We set up a deluxe book tour for children’s book “Sweet Tales”. The tour runs from April 17 to May 17.
April 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
April 19th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
April 21st: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness
April 23rd: Book Review and Book Excerpt @ Laura’s Interests
April 25th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog
April 27th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading
April 29th: Book Review @ Read Day and Night
May 1st: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian
May 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Just Books
May 3rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ 411 on Books, Authors, Publishing
May 3rd: Book Review, Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff
May 5th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
May 7th: Book Review @ Books are Forever
May 10th: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance
May 12th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
May 15th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading
May 17th: Book Excerpt @ Two Heartbeats
About the Book
Title: Sweet Tales
Author: Laurie Hyman
Genre: Children’s Books
The Adventures of Brittany and Lace, the second book in the Sweet Tales series, is the perfect chapter book or read-out-loud book for animal lovers of all ages! Told from the animals’ point of view, these three charming stories center around Britt the Kit, now a grown-up tabby cat, and a special litter of rescued kittens—Lace, our new co-star destined to be Brittany’s new sister, Coco, who needs a home, Scamp and Willa. Exploring universal themes, with lots of trouble and adventure in between, each story is resolved with determination, love, and understanding. When needed, humans help, along with a colorful group of animal friends. An enjoyable book for the entire family – or anyone who enjoys a good tale!
“An educational adventure story for young animal lovers that delivers justice where it’s deserved.” -Kirkus Reviews
”The overall sense of caring, community, and responsibility for others is palpable throughout.”
Original Art: Belinda DelPesco
Cover Design: Heather Wood
“Writing is my creative outlet,” says Laurie Hyman, author of Sweet Tales: The Adventures of Brittany and Lace. The children’s series is written from the perspectives of cats, dogs, horses, woodchucks, coyotes, squirrels, crows and various other animals. The stories explore universal themes such as family, friends, bullying, animal cruelty, abandonment and rescue, and the environment. These books will appeal to readers of all ages, says Laurie, who comes from a creative family. Her father was a writer and her brother, David Saperstein, wrote the novel on which the hit movie, Cocoon was based.
But her creativity doesn’t begin and end with books. Laurie has extensive experience representing recording artists such as Barry Manilow and working as a producer and program coordinator for film, television, music and video companies. She was assistant producer on Nurse, the acclaimed 1981 CBS network drama starring Michael Learned and Robert Reed. Laurie also associate produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Coming Out of Their Shells, a documentary about the making of the live musical tour based on the hit movies and TV series.
Laurie Hyman is passionate about the creative process, which she finds fascinating and fulfilling. She has also worked extensively as a senior health care advocate and she developed the Health Navigator Program for ReServe Inc. where she supervised several volunteers for NYC hospitals. She also volunteered as an advocate for the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, and MRC (Medicare Rights Center) in health care and senior care advocacy. She currently lives in New York State with her husband Micky and their two cats Maggie and Lily.
Connect with Laurie: www.redskypresents.com