hey! This is your chance to win this amazing Action Kids Kit:
* A signed copy of Action Kids’ Club
* Action Kids notepad
Action Kids bookmark
* Little notebooks
* Pens
* Buddy Davis CD
* Snacks in case you get hungry while reading
* Gum

How to get entered into the prize:

*Every day during the blog tour there’s a quote puzzle at the end of the post. Figure it out and leave your answers in the comment section and you’ll automatically be entered to win with five points

*Leave a comment about the blog tour in any of the blog tour posts and you’ll get one point

A winner will be drawn at random and announced at the end of the blog tour. (Prize will only be sent to USA addresses, sorry!) 

Action Kids Blog Tour Schedule

It’s HERE!!!

Everyone, welcome to November 10th, 2014. The official release date of my book, 

Action Kids’ Club 

This is quite the thrilling day. 

After working on it for four years, having a countdown for two weeks and passing out Action Kids business cards to random people at Wal-Mart and church, the day has finally arrived to start getting this book out into y’alls hands, and to celebrate, we’re going to kick off with a blog tour! I’m first up, so check back soon for the first post in the tour. 
(If you’d like to do an author interview/guest post on your blog, just let me know!)

Hold on tight, y’all, and get ready for some amazing giveaways (lots and lots of them!), never-before-told stories, fun surprises and a very exciting next two weeks! 
Action Kids Blog Tour Schedule 

1. November 10th – Me at Noveltea 

2. November 11th – Sunny at Splash-of-Ink 

3. November 12th – Willa at Willa Nicole Scribblings 

4. November 13th – Leah at Apassionata

5. November 14th- Rosie at Writings of Rosie 

6. November 15th – Sam at Sam’s Blog 

November 16th – Break for Sunday 

7. November 17th – Sylvia at Writing in Wonderland 

8. November 18th – Michelle at Bookworm Blather 

9. November 19th – Emily at Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews 

10. November 20th – Nayu at Nayu’s Reading Corner 

11. November 21st – Tarissa at In the Bookcase 

12. November 22nd – Me at Noveltea 

Blog Tour #4 – My Adopted Parents and Me

Guess what I get to talk about on the Blog Tour today? My adopted parents*! Yea! And in honor of that, I thought I would share some more fun stuff here, because really, one post can’t come near to covering it all! To see the Blog Tour stop for today (which I must say is quite interesting!) Click here.  
(*I’m going to drop the word ‘adopted’ for the rest of this post)

My dad and I working on fiber-glassing our newest dinosaur model. – May 2013

 My dad is so extremely talented! I can’t even imagine having as much artistic ability as he does. Watching him build the dinosaur model and getting to help with it left me pretty much in awe. He would just look at it and say “This doesn’t look quite right” and next thing I knew he’d have the problem fixed until the beast actually looked as if he were alive! Not only can he build dino models, he’s also a great taxidermist, can paint absolutely beautiful pictures, does amazing drawings, writes songs that are stunning, can play instruments crazy-well, built his own log cabin, and… I think you get the picture. 🙂 He’s also so nice and a totally great people-person. Kids absolutely love him, well, just about everyone does, actually!

My mom and I all happy when getting to see a proof copy of our book for the first time! May 2013

I have so much fun when I’m with my mom! When we’re at the Museum I have the best time hanging out with her. Mom and I laugh together a whole lot, it seems we can always find something funny. She’s also a great cook, I have fun sitting in her kitchen and watching her when we’re at the cabin. She makes one of the best-looking cakes ever called a chocolate-mayonnaise cake. She’s extremely adventuresome, I get to hear all sorts of tales of her doing things like kayaking through the Everglades, journeying across the USA with dinosaurs, camping in Alaska and that kind of stuff. She’s also amazing with taking pictures, something which was very evident while trying to find pictures for this post because I have hardly any of the two of us together! She and Dad work together as such a great team. I can’t imagine keeping track of everything like she does. She is amazing!

Me almost crying with joy while holding my books the night of our book debut. There had been a problem with the printing and we hadn’t known if they would be ready in time. – June 2013

 They both have been very supportive and helpful with me as far as my writing goes. They’ve encouraged me, mentored me, co-authored a book with me and everything in-between. I’m so thankful to have them as my parents!

My parents and me the night the book was released, after everything was done. We’re all exhausted! – June 2013
I love getting to stay with them, being with them always gives me new ideas for books! 
My mom and me at the Mega Answers Conference. – July 2013
Whether going to a conference, building a dinosaur model, staying at the Museum, being on live TV, camping out in a cave or just being at the cabin, life with my parents is very fun and adventure-filled! I thank God for them each day and feel so blessed to have be able to call two of my biggest heroes my parents. 
My dad and I being interviewed on live TV. – August 2013 

What about you? Does this sound like an exciting life to you? And make sure you don’t miss out on today’s Blog Tour post!  And, remember, you can still enter this giveaway!

Cricket and me driving to the Museum after they picked me up at the airport. – October 2013

Please Note: I only talk about my ‘adopted’ parents in this post, not my other family, because that’s what this Blog Tour is about. Just know my other family is totally, 100% amazing as well and I could go on and on about them! I’m so very, very blessed to have two families!

**Please Note: I do not necessarily endorse everything on the blogs during this tour**

Blog Tour Post #3 Is Live!

What about you, have you ever wondered why different things are important? Such as, why does it matter if Creation or Evolution is true? We’re here and we’re alive, so that’s what counts, right? Check out my post for today’s stop on the Tour to see for yourself and to read a review for Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl! Note: Due to the use of real people in my books, some people don’t realize it’s fiction, which is what happened in this review! It’s actually a pretty cool twist so make sure to check it out! Leah did a totally great job with the post and I think it looks great on her blog. I’m so thankful she’s hosting me. 😉 
Working on updating my blog at the hotel in June, the day of my book debut. 

Remember to check out this post for the schedule for the Blog Tour and to find out how you can be entered to win a prize just by leaving a comment or sharing this post! 

For a chance to enter a Giveaway for one of my books, check out this post!

*Please Note: I do not necessarily endorse the blog content of the blogs visited during this Tour*

Blog Tour Kick-Off and Schedule – Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl

Peoples! Welcome to the amazing and extraordinarily thrilling kick-off for our sensational December Blog Tour for my book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl! I chose December for the Blog Tour, because I wanted to be able to do something special for y’all, and hey, a blog tour is a pretty special thing!

This tour will contain Behind-the-scenes, Giveaways and Guessing Games, oh my! It will also have Excerpts from CSotP (that’s how I’ll refer to Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl from time to time), Never-before-told-stories and lots of chances for Interaction. 

I’m so pumped about the next three weeks. Folks, you read that right Three Weeks! Every day (except for Sundays) there will be a stop for the CSotP Blog Tour! There will also be a True or False question at the end of each post which you can answer in the comments section, and then find the true answer (along with the next question) on the next stop for the Tour. 

And speaking of commenting… Here’s some pretty cool news: Each comment y’all leave on any of the CSotP Blog Tour Posts, will be entered into a drawing. Then at the end of the Tour, I’ll draw two winners who will then be able to pick any of Buddy Davis’s DVD’s or CD’s (restrictions may apply) for their prize! Yes, folks. Any and all of your comments are entered into the drawing. 

Here are some ideas for your comments: 1. A regular comment on the post (if you think of two comments for a post, that’s wonderful, but please don’t break a single comment in half to get more points). 2. A  question about the post. 3. Answering the True or False question4. Answering the question I put at the end of each post.

And to get more publicity for the Tour (the more people, the more fun, right?) 5. I’ve decided that if any of you share info about the blog tour (including a link to one of the posts), whether it be on Google+, Facebook, your blog, twitter, or any other social media, just leave a comment saying “I tweeted this link” or whatever you did, and you’ll not only be entered into the drawing for the Comments contest, but you’ll also be entered into a contest for the Sharing contest. The name that gets drawn during the Sharing contest will also get to pick any of Buddy Davis’s DVD’s or CD’s (restrictions may apply) for their prize! Of course, if you also want to leave a link to where you posted about the tour, this little author would be delighted to visit! 😉 

What do you think? True or False? Find out on the Tour Stop tomorrow!

Blog Tour Schedule
Note, I do not necessarily endorse all the content on these blogs. 
December 2nd Aidyl at: Noveltea – Blog Tour Kick-off & Schedule 

December 3rd Caitlin at: Pen Over Sword: The Official Blog of Caitlin Hensley  – Giveaway &What Inspired CSotP

December 4th Leah at: Apassionata  – Review & Why Creation?

December 5th Bethany at: The Ramblings of a Young Author   – My Adopted Parents & Me

December 6th Journey at: A Writers World – Caving Experience

December 7th Natalie at: Reading, Writing and Somewhat Profound Thoughts – Name Changes 

December 9th Heather at: My Writing Desk  – Giveaway & Character Interview with Lydia  

December 10th Bekah at: Family, Friends, and Writing  My Favorite Part of Writing

December 11th Bethany & Becca at: Clever Bunnies  – My Editor & Illustrator

December 12th Sara at: A Slightly Nerdy Bookworm  – Giveaway, Review &
Get to know the author: Top Five Books as a Middle Grader 

December 13th Tessa Emily at: Christ is Write – Excerpt from CSotP- Plot A

December 14th Katie at: Whisperings of the Pen  –Excerpt from CSotP- Plot B

December 16th Rosie at: Writings of Rosie  – Character Interview with CJ 

December 17th Emily at: Emily Rachelle Writes  – Giveaway & 
About Answers in Genesis Part 1

December 18th Kiri Liz at: Lianne Taimenlore  – About Answers in Genesis Part 2

December 19th Tairssa at: In The Bookcase  – My Favorite Characters 

December 20th Aaron at: Landmarks  – Author Interview 

December 21st Aidyl at: Noveltea  – Blog Tour Wrap Up 

So, which one of these stops are you most excited about? 😉

About the Author: 
Whether she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family, trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn, author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her Blog, Facebook, and Twitter
About the Book:
Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl:Traveling with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and singer Buddy Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery – from hidden clues in bookstores to cave paintings deep underground. 

*Sorry, but Giveaways & Prizes are only open to people in the USA. If you’re not in the USA and you win a prize, I can still send it to a address in the USA, if you give me one.* 

Blog Tour! // Life

Only two more days until the kick-off post for the December Blog Tour! Y’all are going to have so much fun with it! I have multiple giveaways planned, all sorts of behind-the-scenes info waiting to be posted, as well as tons of other cool, fun things.  
I was up until almost 1:30 last night (this morning, actually), because I got caught up in writing some of the posts and lost track of time. My sibs and I were taken over by fits of laughter last night when I was working on my tour in our living room as we were all visiting together. At one of the tour stops I’m going to talk about my top favorite childhood books. As I was asking them which their favorites were, and trying to remember the exact names so I could look up my favorite, we started remembering all sorts of cool memories that had to do with the different books, hence the laughter. 
I feel blessed beyond belief at the thought of providing some of that same enjoyment and future memories to a new generation of kids. 

We still have family here from the Thanksgiving activities of this week, not as many as the last couple of days though. My plan for the rest of the day is to finish up my goals for this week (I have several things, including two hours of audio to listen to and cleaning my bedroom/office that I still need to do), make lunch, hang out with my lovely family and do more work on the blog tour.

Ok, so, I can’t seem to stop talking about the blog tour, can I? I just wish y’all could imagine how cool it’s going to be and how excited I am about it. It’s going to be three weeks long! Yes, folks, that’s right! If everything goes according to plan, it will start on my blog on December 2nd, and move to each new blog every day (except for Sunday) for three weeks. Peoples! It’s going to be amazing! Ok, yes, I am excited. And not only excited but maybe overwhelmed, too. 🙂 Until you’ve done a blog tour of your own, it’s hard to imagine the huge amount of work that is put into one. It will be worth it though!

And now I’m off to clean my room.
What are you up to today? Have you ever followed along with a blog tour before? What are your thoughts on blog tours? 

Day After Thanksgiving // Blog Tour Thoughts

For some reason it it me late last night (or was that early this morning?) how rapidly the second of December is approaching. December 2nd is when the kick-off to the blog tour is supposed to take place. Am I ready for it? Well, that depends on whether you’re asking about physically (is all the info in place) or emotionally (am I geared up and excited about it)? 
Emotionally? I’m super hyped and can’t wait to share everything with you. Physically? There’s just so much to share with you that… No, I have not narrowed everything down. It will come though, it will come… 
When will it come? Well, seeing how we have company here until Sunday or maybe Monday, I’m not really sure. 😉 But who needs sleep any way? (Note: I need sleep and lots of it, so I guess that question really doesn’t help me out at all.) 

So, how did all y’alls Thanksgivings go? Mine is still in full swing. I got up this morning and wrote a list in my prayer journal of 102 things I’m thankful for. Then, after seeing the vast amount of things I have to give thanks to God for, I sat here and wrote several emails to people who have helped me in huge ways this year. (If I had more time, I could have spent all day writing letters/emails.) After I’m done with this post, I’m going to go downstairs and hang out with my amazing family who spent the night here, as well as other family members who were busy yesterday but will spend today sitting around playing games and eating leftovers.

Really, I don’t mean to brag (too much), but God has blessed me with an absolutely great family who shows each other unconditional love and sticks together, even when times are hard. We get together as often as possible, which is getting to be less and less often as everyone grows up and kids get married, jobs, move or go to college. It still rocks when we are together though.

What are some of your plans for today?
Are you getting all excited about the blog tour? Because really, that should be one of the highlights of next month. 😉