Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mavin Wilson's Owen Fiddler Blog Tour!

Marvin is the super blogger who won the Best Christian Fiction/Inspirational Blog award during BBAW for his blog Free Spirit.

He's having a book tour this month and I'm pleased to host him on the final day of his tour. Don't wait until then to get involved, though! The list of events is below...along with contest info. Get involved!

Marvin comments here frequently and it's such a joy to always read what he has to say. He often makes me laugh. :) I hope you'll join in on his blog tour.

The Line-Up

Pre-Launch Event December 4th at Diary of an Eccentric Blog

Host Anna Horner posts her review of the book, Owen Fiddler. Competition for the giveaways starts today!

Kick-Off Event December 5th at Diary of an Eccentric Blog - Away We Go With a Jolly Ho Ho Ho!

Host Anna Horner posts a Q & A interview with author Marvin D Wilson

Stop #2 December 6th at Katrina Wampler's Blog
Host Katrina Wampler interviews the selfish irresponsible jerk Owen Fiddler from the start of the book.

Stop #3 December 7th at the Unrwriter Blog
Host Ron Berry posts an interactive collision between Amanda the cat and Owen Fiddler. Ron will be serving all visitors with coffee, doughnuts and Purina Cat Chow.

Stop #4 Decenber 8th at The Books and Authors Blog
Host Joyce Anthony posts an interview with the reformed Owen Fiddler from the last part of the book in three parts. Part one, thoughts on the new President. Part two, thanks and gratefulness (for Thanksgiving). and Part 3 on Christmas.

Stop #5 December 9th at Zhadi's Den Blog
Host Dana Fredsti will post a short review of the book, and a humorous piece written by Marvin with a preface written by Owen Fiddler

Stop #6 December 10th at the Savvy Verse and Wit Blog

Host Serena Augusta-Cox posts her review of Owen Fiddler. Also she will post an in-depth article written by Marvin, a biographical overview of the transformation from the undisciplined “free bird” Hippie of yore into the structured disciplined writer “living life on purpose” type of person he is today, and how that transformation affected and was affected by his taking up the arduous task of establishing a golden years career as a published author.

Stop #7 December 11th at the Straight From Hel Blog

Host Helen Ginger re-posts her review of Owen Fiddler. Marvin contributes an article on novice authors dealing for the first time with brutally candid and task-mastering professional editors.

Stop #8 December 12th at the Emerging Author Blog

Host Emma Larkins posts an interview with author Marvin D Wilson. The focus of the interview will be on writing and marketing techniques and ideas, with a flavor of Christmas-like subject matters touched on as well.

Stop #9 December 13 at Pretty, Prosperous and Powerful blog

Hosted by Lacresha Hayes. Lacresha is questioned by Owen Fiddler. Owen wants to know why so many Christians are such hypocrites. They are supposed to "judge not lest they be judged" but still do so anyway.

Stop #10 December 14th at the Morphological Confetti Blog

Host Stephen Bess posts an excerpt from the book Owen Fiddler

Stop #11 December 15th at the Quiverfull Family Blog

Host Jennifer Bogart posts an interview with Marvin D Wilson focusing specifically on his redemption and salvation spiritual experience and how that has affected his writing.

Stop #12 December 16th at The Daily Blonde Blog

Host Cheryl Phillips posts her piece on her impressions after having read Owen Fiddler - a spiritual/inspirational novel with SEX SCENES in it! (Wooooo!)

Grand Finale Event - December 17th at My Friend Amy's Blog

Host Amy posts the delightful "Inside the Actor's Head Studio With Thames Lipton" interview with Lous Seiffer, the puffed-up Satan wannabe character in the novel Owen Fiddler.


There are prizes and giveaways also. Check this out.

The first three people who purchase a paperback copy of
Owen Fiddler during the tour and who email me ( with a copy of their proof of purchase invoice from either or will receive a FREE signed copy of my first book, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie).

free copy of Owen Fiddler will also be given to someone who leaves a comment on all 14 stops on the tour. If there is a draw between two or more, a competition for the winner will be held here on FREE SPIRIT, with the first place prize going to the commenter who posts the best answer to the question, "Why I want to read Owen Fiddler." Any runner-ups will get an ebook copy of Owen. More fun. (smile)

Additionally, if anyone can, during the tour, purchase a copy of Owen Fiddler, pay for rush delivery, read it and post a review on Amazon before the tour ends, that person will receive a $25 gift certificate to either Borders or Barnse & Nobles bookstores, his or her choice. If more than one person can accomplish this, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $15 gift certificates.

But wait - I'm not done. Free Spirit will still have a quality post each day during the tour. Yes, the old silly is going to be working his tush off for the whole two weeks. I'll be hanging around the host's blog to answer questions and chat with readers all day and into the evening, also writing a post per day for Free Spirit, and also my usual work as an author with works in progress and a couple books I am editing for other authors. So I have a special award for anyone who can leave comments on all 14 days of the tour at both the host's blog as well as Free Spirit. Hey - I'm gonna want some company over here too, y'all. (smile) Of those who can accomplish this, there will be a drawing, and I will give away up to three copies to three lucky people of the soon to be released Free Spirit Anthology, titled Between the Storm and the Rainbow. You'll have to wait probably a couple months, but I'll get them to you as soon as it is published.

Pretty cool, eh? And all the fun begins tomorrow on December 4th!

See you all on the tour, and here, and all over the place!

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