Sunday, August 2, 2009

Monkey Fist Blog Tour with Sandy Fussell

Welcome to Writing Children's Books with Robyn Opie. I have the pleasure of being involved with Sandy Fussell's Monkey Fist blog tour this week. Monkey Fist is the fourth book in the popular Samurai Kids series, written by Sandy Fussell and published by Walker Books.

I hope you can join Sandy on her international blog tour.

Please visit the following link for more information on Monkey Fist:

Blog Tour Dates:


Dee Scribe Writing – Dee White, author of the recently released YA novel, Letters to Leonardo will be interviewing the narrator Niya Moto to find out what it’s really like to be a Samurai Kid.

2/8/09 -
Orangedale Journal – Dale Harcombe, poet and children’s author (latest release The Mystery of Goanna Island) will be interviewing Sandy about writing Samurai Kids.


Lets’ Have Words – Sandy will be visiting Claire Saxby, children’s author (latest release Sheep, Goat and the creaking gate August 2009) to talk about the unique challenge in writing a historical novel about a group of children with disabilities.

4/8/09 -
Spinning Pearls – Sandy will be visiting author and manuscript assessor Sally Odgers (too many books to name but the Jack Russell Dog detective series and the e-Manual (Giving our Kids) A Reason to Write are just two examples) to discuss ‘the hour of the rat’ and how she gets to Japan and China inside her head.

5/8/09 -
Tales I Tell – Storyteller and author Mabel Kaplan interviews Sandy about how her interest in Japanese and Chinese history has influenced the series. Mabel uncovers the meaning of Monkey Fist.

6/8/09 -
Sally Murphy’s Writing For Children Blog – Sandy will be visiting Sally Murphy (author of many books for children including the verse novel, Pearl Verses the World) to talk about book promotion and how to harness cyber resources.

7/8/09 -
Writing Children’s Book with Robyn Opie – Sandy will be visiting Robyn Opie, author of more than 75 books including "How to Write a Great Children's Book" and the novel “Black Baron”. Sandy will be discussing Zen and the Art of Writing for Children – her view on why the series has been so successful.

Alphabet Soup – Magazine editor Rebecca Newman will be interviewing Sandy about her research techniques and asking questions to discover whether all that historical research is really any fun.

The Book Chook – Writer, reviewer and children’s literature advocate Sue Stephenson will be interviewing Sandy about how her own children’s reading experiences have influenced her writing.

10/08/09 -
Words and Pictures – Writer and artist Jefferey E Doherty will be interviewing Sandy writing illustrated novels – the artwork, graphics and working with an illustrator.

See you soon,
Happy writing!
Robyn Opie