Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Karen Tyrrell and Jo-Kin Battles the It

Today we welcome author Karen Tyrrell to Promote Me Please to talk about her new book; Jo-Kin Battles the It.

This post is part of a blog tour, so read on below for more about the schedule.
For now though, here are our questions and Karen's answers.

    Q.1.Jo-kin is an interesting name for a character. Has anyone misheard it as “Joe King” or “Joking”?

Yes I hope so.  Jo-Kin aka Josh Atkins is a play on words. Josh is indeed the Joking boy, the king of jokes.

 Q.2.    Who is your favourite character in Jo-kin Battles the It and why?

Well, it’s got to be Jo-Kin the main character, the super science geek, the day dreamer and wannabe hero. He’s everything I was as a kid, great at science, a pale faced dreamer, terrible at sport … and bullied by the cool kids. But Jo-Kin learns how to be a Super Space Kid … and saves the galaxy.

  Q.3.    Who, or what, is the It?

The deadly It is the arch enemy of the Super Space Kids and their nemesis. The Its name is also a play on words. I’ll let you work that out when you read it. The It has a major flaw which is his downfall in the end.

Q.4.     Can you give us five words to describe the tone of Jo-kin Battles the It?

Buzz Words magazine reviewed Jo-kin Battles the It these are their 4words…
    “Brilliant, action-packed, humorous, creative.” 
     My extra word is page-turner.  

  Q.5.    Can we expect a sequel soon?
Yes, it’s almost finished. Still working on the title and the illustrations but it will have ‘Lord Terra’ in the title. Super Space Kids #2
 I promise this one will be even funnier and more exciting.

Thanks, Karen! To buy Jo-Kin Battles the It, check out BUY HERE.

To follow the blog tour, check out the following schedule.

Jo-Kin Battles the It Blog Tour
21 Oct Alison Stegert How to Write KIDS Sci-Fi
23 Oct Robyn Opie Review
25 Oct Rebecca Sheraton Imagine!
26 Oct Sandy Fussell  How to Promote your Book  
27 Oct Jill Smith Review          
            Melissa Wray
28 Oct June Perkins Interview
29 Oct Sally Odgers  Story behind Jo-Kin!
30 Oct Kate Foster How & Why Sci-Fi?

Jo-Kin Battles the It Book Giveaway
Win a signed copy of Jo-Kin Battles the It OR one of four eBooks of Jo-Kin Battles the It OR signed artwork from the illustrator, Trevor Salter.
 For a chance to WIN please like Karen’s Super Space Kids book series page on Facebook and
Please leave a comment on any of the above Blog stops 19-30 Oct.
 Winners announced in November. Good luck J
 Where to buy Jo-Kin Battles the It
Jo-Kin Battles the It is available direct from the author, from Amazon, LSI, Fishpond and book shops such as Riverbend in Brisbane, Dymocks: Penrith, Carindale, Garden City. Angus & Robertson: Victoria Point & Post Office Square, Mary Ryans Milton.
 MORE stores coming soon.

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  1. Thanks Sally
    for this amazing interview. Just loved your questions , begging me to be really honest in my answers to reveal the truth.

    I invite your readers to leave a comment to win FREE books and signed artwork from the illustrator... Karen Tyrrell

  2. All of Karen's work is inspiring and well integrated into her life and philosophy on life, but more importantly her children's books are fun and positive.

    1. Thanks June for Dropping over to check out sally's interview.

      I really appreciate your fabulous support throughout the Blog Tout.

      Karen x