The Secret of the Sacred Scarab Virtual Book Publicity Tour January/February 2012

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

Join Fiona Ingram, author of the middle grade adventure novel, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab: Book 1 in the Chronicles of the Stone series (iUniverse), as she virtually tours the blogosphere January 3 – February 29 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About Fiona Ingram

Fiona Ingram

Although Fiona Ingram has been a journalist for the last fifteen years, writing a children’s bookThe Secret of the Sacred Scarab—was an unexpected step, inspired by a recent trip to Egypt. The tale of the sacred scarab began life as a little anecdotal tale for her 2 nephews (then 10 and 12), who had accompanied her on the Egyptian trip. This short story grew into an award-winning children’s book, the first in the adventure series Chronicles of the Stone. The author has already completed the next book in the series—The Search for the Stone of Excalibur—a huge treat for young King Arthur fans.

Although Fiona Ingram does not have children of her own, she has an adopted teenage foster child, from an underprivileged background who is just discovering the joys of reading for pleasure. Fiona’s experiences in teaching her daughter to read has resulted in her interest in child literacy and in creating ways to get kids more interested in reading, as well as helping parents to instil a love of reading in their children.

Naturally, Fiona is a voracious reader and has been from early childhood. Her interests include literature, art, theatre, collecting antiques, animals, music, and films. She loves travel and has been fortunate to have lived in Europe (while studying) and America (for work). She has travelled widely and fulfilled many of her travel goals.

Fiona’s latest book is the middle grade adventure novel, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab – Book 1 in the Chronicles of the Stone series.

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About The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab A 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Only when the evil Dr. Faisal Khalid shows a particular interest in the cousins and their scarab, do the boys realise they are in terrible danger. Dr. Khalid wants the relic at all costs. Justin and Adam embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler. They are plunged into a whirlpool of hazardous and mysterious events when Dr. Khalid kidnaps them. They survive terrifying dangers in a hostile environment (such as a giant cobra, as well as sinking sand), pursued by enemies in their quest to solve the secret of the sacred scarab. They must translate the hieroglyphic clues on the underside of the scarab, as well as rescue the missing archaeologist James Kinnaird, and their friend, the Egyptologist Ebrahim Faza, before time runs out. They must also learn more about the ancient Seven Stones of Power and the mysterious Shemsu-Hor. With just their wits, courage, and each other, the boys manage to survive … only to find that the end of one journey is the beginning of another!

Young explorers will enjoy an interactive journey through Egypt, following Justin and Adam’s exciting adventure on Readers can also browse the first chapter of the book. Those who survive the journey and manage to translate the Curse of Thoth will be able to read the first chapter in Adam and Justin’s next adventure—The Search for the Stone of Excalibur—as they hunt for the Scroll of the Ancients.

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab has received the following awards:

  • Book Award Nominations & Wins:
  • Finalist Children’s Fiction  USA Next Generation 2009 Indie Book Awards
  • Finalist Juvenile Fiction USA National Best Books 2009 Awards
  • Winner Pre-Teen USA 2009 Readers’ Favorites Awards
  • Number 2 in the USA Children’s & Teens Book Connection Top Ten Favourite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens & Teens
  • Winner Silver Medal Teen Fiction 2010 Nautilus Book Awards
  • Finalist Children’s Fiction 2010 International Book Awards
  • Winner Bronze Medal Pre-Teen Fiction 2010 Moonbeam Book Awards
  • Finalist 2011 Rubery Book Awards
  • Winner Gold Award Mystery Pre-Teen 2011 Children’s Literary Classics Awards

Purchase ebook for $2.99 here!

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The Secret of the Sacred Scarab a Finalist in the 2011 SharpWrit Book Awards. Winners will be announced in Jan 2012.

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Watch the Trailer!

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The Secret of the Sacred Scarab Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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books kk 1232 Tuesday, January 3

Video review at Kaitlin Usher’s YouTube Channel

1232 Wednesday, January 4

Twitterview at Pump Up Your Book

1232 Friday, January 6

Interviewed at Blogcritics

1232 Monday, January 9

Book reviewed at Everyday Is An Adventure

1232 Tuesday, January 10

Interviewed at Examiner

1232 Wednesday, January 11

Book reviewed at Books Complete Me

1232 Thursday, January 12

Interviewed at Review From Here

1232 Friday, January 13

Interviewed at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

1232 Monday, January 16

Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

1232 Tuesday, January 17

Book reviewed at My Book Retreat

1232 Wednesday, January 18

Book Review & Interview at SOS Aloha

1232 Thursday, January 19

Book reviewed at Splashes of Joy

1232 Friday, January 20

Interviewed at Beyond the Books

1232 Monday, January 23

Book reviewed at Broken Teepee

1232 Tuesday, January 24

Interviewed at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog

1232 Wednesday, January 25

Guest blogging at Carol’s Notebook

1232 Thursday, January 26

Book reviewed at Book Nook Club

1232 Friday, January 27

Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

1232 Monday, February 6

Interview & Book Giveaway at Cafe of Dreams

1232 Tuesday, February 7

Book reviewed at Carol’s Notebook

1232 Wednesday, February 8

Guest blogging at Dear Teen Me

1232 Thursday, February 9

Book reviewed at Bookworm Lisa

1232 Friday, February 10

Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

1232 Tuesday, February 14

Interviewed at The  Character Connection

1232 Wednesday, February 15

Book reviewed at Hott Books

1232 Thursday, February 16

Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

1232 Monday, February 20

Guest blogging at Curling Up By the Fire

1232 Tuesday, February 21

Book reviewed at Day By Day In Our World

1232 Wednesday, February 22

Guest blogging at Book Marketing Buzz

Read the first chapter at Pump Up Your Book

1232 Thursday, February 23

Books reviewed at Words by Webb (RESCHEDULING)

1232 Friday, February 24

Book reviewed at Books, Thoughts And a Few Adventures

Monday, February 27

Book reviewed at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Tuesday, February 28

Interviewed at American Chronicle

Wednesday, February 29

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

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Fiona Ingram’s THE SECRET OF THE SACRED SCARAB VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on January 3 and end on February 29 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at) if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!

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