The Rootless Blog Tour is Coming!

The Rootless Blog Tour is Coming!

We're so excited to be kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour on Monday, October 29th!

If you haven't heard about ROOTLESS, here's what it's about:

17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago--his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World. 

Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo--a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.

But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.

Each stop features an international giveaway full of crazy cool ROOTLESS swag:
- a signed, personalized copy of ROOTLESS
- a limited edition ROOTLESS t-shirt, your choice of size and color (Team Purple or Team Red)
- bookmarks!

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PLUS! Each stop has exclusive content for your blog-reading pleaure. Check out this rad blog lineup:


Monday Oct 29 - Tour Kickoff at - Q&A with Chris Howard, author of ROOTLESS

Tuesday Oct 30 - VLOG from Chris at - The Inspiration Behind ROOTLESS

Wednesday Oct 31 - Q&A with Laura Rennert, Chris's agent at

Thursday Nov 1 - Release Day Book Review at

Friday Nov 2 - How Do You Write? (An Interview with Chris) at

Saturday Nov 3 - The World of ROOTLESS at

Sunday Nov 4 - Q&A with Mallory Kass (Chris's Editor at Scholastic) at

Monday Nov 5 - VLOG from Chris at - Chris's Thoughts about Release Day

Tuesday Nov 6 - Q&A with Phil Falco (ROOTLESS's book designer) at

Wednesday Nov 7 - Character Interview with Crow

Thursday Nov 8 - Q&A with Nick Podehl (ROOTLESS's audio book narrator) at

Friday Nov 9 - The Science of ROOTLESS at

Saturday Nov 10 - The Music of ROOTLESS at (plus an exclusive song download, recorded by Chris!)

Sunday Nov 11 - Final Reader Q&A at - Chris answers the questions YOU submitted during the tour!


Check back here on Monday, October 29th, for the ROOTLESS Blog Tour kickoff. You don't want to miss it! (To get a reminder in your inbox, click "subscribe to this blog" at the top of the page.)



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