Thursday, July 7, 2011

Walking Through Walls Virtual Book Tour

Walking Through Walls
Today, I have the honor of hosting my good friend and respected colleague, Karen Cioffi, for her virtual book tour!

TITLE: Walking Through Walls
AUTHOR: Karen Cioffi
PUBLISHER: 4RV Publishing
FORMAT: Paperback
PRICE: $14.99 (US)
ISBN:13: 9780982659472
In her new middle grade chapter book, “Walking Through Walls,” Karen Cioffi takes you on an incredible journey with her main character, Wang.  He longs to learn the magic of the Eternals.
Twelve-year-old Wang longed to be an Eternal. He craved wealth . . . and power. Spending his time learning about these mystics took his thoughts away from the certain fate of slaving in the wheat fields all his life, like his father. The wheat fields might be good for some, but not for Wang. He had higher goals.

Each step of Wang’s journey is full of mystery, challenges and life lessons. Children will enjoy reading this charming ancient legend with a new twist as they experience Mrs. Cioffi’s exciting world of fantasy.  They will learn about Chinese customs because this story is rich in authentic details like the foods, homes, crops, and locations of sixteenth century China.

Wang ambled back to the cottage. He noticed his favorite flower, the lemon lilies, in full bloom. They draped the landscape. Hmm, they smell so good. He found his mother in the chicken coop, bent over one of the hens, gathering the eggs it deposited. “Mother, I am home.”

Artist, Adriana Willow Raven, opens each chapter with a detailed illustration to stimulate the reader’s imagination.  Like the vibrant dragon on the cover, each illustration is rich in oriental detail.   

As a retired teacher, I highly recommend this book for every school and home library.

Reviewed by Author/Educator, Kathy Stemke

Karen Cioffi is an author, ghostwriter and freelance writer. She is also a member of the Professional Writers Alliance, and the International Association of Professional Ghostwriters.
Mrs Cioffi  is the founder of a writing service company, DKV Writing 4U that includes ghostwriting, copywriting, editing, proofreading, critiquing, and resumes.
With experienced and professional writers, DKV offers quality work at affordable prices. In addition, there are two FREE gifts just for visiting. And, if you subscribe to their site, you will receive two more FREE e-books on writing and/or marketing.


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McKenzie McCann said...

It sounds like an interesting idea. Too bad I'm not a librarian or a little kid.

Margot Finke said...

Lookin' great Karen. Love your cover, mate. Terrific kid appeal too.

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Deb Hockenberry said...

Great interview, Kathy & Karen! This is a terriffic book.

Allyn Stotz said...

Can't wait to read your book, Karen. Sounds really interesting!

Karen Cioffi said...

Kathy, thank you so much for being part of my tour. And thank you for a wonderful review!

Karen Cioffi said...

McKenzie, Thanks for stopping by!

Margot, Thanks! Aidana did an amazing job on the cover.

Deb, Thanks so much for following the tour!

Allyn, So glad you stopped by and commented! The book should be available very soon!

Karen Cioffi said...

Ti All, If you'd like to get a copy of Walking Through Walls today, go to:

Pattyschi said...

Olá! Adorei seu Blog. Já estou te seguindo.
Aguardo sua visita.

Misha said...

Sounds like a great story for children. :-)

Karen Cioffi said...

Misha, Thank you for stopping by.

Patty, I'd love to comment on your comment, but I have no idea what you said. I think you mentioned liking Kathy's blog.:)

Aidana WillowRaven said...

Great interview, Kathy. I blogged about it. Hopefully you'll get a few new people. :D

I am glad you like the cover, Margot.

Aidana WillowRaven

Pk Hrezo said...

Good to know! And I love the book cover! I'm just hopping along from the Gearin Up blogfest and glad I found this interview. I'm interested to see how MG eBooks fare since I also write MG.
Nice to meet you both! :)

Karen Cioffi said...

Aidana, thanks for stopping by. Everyone loves the cover!

Pk, nice to meet you! And, thanks for taking the time to comment. While this is a paperback, 4RV Publishing is converting the books into ebooks as well. I'll be interested to see how it fares also!

V.R. Leavitt said...

What a great idea for a story. I know TONS of kids that would be into this.

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, V.R., Thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping the kids love it! :)

Christina said...

Great idea.. interesting idea...
non voice projects

Cowgirl said...

Dragons never go out of style. Whimsical and wonderful. Puff the Magic Dragon was one of my favorite songs in my childhood. Looks like a great children's book.

Deana said...

We missed you in the story chain:(

kathy stemke said...

Sorry Deana. I have some health problems and had two doctors appointments. Need to have more tests. I was a little worried and just forgot my time slot.

Karen Cioffi said...

Christina, Thanks for stopping by!

Cowgirl, thanks so much. Kids do usually see to like dragons and fantasy. Puff the Magic Dragon is one of my favorites. In fact I have a Peter, Paul, and Mary cd witih a number of their most popular kids songs. Thanks for stopping by.