Happy Spelling Week and a blog tour!

This week 293 spellers will go to the Scripps National Bee in Washington D.C.! If you've seen the movies Spellbound or Akeelah and the Bee, you know how fascinating a real live spelling bee is. I went to one in Brookline when I was researching Abigail Spells and was totally riveted.

The stage started out like this:



Slowly whittled down to a small group:



And then to these two:



Everyone was on the edge of their seat til the very end. I wanted them all to win!

To celebrate all the goodness that is a spelling bee and the book I wrote to celebrate spelling, I will be blog touring all week in the kidlitosphere. Visit me at the below blogs to learn more about the book and I how I made it. Some will feature reviews, some interviews, and all will have book giveaways. Comment on their posts and you can win a free copy of Abigail Spells!

Monday the 25th: MotherReader
Tuesday the 26th: A Patchwork of Books
Wednesday the 27th: Katie's Literature Lounge
Thursday the 28th: Brimful Curiosities
Friday the 28th: Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup