Pump Up Your Book Presents The Birr Elixir Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Join Jo Sparkes, author of the fantasy, The Birr Elixir, as he tours the blogosphere June 3 – 28 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



Marra had never heard of Birr Elixir.

But when Drail of the Hand of Victory saw the words in an old book, she found herself agreeing to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, the Hand of Victory defeated a Skullan team, something no one had ever done before. Now Drail walked the path his grandsire had walked, and Marra was offered a place as Brista, his potions mistress. She doubted her ability, but took the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

When she found a way to wake the mysterious sleeper, Marra wondered if she deserved the title after all.

But with Tryst’s waking, ill luck and bad things suddenly dogged their tracks. Drail, being a man of action, saw only the good in people. Marra lacked his faith, but was frozen by her own timidity. When the time came to confront these enemies, would Tryst stand with them or against them?

Would it make any difference?

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A well-known Century City Producer once said Jo Sparkes “writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”

Jo graduated from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program, forgot about writing totally, until she had a chance to study with Robert Powell, a student of renowned teachers Lew Hunter and Richard Walter, head of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program.

She has written feature film scripts, scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, and commercial work for corporate clients. A featured writer on several websites, she was a member of the Pro Football Writers Association and (very unofficially) the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he came to the Arizona Cardinals.

Jo served as an adjunct teacher at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of her most beloved lecture.

Her book for writers and artists, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It” has received glowing reviews.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.

Her latest book is the fantasy, The Birr Elixir.

You can visit her website at www.josparkes.com or connect with her at twitter at www.twitter.com/sparkes777.


The Birr Elixir Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, June 3 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, June 3 – First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, June 4 – Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, June 5 – Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, June 6 – Interview at Review From Here

Friday, June 7 – Interview at Brayton’s Book Buzz

Monday, June 10 – Book Feature & Giveaway at My Cozie Corner

Tuesday, June 11 – Guest Blogging & First Chapter Reveal at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, June 12 – Interview at Fantasy Pages

Thursday, June 13 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

Friday, June 14 – Book Review & Interview at Momma Says Read

Monday, June 17 – Book Feature & Giveaway at Gina’s Library

Tuesday, June 18 – Guest Blogging at From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, June 19 – Interview at You Gotta Read Reviews

Thursday, June 20 – Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, June 20 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer

Friday, June 21 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, June 21 – Book Feature at Moonlight Lace and Mayhem

Monday, June 24 – Book Review & Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Tuesday, June 25 – First Chapter Reveal at Read  My First Chapter

Wednesday, June 26 – Interview at Between the Covers

Thursday, June 27 – Book Feature at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Thursday, June 27 – Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Friday, June 28 – Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

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