Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Blog Tour - Violet Dawn

I am very pleased to be part of this week's Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, because the featured book is Violet Dawn by Brandilyn Collins.

I have talked about this book frequently, because of the unique marketing campaign associated with it. In the book Violet Dawn, one of the characters starts a blog about the fictional town of Kanner Lake in order to draw tourists to the town. Bailey, owner of Java Joint, the local hangout, puts the posts in for the various regulars who post about Kanner Lake. The posts are written by various people who auditioned for Brandilyn through her blog, and one of the authors is yours truly. I share writing duties for Pastor Hank Detcher along with Bob Edwards.

The cool thing about the blog is that it is real time. If you read the July archives for Scenes and Beans, you'll see Bailey talk about an "event" that happens in the town and has brought a lot of publicity (not the kind she wanted) for Kanner Lake. This event is told in the book Violet Dawn.

How cool is that? It is quite a distinctive tool for her book, and it has been a great pleasure to be part of it. Be sure to take a look at it this week, if you haven't already.

I'll have more on Brandilyn and Violet Dawn through the rest of the week.

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