Pump Up Your Book Presents Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway

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Join Salvatore Barbera, author of the children’s picture book, Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow, as he tours the blogosphere October 1 – 31, 2013 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

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The story of Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.

While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.

This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.

When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.

Watch the Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow video trailer at http://youtu.be/72fOn1tEbDM





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Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media & entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.

Sal’s sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.

Visit Sal Barbera’s website at www.salbarbera.com.


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Pump Up Your Book and Sal Barbera are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon gift certificate.
  • This giveaway runs November 4 – December 10, 2013.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on December 12, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!


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Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

October 1st

Interview at Blogcritics

October 2nd

Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life

October 3rd

Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn

October 4th

Book review at Alicia Finn Noack

October 7th

Book spotlight at Literarily Speaking

October 8th

Book spotlight at Between the Covers

October 9th

Book spotlight at The Book Rack

Book review at Classic Children’s Books

October 10th

Book review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

October 11th

Guest post at Paperback Writer

Book spotlight at Review from Here

Book review at A Year of Jubilee Book Reviews

October 12th

Book spotlight at 4 the Love of Books

October 14th

Interview at Straight from the Author’s Mouth

October 15th

Book spotlight at Beyond the Books

October 16th

Book trailer reveal at If Books Could Talk

Book spotlight at Broken Teepee

October 17th

Guest post at The Story Behind the Book

Book review at Lynn’s Corner

October 18th

Interview at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

October 21st

Book review at My Devotional Thoughts

Book review at Deco My Heart

Book spotlight at A Year of Jubilee Book Reviews

October 22nd

Book review at 4 the Love of Books

October 23rd

Guest post at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase

October 25th

Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

October 28th

Book review at Thoughts in Progress

October 30th

Book review at Maureen’s Musings

October 31st

Book review at Blooming with Books

Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner


November 4th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Katie’s Clean Book Collection

November 5th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Book Marketing Buzz

November 7th

Interview at Story of a Writer

November 8th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Plug Your Book

November 13th

Interview at Broowaha

November 18th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Literal Exposure

November 19th

Book spotlight and book giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

November 20th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Janet Ann Collins on Special Needs. Opening Eyes. Opening Hearts.

November 21st

Book spotlight at Putting Words Down on Paper

November 22nd

Book spotlight and giveaway at Library of Clean Reads

November 27th

Book spotlight and giveaway at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection


December 2nd

Book spotlight at Bluebell Books

Book review at Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews

December 3rd

Book review at Nancy Stewart Books

December 4th

Book spotlight and giveaway at Ramblings of a SAHM

December 5th

Join the book discussion and giveaway at PUYB Virtual Book Club

December 9th

Book review at Library of Clean Reads

December 11th

Interview at Examiner

December 12th

Book spotlight at Penny’s Tales

December 13th

Book review at This Little Book of Mine

December 17th

Book review at WV Stitcher

December 20th

Book feature at Little Shepherd

December 27th

Book tour highlights at The Book Rack

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