Friday, May 15, 2020

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Little Milly and the Great Lakes by Kelly McInenly - Book Tour + Giveaway



Little Milly and the Great Lakes
by Kelly McInenly





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GENRE: Children's

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BLURB:

Kelly knew Little Milly Lake as Grandma Mill McInenly.
The usually serious Mildred would occasionally surprise her granddaughter with tales of the fun
and mischief that she and her five older sisters found growing up in the Maritimes in the early 1900s.
The combination of little money or supervision, and a notoriously grumpy father,
made for simple stories with just the right blend of silly and sweet.
Little Milly and the Great Lakes is Kelly's first creative writing endeavor...
she has been distracted by Little Mateo and Little Lucas.

Get silly with Milly on her other adventures...Bess and the Boil, Marj and the Medal,
and Peg and the Party Line.

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EXCERPT

Early one morning, the gulls were still sleeping,
The Sergeant was out, and the girls’ tea was steeping,
When from the washroom came an animal’s howl:
Bess flung the door open, her rump in a towel,
“There’s a boil on my bottom and boy does it hurt!”
Marj warned, “If Pa finds out there will be no dessert!”

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?

Self-doubt. To keep writing, I have to remind myself that not everyone will enjoy or appreciate my writing, but that as long as I like it and my kids like it, it has value… any other families who pick up a story too are just a huge bonus. The act of writing, not selling, is the adventure.

2. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
The name Kelly means Aggressive – Lively – Warrior… check, check and check!

3. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Harold and Maude! It is such a special blend of funny/tragic, shocking/sweet… and the soundtrack is beautiful. Produced in 1971, but the themes are still relevant today… possibly now more than ever

4. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A chinchilla. For one, I saw one while on holiday in Mexico and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Secondly, it would make me an absolute hero to my kids who have been asking for one for years! I also suspect it would make a pretty agreeable writing partner.

5. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Not exactly, but I went to high school with Alanis Morrisette and I rode an elevator with James Woods last year (I played it coolSunglasses face with no fill).


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kelly knew Little Milly Lake as Grandma Mill McInenly.
The usually serious Mildred would occasionally surprise her granddaughter with tales of the fun
and mischief that she and her five older sisters found growing up in the Maritimes in the early 1900s.
The combination of little money or supervision, and a notoriously grumpy father,
made for simple stories with just the right blend of silly and sweet.

Little Milly and the Great Lakes is Kelly’s first creative writing endeavor…
she has been distracted by Little Mateo and Little Lucas.

Connect with Canadian author Kelly McInenly on
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/little-milly-and-the-great-lakes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlemillyandthegreatlakes
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19237406.Kelly_McInenly

Check out Little Milly and the Great Lakes: Marj and the Medal (Book 1) Amazon:  https://www.amazon.ca/Little-Milly-Great-Lakes-Medal/dp/0228808960/

Check out Little Milly and the Great Lakes: Peg and the Party Line (Book 2) 

Check out Little Milly and the Great Lakes: Bess and the Boil (Book 3) Amazon:  https://www.amazon.ca/Little-Milly-Great-Lakes-Bess/dp/0228808766/

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
Kelly McInenly will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour.


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7 comments:

  1. The little would love this!!!

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  2. thank you for sharing this! I'm always looking for books that my niece and nephew will love

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  3. What character was the most fun to write?

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  4. I've enjoyed the tour for Little Milly and the Great Lakes, thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way!

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