On Tour 6/25/20- 7/28/20 “The Heebie- Jeebie Girl” by Susan Petrone

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Release Date : April 21, 2020

About The Book:

Youngstown, Ohio, 1977. Between the closing of the city’s largest steel mill and the worst blizzard in more than 40 years, the table is set for remarkable change. Unemployed steelworker Bobby Wayland is trying hard to help his family and still pay for his wedding, but the only solution he can think of involves breaking the law. On the other side of town, a little girl named Hope is keeping a big secret, one she won’t even share with her Great Uncle Joe―she can make things move without touching them. Watching over both of them is the city herself, and she has something to say and something to do about all of this.

The Heebie-Jeebie Girl is the story of an era ending and the uncertainty that awakens. It’s the story of what happens when the unconscionable meets the improbable. It’s the story of dreams deferred, dreams devoured, and dreams dawning. It is likely to be the most distinctive novel you read this year, but it will startle you with its familiarity. Author Susan Petrone has created an unforgettable tale of family, redemption, and magic.

About The Author:

Susan Petrone has been published in such diverse outlets as Glimmer Train Stories, ESPN.com, and Belt Magazine. She is the author of the upcoming The Heebie-Jeebie Girl (2020,) The Super Ladies (2018), Throw Like a Woman (2015) and A Body at Rest (2009), which won a bronze medal for regional fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). Her short story, “Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out” (Conclave, 2010) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also one of the co-founders and former president of Literary Cleveland (litcleveland.org). Susan holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and lives with one husband, one daughter, and far too many animals in a little house near some medium-sized woods. http://susanpetrone.com/

Social Media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanPetroneAuthor/

Twitter: @susanpetrone

Book Reviews:

“A series of unfortunate events weave together the complex and beautifully-rendered lives of an old man, a young girl, and a reluctant villain in this heartfelt page-turner set in 1977 Ohio. Petrone deftly blends suspense, fantasy, and family turmoil to paint an unflinching portrait of America’s Rust Belt at its tipping point. If a city like Youngstown could talk, this is the story it might tell. I couldn’t put it down!” — D.M. Pulley, author of The Dead Key and No One’s Home

“This may be the real gift of this book and its real magic, Susan Petrone’s moving us from indifference to understanding and caring for others and our world, and that’s a very real transformation.”, New York Journal of Books

Bloggers On Tour: 

June 25th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie 

June 26th – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews 

June 30th – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

July 1st – Haley Reads  https://instagram.com/haley__reads_

July 6th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/

July 8th – Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

July 11th  – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

July 12th – The Crocheted Review https://instagram.com/thecrochetedreview

July 15th – Marisa Gothie – https://www.instagram.com/marisagbooks 

July 16th – David L Morgan https://instagram.com/david_l_morgan

July 19th – Head Full Of Books https://instagram.com/_head_full_of_books_

July 20th – Coffee Books Dogs https://instagram.com/coffeedogsbooks

July 20th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

July 25th – Elaine Sapp https://instagram.com/elaine_sapp

July 25th – Reading With Caffeine https://instagram.com/reading_with_caffeine

July 26th –  A Book And A Latte https://instagram.com/abookandalattee

July 27th -Cover 2 Cover Cafe https://instagram.com/cover2covercafe

July 28th – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

July 28th – Nature Books and Coffee https://instagram.com/nature.books.and.coffee

 

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