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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YABC (website) 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)

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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 (website) on Friday, 22 February 2013 10:03

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

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E-mail: judith@paperiot.com Blog: http://www.paperiot.com
YABC (website) on Friday, 22 February 2013 08:52

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”

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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 (website) on Friday, 22 February 2013 10:11

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

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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. (website) 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

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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 (website) 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: 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

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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, Staff (website) 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

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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 (website) 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!

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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 (website) 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.

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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!

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