SQUEE!!! I thought today would never get here – The first official day of my blog tour for 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids. Before I share the schedule and contest deets, I wanted to tell you all a little about the book itself.

101 Success Secrets is my first book written especially for kids. It features 101 success secrets designed to help children navigate through their world, learning the skills needed to reach their potential. Some of the early reviews say it better than I ever could:

This is such an incredible resource for both parents and kids. My 9 year old absolutely LOVED reading this book and so did I. It guided us through some wonderful discussions and some of his own self discovery…yes at 9 years old!

~ Stephanie, Parent of a Gifted Boy

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide is a great book for gifted children ages 8-12, and a great addition to any gifted child’s or gifted teacher’s bookshelf. And Fonseca’s book seriously appeals to this crowd! From it’s light, diary-style “secrets” to their explanations, gifted kid quotes, quizzes, tips, planning surveys and occasionally even “parents sound off” sections so the kids know what their parents might be thinking, 101 Success Secrets is fun and full of great information for gifted kids!

~ Carolyn K (Mrs. Hoagie)

 Needless to say, I am thrilled – and I hope you are too! To spread the word, I am doing a fab book launch and EPIC CONTEST!

I posted the schedule over the weekend – but just in case you missed it:

  • 5/2 – Michelle McLean is hosting a vlog featuring a few of the success tips and a giveaway
  • 5/3 – Lisa Rivero is hosting an interview with great questions related to marketing fiction and nonfiction. She is also hosting a giveaway
  • 5/4 – Ali Cross is hosting a fab guest post wherein I talk about perfectionism and underperformance. There is a giveaway too.
  • 5/5 – Elana Johnson is hosting a vlog of me and my fav things. Yep, it is quite embarrassing! Another giveaway is on tap too
  • 5/6 – I’m making two stops on Friday – I’ll be with Golden Eagle talking about what I learned writing 101 Success Secrets, and with Michelle Hickman talking about the great advice I received as a kid.
  • 5/9 – Monday the tour resumes with a stop and giveaway at Danyelle Leafty’s blog. I’ll be talking about the inspiration behind the book and why it means so much to me.
  • Also happening 5/9 – an appearance on Blog Talk Radio. Click here for the deets.
  • 5/10 is another double stop day. I’m hanging out with Shelli Johannes-Wells hashing out the differences between marketing NF and Fiction, and talking with Monica Morrell about my favorite advice from 101 Success Secrets – the Hula Hoop trick.
  • 5/11 brings me to the fantabulous Lisa and Laura Roecker where they are interviewing me (and dude, the questions are fab!)
  • 5/12 I am stopping by Jennifer Merrill’s blog for a Q&A – trust me, this one is not to be missed.
  • The tour ends 5/13 with Eric Stallsworth. I’ll be talking about the 7 things I learned while writing NF that EVERY Fiction author NEEDS to know!

I am so excited about this tour – and hope to see you guys along the way.

5/16 will bring an end to the contests and such, with a special review party. Have you read 101 Success Secrets? Wanna get in on the action? Just grab the jpg and do your own review. Commenters throughout the entire tour – including anyone posting as part of the review party and their commenters – will be entered into an epic giveaway featuring books, books and more books! Just check this out:

Prize Pack #1 – Designed for the parents of GT kids amongst us

  • Signed copy of Emotional Intensity for Gifted Students
  • Signed copy of 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids
  • A copy of Parenting Gifted Kids by James Delisle
  • A copy of the Gifted Kids Survival Guide by Judy Galbraith
  • A copy of the magazine Creative Kids
  • A copy of Gifted Child Today
  • Bookmarks


Prize Pack #2 – Designed for the Writer/Parent amongst us

  •  Signed copy of Emotional Intensity for Gifted Students
  • Signed copy of 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids
  • A copy of WILD INK: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults by Victoria Hanley
  • A copy of the The Writer’s Guide to Psychology by Carolyn Kaufman
  • A copy of the magazine Creative Kids
  • A copy of Gifted Child Today
  • Bookmarks

Entering is EASY – leave a comment here and everywhere along the tour. I will randomly choose two commenters over the course of the tour to win the packs. WOOT! This is in addition to the numerous other giveaways running throughout the tour. Man, May is EPIC!

And one last thing, I am doing a Q&A later this month – so I need to know from you guys:



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