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RECAP Day 2 – NO EXCUSES 3-Week Author Blog Challenge


Well, the participants are still trickling in, which is a good thing! To those who’ve yet to post, there’s still plenty of time. The only condition is that you must post your links for all 21 days by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 18th. However, I wouldn’t get too far behind, or you may find yourself having to crank out a dozen posts in the last two days.


So here – earlier in the day than yesterday (pats herself on the back) is our recap for Day 2.


Melissa Gijsbers knows the readers for her issue-based books:

Swallow Me, Now! deals with bullying and 3… 2… 1… Done! deals with issues around having a sick sibling.

With this in mind, my ideal readers are kids who are dealing with the issues in the books to help them know they are not the only ones dealing with these issues, and, hopefully, giving them some strategies to help them to cope.

Brad Graber, author of The Intersect, is working to define his ideal reader:

Narcissism aside, when I wrote my novel, my main focus was on men and women who were politically aware and keenly attuned to social injustice — I’m all about that — and definitely college educated – because – as one beta reader pointed out (and I did fix it) — I tend to like the word “acquiesce” an awful lot. That’s kind of a college word.


Each day’s bloggers in the NO EXCUSES 3-Week Author Blog Challenge is eligible for a drawing for a lovely gift from one of their fellow bloggers. Today’s lucky WINNER is Judith Cassis, who will receive a copy of Patti Hultstrand‘s ebook, The Jungle Survival Guide to Media Kits for Authors.

Please be sure to check out our bloggers’ posts for Day 3 here: http://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=marciebrock&postid=30Oct2016.

We’ll check in with you again tomorrow, on the actual day of Halloween. Happy haunting – and writing!




The Author Blog Challenge is hosted by Laura Orsini and her alter ego, Marcie Brock, of the Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven
blog. All who register for the Author Blog Challenge will receive a complimentary copy of Laura’s special report: “138 Tips to Help You Blog Like a Pro.” Nonparticipants may obtain their own copies for just 99 cents.