Blog Tour: Guardian by Katy Newton Naas

Posted June 12, 2015 by Lola in Blog Tour, Middle Grade

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I am organizing a blog tour for Guardian by Katy Newton Naas. This blog tour will run from 3 till 16 August. There will be a tour wide giveaway for 4 e-copies of Guardian.

by Katy Newton Naas
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: July 7, 2015

When Kinsey Lydell enters seventh grade, the only thing she wants is to fit in. But being like everyone else isn’t easy when you have epilepsy. Especially when that means a dog has to follow you around everywhere you go.

Drake, Kinsey’s assistance dog, has been her best friend since the day she met him. They have a special connection – he can sense her seizures before they occur. The other students have always loved having Drake in the classroom, making Kinsey feel special, not strange. But just a short time in a new middle school changes all of that.

Kinsey can’t help but admire Taylor Thompson. The boys like her and the girls want to be like her. But from the first day of school, it’s clear that Taylor is determined to make Kinsey feel like an outsider. Suddenly, her best friend – the one who lives his whole life just to protect her – becomes her source of humiliation.

Katy Newton Naas has teamed up with Willing Partners Canine Education, Inc.! For every copy of THE GUARDIAN purchased, Willing Partners will receive a portion of sales. Willing Partners trains service and assistance dogs to work with kids, adults, and veterans. Find out more about their program at the Willing Partners website

You can find Guardian on Goodreads

About the Author:

Katy Newton NaasFrom the time she was old enough to talk, Katy Newton Naas has been creating characters and telling stories. As a child, they sometimes got her into trouble. She knew she wanted to write books when she won a Young Author’s competition as a second-grader for her short story titled, “The Grape Pie.” (Don’t let its tasty title fool you – it was actually a sad little tale!)

Katy devoured books as a child and young adult, always doing chores and odd jobs in order to make enough money to buy more of them. Though she continues to age, her true literature love is and has always been children’s and young adult fiction.

Katy currently teaches middle school reading and high school English in southern Illinois, as well as children’s church. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a master’s degree in Reading and Language Studies. She enjoys her life out in the country with her husband, her sweet and rowdy young boys, and all her four-legged kids: Shakespeare, Poe, Morgi, Cappy, Ana, and Gray.

She loves creating both realistic and futuristic stories about kids, tweens, and teens, and feels so fortunate to get to work with them every day as a teacher.

You can find and contact Katy here:

Tour Schedule

3 August
Paperback Princess
Interview and excerpt

4 August
Diana’s Book Reviews

5 August
Kats Reading Corner
Excerpt and interview

6 August

7 August

8 August
Lady of Books
Excerpt and Guest Post

Teatime and Books

9 August

10 August

11 August
Biraz Tuz Biraz Şeker

12 August
Palace of Twelve Pillars

13 August

14 August

15 August
Write from the Heart

16 August

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Guardian. These are the prizes you can win:
– 4 e-copies of Guardian by Katy Newton Naas

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