Pump Up Your Book Presents The Baby Matrix Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012 + Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Authors on Tour, Featured — By on June 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm

The Baby Matrix

Join Laura Carroll, author of the nonfiction book, The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World, as she tours the blogosphere July 2 – September 28 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your BookThe Baby Matrix Virtual Book Publicity Tour is part of huge Kindle Fire HD giveaway.  See details further down on how you can win one for your own!


Laura Carroll is the author of The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction will Create a Better World, Families of Two: Interviews With Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, and Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out.

In addition to writing nonfiction books, she has worked over the last 15 years as a business and litigation psychology consultant and used her expertise in behavioral sciences, psychology, and communications to advise business, legal, and nonprofit professionals on their communications strategies and goals.

Laura is a seasoned leader of personal and professional development seminars, and has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Good Morning America and The Early Show. She has been a guest on many radio talk shows to discuss social science topics.

You’ll also find her online at her nonfiction book site, LiveTrue Books, and her top blog, La Vie Childfree.

To get your copy of The Baby Matrix by Laura Carroll at Amazon:


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To learn more about Laura, go to her website: http://lauracarroll.com/

Visit Laura Carroll on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/LauraCarroll88

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Find out all about The Baby Matrix at Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13641241-the-baby-matrix


In the movie The Matrix, the character Morpheus offers two pills to Neo—if he takes the blue pill, he will go on with life as he has before, believing what he has always believed. If he takes the red pill, he will find out what the “matrix” really is, and many of his earlier beliefs will be shattered. When it comes to taking a hard look at a specific set of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction that has driven our society for generations, The Baby Matrix is the red pill.

We commonly think our desire to have children boils down to our biological wiring, but author Laura Carroll says it’s much more than that. Unlike other books on parenthood, The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World takes a serious look at powerful social and cultural influences that drive the desire for the parenthood experience, and lays out why we need to be very aware of these influences to make the most informed decisions about parenthood.

The Baby Matrix looks at long-held beliefs about parenthood and reproduction, and unravels why we believe what we believe. It lays out:

-the historical origins of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction

-why many of these beliefs no longer work for society or were never true in the first place

-why we continue to believe them anyway

-the prices society pays as a result

The Baby Matrix shows us how we got here, brings to light what is true, which includes knowing about the powerful influence of “pronatalism,” and explains why society can no longer afford to leave pronatalism unquestioned.

“This is not a book about convincing people not to have children,” says Carroll. “I want people to be very aware of the long-held social and cultural pressures, and be able to free themselves from those pressures when making parenthood choices. This will result in more people making the best decisions for themselves, will foster a society in which those who are best suited to become parents are the ones who have children and one that knows what it means to bring a child into the world today.”

This book will make you examine your own intentions and beliefs, will rile you, and might just change your mind. Whether you are already a parent, want to become a parent, are still making up your mind, or know you don’t want children, you’ll never think about parenthood in the same way.

The Baby Matrix is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, sociology, anthropology, parenting issues, environmentalism, and social justice. But most of all, it’s for anyone, parent or not, who reveres the truth and wants the best for themselves, their families, and our world.

Watch the Trailer!

Watch at YouTube at http://youtu.be/JvdctbeRnts


Pump Up Your Book and Laura Carroll are teaming up to give you a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!

Kindle Fire HD

Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn’t set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries.

This Kindle Fire promotion will run from July 2 – September 27. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on September 28, 2012.

Each blogger who participates in The Baby Matrix virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Dorothy at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Last day to sign up is August 25. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


One lucky person who comments on Laura Carroll’s blog stops will receive a $50 gift certificate. The blog host who receives the most comments through the tour will also receive a $50 gift certificate!  Woot!

If you would like to be a host, email Dorothy at thewriterslife (at) gmail.com.


The Baby Matrix Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, July 2

Book Feature at Examiner

Tuesday, July 3

Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Thursday, July 5

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Monday, July 9

Book Trailer Feature at If Books Could Talk

Tuesday, July 10

Interview at Blogcritics

Wednesday, July 11

Guest Blogging at Beyond the Books

Thursday, July 12

Interview at Beyond the Books

Friday, July 13

Interview at Between the Covers

Monday, July 16

Interview at Review From Here

Tuesday, July 17

Book Feature at Margay Leah Justice

Wednesday, July 18

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Thursday, July 19

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, July 20

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Monday, July 23

Guest Blogging at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, July 24

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, July 25

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Friday, July 27

Book Review at Geek Girl Reviews

Monday, August 6

Guest Blogging at Books Books the Magical Fruit

Tuesday, August 7

Book Review at The Paperback Pursuer

Wednesday, August 8

Guest Blogging at I Am a Reader Not a Writer

Thursday, August 9

Interview at Examiner

Friday, August 10

Guest Blogging at The Bunny’s Review

Monday, August 13

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, August 14

Book Review at Journey Through the TBR Pile

Thursday, August 16

Interview at Paperback Writer

Monday, August 20

Guest Blogging at Giving N Sharing

Guest Blogging at Cafe of Dreams

Tuesday, August 21

Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Wednesday, August 22

Guest Blogging at The Book Connection

Thursday, August 23

Interview at Digital Journal

Friday, August 24

Interview at SheWrites

Tuesday, September 4

Book Feature at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Wednesday, September 5

Book Review at Books Books and More Books

Thursday, September 6

Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer

Thursday, September 7

Guest Blogging at Broowaha

Monday, September 10

Book Feature at The Road to Here

Tuesday, September 11

Book Feature at From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, September 12

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, September 13

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Friday, September 14

Guest Blogging at Writing Daze

Monday, September 17

Book Feature at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Tuesday, September 18

Book Feature at Reader Girls

Thursday, September 20

Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Friday, September 21

Guest Blogging at Inside BJ’s Head

Monday, September 24

Interview at American Chronicle

Thursday, September 27

Interview at Divine Caroline

Friday, September 28

Book Review at Examiner

* * * RESCHEDULING: Guest Blogging at Alive on the Shelves

Laura Carroll’s THE BABY MATRIX VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on July 2 and end on September 28 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!


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  • Gayle Jackson says:

    Having a child is a personal choice

  • kiki says:

    No, People should have the right to make there own choices.

  • corey says:

    not at all. After having two, I see that if you’re not cut out for it, too bad…better for your family and your unborn kids, to decide that you don’t want kids, before they arrive.
    it’s just not for some people – I get it.

  • Anita says:

    No, it’s a personal choice and no one should be made to feel guilty about their choice.

  • Eileen says:

    I don’t think people should be judged or made to feel abnormal for not having kids, just as I think those who have a LOT of kids should not be judged. (I have 6 and given lots of guff over it).

    Everyone has but one life gifted to them and this is just one of many choices we all have to decide freely. Should not be scoffed or ridiculed or made to feel different.

  • mell says:

    Absolutely not!

  • Joani S says:

    Nope, I believe it’s an individuals choice on kids or no kids, but I bet back in the day women were looked down on for choosing to not have kids.

  • felecia says:

    definitely not!

  • Karen Che says:

    No, never! I’d be appalled and downright livid if someone was being belittled or criticized for not wanting children.

  • Lisa Stonesifer says:

    I don’t believe that some people should have children but that doesn’t mean it’s right to think that people are wrong for not wanting any children. It’s a crazy world & people make the wrong choice every minute of the day with or without having any children. But I don’t think any less of my friends that don’t want any children. And I don’t think that is a bad choice either. Some of my friends can’t have children & haven’t been blessed with an adopted one either. I just pray for them to find happiness in each other & the every day life that they live.

  • If all people were supposed to have children, then we’d all be programmed to WANT children. If we were all supposed to look the same, we WOULD all look the same. This is why it’s called free choice.

    People like to judge. I think by doing so, it makes them feel better about themselves.

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