📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents Summer on Earth Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Peter Thompson’s SUMMER ON EARTH Blog Tour August 1 – October 31!

Summer on Earth

Inside the Book

Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: Persnickety Press
Pages: 293
Genre: Sci-fi / Middle Grade


The night that eleven-year-old Grady Johnson looked out his window and wished upon a shooting star, his life changed forever.

Grady, his Ma, and younger sister Luanne are having a hard summer. Dad has died and the family isn’t the same. Though Ma is trying her best, Grady knows they don’t have enough money to get by.

The shooting star he saw was a space craft plunging to Earth, and landing at the back of their farm. Extraterrestrial engineer Ralwil Turth has one goal, to fix his power drive and go back home. But things don’t go as planned. Stuck in human form, he gets to know Grady and his family as he works on their farm. He starts to learn about what it means to be human, and the exotic charms of this planet like the taste of potatoes, and how amazing bugs are.

Ralwil grows to care for Grady and his family. On a trip to town, he realizes that money is what matters to humans, and is the cause of the family’s trouble. That night, he uses his technology to combine a twenty-dollar bill with an oak twig. Over the next week this grows to a towering tree, every leaf a twenty-dollar bill. This, Ralwil is sure, will solve all the family’s problems.

But the family’s wealth raises suspicion in this small town, and this soon leads to more trouble. With the family’s fate, and Ralwil’s life, on the line, Grady has to find the courage to help his family and save his friend.

Summer on Earth blends humor, adventure and poignancy to create an unforgettable story about finding home.


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Meet the Author

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson grew up in Illinois, and lives near Chicago. He remembers how excited he was when the first astronaut stepped on to the moon. He has had an appreciation of space, and all its possibilities ever since. His love of children’s books developed while reading to his three sons. His first novel, Living Proof, was a thriller published by Berkeley Books. Summer on Earth is his first book for younger readers. It will be released in August of this year.




Tour Schedule

Tuesday, August 1

First Chapter Reveal & Tour Kick Off at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, August 2

Guest Blogging at Sheila’s Guests and Reviews

Thursday, August 3

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Friday, August 4

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books


Monday, August 7

Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Tuesday, August 8

Book Featured at Readaholic

Wednesday, August 9

Book Featured at Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!

Thursday, August 10

Book Featured at Huntley and Books


Monday, August 14

Guest Blogging at Blogging Authors

Tuesday, August 15

Book Featured at Yah Gotta Read This

Wednesday, August 16

Book Featured at Books, Dreams, Life


Monday, August 21

Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, August 22

Book Featured at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, August 24

Book Featured at Blooming with Books


Monday, August 28

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, August 31

Book Featured at YouTube


Monday, September 4

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author

Tuesday, September 5

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Wednesday, September 6

Book Review at Thoughts on Books

Thursday, September 7

Book Featured at A Title Wave


Monday, September 11

Interview at My Book Launch

Tuesday, September 12

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, September 13

Book Featured at Books, Dreams, Life

Thursday, September 14

Guest Blogging at Mina’s Bookshelf


Monday, September 18

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Tuesday, September 19

First Chapter Reveal at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Thursday, September 21

Character Interview at Pimp That Character!


Monday, September 25

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Tuesday, September 26

Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

Wednesday, September 27

Book Review at Books for Books

Friday, September 29

Interview at Nuttin’ But Books


Monday, October 2

Book Featured at Read My First Chapter

Tuesday, October 3

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, October 4

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish


Monday, October 9

Book Featured at Hooked From Page One

Tuesday, October 10

Interview at Straight from the Authors Mouth

Wednesday, October 11

Book Review at From My Bookshelf

Thursday, October 12

Interview at SheWrites


Monday, October 16

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, October 17

Interview at Book Bloggin’ Princess

Wednesday, October 18

First Chapter Review at The Literary Nook

Thursday, October 19

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Book Featured at As the Page Turns


Monday, October 23

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, October 24

Book Featured at Book Cover Junkie


Monday, October 30

Book Review at A Room Without Books is Empty

Tuesday, October 31

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’