Blog and Giveaway Schedule for the TRADE THE DAY Blog-a-Thon
By - June 1, 2013
When the clock changes from 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 22 to 12:00 am Friday, August 23, Trade the Day: Spotlight on Team Alaina, a Blog-a-thon to raise money for Team Alaina for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society will kick off. Most importantly, this is when you can start heading over to www.stairwaypress.com/bookstore to purchase THE TRADE by Colby Marshall and have proceeds go to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The blog-a-thon (and THE TRADE's gross profits going to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society) will continue until the clock makes its way all the back to 11:59 pm Friday night and strikes midnight to ring in Saturday.
With a new author or special guest post every hour and every segment filled with great giveaways, you might be wondering when your favorite author, agent, or site (or their giveaways!) will be showing up on the blog. Never fear! Below is a detailed schedule of the twenty-four hours of the blog-a-thon. Also, be sure to check out the other Trade the Day links to learn how to enter a giveaway, to find out more about the authors involved, and anything else you might want or need to know about the event.
The blog-a-thon will take place right here on www.colbymarshall.com/blog. The following times are based on Eastern Standard Time.
12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Blog-a-thon Kick-off with Colby Marshall
1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Mystery Lite So You Can Turn Off the Lights
1:00 a.m. Guest Post LynDee Walker, Amazon Bestselling
Author of Front Page Fatality
2:00 a.m. Interview Rochelle Staab, Agatha, Anthony,
and Golden Heart Nominated,
Watson Award-Winning Author
of the Mind for Murder mystery
This segment will include giveaways from both of our guest posters as well as from Debut Crime-Caper Author of Double Whammy, Gretchen Archer, and International Thriller Writers’ Debut Class Author of The Catsitter’s Cradle, John Clement.
3:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. Crack of Dawn Conspiracies
3:00 a.m. Interview Lisa Brackmann, New York
Times and USA Today
Bestselling Author of Rock
4:00 a.m. Interview J.F. Penn, Amazon Bestselling
Author of the Arkane series
and Author of Hit Writing Blog
The Creative Penn
Segment will include giveaways from both of our Guest Posters, Chain of Command Author, Colby Marshall, and Author of Corrupt Practices, Robert Rotstein.
5:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Breakfast with Stairway Press
5:00 a.m. Interview Yvonne Walus, Author
of Upcoming Thriller,
6:00 a.m. Interview Kay Kendall, Debut Author of
Vietnam War Mystery,
7:00 a.m. Guest Post Bryn Greenwood, The Queen of
Quirk and Debut Author of
This segment will include giveaways from all of our Guest Posters in this segment as well as a giveaway from Stairway Press Author of The Trade, the book that spurred this day’s existence, Colby Marshall.
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Rise and Shine with Romance
8:00 a.m. Guest Post Sharla Lovelace, National
Bestselling Author of The
Reason is You
9:00 a.m. Interview Brenda Novak, New York
Times Bestselling Author
of Romantic Suspense
10:00 a.m. Guest Post Diana Gabaldon, New York Times
Bestselling Author of the Outlander
This segment will include giveaways from all three of our Guest Posters, as well as a giveaway from Ramsey Hootman, Author of the Critically Acclaimed Literary Debut Novel, Courting Greta, and International Thriller Writers’ Debut Class Author and Attorney, Daco.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Brunch-time Talk of Baby Brothers and Blood
Special Guest Christa Carol Jones, author of Magicbound and mother of Alaina, joins us to tell us Alaina’s story—not the character in THE TRADE’s story—the story of the real Alaina and her journey with blood cancer that inspired THE TRADE’s character and this very Blog-a-thon Event.
This segment will include a giveaway of The Trade from Author Colby Marshall.
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Agents in the Afternoon
12:00 p.m. Interview Rachel Ekstrom, Agent
1:00 p.m. Guest Post Kate McKean, Literary
Agent, Howard Morhaim
This segment will include giveaways from Award-Winning Debut Historical Novelist, G.J. Berger, and Debut Thriller Author and Entertainment Attorney, Robert Rotstein.
2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Four Hours of Fright
2:00 p.m. Interview R.L. Stine, Internationally
Bestselling and New York
Times Bestselling Author
of the Goosebumps Series
3:00 p.m. Guest Post Gretchen McNeil, Master of YA
Suspense and Author of the
4:00 p.m. Guest Post Hank Phillippi Ryan, Twenty-
eight Time Emmy Award
Nominee and Agatha Award-
Winning Author of Prime
5:00 p.m. Guest Post Jenny Milchman, International
Thriller Writers' Debut Author
of Widely Praised First Novel,
Cover of Snow
This segment will feature giveaways from Guest Posters R.L. Stine and Jenny Milchman as well as International Thriller Writers’ Debut Class Authors Melissa MacGregor (The Curious Steambox Affair), Lynne Raimondo (Dante’s Wood), and Marjorie Brody (Twisted).
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The Witching Hour
With special guest Rose Pressey, Amazon Bestselling Author
This segment with contrain giveaways from debut YA thriller author of Second Verse, Jennifer Walkup, and Debut Novelist and Podcast Co-Producer, Maer Wilson!
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. After Dinner Betrayal
7:00 p.m. Guest Post Dee Garretson, Scholastic
Book Club Author and
Debut Mystery Author
8:00 p.m. Guest Post Katrina Kittle, Critically
Acclaimed Author of The
Kindness of Strangers
This segment will include giveaways from both of this segment’s Guest Posters as well as from Bestselling Pet Book Author of the new fiction debut Lost and Found, Amy Shojai and Anthony Award Winner, Edgar Award Nominee, Sophie Littlefield.
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Evening of Explosions and Intrigue
9:00 p.m. Interview Steve Berry, New York Times
and Internationally Bestselling
Author of The King's
10:00 p.m. Guest Post Jeff Edwards, Author and
Winner of the 2008 Clive
Cussler Grand Master Award
for Adventure Writing
This segment will include a giveaway from Booklist Top Ten Youth Fantasy Novelist, Cindy Pon as well as American Expat & Critically Acclaimed Debut Thriller Author of Japantown, Barry Lancet.
11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Wrap Party
11:00 p.m. Guest Post The Not-So-Starving Artist
A New Blog for New York
Creative Artists on a Budget
11:45 p.m. Closing Words Colby Marshall
This segment will include giveaways from our
Guest Poster and Colby Marshall.
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