Archive | January, 2013

Me, Suzy P, launched into the world…

21 Jan
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Signing the books (sparkly pink pen, natch)

Last Thursday I was very nervous. Very, extremely nervous. Why? Because the day had finally come to launch Me, Suzy P, out into the world. And snow was forecast to come. I had visions of me, standing in a bookshop by myself, watching tumbleweed roll past into a snowdrift. It seemed a very Suzy thing to happen, what with disaster stalking her every move.

But…the snow held off just long enough until the next morning, and people came. My lovely friends, and some equally lovely people I’d not met before, ventured out into the night to help me celebrate the release of Suzy into the wild.

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The inspiration for the book and my most embarrassing moments…EVER!

We were at the wonderous Mr B’s Emporium at Bath, and they did SUCH a fantastic job, I couldn’t have asked for better. There were sweets. Oh, so many sweets. Jelly babies and smarties and flumps and strawberry laces, and everyone was on a sugar high (which is never a bad thing).

I’d made a mood board which gave people an insight into the inspiration behind Me, Suzy P, which also featured a playlist for the book  and my top ten most embarrassing moments. These involve falling over a lot, injuring myself a lot and made me realise I’ve spent a lifetime making an absolute donkey of myself. Ah, happy days.

I did my talky bit and although I hate public speaking and wanted to throw up before hand, I didn’t a) die b) fall over c) vomit , so I’m definitely chalking that up as a success. I signed lots of books, so many in fact that my gorgeous sparkly pink pen ran out of ink.

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So many sweets!

It was a lovely evening, and I’m super touched that so many people came out to support me, so if you were one of them, thank you SO much. You rock.

Me, Suzy P Blog Tour – Day Five

18 Jan

Me_SuzyP_CVRIt’s the last day of my blog tour, and I’m shedding a tear at the thought of leaving my wonderful, yet imaginary, tour bus behind me. I’d just like to say thank you to all the lovely blog peeps who’ve hosted me this week. However, I’m going out with a bang, and today I’m over at Falling Books blog, giving the playlist to accompany Me, Suzy P.

There’s also a meme of David Tennant clapping to welcome me, which I like A LOT.

Check it all out here.

Enjoy people, it’s been a blast, and thanks for joining me…

Blog Tour, Day Four – Readaraptor

17 Jan

RAIMY2It’s the penultimate day of blog tour now, and I’m going to be very sad to leave my imaginary tour bus behind. I’ve got rather attached to it these last few days. (Note to self: get out more).

Anyway, today I’m talking about Me, Suzy P over at Readaraptor and giving a low down on Suzy, her mates and some of her family. You can also read Readaraptor’s lovely review of the book. Wanna find out more? Then clicky here to be taken to the Readaraptor site.

Blog Tour, Day Three – I Want to Read That

15 Jan

Profile BlueToday the Me, Suzy P Blog Tour tour bus* cruises to a stop at I Want to Read That.

Read the wisdom of Suzy P as she offers her suggestions for avoiding embarrassment in public. Although she’s possibly not the best such person to be giving this advice, as she embarrasses herself constantly.

If you’re no stranger to humiliation, you’d best step this way for some hints and tips…

There’s also a lovely review of the book, too.

*I’ve totally created a fictional tour bus for myself to travel around in while I’ve been doing this. It has lots of beds, books and chocolate in it.

Blog Tour, Day 2 – Bookster Reviews

15 Jan

blog buttonDay two of my blog tour and I’m over at the lovely Bookster Reviews.  You can read an extract from Me, Suzy P – the entire first chapter, in fact. Just enough to whet your appetite.

So make your way over here in an orderly fashion, you lucky, lucky things…

Saddle Up The Tour Bus, I’m Off…

14 Jan

ChicklishThis week I’m off on a blog tour, whizzing around the internet talking about all sorts of things related to Me, Suzy P. I’ve got my rider ready (red M&Ms only, Wensleydale cheese, some cute Labrador puppies to play with) and I’m kicking off at the fantastic Chicklish website. Chicklish has a place very close to my heart, as I used to review on this site many moons ago. It’s run by the lovely Luisa Plaja, who writes great teen books you should check out.

I’ve written a blog post for the Chicklish Gimme Five! slot, so head over to the website here where you can find out my top five influences for Me, Suzy P.  There’s also a chance to see a very funny video where a large dog takes an old lady for a walk. It will make you laugh. Guaranteed.

Tomorrow I’m visiting the site of Bookster Reviews. Get those M&Ms ready, guys…

Interview on Reading Away the Days

1 Jan

Me_SuzyP_CVRHappy New Year, everyone. Me, Suzy P, is available to buy NOW! *lets off streamers, does excited screams and turns cartwheels. Then falls over*

To kick off the New Year and the book being published, I’d like to thank Megan at Reading Away the Days blog for having me feature in her series on YA Debut Novelists for 2013.  You can read an interview with me, her FIVE STAR review of Me, Suzy P, and you can even win a copy of the book! Oh yes, you lucky, lucky things.

Check it all out here.

Don’t forget Suzy P is now tweeting @suzyputtock.

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