In June, 2010, we’ll launch a virtual tour to promote a new children’s picture book, Glamour Girl From the Stars by Carlton Scott, aimed at boosting self-esteem and multicultural awareness among preschool-early elementary aged girls. We will extensively promote each tour stop through social media, press releases, and the like, so it’s a great opportunity for tour participants to attract more readers or listeners. It is also a chance to help children’s hospitals.
We are trying to reach:
- book bloggers who review children’s books
- parents and educators of kids around 3-8 years old
- school counselors, social workers and therapists
Carlton Scott has over fifteen years’ clinical experience as a traveling nurse (RN) with a specialty in critical care nursing and a focus on children’s health. He has worked with over 1000 children and teens in both mental health counseling and critical care nursing. Inspired by his desire to cheer up sick children, Scott has authored and illustrated three children’s books that teach kids the lessons of friendship, self-acceptance and adventure. As part of his commitment to supporting children’s health, he donates 50 percent of all profits from his books to children’s hospitals across the country.
Scott’s career as a nurse has taken him all over the United States, from Sarasota, Florida, where he worked in psychiatric hospitals with inpatient adults and teens, to the island of Kauai in Hawaii, where he assisted troubled children and teens in a day treatment center. He has helped open a runaway shelter for the YMCA youth and family services in Florida and created an adventure-based counseling and dropout-prevention program for violent teens.
At the age of 33, Carlton was pursuing a second degree in nursing when he had a case of misdiagnosed glaucoma and lost the vision in his left eye. To help deal with the stress of being visually impaired, Scott went hiking in the Rocky Mountains and took off to Southeast Asia for several months, backpacking and venturing through Thailand; Cambodia and Bali, Indonesia to decide what to do with his future.
During this time, he finished his second children’s book, Little Big Wolf, based on drawings taken from his hiking photos. He published both Grin’s Message and Little Big Wolf in hardcover and sold 2000 of each through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, craft shows and street fairs. He then returned to Florida and finished his second degree, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and accepted a job at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the Pediatric ICU.
Today, Carlton travels with his wife, Annie, who is also a nurse, throughout the United States providing critical care services to hospitals from Alaska to Los Angeles. His newest children’s book, Glamour Girl From The Stars, was published in April, 2010. It is a rhyming story about a 3 foot tall alien girl named Plee-Dee who borrows her father’s flying saucer to visit Earth hoping to enter the Miss Universe Pageant in LA. She visits different cultures around the world realizing she feels good about herself without having to enter pageants. For more information, see http://www.carltonsbooks.com/index.html.
If you would like to participate, please e-mail me at Stephanie@nikkileigh.com. This might involve:
Glamour Girl- June 2010
(We are still adding more tour stops.)
Tuesday, June 1 — Reviewer and homeschooling blogger Stephanie Ward reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at Laughing Stars — http://laughingstars.net/2010/05/31/glamour-girl-from-the-stars-by-carlton-scott/
Wednesday, June 2 — Christine Verstraete talks to children’s book author Carlton Scott, at Candid Canine, about his new book: Glamour Girl from the Stars —http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome-to-carlton-scott-author-of.html .
Thursday, June 3 — Veteran reviewer Cheryl Maladrinos talks about Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at Children’s and Teen’s Book Connection: http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/glamour-girl-from-the-stars-by%C2%A0carlton%C2%A0scott/ .
Friday, June 4 — Shelly Burns reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at Write for a Reader — http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-tour-glamour-girl-from-stars.html
Monday, June 7 Mary Cunningham reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at Cynthia’s Attic — http://cynthiasattic.blogspot.com/2010/06/glamour-girl-from-stars-carlton-scott.html
Tuesday, June 8 — Children’s book author Barbara Techel reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at http://joyfulpaws.typepad.com/joyful_paws/2010/06/book-review-glamour-girl-from-the-stars.html. Barbara is the author of two award winning picture books: Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Dog and Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s House.
Tuesday, June 8 — Visit Frankie, the adorable dachshund who is the subject of two picture books, Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Dog and Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s House. He’s reviewing Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at http://joyfulpaws.typepad.com/joyful_paws/2010/06/book-review-glamour-girl-from-the-stars.html. Frankie has lived an active, happy life since an accident left him paralyzed. He is a therapy dog, and with his mom, award winning author Barbara Techel, he has used his inspiring story to foster self-acceptance in children with special needs.
Thursday, June 10 — Book reviewer Joyce Anthony introduces children’s book author Carlton Scott at Books and Authors — http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/06/glamour-girl-tour.html
Friday, June 11 — Book reviewer Joyce Anthony talks to children’s book author Carlton Scott about the inspiration for his new story, Glamour Girl from the Stars, at Books and Authors — http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/06/carlton-scott-tells-why-he-wrote.html
Saturday, June 12 — Joyce Anthony reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at Books and Authors — http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/
Monday, June 14 — Author and reviewer Yvonne Walus reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at A Novelist Speaks — http://yewalus.blogspot.com/2010/06/interview-with-carlton-scott.html. Yvonne will also share how Scott created the unique, vibrant illustrations in his book.
Tuesday, June 15 — Julie, book reviewer and mom to two young children, reviews Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott at My Book Retreat — http://bookretreat.blogspot.com/2010/06/book-review-glamour-girl-from-stars.html
Wednesday, June 16 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott on her blog – http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2010/05/carlton-scott-helps-kids-with-his-books.html
Thursday, June 17 – Cheryl Malandrinos shares her review for Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott on her blog – http://childrensandteensbookconnection.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/glamour-girl-from-the-stars-by%C2%A0carlton%C2%A0scott/
Friday, June 18 – Paige shares her review for Glamour Girl by Carlton Scott on her blog –http://www.thenursemommy.com/2010/06/glamour-girl-from-stars-empowers-young.html
Friday, June 25 -Mary Alice Long PHD shares her review from Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott on her blog- http://playequalspeace.blogspot.com/2010/06/glamour-girl.html
Monday, June 28 -DadofDivas shares his review from Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott on his blog- http://dadofdivas.com
Wednesday, June 30 -Nikki Leigh shares her review from Glamour Girl from the Stars by Carlton Scott. http://nikkileighreviews.wordpress.com
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