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Lone Star Book Blog Tours
Tabatha Pope,
Blog Tour Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Librarian Tabatha Pope of Houston is a fifth-generation Texan and self-described promoter, wife, mommy, music lover, book nerd, and closet Goth. When her nose isn't in a book, or she's not chasing her kids around, you’ll find her working on her own writing.

 

She loves romance, suspense, supernatural/paranormal, zombies, faeries, history, and baseball, and is in serious need of an intervention for her genealogy addiction. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and YARWA.

 

Find Tabatha online:

FACEBOOK

The Librarian on Authors on the Air

BLOG

All For Love of the Word

GOOGLE+

Tabatha "The Librarian" Pope +TabathaPope

TWITTER   @hot_librarian

EMAIL  librarylady625@gmail.com

On the virtual road with Lone Star Book Blog Tours

FICTION

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

VISIT WITH JIM DEC. 13-24

Monday, Dec. 14 - The Crazy Booksellers - promo

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - All For the Love of the Word - promo

Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Bookishjessp - promo

Thursday, Dec. 17 - Book Crazy Gals - promo

Friday, Dec. 18 - Because This is My Life Y’all - promo

Saturday, Dec. 19 - Missus Gonzo - review

Sunday, Dec. 20 - Texas Book-aholic - review

Monday, Dec. 21 - Secret Asian Girl - review

Tuesday, Dec. 22 - The Page Unbound - promo

Wednesday, Dec. 23 - Hall Ways - review

 

FICTION

The Hospitalist by Michael Weisberg, MD

VISIT WITH DR. WEISBERG DEC. 14–23

Monday, Dec. 14 - Hall Ways - promo

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Books and Broomsticks - promo

Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Because This is My Life Y’all - promo

Thursday, Dec. 17 - The Page Unbound - promo

Friday, Dec. 18 - Texas Book Lover - author interview

Saturday, Dec. 19 - A Novel Reality - promo

Sunday, Dec. 20 - Missus Gonzo - review

    The Librarian Talks - guest post

Monday, Dec. 21 - Texas Book-aholic - review

Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Bookishjessp review

Wednesday, Dec. 23 - All For the Love of the Word - review

 

FICTION

Deceived with L. A. Starkey

VISIT WITH LAURIE DEC. 8–22

Monday, December 14 -Blogging For the Love of Authors and Their Books author interview

Wednesday, December 16 - Hall Ways - promo

Friday, December 18 - Bookishjessp review

Monday, December 21 - Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Tuesday, December 22 - Missus Gonzo - review

Wednesday, December 23 - The Page Unbound review

 

TEXAS COOKING

The Whole Enchilada by Angelina LaRue

VISIT WITH ANGELINA NOV. 30–DEC. 9

Monday, Nov. 30 - Bookishjessp promo

Tuesday, Dec.1 - Blogging For the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Wednesday, Dec. 2 - All For the Love of the Word  review

Thursday, Dec. 3 - My Book Fix author interview or promo

Friday, Dec.4 - Texas Book Lover promo

Saturday, Dec. 5 - Hall Ways author interview or promo

Sunday, Dec. 6 - Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Monday, Dec. 7 - Secret Asian Girl review

Tuesday, Dec. 8 -  Missus Gonzo review

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - Book Crazy Gals promo

FICTION

Lucky Shot by B. J. Daniels

VISIT WITH B. J. NOV. 20–DEC. 11

Friday, Nov. 20 -  My Book Fix - promo

Monday, Nov. 23 - All For the Love of the Word - promo

Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Books and Broomsticks - promo

Friday, Nov. 27 - Crazy Book Chicks - review

Monday, Nov.29 - Bookishjessp - review

Wednesday, Dec. 2 - The Page Unbound - promo

Friday, Dec. 4 - Hall Ways - author interview

Monday, Dec. 7 - Missus Gonzo - review

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - Texas Book-aholic - review

Friday, Dec. 11 - Blogging For the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

 

FICTION

The Door of the Heart by Diana Finfrock Farrar

VISIT WITH DIANA NOV. 23–Dec. 5

Nov 23 - All For the Love of the Word promo

Nov 24 - Hall Ways promo

Nov 25  - My Book Fix promo

Nov 26  - Missus Gonzo promo

Nov 27 - Texas Book-aholic promo

Nov 28 - The Page Unbound promo

Nov 29 - Book Crazy Gals review

Nov 30 - All For the Love of the Word review

Dec 1 - Texas Book Lover  author interview

Dec 2 - Because This is My Life Y’all promo

Dec 3 - Texas Book-aholic review

Dec 4 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Dec 5 - Missus Gonzo review

Dec 6 - Hall Ways review

Dec 7 - Bookishjessp review

 

FICTION

Murder at Peacock Mansion by Judy Alter

VISIT WITH JUDY NOV. 30–DEC. 9

Monday, Nov. 30 - Books and Broomsticks - author interview

Tues., Dec. 1 - Book Crazy Gals - promo

Wed., Dec. 2 - Bookishjessp promo

Thurs., Dec. 3 - The Page Unbound promo

Fri., Dec. 4 - Missus Gonzo - review

Sat., Dec. 5 -Blogging For the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Sun., Dec. 6 - Texas Book Lover  author interview

Mon., Dec. 7 - Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Tues., Dec. 8 - Hall Ways - review

Wed., Dec. 9 - Texas Book-aholic - review

 

FOR CHILDREN

Dear Diary: My Brother Died Today by Suzanne Gene Courtney

VISIT WITH SUZANNE NOV. 30–DEC. 9

Monday, Nov. 30 - All For the Love of the Word - promo

Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Hall Ways review

Wednesday, Dec. 2 - Bookishjessp review

Thursday, Dec. 3 - Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Friday, Dec. 4 - All For the Love of the Word - review

Saturday, Dec. 5 - My Book Fix review

Sunday, Dec. 6 - Book Crazy Gals promo

Monday, Dec.7 - The Page Unbound promo

Tuesday, Dec. 8 - Missus Gonzo review

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - Blogging For the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

 

FICTION

Wyoming Rugged

by Diana Palmer

VISIT WITH DIANA THROUGH NOV. 20

Nov. 16​ The Crazy Booksellers Author Interview

Nov. 18​ Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Nov. 20​ My Book Fix review

Nov. 23 ​Missus Gonzo review

Nov. 25 ​Texas Book-aholic review

Nov. 27​ Secret Asian Girl review

Nov. 27 Bookishjessp promo

Nov. 30​ Book Crazy Gals review

 

FICTION

Freed to Forgive

by Julie B. Cosgrove

VISIT WITH JULIE THROUGH NOV. 20

Nov. 15 - Books and Broomsticks

Nov. 16 - Hall Ways

Nov. 17 - Because This is My Life Y’all

Nov. 18 - Texas Book-aholic

Nov. 19 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

Nov. 20 - Book Crazy Gals

 

FICTION

A Cold Creek Christmas

by RaeAnne Thayne

 

VISIT WITH RAEANNE NOV. 2–23

Nov. 2    My Book Fix promo

Nov. 4 The Crazy Booksellers promo

Nov. 6 The Page Unbound promo

Nov. 9 Bookishjessp review

Nov. 11 Missus Gonzo review

Nov. 13 Book Crazy Gals promo

Nov. 16 Texas Book-aholic review

Nov. 18 Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Nov. 20 Novel Reality author interview

Nov. 23 Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books review

 

FICTION

Hard Falls: A Deputy Ricos Tale

by Elizabeth A. Garcia

VISIT WITH ELIZABETH OCT. 26—NOV. 5

Oct. 26  Missus Gonzo Promo

Oct. 27  Because It’s My Life Y’all promo

Oct. 28  Hall Ways promo

Oct. 29  My Book Fix promo

Oct. 30 Books and Broomsticks Author Q&A

Oct. 31  Texas Book Lover  promo

Nov. 1  Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books review

Nov. 2  Bookishjessp promo

Nov. 3 Texas Book-aholic author Q&A

Nov. 4  Book Crazy Gals review

 

FICTION

North Beach by Miles Arceneaux

VISIT WITH MILES OCT. 26—NOV. 9

Oct. 26  Because It’s My Life Y’all promo

Oct. 27  Book Crazy Gals review

Oct. 28  Texas Book-aholic review

Oct. 29  All For the Love of the Word promo

Oct. 30  MissusGonzo review

Oct. 31  The Crazy Booksellers promo

Nov. 1 The Page Unbound promo

Nov. 2  Hall Ways review

Nov. 3  Texas Book Lover promo

Nov. 4  Bookishjessp  promo

Nov. 5  All For the Love of the Word Author Q&A

Nov. 6 Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Nov. 7  Books and Broomsticks  promo

Nov. 8  My Book Fix Author Q&A

Nov. 9  Secret Asian Girl review

 

 

TEXAS COOKING

Texas Is Chili Country by Judy Alter

VISIT WITH JUDY OCT. 15–OCT. 29

Oct 15  The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct 16  Books and Broomsticks Guest Post or Promo

Oct 17  My Book Fix promo

Oct 18  Because It’s My Life Y’all promo

Oct 19  Texas Book Lover  promo

Oct 20  Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 21  The Page Unbound  promo

Oct 22  A Novel Reality - Guest Post or Promo

Oct 23  Hall Ways promo

Oct 24  Missus Gonzo review

Oct 25  All For the Love of the Word review

Oct 26  Belle Whittington - Author Q&A

Oct 27  Because It’s My Life Y’all review

Oct 28  Texas Book-aholic review

Oct 29  Book Crazy Gals promo

 

FICTION

Deadlock by DiAnn Mills

VISIT WITH DiANN OCT. 12–26

Oct. 12 - Books and Broomsticks promo

Oct. 13 - All For the Love of the Word promo

Oct. 14 - Texas Book Lover promo

Oct. 15  - Bookishjessp promo

Oct. 16  - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books review

Oct. 17  - Hall Ways Author Q&A

Oct. 18  - MissusGonzo review

Oct. 19  - The Page Unbound promo

Oct. 20  - Books and Broomsticks Author Q&A

Oct. 21 - The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct. 22 - Texas Book-aholic promo

Oct. 23 - All For the Love of the Word review

Oct. 24 - Because This is My Life, Y’all promo

Oct. 25 - My Book Fix review

Oct. 26 - Book Crazy Gals review

 

FICTION

Sex As a Political Condition: A Border Novel
by Carlos Nicolás Flores

VISIT WITH CARLOS OCT. 17–31

 

Oct 17  All For the Love of the Word promo

Oct 18  Texas Book Lover Guest Post or promo

Oct 19  Missus Gonzo promo

Oct 20  The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct 21  Hall Ways promo

Oct 22  The Librarian Talks Guest Post

Oct 23  Because It’s My Life Y’all promo

Oct 24  Texas Book-aholic promo

Oct 25  Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 26  Because It’s My Life Y’all review

Oct 27  My Book Fix Author Q&A

Oct 28  Book Crazy Gals review

Oct 29  All For the Love of the Word review

Oct 30  Hall Ways review

Oct 31  MissusGonzo review

 

WESTERN HISTORY

Finding the Great Western Trail
by Sylvia Gann Mahoney

VISIT WITH SYLVIA OCT. 15–29

 

Oct 15  Books and Broomsticks Promo

Oct 16  Texas Book Lover  promo

Oct 17  Texas Book-aholic promo

Oct 18  The Page Unbound  promo

Oct 19 All For the Love of the Word

Oct 20  Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 21  Missus Gonzo Guest Post or Promo

Oct 22  Hall Ways Author Q&A

Oct 23 The Librarian Talks review

Oct 24  The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct 25  My Book Fix promo

Oct 26  Texas Book-aholic review

Oct 27  Because It’s My Life Y’all review

Oct 28  Book Crazy Gals review

Oct 29  A Novel Reality Author Q&A

FICTION

Stillwater by Melissa Lenhardt

VISIT WITH MELISSA OCT. 6–15

Oct .6 - Books and Broomsticks promo

Oct. 7 - Missus Gonzo Q&A

Oct. 8 - Bookishjessp promo

Oct. 9 - Texas Book-aholic review

Oct. 10 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books review

Oct. 11 - Hall Ways promo

Oct. 12 - Because This is My Life Y’all promo

Oct. 13 - My Book Fix promo

Oct. 14 - The Page Unbound promo

Oct. 15 - Book Crazy Gals review

NONFICTION

Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

 

Oct 3 - Books and Broomsticks promo or GP

Oct 4 - The Page Unbound promo

Oct 5 - Feather Pens, Tartan Dreams promo

Oct 6 - Bookishjessp review

Oct 7 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 8 - Texas Book Lover Author Q&A

Oct 9 - My Book Fix review

Oct 10 - Missus Gonzo review

Oct 11 - Because This is My Life Y’all review

Oct 12 - Hall Ways review

MEMOIR

I Hate Pinatas: Surviving Life's Unexpected Surprises by Heather Maloy

 

VISIT WITH HEATHER OCT. 1–15

Oct 1 - Books and Broomsticks promo

Oct 2 - The Crazy Booksellers promo

Oct 3  - Because This is My Life, Y’all promo

Oct 4  - Texas Book Lover author Q&A

Oct 5  - MissusGonzo promo

Oct 6  - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books promo

Oct 7  - Hall Ways promo

Oct 8  - Book Crazy Gals review

Oct 9 - The Page Unbound promo

Oct 10 - My Book Fix review

Oct 11 - Bookishjessp review

Oct 12 - All For the Love of the Word Author Q&A

Oct 13 - MissusGonzo review

Oct 14 - Texas Book-aholic review

Oct 15 - All For the Love of the Word review

FICTION

Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas

 

 

Sept 21 - Books and Broomsticks promo

               Because This is My Life, Y’all review

Sept 23 - TexasBookLover (guest post or Author Q&A)

Sept 25 - Hall Ways (Author Q&A or guest post)

Sept 26 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books  promo

Sept 28 - The Crazy Bookseller  promo

Sept 30 - Missus Gonzo review

Oct 2 - Texas Book-aholic review

Oct 5 - My Book Fix review

Oct 7 - The Page Unbound (Author Q&A or guest post)

Oct 9 - Texas Book-aholic Review

MEMOIR

Mysteries of Love and Grief by Sanda Scofield

 

 

VISIT WITH SANDRA THROUGH SEPT. 28

Sept 25 - Texas Book-aholic Review

Sept 26 - Secret Asian Girl Review

Sept 27 - Hall Ways Review

Sept 28 - Missus Gonzo Review

 

FICTION

Fate's Betrayal by Beth Ann Stifflemire

 

 

VISIT WITH BETH THROUGH SEPT. 30

Sept 28 - Book Crazy Gals Blog

Sept 29 - Texas Book-aholic

Sept 30 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

MIDDLE GRADES FICTION

The Neptune Challenge by Polly Holyoke

 

 

Aug 24 - Books and Broomsticks - Guest Post

Aug 25 - Because This is My Life, Y’all - Promo Post

Aug 26 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books - Promo Post

Aug 27 - Texas Book-aholic - review

Aug 28 - TexasBookLover - Guest Post

Aug 29 - All For the Love of the Word - promo post

Aug 30 - Bookishjessp - promo

Aug 31 - Feather Pens, Tartan Dreams - Promo Post + Author Q&A

Sept 1 - A Novel Reality - review

Sept 2 - Book Crazy Gals - Guest Post + promo

Sept 3 - The Crazy Bookseller - review

Sept 4 - Secret Asian Girl - review

Sept 5 - My Book Fix - review

Sept 6 - The Page Unbound - review

Sept 7 - Hall Ways - Author Q&A

 

FICTION

Death on Paradise Creek by Diane Smithwick-Braden

VISIT WITH DIANE AUG. 24–SEPT. 3

Aug 24 - Books and Broomsticks promo

Aug 25 - The Page Unbound promo

Aug 26 - Bookishjessp promo

Aug 27 - TexasBookLover Author Q&A

Aug 28 - Because This is My Life, Y’all promo

Aug 29 - Missus Gonzo Review

Aug 30 - Hall Ways Review

Aug 31 - A Novel Reality  Author Q&A

Sept 1 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books Review

Sept 2  - The Crazy Booksellers - review

FICTION

Arctic Warriors by Ken Bangs

VISIT WITH KEN AUG. 27–SEPT. 4

FICTION

Diverted Heart by Beth Ann Stifflemire

 

Aug 17 - Because This is My Life, Y’all

Aug 18 - Texas Book-aholic

Aug 19 - TexasBookLover

Aug 20 - Books and Broomsticks

Aug 21 - My Book Fix

Aug 22 - The Crazy Bookseller

Aug 23 - The Page Unbound

Aug 24 - Feather Pens, Tartan Dreams

Aug 25 - A Novel Reality

Aug 26 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

 

 

Rosco Jack of Gateway Farm by Ken Bangs

Aug 17 - Bookishjessp

Aug 18 - My Book Fix

Aug 19 - All For Love of the Word

Aug 20 - Books and Broomsticks

Aug 21 - Hall Ways

Aug 22 - The Page Unbound

Aug 23 - Texas Book-aholic

Aug 24 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

Aug 25 - Because This is My Life, Y’all

Aug 26 - The Crazy Bookseller

FICTION/LITERARY

Cliff Hudder, Pretty Enough for You (Texas Review Press, paperback, July 15, 2015, 344 pgs., 978-1680030389). Selected by Lone Star Literary Life as a Best Texas Beach Read 2015. Ne’er-do-well immigration attorney Harrison Bent is trying to juggle an angry wife, an inscrutable stalker, an obsessed girlfriend, and an unsolved murder, while trying to forge a successful outcome to a case that might revive his career and help pay for his autistic son’s special school, and his day has just started. Author Cliff Hudder takes Harrison’s story on the road in a Lone Star Book Blog Tour.

 

July 30 - TexasBookLover

July 31 - All For the Love of the Word

August 1 - Texas Book-aholic

August 2 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

August 3 - The Crazy Bookseller

August 4 - A Novel Reality

August 5 - Bookishjessp

August 6 - Because This is My Life, Y’all

August 7 - The Page Unbound

August 8 - Books and Broomsticks

NONFICTION: TRUE CRIME / SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Prison Trilogy by Glen Aaron (Amazon Digital Services, paperback, March 15, 2015, 279 pgs., 978-150788334)  The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation... even crime. When Jackie Bancroft's husband died in 1952, he left her an heiress. Almost fifty years later, Jackie would marry Ronnie Lee Morgan, a fifty-year old gay interior decorator. Morgan was one of many clients in the active law practice of author Glen Aaron. This unusual marriage lasted until Jackie's mysterious death five years later. Throughout that period, Aaron became entwined in the personal lives and demands of the couple, along with handling many of their legal affairs. This book in Aaron’s Prison Trilogy tells that inside story.

 

July 30 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

July 31 -  Books and Broomsticks

August 1 - TexasBookLover

August 2 - Texas Book-aholic

August 3 - Hall Ways

August 4 - My Book FIx

August 5 - Literary Daydreams

August 6 - Because This is My Life, Y’all

August 7 - Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

August 8 - All For the Love of the Word

NONFICTION: TRUE CRIME / SOCIAL JUSTICE

Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case That Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death (TCU Press, 2015). Award-winning journalist Kathy Cruz (right) enlists current-day legal experts to weigh in on one of the country's most controversial death penalty convictions. CNN’s Death Row Stories, produced by Robert Redford, has aired an episode this season that examines the Routier case as well.

 

July 15: Books and Broomsticks

July 16: Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

July 17: Texas Book-aholic

July 18: All For the Love of the Word

July 19: Book Crazy Gals Book Blog

July 20: TexasBookLover

July 21: Feather Pens, Tartan Dreams

July 22: A Novel Reality

July 23: Bookaholics Anonymous

July 24: Hall Ways

July 25: Bookishjessp

July 26: Secret Asian Girl

July 27: Because This is My Life, Y’all

July 28: The Crazy Bookseller

July 29: Writings of Author Jas T. Ward

 

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About Book Blog Tours


Despite the wealth of opportunities for audiences to meet authors
around Texas any day of the week (witness the dozens of readings and signings in our weekly Bookish

Texas list), it’s not always possible for authors to participate in bookstore appearances as often as they’d like, to connect with their readers and fans.

 

Enter the Book Blog Tour. A fast-and-furious schedule of author Q&As with readers and interviewers, guest posts, reviews, and promotions, the blog tour gives authors a chance to let readers know what’s new, and followers a chance to interact with them. Beginning this month, Lone Star Book Blog Tours will take the show on the digital road with novelists, historians, naturalists, biographers, young adult authors, and more, helping introduce book lovers to new titles and new ideas.

 

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