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
20 Oct Di Bates http://diannedibates.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/jo-kin-battles-it.htmlREVIEW
21 Oct Alison Stegert http://ali-stegert.com/2015/10/21/blog-tour-jo-kin-battles-the-it/ How to Write KIDS Sci-Fi
Jackie Hosking https://jackiehoskingpio.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/jo-kin-battles-the-it-my-book-journey
22 Oct Georgie Donaghey http://www.creativekidstales.com.au/whats-new/tours-at-the-tales/1319-jo-kin-battles-the-it-karen-tyrrell
23 Oct Robyn Opie http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com.au/ Review
25 Oct Rebecca Sheraton http://www.rebeccasheraton.com/blog Imagine!
26 Oct Sandy Fussell http://www.sandyfussell.com How to Promote your Book
27 Oct Jill Smith https://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com/ Review
Melissa Wray http://melissawray.blogspot.com.au
28 Oct June Perkins http://gumbootspearlz.org Interview
29 Oct Sally Odgers http://promotemeplease.blogspot.com.au Story behind Jo-Kin!
30 Oct Kate Foster http://www.katejfoster.com/blog 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 https://www.facebook.com/SuperSpaceKids 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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