This is where we salute all those bloggers who do so much for the romance genre. Without them, we’d be toast.
And welcome to our KickAss Blogger for today, Lisa Filipe, the KickAss chick behind Tasty Book Tours. We salute Lisa for offering an amazing service to authors. Most of us have been touring with Lisa and we can’t say enough nice things about this lady.
Check out the services she offers:
I’ll let Lisa tell you a bit more about what she does and how she got into this. I’ll also ask her to tell you where she sees herself a few years from now.
Take it away, Lisa.
What I do…I don’t think you even want to know…haha! With the help of two wonderful ladies, Savannah and Gaele, we make Tasty Book Tours run with an average of 20-25 Tours per week, working with Publishers such as Avon Romance and Loveswept/Random House and contracted authors as well as, independent authors.
From the first email to go over expectations and tour details to the checking of each stop for each tour every day, I am always on…I know that sounds like a lot of work, and in all honesty it is, but with being able to stay at home with my small daughters, and making my own schedule, aside from the stress, I really enjoy what I do. (She really is always there – Sarah)
Setting up a tour isn’t the hard part, it’s the finding of wonderful hosts who follow through and post on time when scheduled, and I am SO SO LUCKY, I have some of the best hosts and bloggers as Tasty Hosts, and I am so thankful every day…without them, I wouldn’t be the success I am today!
How I got into this…funny story…I had just had my first daughter, I was a stay at home mother (I had been working since I was fifteen…Staying home was quite strange for me). An author friend had two new releases coming out and also starting a new job where she would be up in the air for hours at a time, so I told her I’d contact a few blogger friends and see about getting a tour together. From there, other author friends said that if I was starting a business, that they wanted to use my services as well…and Tasty Book Tours was born (playing off the name of my personal blog A Tasty Read, which I’d started years ago when I found “Romance” again after years of “not reading books for pleasure” but for my degree in English.
Where I see myself in a few years…I honestly don’t know. If I am still hosting tours, great, if not, I’d like to be writing my own romances, finally finding the time to finish all the ones that are half started and never finished! One day…maybe!
Now for what you really want to know. Those Rapid Fire questions dear to the heart of any KickAss Chick.
Favorite Things: My Daughters, My Kindle, Yummy Snacks that my husband brings home when he can tell I am having one of “Those” Days!
Pet Peeves: People who don’t answer emails (HUGE), and Authors who complain about bad reviews on social media.
Addictions: Funny enough, once I had kids, all my “addictions” went to the sidelines, used to be Dancing with the Stars, and Reading Romances.
Kick Ass Superpower: Being an OCD organized stay at home/working Momma
Your best book boyfriend:
- For the night: Knox from KNOX’S STAND by Jamie Begley
- For a dirty weekend: Tate Jackson from SWEET DREAMS by Kristen Ashley
- To have and to hold: Reno Wilder from ANYTHING BUT SWEET by Candis Terry
Thank you, Lisa, for spending some time with us today. If you’re an author and need her services, you really can’t go wrong with Lisa,