We set up a deluxe book tour for YA contemporary “Work of Art: An Intention of Flowers”. The tour runs from November 13 to December 13.
November 13th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
November 15th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
November 17th: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life
November 19th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness
November 20th: Guest Post and Giveaway @ Mythical Books
November 21st: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers
November 23rd: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading
November 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
November 27th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place
November 28th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog
November 29th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Majanka’s Blog
November 30th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random
December 1st: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
December 3rd: Promo Post @ Bare Back Magazine
December 3rd: Book Review @ Renaissance Writer
December 4th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever
December 5th: Book Review @ The Resistance
December 7th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily
December 8th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place
December 9th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading
December 11th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
December 13th: Guest Post @ Plain Talk BM
About the Book
Title: Work of Art: An Intention of Flowers
Author: Ken La Salle
Genre: YA / Contemporary Fiction
Thick tempera paint.
A parking lot filled with history, fear, and regret.
A young man named Joseph Arillo sits in the parking lot and paints the pavement with flowers.
And Andy Hollis steps in it.
As the new art teacher at Santa Ana High School, he’s too curious about Joseph’s Flowers and unravels both of their lives in his pursuit for answers.
He learns that it’s all part of a rite of passage, an absurd test started by Joseph Arillo’s father, the suspiciously world-renowned artist named only Tom. Which also connects to the drama teacher at Santa Ana High, Katie Bustos. Whose daughter, Desiree, may or may not be dating Joseph. Who is putting himself in danger from a local gang, the lot’s mysterious history, and the police.
Andy puts himself in danger of losing his job, his home, and his freedom. If he can’t solve the riddle of Joseph’s Flowers, both of their lives will go up in smoke – despite any help from Winny, the old, Slovakian bureaucrat at school, or his students, or Tom himself.
But is Tom trying to help? And is Joseph really up to his father’s test?
And is Andy really fit to be a teacher? He doesn’t understand kids, can’t get to school on time, and… doesn’t appear to care about art or families or anything. But Joseph’s Flowers will challenge everything Andy believes: about himself, about the world, and most importantly of all about art.
Before Andy and Joseph are finished, they will witness the power art has to provide inspiration, to waken our hearts, and to shatter everything you ever believed about humanity.
An Intention of Flowers is the first book in a 5-book series, modestly titled Work of Art, about growing into the person you always wanted to be, making the most of what you have to give and not just what you have, and the power in each of us when we chose to be ourselves.
Author and occasional philosopher and monologist, Ken La Salle’s passion is intense humor, meaningful drama, and finding answers to the questions that define our lives. Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given his writing a progressive and environmentalist view. You can find a growing number of his books and performances available online. Find out more about Ken on his website at www.kenlasalle.com.