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Summer Blog Blast Tour 2007

June 17th, 2007 (06:36 pm)
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What is the SBBT?

Colleen from the insightful blog Chasing Ray has organized a week-long series of author interviews at various blogs. This event is called the Summer Blog Blast Tour, or SBBT for short. Discover what prompted Colleen to create the SBBT.

Count Me In!

I am very pleased to be a part of the SBBT. I posted interviews at Bildungsroman nearly every day of the event:

Jordan Sonnenblick (Monday, June 18th)
Christopher Golden (Tuesday, June 19th)
Ysabeau Wilce (Thursday, June 21st)
Dana Reinhardt (Friday, June 22nd)

The entire SBBT schedule:

(links gathered and coded by Lectitans) Sunday, June 17th
Gene Yang at Finding Wonderland

Monday, June 18th
Tom & Dorothy Hoobler at Chasing Ray
Mitali Perkins at Big A little a
Sara Zarr at Interactive Reader
Justina Chen Headley at Hip Writer Mama
Justine Larbalestier at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Dana Reinhardt at lectitans
Brent Hartinger at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Laura Ruby at Writing and Ruminating
Jordan Sonnenblick by Bildungsroman
Ysabeau Wilce at Finding Wonderland

Tuesday, June 19th
Laura Ruby at Miss Erin
Bennett Madison at Shaken & Stirred
Shaun Tan at A Fuse #8 Production (Parts One, Two, and Three)
Chris Crutcher at Bookshelves of Doom
Holly Black at The YA YA YAs
Kazu Kibuishi at Finding Wonderland
Christopher Golden at Bildungsroman
David Brin at Chasing Ray
Kirsten Miller at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Sara Zarr at Big A, little a
Sonya Hartnett at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Wednesday, June 20th
Mitali Perkins at Hip Writer Mama
Svetlana Chmakova at Finding Wonderland
Dana Reinhardt at Interactive Reader
Laura Ruby at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Holly Black at Shaken & Stirred
Hilary McKay at Bookshelves of Doom
Kirsten Miller at Miss Erin
Julie Anne Peters at A Fuse #8 Production (Part Two)
Carolyn Mackler at The YA YA YAs
Jordan Sonnenblick at Writing and Ruminating

Thursday, June 21st
Eddie Campbell at Chasing Ray
Sara Zarr at Writing and Ruminating
Brent Hartinger at Interactive Reader
Justine Larbalestier at Big A, little a
Cecil Castellucci at Shaken & Stirred
Ysabeau Wilce at Bildungsroman
Jordan Sonnenblick at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Chris Crutcher at Finding Wonderland
Kazu Kibuishi at lectitans
Mitali Perkins at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Laura Ruby at The YA YA YAs

Friday, June 22nd
Tim Tharp at Chasing Ray
Justina Chen Headley at Big A, little a
Ysabeau Wilce at Shaken & Stirred
Dana Reinhardt at Bildungsroman
Julie Anne Peters at Finding Wonderland
Cecil Castellucci at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Bennett Madison at Bookshelves of Doom
Holly Black at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Justine Larbalestier at Hip Writer Mama
Kirsten Miller at A Fuse #8 Production (Parts One and Two)

Saturday, June 23rd
Justina Chen Headley at Finding Wonderland

All SBBT interviews, alphabetical by author:

(links gathered and coded by HipWriterMama)

Holly Black at The YA YA YAs
Holly Black at Shaken & Stirred
Holly Black at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

David Brin at Chasing Ray

Eddie Campbell at Chasing Ray

Cecil Castellucci at Shaken & Stirred
Cecil Castellucci at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

Svetlana Chmakova at Finding Wonderland

Chris Crutcher at Bookshelves of Doom
Chris Crutcher at Finding Wonderland

Christopher Golden at Bildungsroman

Brent Hartinger at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Brent Hartinger at Interactive Reader

Sonya Hartnett at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Justina Chen Headley at HipWriterMama
Justina Chen Headley at Big A, little a
Justina Chen Headley at Finding Wonderland

Tom & Dorothy Hoobler at Chasing Ray

Kazu Kibuishi at Finding Wonderland
Kazu Kibuishi at lectitans

Justine Larbalestier at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Justine Larbalestier at Big A, little a
Justine Larbalestier at HipWriterMama

Carolyn Mackler at The YA YA YAs

Bennett Madison at Shaken & Stirred
Bennett Madison at Bookshelves of Doom

Hilary McKay at Bookshelves of Doom

Kirsten Miller at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Kirsten Miller at Miss Erin
Kirsten Miller at A Fuse #8 Production: Part One and Part Two

Mitali Perkins at Big A, little a
Mitali Perkins at HipWriterMama
Mitali Perkins at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Julie Anne Peters at A Fuse #8 Production: Part One & Part Two
Julie Anne Peters at Finding Wonderland

Dana Reinhardt at lectitans
Dana Reinhardt at Interactive Reader
Dana Reinhardt at Bildungsroman

Laura Ruby at Writing and Ruminating
Laura Ruby at Miss Erin
Laura Ruby at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy
Laura Ruby at The YA YA YAs

Jordan Sonnenblick at Bildungsroman
Jordan Sonnenblick at Writing and Ruminating
Jordan Sonnenblick at Jen Robinson's Book Page

Shaun Tan at A Fuse #8 Production

Tim Tharp at Chasing Ray

Ysabeau Wilce at Finding Wonderland
Ysabeau Wilce at Bildungsroman
Ysabeau Wilce at Shaken & Stirred

Gene Yang at Finding Wonderland

Sara Zarr at Interactive Reader
Sara Zarr at Big A, little a
Sara Zarr at Writing and Ruminating

What I've Read, What I'll Read

The tour included many authors whose books I've read, others whose books I've heard of but have yet to read, and a few that I had never known. I've read books by two-thirds of the authors involved. The interviews offered additional information on those whose works I've read -

Holly Black
Cecil Castellucci
Chris Crutcher
Christopher Golden
Brent Hartinger
Justina Chen Headley
Justine Larbalestier
Carolyn Mackler
Bennett Madison
Kirsten Miller
Mitali Perkins
Julie Anne Peters
Dana Reinhardt
Laura Ruby
Jordan Sonnenblick
Ysabeau Wilce
Gene Yang
Sara Zarr

- and made me interested in reading stories by those I have not.

David Brin
Eddie Campbell
Svetlana Chmakova
Sonya Hartnett
Tom & Dorothy Hoobler
Kazu Kibuishi
Hilary McKay
Shaun Tan
Tim Tharp

Many Thanks

A lot of time, dedication, research, and legwork (by way of fingers doing the walking - hurrah for electronic correspondence) went into the SBBT. I love to share the love of reading, and I think the aim of SBBT was exactly that. It was also to connect authors with bloggers and readers, which I'd say it achieved! Thank you to all of the participants.

No one did more than Colleen, the creator, organizer, and director of the entire event. Thank you, Colleen. Congratulations on the success of the SBBT. It was, indeed, a blast.

Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 23rd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)

This is great. Thanks! We're going to link to it today.

-- Jules at 7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)

Gracias!

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