The April 2010 Touring Schedule

Ah . . . April, the spring of blossoms and warmer weather. In line with the newness of Spring, we have a great tour prepared for our readers, including two new members!

What you'll find especially interesting about the VBT Writers on the Move tours is that we don't just promote books, we provide useful writing and marketing information to help you in your writing careers.

And, we look forward to seeing your comments along the way! We'd love to know if our posts help you in some way, so don't be shy, take a moment and leave a comment.

Okay, here we go:

1st Dianne Sagan is featuring Liana Metal
2nd Karen Cioffi is featuring Brigitte Thompson
3rd Kathy Stemke is featuring Katie Hines
4th Lea Schizas is featuring Janet Ann Collins
5th Vivian Zabel is featuring Debra Eckerling
6th Nancy Famolari is featuring Dana Donovan
7th Margaret Fieland is featuring Heidi Thomas
8th Elysabeth Eldering is hosting Margaret Fieland
9th Helena Harper is featuring Heather Paye
10th Liana Metal is featuring Helena Harper
11th Carolyn Howard-Johnson is featuring Dallas Woodburn
12th Gayle Trent is featuring Vivian Zabel
13th Kari Wolfe is featuring Marietta Taylor
14th Marvin Wilson is featuring Karen Cioffi
15th Stephen Tremp is featuring Darcia Helle
16th Darcia Helle is featuring Dianne Sagan
17th Martha Swirzinski is featuring Elysabeth Eldering
18th Heidi Thomas is featuring Gayle Trent
19th Dana Donovan is featuring Mayra Calvani
20th Dallas Woodburn is featuring Kathy Stemke
21st Maggie Ball is featuring Martha Swirzinski
22nd Heather Paye is featuring Kevin McNamee
23rd Debra Eckerling is featuring Carolyn Howard-Johnson
24th Kevin McNamee is featuring Lea Schizas
25th Janet Ann Collins is featuring Marvin Wilson
26th Katie Hines is featuring Nancy Famolari
27th Brigitte Thompson is featuring Stephen Tremp
28th Marietta Taylor is featuring Kari Wolfe
29th Mayra Calvani is featuring Maggie Ball

So, you can see we have new, experienced, and even famous authors in our mix, so be sure to stop by each day for a visit.

Until next time,

Karen Cioffi

Tricky Homonym Help on the Way

Yay! My new little help for writers is on Amazon in all its chartreuse, red, and yellow glory! As a member of VBT, I know it is something the group can benefit from.

Yep, you can now order a copy to put in your briefcase and read on the fly! It’s the Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy.

This is a booklet. It isn’t intended to be a complete reference for every sneaky homonym in the English language. For one thing there is a nice list of those pesky guys in The Frugal Editor ( It’s small partly because it isn’t intended to be drudgery. It’s only 54 pages, so it’s a small, easy-to-read dose of some of the most difficult word trippers, not the ones you learned in the fourth grade. And it is written with a bit of humor to brighten the experience. If you don’t learn anything from it, send it back to me and I’ll refund your money.

Buy the paperback at It is only $6.95. You support a friend (me!) and you brush up on skills for your writing career. What could be better than that?

Posted by VBT member Carolyn Howard-Johnson

L. Diane Wolfe and The Circle of Friends Book V ... Heather

L. Diane Wolfe is a professional speaker and author. Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association. “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting”, ties all of her goal-setting and leadership seminar’s information together into one complete, enthusiastic package. Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories that appeal to both teens and concerned parents.

Ten years associating with a motivation training system and experience as a foster parent gave her the in-depth knowledge of relationships, personality traits and success principles. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, manages an online writer’s group, and contributes to several other sites.

It’s my pleasure to feature Diane’s newest book, THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS BOOK V … HEATHER:

When confidence turns to frustration…

A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is ready to focus on her duties, using sheer force if necessary to prove her independence.

Sadly, her triumph is hampered as her father and greatest advocate lies dying of cancer. Battling her grief, she must also deal with a sister who appears incapable of responsibility or achievement. And once basketball season begins, a talented but cocky player who resembles her in every manner challenges all that remains of Heather’s patience.

Heather’s life changes when she encounters a man capable of handling her bold and feisty attitude. Straightforward and smug, he entices her to date him, and despite his gruff nature shows a great capacity for compassion. However, the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…

Release date: March 16, 2010
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
$19.95 USA
6x9 Trade paperback, 282 pages, Fiction/YA
ISBN 978-0-9816210-5-0 / 0-9816210-5-8

Now on to some fantastic reviews of The Circle of Friends Book V ... Heather

“Heather deals with real life and real situations.” 5 Stars
- Teens Read Too

“Curl up onto your favorite reading spot and journey along with Heather as she seeks the balance of family and work relationships. Be prepared to be pulled into Heather’s world and you will find yourself cheering her on and wanting to scold her at the same time. L. Diane Wolfe has created amazing characters with believable attributes and flaws; making Book V in the Circle of Friends series a true gem.”
- Donna M. McDine, Write What Inspires You Book Reviews

“Even after reading the novel, I am haunted by these characters… These characters are real to me, living breathing people that I now feel like I’ve known for years. This is the power of Wolfe’s writing.”
- The Book Pedler

Described as “encouragement personified”, Wolfe’s five-book Southern-based series portrays love and friendship overcoming all obstacles. Known as “Spunk On A Stick” to her fans, Wolfe is also a professional speaker. Originally from Oregon, she now resides in North Carolina. “With a positive attitude, any goal can be achieved!”


I told you they were amazing reviews!

To find out more about this memorable book, check out the Book Trailer:

And, be sure to check out these links to get your own copy of The Circle of Friends Book V ... Heather:


Barnes & Noble

Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C.

To learn more about L. Diane Wolfe visit: 

Diane, I'm so happy to be a part of your tour and feature you today. We at VBT Writer's on the Move wish you much success with The Circle of Friends Book V ... Heather. 

Karen Cioffi

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