In days of yore, authors were often expected--or even required--to make book tours. Some of them were regional, but the
bigger the advance, the broader the area such a tour was to cover.
This requirement was often a hardship on authors, and sometimes even made the signing of a contract with a publisher
impossible. Such issues as health problems, family and work responsibilities, financial concerns, etc. were huge factors in
deciding what kind of demands an author could agree to.
Today, with the Internet at the disposal of most authors, book tours have taken on a whole new path. Many authors now
opt for a "virtual book tour" or a "blog book tour." Star's* author, Joyce Anthony, has opted for this type of a tour during
the month of April. She will be visiting a different blog every day, answering questions, being interviewed, discussing her
book, Storm, and providing the opportunity for readers and fans to "ask her questions" by commenting on the blogs.
Here is Joyce's schedule. If you are "in the neighborhood," please stop in and say hello and ask her whatever is on your