Those amongst you who also share the terrible affliction commonly referred to as a passion for writing may be familiar with the notion of a blog tour. For those of you who are not similarly afflicted, I will provide a brief explanation.
Authors understand the difficulty of getting their message out there for public consumption. I’ve been blogging for 9 months and have been overwhelmed by the response. Encourage your friends to follow me by the way, I’m almost at 500! Anyhoo, sometimes it helps to reach out to your fellow blogging writers and see if they’d be willing to dedicate one of their posts to you. And that is exactly what Hope Bolinger did.
So without further ado, I present to you, Hope Bolinger.
Hope is a recent graduate of Taylor University’s professional writing program and a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. (the agency that represents me!). Her works, which reach a staggering count of 300, have been featured in everything from Writer’s Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column “Hope’s Hacks,” tips and tricks to avoid writer’s block, reaches 2,700+ readers weekly and is featured monthly on Cyle Young’s blog, which receives 63,000+ monthly hits.
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t walk into the fire.
That’s the gripping tagline for Hope’s debut novel, Blaze, which features a High School sophomore named Danny. At his mother’s insistence, he accepts a full-ride to a prestigious boarding school but finds that even King’s Academy has a dark underbelly and if he’s going to survive he’ll have to face his fears or risk falling prey to the elitist thugs that call the Academy their home.
That sounds exciting, doesn’t it? I’m excited! And I’m not the only one. Caroline George, author of The Vestige had this to say:
“Blaze peels back the curtains of our world’s desires, and reveals the beasts lurking behind. Packed with relevant topics and worldview, the book draws readers into a white-knuckle adventure where anything can happen—and anything can go wrong.”
With a target audience of 14-18 year-olds, Hope certainly picked a topic (the nightmare that is High School) that I’m sure will resonate with each and every one of her readers.
For more information regarding this hot new tale, I direct you to the following:
Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/hopebolinger/den-novel/
Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4kXdjZSHqf09ooHU10dMjf
Webpage and game: https://www.hopebolinger.com/blaze
Author Page: https://www.hopebolinger.com
And if you’re as excited by this book as I am (and you should be) then follow this link to Amazon, the place where impulse control ends and impulse spending begins!
Bye for now!