Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blog Tour: What are You Afraid of? by Kiki Howell

Publisher: Dancing with Bear Publishing
Date of Publication: October 2011

Why does the night have to be so dark?” the big dog named Drake gave a low bark. Not everyone likes Halloween. In fact, the big dog named Drake is afraid of the costumes, the decorations, and the dark. He really only likes the candy his boy drops. Lucky for Drake, the old dog named Zoe is there to help him forget his fears with a fun game. Drake and Zoe can’t wait for you to play along.

Along with YA and adult fiction, I do read a fair amount of children's books.  Why?  Because I have 2 children, of course.  Books are a wonderful way of conveying information and solutions to problems to small children.  What Are you Afraid Of? is a great books for kids who have fears.  All children have fears at one time or another.  I read through it first and while I really enjoyed it, I decided to put it to the "kid" test.  My kids really enjoyed it.  The photos of the dogs were amusing and  added great visual aids.  They loved the idea of the game that Zoe teaches Drake. I definitely recommend this book to any parents with children.  

About the author:

Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She then followed in a Master’s program in Creative Writing.

“After a long break having my boys, I finally just had to write again. And, as soon as I gave the stories the space, they entered it. It’s both awesome and humbling to find the words in my mind become characters on a page and create their lives.”
She has now had over twenty stories published between seven different small presses.  She could not be more thrilled or grateful to see her creations polished and out in the real world. Please look around. Although, a bit of caution, most of her stories tend to hang out on the graphically sexy side of town.

In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder. 

Kiki resides in the Midwest with her incredibly handsome and talented, singer/songwriter husband and two children. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her family, reading, baking or knitting.

Her biggest dream is to have a novel she writes be made into a movie that her husband creates the soundtrack for, and then cruise to Alaska with her family on the money they make.


Jinky said...

Just stoppin' by to wish you gals a happy new year!! :)

Kari Boardman said...

Thanks! You too!!