Friday, 11 January 2013

Announcing a bloghop

Thanks to Kyra for both of the badges
on this page
Today I'm very excited to be announcing my very first bloghop...

I'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of Cat and The Dreamer next month, so on the 1st February I'm hosting the Imaginary Friend Bloghop.

Acting as my co-host is the wonderful Kyra Lennon, who has all the knowledge on how to make this go smoothly.

If you've read Cat and The Dreamer you'll know that Julia, the main character, has a big imagination, and she has an imaginary enemy.

We want to know about your imaginary friend. What were they called? How old were you? Were they naughty or nice? If you didn't have one, were there ever times when you could really have used one? Did you ever set fire to your mum's favourite rug and have to take the blame yourself?

I'll be offering a £10/$10 Amazon gift voucher for my favourite post, and Kyra is kindly offering a three chapter critique for hers.

Just make sure you're following both me and Kyra, sign up below and be ready to share your real or imaginary imaginary friend stories on 1st February!






Thank you to everyone who offered 
to host my blog tour which starts on
the 3rd February. I was very quickly 
able to fill all the slots, and I even
had to decline some offers!

62 comments:

  1. I've signed up! Will need direction as I haven't done one before either...exciting stuff ahead! ;-)
    Happy Friday!

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    1. Yay, brilliant, thank you! There will be more details/reminders in the next couple of weeks :-)

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  2. Very interesting indeed. I'm not much of a person for bloghops. I'll give this one some thought.

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    1. BTW is it necessary to sign both Linkys or is just one okay?

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    2. It's the same list, Maria, so when you sign one, it'll appear on the other.

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  3. Congratulations on your one year book anniversary, Annalisa. Excellent idea for a blog hop, can't wait to take part. Kyra you're awesome for co-hosting with her. :D

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    1. Thanks Clare. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

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  4. Congratulations on one year!
    And I don't think I had an imaginary friend.

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    1. Thanks Alex. You could always imagine what it would have been like - fiction is allowed. Perhaps you could have one now? :-)

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  5. May be I should tell you about the army of imaginary friends I had.

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  6. I had no imaginary friends. But I've got a fun story about something an imaginary friend could've done. :)

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    1. Looking forward to finding out, Suzi :-)

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  7. congratulations on the anniversary, I totally loved Cat and the Dreamer! I'm in for the hop, sounds like fun. :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked the book, Julie. Looking forward to your imaginary friend!

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  8. All of my imaginary friends end up in books! ;)

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  9. Should be an intriguing bloghop, Annalisa. I did love your book.

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  10. Happy one year anniversary! I never had an imaginary friend - could have used one, though, lol. I'm not quite organized yet with the new year to join a bloghop, but I wish you the best!

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    1. I've not got my head around the new year yet either!

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  11. Great idea for a Bloghop.
    I've never had an imaginary friend though...

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    1. Brilliant, looking forward to reading it!

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  13. Just signed up, though I didn't have an imaginary friend, I'll have to think of something else!

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    1. Fantastic Rebecca - looking forward to reading your post :-)

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  14. That's a fantastic idea! I didn't have an imaginary friend either, but I really wanted one.

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    1. My sister didn't and she was always really jealous of mine lol

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  15. What a great idea for a blog hop! I don't remember having an imaginary friend, but my daughter has quite a few of them. :)

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    1. That would make an interesting twist on the subject - living with your daughter's friends! I never really considered what my mum thought of it all - I might have to ask her :-)

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  16. Since I cannot live without my imaginary friends, i thought I'd join too. Congrats for the initiative Annalisa :). And thank you so much for the kind words :).

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    1. Ideal! Looking forward to reading all about them :-)

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  17. Hi Annalisa - so pleased for you .. I love the cover art for your book and so many of us love cats all which way! Now an imaginary friend - me I've never had one ... I'll have to think about adopting some!

    Cheers and enjoy the bloghop ... Hilary

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    1. The cat in the title isn't a real cat, it's a name... and she's not very nice - you'd have a hard job loving her! You definitely need to at least borrow an imaginary friend - so much fun!

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  18. That is a cool idea! I don't think I actually had imaginary friends... unless you count stuffed animals :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. Oh yes, Allison, stuffed animals count. I named all of mine, and there were many :-)

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  19. Sounds like fun I had two imaginary friends.

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    1. So did I - they were twins... double trouble :-D

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  20. How did I miss this? So flipping excited!

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    1. Yay! Looking forward to reading your story :-)

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  21. Congrats on your 1 year! What an awesome idea for a blog fest. Though I never had imaginary friends, myself. :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. I'm going to enjoy reading all the entries, that's for sure!

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  23. Cool! I just signed up and will post a link once I build a second side bar.

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  24. I'm all signed up! Looking forward to it Annalisa.

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  25. Don't know if I'll have internet again between now and then to join, but I wish you luck! Already it looks like you'll have a great turnout.

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    1. That's okay, Gwen, you've got a good excuse :-)

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  26. i so wish i had seen this earlier. my imaginary friend was a giant pooka, a la the movie Harvey.

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    1. Harvey is a great movie. I think I would have had trouble controlling something that big though! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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