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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tour Announcement: ALWAYS SMILE by Alice Kuipers


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce a tour we're hosting for a YA Contemporary, ALWAYS SMILE: Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living by Alice Kuipers which releases on May 7, 2019!

The tour will run for two weeks - from April 29th-May 3rd & May 6th-10th will have one stop per day and will consist of a mix of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & spotlights.

Review copies will be provided by the publisher.

Details on a giveaway are TK.

If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on this tour, please first sign up as a tour host and then fill out the sign-up form HERE.

***Sign-ups open until April 22nd Noon PST***

Once the blog hosts have been chosen and the tour schedule finalized we will have a post announcing the tour.

Please note: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed.

We are totally stoked for the tour for the ALWAYS SMILE: Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living this April/May! We can't wait for everyone to read it!

About the Book

Title: ALWAYS SMILE: Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living
Author: Alice Kuipers
Pub. Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 392
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&NTBD

Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. She had a brand-new boyfriend and a golden future waiting after graduation. Her world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer in her throat. Her case, doctors said, was one in 3.5 billion. Faced with an uncertain new future, Carley did what she always did: she rose to the challenge. Cancer treatment tested her, but Carley was fearless and strong. Told she might never sing again, Carley beat the odds and performed on television for an audience of millions. "Ladies and gentlemen," the announcer said, introducing her, ?"he voice you're about to hear is a miracle ..." Carley died before her twenty-first birthday, but her memory lives on in the countless people she touched with her courage.

Author Alice Kuipers weaves their stories with the blog Carley kept in the final months of her life. These many voices --- plus plenty of Carley's texts and photos --- show her transformation from ordinary to extraordinary, and convey her personal rules for living well in the worst of times.

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