Thursday, July 28

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, July 28, 2016 2 comments
I'm out on a blog tour this week! For the full run-down, see the kick-off post at Bookish Orchestrations.

Many of my hosts are introducing me to their readers by sharing excerpts from my new release ALMOST THERE. I list some of the specific chapters on my Interviews & Articles page.

A few highlights of the tour:

Writing tips! 

In my interview with Robyn Campbell, I share some of my best tips for making characters feel real and setting descriptions about more than simply the "where" of your story.


Tessa Emily Hall has a wonderful 5-star review. Here's an excerpt from it:
"Almost There made me fall in love with the YA genre all over again. This is the kind of teen fiction I enjoy: An authentic and inspirational novel that accurately portrays the teen life. Throw in a romance thread, family drama, teen angst, beautiful wordsmithing, an artistic element, and weave them together to create an original, page-turning-worthy plot."

Character secrets, and get to know me

In my interview with Peggy McAloon, I share my series theme, and a tidbit about my main character Dani Deane that only I know. I also talk about why I love Philadelphia, and lessons learned from mentoring teens at my church.


Visit any of the tour sites and enter my giveaway of this Parisian prize basket (ends at midnight on Friday, July 29).

It includes:
Parisian-market style heart-shaped wire basket with linen liner
Paris-themed journal
Be Still: Psalms adult coloring book
Crayola double-ended colored pencils

Please come say hello! 


  1. From the review it sounds as if you've struck a chord in readers. Congratulations for doing that.