Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If You Were Me And Lived On … Mars Book Blog Tour -- Author Q&A Stop + #Giveaway #IfYouWereMeAndLivedIn

Disclosure: This blog post is a partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Carole P. Roman. All views shared are mine and mine alone.




My family has been a fan of Carole P. Roman's for some time. If you follow my blog on a regular basis, then you have probably seen a handful of children's book reviews of her books, along with Author Q&A's and features. I was excited to hear that Carole was coming out with a new book, and reached out to see about sharing more about this book and doing another author interview. Carole took time out of her busy schedule to talk more with me about her new book, "If You Were Me and Lived on...Mars" and what else she is working on.
Before I get to my interview with Carole P. Roman, here is more information about her new book, which is great for homeschooling families, families who love to share educational books with their kids, or kids who enjoy fun books about outer space.
Buy now from Amazon
Ages 4-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017 | 978-1540869722
Publisher’s Synopsis:
"Join Carole P. Roman when she blasts off to colonize the planet Mars, in the newest book of her informative series.
Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change.
See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime.
Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler."
**Be sure to read on beyond the Author Q&A for a chance to win an autographed book or the grand prize up for grabs in the "If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars" Blog Tour Giveaway. :-)
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And, here is my interview with Carole P. Roman...


  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I always wanted to be a writer. I think after I read my very first Nancy Drew book, it became one of my goals. I loved hearing my mom, grandmother, and aunts sit at the table and talk about books they were reading. I wanted to be the one that made them sit up all night, drinking coffee and gabbing about what they liked in the book.
  2. How long does it take you to write a book? My books don’t take long to write. Once I have a story or poem or the fact, they are easy to put together. What takes the time is assembling the illustrations to match the text, the editing, and the fact checking. All together it takes about two months.
  3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? I have a huge library in my home filled with all kinds of books. I do use the Internet to fact check. With the cultural books, I try to find someone from that country- usually in a restaurant with that ethnic food, to recheck my information.
  4. When did you write your first book and how old were you? My very first book was when I was twenty-four. It’s a steamy historical romance that sold one copy. (You won’t find it; it’s under my real name.)
  5. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? The rippling effect has been thrilling. Meeting someone who says, “Oh, you’re Carol Roman, my kids love your books!” That is the best feeling in the world.
  6. What do you like to do when you're not writing? I work full time. I love playing with my grandchildren. I read constantly and I love when we all go away together.
  7. What do you think makes a good story? Anything that will keep the reader engaged. I love a book that stays with you, even after you’ve closed it.

--GIVEAWAY--


Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of If You Were Me And Lived On … Mars, By Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman, And A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED To Light Up The Night Sky.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman


  • A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED set
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Giveaway begins February 7, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 7, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
**Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only. Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.


OFFICIAL LINKS

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/caroleproman/

Disclosure: This blog post is a partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Carole P. Roman. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

2 comments :

  1. Probably mars! It looks cool :D

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  2. I would blast off to Mars and check it out if I could it looks amazing.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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