RACE CAR DREAMS Blog Party Wraps Up!

Thank you to Dionna Mann for hosting such a fun-filled, very informative blog party for RACE CAR DREAMS!

For a round up of the entire week and who’s who on the blog party, check out these links below.

DAY ONE: ME! Sharon Chriscoe http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-1-vroom

DAY TWO! My agent! Jessica Sinsheimer http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-2-vroom

DAY THREE! My illustrator! Dave Mottram http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-3-vroom

DAY FOUR! My illustrator’s agent! Anne Moore Armstrong http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-4-vroom

DAY FIVE! My editor! Julie Matysik http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-5-vroom

DAY SIX! My illustrator’s art director! Teresa Bonnaddio http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-6-vroom

DAY SEVEN! My book trailer’s creators! Mother/Daughter duo Donna and Libby Farrell http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-7-vroom

Thank you to everyone who participated! May RACE CAR DREAMS fill the sleepy dreams of many little racers every night!




RACE CAR DREAMS vrooms into Barnes & Noble in Winston Salem, NC and he is one super charged race car!

Thank you Barnes & Noble for hosting RACE CAR DREAMS book launch! Race Car, myself, and my entire family had an amazing time sharing my book, the adorable toy car, and racing some fun cars!

A look back at preparing for the BIG day!

The invites! (Thank you Donna Farrell for the wonderful design!)



Apparel! T- shirts for the pit crew! We even had one made for our soon to be Granddaughter! Can’t wait to see her in it come January!

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Check out the cool tote bag! It came it really handy for toting all the loot!


Giveaways! Goodie bags filled with stickers, tattoos, bracelets, racing flags, bookmarks, and trophies!  (Thank you to my wonderful husband for placing all the stickers on the flags and trophies for me! And helping to stuff the goodie bags!)



And posters!( Thanks you to my fantastic daughter for helping me to roll them all up for easy transport!)  

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The Race Track for some super charged speed racing! 


And the TOY CAR! Isn’t he adorable!





Packed up and ready to vroom!


Before the crowd, I got some pictures with my husband, daughter, mom, nephew, and niece at my signing table.

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My sons and future daughter-in-law arrived. Now that the entire Race Car Pit Crew is here, it’s time for some more pictures of us all decked out in RACE CAR DREAMS apparel.

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More family members arrive throughout the afternoon!

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As did some wonder local author friends! Thank you Ena Jones and Stacy McAnulty for coming! It was so much fun meeting you!



READY, SET, GO! It’s Race time! The race track was a huge hit with all the kids.  

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The Toy Car made for lots of fun photo ops! And was an instant attraction when shoppers entered the store.

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Story time! (Thank you to a wonderful audience! It was so much fun sharing RACE CAR DREAMS with you all!)

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The signing! (Thank you to everyone who bought a book! I hope you enjoy it!)

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Before we left, Barnes and Noble had me sign plenty of copies that they placed an ‘autographed copy’ sticker on before I left. They plan to share RACE CAR DREAMS during story time soon! I was also invited back next year for BULLDOZER DREAMS! YAY!

They also let me take home the display posters they set up for me. Talk about a great souvenir!


THANK YOU to my amazingly supportive family for all of your love, support, and encouragement. Without you none of this would be possible. Thank you to my writer friends, near and far for always being there with me for drafts, revisions, and support. I am forever grateful to you all. Thank you to my hard-working, fearless agent, Jessica Sinsheimer for always believing in me and giving me the most amazing advice. Thank you to my editor, Julie Matysik for all of your hard work and for being such a pleasure to work with. Thank you to my publicist, Cassie Drumm for working so hard on my behave and getting lots of exposure for RACE CAR DREAMS. Thank you to my publisher, Running Press Kids for making my dream come true in acquiring the ‘vehicle dreams’ series! I look forward to many more books with you! And thank you Barnes & Noble for hosting a fun-filled book launch for me and Race Car!

Next stop for RACE CAR DREAMS on his speedy tour will be Chick-Fil-A in Mount Airy, NC. I hope to see tons of race fans there! As there will be a real, live race car joining us, too!

One last thing, Running Press Kids is still hosting a giveaway for FIVE copies of RACE CAR DREAMS over on Goodreads, so head over and enter if you haven’t already!! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/203229-race-car-dreams?utm_content=button&utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_shelved_book_29101496




Day Two of the Blog Party! And another sighting of RACE CAR DREAMS on store shelves!

Day two of the blog party features my super, awesome agent, Jessica Sinsheimer! See what she has to say in an interview with Dionna Mann. http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-2-vroom

And RACE CAR DREAMS has been spotted out in the wild by a another friend. Thank you, Diana Murray for sending me this picture of him face out on Barnes & Noble’s shelf at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, NY! Vroom Vroom!



RACE CAR DREAMS Final Day of the Blog Tour and the first day of the Blog Party!

Race Car is closing in on the finishing lap of his blog tour today on a wonderful friends blog. Thank you Jody for joining us on the tour!! And for some awesome interview questions PLUS a giveaway.

Check out the interview, the giveaway, and hints of more books to come here https://jodyjensenshaffer.blogspot.com/2016/09/race-car-dreams-by-sharon-chriscoe.html#comment-form

And as the saying goes, as one door closes another one opens—today starts the 7 day Blog Party hosted by another great friend. Thank you Dionna! She will be featuring a different person each day that took place in bringing RACE CAR DREAMS into the world. Up first, is ME. Check out her interview with me here: http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-blog-party-day-1-vroom



RACE CAR DREAMS Blog Tour Day 10! With surprise features as well!

Another big, BIG day for Race Car Dreams! He’s been a very busy little race car!

First up on the blog tour, he popped in on Anastasia Suen’s blog! YAY! Check out her post here: http://asuen.com/race-car-dreams/

He stopped by a friends and fellow Blueboard Moderator’s blog for a shout out to him on his Book Birthday! Thank you Vonna! http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/

And thanks to a wonderful friend (thank you Venessa!) for forwarding me a happy email as Race Car was featured in a National Ad with Barnes & Noble with . . .  KATE DiCAMILLO!!! Vroom Vroom!!! Check that out here: http://m2.m.bn.com/nl/jsp/m2.jsp?c=ixNgOg4a5KSjq33ptlll%2FbCL7yxU6KNt&sourceId=L000022551&st=EML

PLUS! A giveaway! Enter on Goodreads for a chance to win one of five copies my awesome publisher is giving away! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/203229-race-car-dreams?utm_content=button&utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_shelved_book_29101496

I do believe Race Car is one happy racer as he’s zipping and zooming all around!




RACE CAR DREAMS Blog Tour Day 9 with an interview and food!

For the day after RACE CAR DREAMS release, the blog tour has two blog posts during the tour! One has an interview with me and one of them includes food!!
Check out Behind the Book with me and Mr. Pig on The Little Crooked Cottage here: http://thelittlecrookedcottage.blogspot.com/

If reading the interview makes you hungry, be sure to check out lunch with RACE CAR DREAMS and Mamabelly here:

Happy Book Birthday RACE CAR DREAMS!! Plus Blog Tour Day 8! And a pre-blog party post!!

Happy Birthday RACE CAR DREAMS!! I am so happy that you are vrooming into the world for kids everywhere to enjoy!

Today is a busy day for Race Car!! Another awesome review as he zips and zooms around on his blog tour! Sandy Brehl lists RACE CAR DREAMS alongside GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE, STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN, and 10 LITTLE NINJAS!

Check out her review here! http://unpackingpicturebookpower.blogspot.com/

And my host for Race Car’s blog party (from Sept. 16th through 22nd) posted a special pre-blog party wishing RACE CAR DREAMS a Happy Birthday!! Thank you so much Dionna! Check out her pre-party post here! http://www.dionnalmann.com/blog/race-car-dreams-revs-its-little-engine-launches-its-wheels-on-published-pavement