You may have noticed a new, simpler look on the blog this morning - and maybe, if you've had your coffee or logged in later in the day, you noticed there's a new address, as well: http://blog.jahangiri.us
I have heard from many readers, including my own dad, that registration and leaving comments was just too off-putting. Family and friends would sometimes call or email their comments, but that makes for disjointed conversations, here, at best.
I can't spend all my time policing bogus registrations and ads for frivolous pharmaceuticals guaranteed to grow me body parts I don't have. But I'm willing to consider alternatives. I had moved away from Blogger a few years ago, when my host and Blogger failed to reach agreement on the best FTP method to use, and refused to talk to one another. I completely forgot about it when I switched hosts, and I installed WordPress. WordPress is great, but Blogger is ubiquitous, familiar, and offers an easier balance between gatekeeping and allowing real readers to comment easily.
I need you to do your part, though. Leave comments. Show me it was worth the move, or I'll redesign the blog to be black on black and require a 16-character Captcha code in Cyrillic.
Today's Trockle Tour Blogs!
Today, Joyce Anthony interviews both the little monster under the bed, Trockle, and his human nemesis, Stephen - the big, scary boy who lives OVER the bed. Beverly Stowe McClure interviews the author, Holly Jahangiri, and the illustrator, Jordan M. Vinyard.
Remember that one person who comments on each day's entries during the blog tour will win a canvas tote bag (11 x 8.5″) with the book’s front cover on one side and the back cover on the other. 4RV Publishing will provide the bag and mail it to anyone in the U.S. or Canada. These bags are adorable!