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

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

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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Comments 31

 
YABC on Friday, 22 February 2013 08:16

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)

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 10:03

E-mail: [email protected]
Blog: http://www.paperiot.com

E-mail: [email protected] Blog: http://www.paperiot.com
YABC on Friday, 22 February 2013 08:52

I'd love to participate in the tour!

Email: [email protected]
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”

I'd love to participate in the tour! Email: [email protected] 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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 10:11

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

Thanks!
Laurie

Sounds like an awesome book! email: [email protected] http://wwww.readergirlsblog.com Choices: review/GP: Mindy's movie soundtrack/GP: Mindy's most embarrassing teen memory Thanks! Laurie
Kaye M. on Friday, 22 February 2013 10:21

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

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 11:04

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: [email protected]
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

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: [email protected] 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, Staff Reviewer on Friday, 22 February 2013 11:22

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

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 11:23

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!

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 13:11

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

I'd be interested. Blog: davinajamison.tumblr.com (YA Book Love). Topic choices: Character interview, dealing with loss, excerpt.
YABC on Friday, 08 March 2013 17:56

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

Hi Davina - what's your email address? I'll send you details on the tour. Thanks!
YABC on Friday, 22 February 2013 13:26

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!

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 14:33

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
[email protected]

--Erica

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 [email protected] --Erica
YABC on Friday, 22 February 2013 15:37

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

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 17:05

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

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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 18:10

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: [email protected]
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

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: [email protected] 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 on Friday, 22 February 2013 18:25

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: [email protected]
Blog: Lust For Stories @ http://lustforstories.blogspot.ca

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

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: [email protected] Blog: Lust For Stories @ http://lustforstories.blogspot.ca Preferred posts: Character Interview Character "This or That" Review
YABC on Friday, 22 February 2013 19:27

I would like to participate in the tour too!
Email: [email protected]
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

I would like to participate in the tour too! Email: [email protected] 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 on Saturday, 23 February 2013 11:04

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

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 on Saturday, 23 February 2013 18:52

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

This book is on my TBR list on Goodreads. I would love to participate in the blog tour! Email: [email protected] Blog: http://www.fueledbyfiction.blogspot.com Choices: excerpt; soundtrack; twitter feed
Margay Roberge on Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:27

I'd like to do this:

Review

Excerpt

Guest post – Mindy’s dream cast


Margay1122ATgmailDOTcom

http://margayleahjustice.blogspot.com

I'd like to do this: Review Excerpt Guest post – Mindy’s dream cast Margay1122ATgmailDOTcom http://margayleahjustice.blogspot.com

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