An Announcement and A Reveal (+Blog Tour Sign-Ups)

Hello, everyone!!

I have a secret that I’ve been keeping from you guys. It’s not a deep, dark secret, but a light, heartfelt one that I have been bursting to tell you. It’s an amazing, happy secret that I-

Okay, yeah, let’s cut to the chase. I could go on and on about how amazing this secret is but, yeah, I’ll bore you if I don’t get to the point (I’ll bore myself, too).

Soo……I guess I’m publishing my novella.


Okay, calm down, Anika, CALM DOWN. *deep breath*

I am going to be publishing my novella, Penny’s New Beginning, on March 23rd, 2017! ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY WAHT.

Most of you guys don’t even know that Penny’s New Beginning even exists. Only my beta-readers and my editor. That’s all. Well, I may have told my pen pals, and chat buddies, and Grace, but I made them promise to keep it a secret so that I could tell most of you today.

The official release date for Penny’s New Beginning is March 23rd. I will be having a blog tour that will run from March 21st through March 23rd – more details on that at the end of this post.

Now, I thought that you guys might like to see the cover and know about a bit about the book! It is a roughly 7,000 word novella written for girls ages 5-11. I have it set as more like an American Girl book, you know? Well, I guess I’ll give you the cover and blurb now:

PNB Cover.jpg

Nine-year-old Penny Hearting has just moved to Nassau with her family and is completely convinced that a mermaid rescued her from drowning – but, no one believes her. So, she takes matters into her own hands and goes on a search for the mermaid that rescued her.

Ten-year-old Emmy is the princess of Utopia, an underwater city populated by mermaids. But, when her evil aunt, Cassandra, takes the city from her father, the King, her only option is to seek help from the girl whom she rescued.

When these two lives collide, can they and another friend save their homes from disaster?

EEEEEEEEEEE LOOK AT THE COVER ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL???!!!!! I even drew it myself!!!! 😀

Okay, now that I’ve given you all the cover and the blurb, I’ll give you some info about the blog tour;

The blog tour, as you know, will be run from March 21st through March 23rd. If you sign up, expect to receive AT LEAST two emails between February 15th and March 2oth.

I would be absolutely delighted if you would sign up for the blog tour!! Sign-ups are only open TODAY THROUGH February 13th, though. Just remember that!

Okay, if you would like to sign up for the Penny’s New Beginning Blog Tour, please use the form below! 🙂

Penny’s New Beginning Blog Tour Sign-Up Form:

Do you not have a blog, but would still like to participate? Sign-up to review the book below!

Penny’s New Beginning Review Sign-Up Form:


If you signed up, expect to receive an email from me on the 15th of February!!! thanks!!! 😀


Are you excited for me to be published? Did you sign up?


41 thoughts on “An Announcement and A Reveal (+Blog Tour Sign-Ups)

    1. It is somewhat like a regular tour, like singers do, but it is on blogs. If you sign up, you feature a book spotlight and/or an author interview and/or a book review. If you look around on other blogs, you’ll see blog tour posts. I actually just did one, so you can go back and look at that one. 🙂

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  1. Your publishing your novella! *screams* congrats!! Im so happy for you 😀 is it possible to participate in the tour without an email? I have one, but I’m not supposed to use it :/ Anyways, I hope many people participate! Best of luck 😛


  2. OH my goodness ANIKA. You’re ALREADY publishing a novella, I can’t believe it! I think I was only just learning that I liked to write at your age xD. Seriously YOU’RE AWESOME – I’m so excited for you! 😀


  3. Congratulations, Anika!! It must be really exciting for you, since I know it was for me to have a book published. 🙂 (I signed up to read it) I’m actually having a blog tour, too, if you’re interested. Kellyn Roth is hosting it, which you can see here:
    I’d appreciate it if you considered joining. 🙂



  4. Ayyy, that’s awesome! Will you be self-publishing, or traditional publishing? (You said editor so I’m assuming traditional?)
    Also, sorry for the sudden entrance. I’m May, and I’m a new blogger. 😛 I love your blog, and while I would love to help you out on promoting your book, I’m frankly quite new and barely know you, so… 😛 I’ll let you know if I can, though! 🙂
    Congrats again! 😀


    1. Hi, May! Welcome to the blogging world. 🙂 I will be self-publishing my book this time, although I hope t traditionally publish in the future. 😀
      Thanks a bunch, May! Oh, it’s fine. You don’t have to sign up. 🙂

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