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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Night Buddies Go Sky High by Sands Hetherington Book Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Sands Hetherington’s NIGHT BUDDIES GO SKY HIGH virtual book tour March 16 – June 19!

PUYB Inside the Book

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: Night Buddies Go Sky High
Author: Sands Hetherington
Publisher: Dune Buggy Press
Pages: 144
Genre: Children’s Book
Format: Paperback
Young John Degraffenreidt and his red crocodile buddy, Crosley, show up at the Pineapple Cheesecake Factory and find Big Foot Mae lying on the floor, staring up at her Great Star Puzzle on the ceiling. Crosley only wants a new supply of pineapple cheesecakes, but what Mae points to on her ceiling will start the Night Buddies on a totally new fantasy adventure. A suspicious white dot has passed through the Corkscrew Constellation and is now moving underneath the Hound Dog Stars. Across the Borough, Crosley s brother Crenwinkle sees the same curious speck in the sky. It looks to be a long night for sleepyhead John, but thanks to the time spreader dingus with its sleep retardant setting, he gets right into their next escapade. Join the Night Buddies as they embark on another Program, this time taking them all the way into the stratosphere in their racing blimp.

For More Information

  • Night Buddies Go Sky High is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
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    PUYB Meet the Author

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    Sands Hetherington
    Sands Hetherington, creator of the Night Buddies series of chapter books, credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. They collaborated many nights on escapades starring John and Crosley, until eventually it occurred to Sands why it was that Crosley was bright red. That was when the first book came together.
    Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years: all of the classic children’s stories from Aesop through the Grimms, Lewis Carroll, Frank Baum, Tolkien and Dahl,

    with a lot of Dickens and Hugo thrown in. When school was out they got in the car and toured Alaska, Canada and most of the contiguous states. John still gets around. So far he has lived in Germany, Scotland, Russia, England and Spain.
    Dogs have always been a part of the author’s life, beginning with Whiskers, a cocker spaniel. When his wonderful boxer Hube died, he despaired of finding a boxer who could match him, and instead got a Saint Bernard. He ended up breeding Saints for a number of years and at this point has had twelve as house pets. Sands says dogs can do you a power of good, and if you lose one, go out and get another the next day and you will be surprised at how fast your grief goes away.
    Sands is also a Civil War buff. He would like to spend a month of evenings with common soldiers from both sides to see how they felt about the business. And eccentric generals like Jackson, Sherman and Forrest, and most of all Lincoln. Because Lincoln never gets to smile in his pictures.
    The author was born in New York City but was transplanted a year later to Greensboro, North Carolina, where his maternal grandmother lived. He never really left the area and has a lot of the South in him. His grandmother was a prominent educator and became a great friend and mentor.
    Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro now, and hangs out with his longtime friend Ann and their Saint Bernards Dudley and Maggie. He likes visiting ancient Mediterranean sites in Turkey and Italy, and most of all Greece.
    For More Information

    March 16
    Book featured at Chosen By You Book Club
    March 17
    Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
    March 20
    Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
    March 23
    Book featured at Rainy Day Reviews
    March 25
    Book featured at Lover of Literature
    March 26
    Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
    March 27
    Book featured at Inkslinger’s Opus
    March 30
    Guest blogging at Writers and Authors
    April 6
    Book reviewed at The Gal in the Blue Mask
    April 7
    Guest blogging at Voodoo Princess
    April 8
    Book featured at Review From Here
    April 9
    Guest blogging at The Book Czar
    April 10
    Book reviewed at Sara’s Organized Chaos
    April 14
    Book featured at The Zen Reader
    April 15
    Book reviewed at Manners and Mayhem
    April 16
    Guest blogging at All Inclusive Retort
    April 20
    Book reviewed at 3 Partners in Shopping
    April 21
    April 22
    Book reviewed at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
    April 23
    Book featured at Susan Heim on Parenting
    April 24
    Book reviewed at Reviews by Crystal
    April 27
    Book featured at Literal Exposure
    May 4
    May 5
    Book featured at Book Marketing Buzz
    May 6
    Book reviewed at Confessions of a Reader
    May 7
    Book featured at The Book Refuge
    May 8
    Interviewed at Examiner
    May 12
    Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life
    May 14
    Book featured at A Taste of My Mind
    May 18
    Book featured at Literarily Speaking
    May 19
    Book featured at The Literary Nook
    May 21
    Guest blogging at Breaking the Spine
    May 22
    Book featured at PUYB Virtual Book Club
    May 27
    Guest blogging at Fiction to Fruition
    June 1
    June 2
    Guest blogging at Blogher
    June 3

    June 4
    Book reviewed at My Book Addiction and More
    June 5
    Book featured at She Writes
    June 8
    Interviewed at Niume
    June 10
    Book reviewed at Genuine Jenn
    June 11
    Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
    June 12
    Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
    June 15
    Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
    June 17
    Book featured at The Revolving Bookshelf

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