Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Author Asks What is Normal Anyway?

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Main Street, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

From the Pacific Ocean to the prairies, my “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour finds me in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, home of the largest potash mine in the world. (Potash is rich in potassium, one of the 14 elements necessary to plant life, and is used in fertilizer. Learn something every day!)

Today I am chatting with Karla Meacham from Empowering Christian Women. She asked a few thought-provoking questions; surely my responses will garner further thoughts and comments. What is a “normal” life, anyway? Does anyone have one? Join us for our interview.

Thanks Karla for hosting today’s appearance of my two-week virtual book tour. It was refreshing to be asked the tough questions.

Check back Wednesday to see where this virtual tour takes me next. It’ll be a surprise for you and me both! Meanwhile, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Thanks kindly!

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Kicking off Summer Sojourn Virtual Book Tour in Style!

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 12:57 pm on Monday, August 20, 2007


Red Ferrari 360 Spyder

Today I excitedly kick off my “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself…and I am doing it in style! I’m cruising down the Pacific west coast to southern California in a red Ferrari convertible: top down, sunshine on my face, and wind in my hair. Ain’t life grand!

I am off to chat with Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.com, who shares her passion for cars by providing automotive advice to women – a much needed service. Unfortunately, she also has experienced the devastating impact cars can have when her son was paralyzed in a tragic car accident two years ago. It was on this level of making the most of the skills and talents that we do have that Jody and I connected. Join us for the interview.

I am looking forward to checking out the Wheelies Club on Second Life when I have a few free moments in my first life!

A big thanks to Jody for hosting the first appearance of my two-week virtual book tour! Some dates are still available if you’re interested in hosting an appearance on this tour. Check back tomorrow to see where this virtual tour takes me next. Meanwhile, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Thanks kindly!

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On the Road Again

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 11:20 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Join me on the open road for my Summer Sojourn virtual book tour
(Photo credit: Dawn Allynn)

I am excited to announce I’m hitting the road again! I am kicking off my “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour on Monday, August 20th. Like my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” tour, I’ll be visiting various blogs to talk about my book I’ll Do It Myself, about living with cerebral palsy and whatever else comes up.

The “Summer Sojourn” tour will be more laid back, being only two weeks rather than the grueling eight weeks like the first tour. This time around, I would like to chat with parent bloggers, particularly those with children with disabilities, and bloggers with disabilities. If you are interested in hosting an appearance, please take a look at my schedule to see which dates are available in August. My goal is to have the ten days fully booked before heading out.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road!

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Looking for a Good Summer Read

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book, Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 6:12 pm on Friday, June 22, 2007

I’ll Do It Myself by Glenda Watson Hyatt

Happy summer (finally)! Time to kick back and relax under a shady tree or on the beach slathered in sunscreen, with a cool drink in one hand and a good book in the other. And I have just the book for you!

Here’s what one reader recently said about I’ll Do It Myself:

I ordered your book and read it all the day it came….then I read it again. I have a three year old son… that has athetoid cp. I would love to be in contact with you because I see so many similarities between your story and the way his life is unfolding. I was so relieved to read your book and realize all of the possibilities ahead [for my son].

I have been mailing copies across Canada and the United States, as well as to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For local readers, copies are available at Celebration Christian Store in Surrey

Beginning Wednesday, July 18th, I will be holding bi-monthly “Ask the Author” nights, approximately 7-10pm EST, right here on my blog! Come ask me questions about my autobiography, living with a disability or just to chat. So, get your copy of I’ll Do It Myself and come join us on July 18th. Hope to see you here!

I am also planning a “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour for mid or late August. Stay tuned for details.

Happy reading and have an awesome summer!

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Generating Buzz Long After Virtual Book Tours Are Over

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 12:46 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Unlike in-person bookstore appearances that attract only small audiences, unless you are a well-known author, virtual book tour appearances remain on blogs long after the tour has ended. Online book promotion expert Patrice-Anne Rutledge explains, “A virtual book tour can generate buzz and book sales that extend far beyond the actual timeframe of your tour.”

Four weeks after wrapping up my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself, bloggers are still writing about me, my book and my virtual book tour. For example, freelance writer Patrick Borders blogs about sophiscated ideas for world book exposure and mentions my virtual book tour in a recent post. Thanks Patrick.

Spanish-speaking parents of a daughter with cerebral palsy share their experiences with rehabilitation and help to “leave the time back where the discapacitados ones were hidden”. They mentioned my book I’ll Do It Myself on their blog last week. Google Translate provides this approximate translation:

Sailing by Internet, I found blog call “Do it my self” whose author, Glenda Watson Hyatt, was born with cerebral paralysis. The name already says much. I prefer to leave blog speaks by itself and that you enjoys this woman who has caused certain commotion. Single I want to recommend an article that wrote on the language of the discapacidad. Here call “What is in a Word”.

Caused a commotion? This red-head? Never! (If anyone can provide a more accurate translation, I am curious to know what meaning is really intended.)

I would have never imagined reaching a Spanish-speaking audience on my book tour, virtual or otherwise. Isn’t the blogoshpere amazing! Maybe a Spanish version will be the first translation of I’ll Do It Myself…

People are still reading the interviews conducted during the virtual tour and then stopping by my blog. The buzz continues long after book signings at brick-and-mortar bookstores would be forgotten: another benefit of virtual book tours!

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