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Bloggers: Want to be a part of The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour? Find out how!

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YABC is excited to announce we will be hosting the blog tour for The Symptoms of My Insanity by debut author Mindy Raf! Before we jump into the details of the tour, read on to learn more about Mindy and her laugh-out-loud, bittersweet coming-of-age tale told in a totally true, totally teen voice.

Izzy is a hypochondriac with enormous boobs that won’t stop growing, a mother with a rare disease who won’t admit she’s sick, a best friend who appears to have undergone a personality transplant, and…a date with an out-of-her-league athlete who just spilled Gatorade all over her. Yes, Izzy Skymen has a hectic life. But when a viral text reveals her basketball player crush to be a very different sort of player and her mother’s health takes a turn for the worse, Izzy loses her way. Fortunately, an unexpected and hilarious show of solidarity from the female student body allows Izzy the space to figure herself out. 

MTV.com’s Hollywood Crush blog has already deemed The Symptoms of My Insanity, your new favorite title-to-be,” and VOYA praised it as, “Light and funny yet grounded in the often painful sensibilities of teenagers. . . . A touching look at the confusion bred in the alliances of teens as they find their way in the world.” 

Debut author Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne, and musician who has written for VH1’s Best Night Ever, WABC Radio, and CollegeHumor.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about Mindy at www.mindyraf.com or follow her on Twitter @mindyraf!

The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour will kick off here on the YABC blog on April 1 with an exclusive video from Mindy! We’re sending out the call to bloggers who would like to host the tour on one of the sixteen other designated days leading up to publication on April 18, 2013. We need you to host one of the following choices of tour stops:

  • Review 

  • Excerpt 

  • Guest post – Mindy’s dream cast 

  • Guest post – Mindy’s movie soundtrack 

  • Guest post – Mindy’s writing soundtrack  

  • Guest post – blogger topic of choice! 

  • Guest post – What would be in the character’s playlists 

  • Guest post – Mindy’s most embarrassing teen memory 

  • Guest post – Sneak peak into character’s email account 

  • Guest post – Sneak peak into character’s Twitter feed 

  • Guest post – Mindy’s high school musical theatre experience 

  • Guest post – Dealing with loss 

  • Guest post – Secondary character “guest post” 

  • Q&A with Mindy 

  • Character interview 

  • Character ‘this or that’ 

If you’re interested in participating, please leave your email, a link to your blog, and your top three choices of tour stops in the comments section. If you already have ideas for a guest post, a theme for a Q&A, or anything else, be sure to include it in your comment! A representative for the tour will get back to you next week once we have put our schedule together. Advance reading copies will be available in both physical and egalley form.

Happy Reading!

 

 

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  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    Oh, I came across this book just last week and it sounds great :) I'd love to promote it on my blog. I'd especially love to host a guest post. Mindy's writing (or movie) soundtrack, Mindy's most embarrassing teen memory and the post about dealing with loss would be my top three picks.

    Judith (paperiot.com)

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    E-mail: judith@paperiot.com
    Blog: http://www.paperiot.com

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    I'd love to participate in the tour!

    Email: czarinegomez@gmail.com
    Sab The Book Eater: http://sabthebookeater.blogspot.com/
    Top 3 choices: 1) Review, 2) Guest post – Sneak peak into character’s Twitter feed and 3) Guest post – Secondary character “guest post”

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    Sounds like an awesome book!
    email: readergirls@gmail.com
    http://wwww.readergirlsblog.com
    Choices: review/GP: Mindy's movie soundtrack/GP: Mindy's most embarrassing teen memory

    Thanks!
    Laurie

  • Kaye M.
    Kaye M. Friday, 22 February 2013

    Oh, gosh, this definitely sounds like a book that will be up my alley!

    E-mail: busylearninghome(at)gmail(dot)com

    Blog: watercolormoods.blogspot.com

    Choices: 1) Guest post - high school memories, 2) Review, 3) Q&A with Mindy

  • azahara
    azahara Friday, 22 February 2013

    It sounds amazing, and I would like to host this in my blog because we do a bilingual blog in Spanish and English, so I am sure a lot of Spanish people will have the chance to read it:
    Email: livinginourownstory@hotmail.es
    Blog: livinginourownstory.blogspot.com.es
    Choices: 1) review 2)Guest post – Mindy’s writing soundtrack 3)Guest post – What would be in the character’s playlists

  • Christina Franke, Editor
    Christina Franke, Editor Friday, 22 February 2013

    Oh hey! This book sounds awesome, so I would totally tour it up. (Though I'm still not over the cover change)

    Guest post – Mindy’s most embarrassing teen memory
    Guest post – Mindy’s high school musical theatre experience
    Review

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    This tour sounds amazing! I'd love to be a part of it :)

    Email: dearmegan[at]outlook[dot]com
    Blog: http://thebookgalaxy.blogspot.com
    Choices: 1) Review 2) Q&A with Mindy 3)Guest post - blogger's own topic

    Thank you!

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    I'd be interested.
    Blog: davinajamison.tumblr.com (YA Book Love).
    Topic choices: Character interview, dealing with loss, excerpt.

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 08 March 2013

    Hi Davina - what's your email address? I'll send you details on the tour. Thanks!

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    I'd love to be part of this tour! A soundtrack post sounds awesome but I'm up for anything!

    Blog: A Book and a Latte http://bookandlatte.com
    1) Mindy's writing soundtrack 2) Q&A with Mindy 3) Mindy's dream cast

    So excited for this book, I hope I can take part in the tour!

  • Erica, Editor
    Erica, Editor Friday, 22 February 2013

    I wouldlove to be a part of the tour -
    My top picks would be:

    Guest post – Mindy’s dream cast

    Guest post – Mindy’s movie soundtrack

    Guest post – Mindy’s writing soundtrack

    www.thebookcellarx.com
    thebookcellarx@gmail.com

    --Erica

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    This sounds like a fun tour!

    Guest Post: Sneak peak into character's Twitter feed.
    Guest Post: Sneak peak into character's email
    Guest Post: Mindy's most embarrassing teen moment

    http://cuddlebuggery.com
    Stephaniesinclair[at]cuddlebuggery[dot]com

  • Bailey Hewlett
    Bailey Hewlett Friday, 22 February 2013

    This sounds like such a fun book. :) I'd love to be a part of the blog tour! Thank you for the opportunity.

    My email: angelgirl122193[at]aol[dot]com
    My blog: http://ibbookblogging.net/

    Post types I'd love to do:
    Guest post – Mindy’s most embarrassing teen memory
    Review
    Character Interview

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    This is great! I am new to blogging but I would love the opportunity to highlight this book and help grown the blogging community :)

    Caitlin Long
    email: kruecait@isu.edu
    blog: http://caitontheroad.blogspot.com

    Guest post – What would be in the character’s playlists
    Review
    Guest post – Mindy’s high school musical theatre experience

  • Grace Lo
    Grace Lo Friday, 22 February 2013

    I'd really love to be chosen for the blog tour! Good luck to all the bloggers out there as well c:

    Grace Lo
    Email: loen1999196600@live.ca
    Blog: Lust For Stories @ http://lustforstories.blogspot.ca

    Preferred posts:
    Character Interview
    Character "This or That"
    Review

  • YABC
    YABC Friday, 22 February 2013

    I would like to participate in the tour too!
    Email: actinupwb@gmail.com
    Blog: http://actinupwithbooks.blogspot.com

    I'd like to host for:
    an excerpt
    guest post: blogger topic: favorite independent bookstore or memorable bookstore experience
    review

  • Marlyn
    Marlyn Saturday, 23 February 2013

    I'd love to be part of this tour!
    Choices: most embarrassing memory, musical theatre experience, dealing with loss.
    Dates: April 2,9, 16.

    http://marlyn-stuff.blogspot.com
    marlyn dot beebe at yahoo.com

  • Jessica
    Jessica Saturday, 23 February 2013

    This book is on my TBR list on Goodreads. I would love to participate in the blog tour!
    Email: prosperj71@gmail.com
    Blog: http://www.fueledbyfiction.blogspot.com
    Choices: excerpt; soundtrack; twitter feed

  • Margay Roberge
    Margay Roberge Sunday, 24 February 2013

    I'd like to do this:

    Review

    Excerpt

    Guest post – Mindy’s dream cast


    Margay1122ATgmailDOTcom

    http://margayleahjustice.blogspot.com

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