Today we have Alissa Grosso here for a guest post! This post is part of the road trip themed Ferocity Summer blog tour, which you can find out all about here.
Travel with Friends
This is the final stop on my Blog Tour Road Trip to promote my new book Ferocity Summer, which is now available. Don't forget to read to the end of this post to find out how you can enter a drawing for your very own summer survival pack, which includes a signed copy of Ferocity Summer.
I've been lucky enough to go on this virtual road trip with some friends around the blogosphere. Some are folks who are real life friends. Some I've been lucky enough to meet in person. Others are friends who I've never met except in the virtual sense of the word. Being able to make this journey with friends has definitely made the ride more fun.
In my day job, I do a lot of traveling. For the most part I make these trips on my own. It can get a bit monotonous and lonely. Sometimes, for the bigger trips or the overnight ones, I bring my dog with me. He's a pretty good travel companion. He doesn't complain about my taste in music, but he's also pretty useless when it comes to reading maps.
My other "job", the reason I'm here today is the business of writing and promoting my books. Although it's possible to do this solo, I've found that taking some friends along for the ride makes things a lot more fun. Last year, when my first novel, Popular, came out, I was lucky enough to be part of the wonderful Class of 2K11. Even though we have "graduated" our group has remained close, and I am so thankful to have such a wonderful group of friends with whom I can share my writing news both good and bad.
I've done some solo book signings, but I've done a lot more group book signings. Why? Because group book signings are more fun and less lonely. Another great group I'm lucky to be part of is the KidLit Authors Club made up of local children's and YA writers who love to get together for book signings and other events.
On a recent cold and gloomy Saturday, I drove down to Stone Harbor, NJ with Charlotte Bennardo where we met Nancy Viau and Elisa Ludwig for a book signing at Stone Harbor Books. It was chilly and a bit damp, which didn't help draw the crowds, but surrounded by such sunny personalities we all had a good time.
What's the moral of this story? If you're planning a road trip be it real or virtual, consider bringing along a friend or two. It's sure to make your journey more fun.
|Nancy Viau, Alissa Grosso, Elisa Ludwig & Charlotte|
Bennardo at Stone Harbor Books
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Ferocity Summer is dark and weird, in the best way possible, so you should definitely check it out! You can read my review here. Visit Alissa's blog to see all the other stops of this road trip blog tour!
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It’s the hottest summer on record in New Jersey and soon Scilla Davis must stand trial for her involvement in a deadly speedboat accident. With the possibility of conviction looming, life seems empty, unreal, and utterly hopeless. Watching her best friend Willow destroy herself with drugs and booze is especially painful. Yet Scilla can’t manage to wrest Willow—or herself—from a path of self-destruction. With a new drug called Ferocity sweeping the nation, an FBI agent is eager to make a bust. He offers Scilla a way out of this nightmare. But is she willing to betray her own drugdealing boyfriend?