Making the Jump

One cow, one ferris wheel

I practically missed Labor Day because I was canning ~32 quarts of tomato sauce and salsa, a well over 12 hour endeavor. I’m still not ready to switch over into fall though, so let’s hang onto summer a little longer with a few more book tour stops, shall we?

9/5

Divine Magazine: In which we discuss Abby’s home life and some books that made me think differently about historical fiction as a genre.

Havan Fellows: Fun, rapid fire questions including the show I’m currently binge watching and the 2 biggest crushes I had in the 90s.

9/6

Alpha Book Club: In which we delve into what my goals were for Sideshow and whether or not I think I accomplished them.

Molly Lolly: In which Abby talks music (and a review!)

Ferris Wheel At Sunset

Going Inside the Show Tent

Circus Tent

Two more great tour stops! I am loving this book tour so far, so many great blogs and bloggers.

Foxylutely Book Reviews In which I discuss the unspoken criteria I have for whether or not I call myself a writer.

Bonkers About Books: Tour stop and interview  In which I discuss my book launch celebratory purchase: a dress the color of champagne

A Few New Stops on the Route Card

Christiani Bros. Circus, 1956

Be sure to check out today’s tour stops and remember to enter the giveaways!

Open Skye Book Reviews  In which I discuss my ideal super power and my cats’ future fame

Prism Book Alliance In which I discuss how a day job impacts my writing and apologize for my bad wine habits.

Happily Ever Chapter  In which I delve into writing anxiety and why deadlines are actually the best.

Stopping by the Concession Stands

Image credit: Tom Hart
Image credit: Tom Hart

If you wander through the carnival you’ll end up with some pretty tasty treats, and today we continue Sideshow’s virtual book tour with some delicious stops:

My Fiction Nook: In which I discuss an old LiveJournal group and what makes a good story.

BFD Book Blog: In which we delve into how being an archivist impacts my writing.

 

Funnel Cake & Fried Oreos

And finish off with a carnival food recipe!

How to make a funnel cake!

  1. Gather the following ingredients: 4 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup brown sugar, 3 eggs, 2 1/4 cups milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, oil (for frying -I use coconut, but pick your poison), frying pan, squeeze bottle, paper towels, powdered sugar
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients (except oil) in another. Combine slowly and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  3. Fill a clean squeeze bottle with batter and heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  4. When the oil is hot, squeeze batter into the pan. I’m a control freak, so I make an overlapping cross-hatch pattern, but really, go wild!
  5. Allow to fry for a few minutes, until golden brown (this will vary based on oil temperature, kind of oil, kind of stove, etc). Then carefully flip over. Treat this side the same, then remove with a slotted spoon or spatula.
  6. Place on a paper towel covered plate.
  7.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top before allowing it to cool, just a little.
  8. Eat as soon as you can. Funnel cakes taste best hot.
  9. If you have batter left over, cover candy bars, Oreo cookies, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese, whatever else you have on hand, in it and fry that up in the oil as well for a true carnival experience.

Funnel Cakes

The Show Goes On

carnival town

 

Sideshow continues to wind it’s way through the internet making marvelous stops along the way! Check out the lovely blogs that have hosted our little show:

8/29

Dawn’s Reading Nook

Love Bytes In which I discuss what a writer/archivist thinks of the whole ebooks vs. print books debate and a very special fellow author.

Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words 

 

8/30

Butterfly-O-Meter In which I discuss my dream co-writing team of Jane Austen, Kate Atkinson, and me.

Kirsty Loves Books In which we talk about my influences and the sources I used while researching the world of Sideshow.

MM Good Book Reviews In which I reveal the story of my first book, “The Super Six” a sextet of super-powered cats that palled around with my sister.

Another Great Day on the Circuit

More Rides

The Virtual Book Tour continues today! Check out the lovely blogs that are hosting stops:

Book Lovers 4Ever In which I discuss my reading habits and some of my quirkier anxieties

Book Reviews and More by Kathy

A. M. Leibowitz In which I discuss my inspiration and the skills you need as a writer. (Also, a review!)

Oh My Shelves In which we delve into what makes Abby tick.

Sideshow Hits the Road!

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Today’s the day!

My little novel sideshow is hitting the road and going out into the world. I can’t imagine a prouder day for an author than the day their book grows its wings and takes flight into the wild. </mixed metaphors.>

I have been quite the mix of nervous anticipation and utter exhilarated joy for quite awhile and now the whole cavalcade of emotions is rushing around. It’s actually a pretty great feeling.

I won’t hold you up too long. Mainly because, right now, all I can do is gush about how excited I am for you all to read my book.  So without further adieu, today’s Virtual Book Tour stops! We will be hosting new stops until September 7th, so be sure to check out all of these wonderful blogs.

Today’s virtual book tour stops:

SideshowCoverThe Novel Approach  In which I talk about my love of stuffed artichokes and explain how to make them

Unquietly Me In which I discuss Suprema’s first carnival act and the influence of Newsies on my writing.

Velvet Panic In which I discuss the 10 moments that stayed with me from literature I have read.

Bayou Book Junkie  In which I discuss how hard it is to come up with a title.

 

 

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