Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack Blog Tour Kick Off & Giveaway

Author Josi S. Kilpack

Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until she was thirteen and her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began her first novel in 1998 and hasn’t stopped since. Her seventh novel, Sheep’s Clothing, won the 2007 Whitney Award for Mystery/Suspense, and Lemon Tart, her ninth novel, was a 2009 Whitney Award Finalist. Josi was the Best in State winner in literature for 2012 and currently has two books (Banana Split and Tres Leches Cupcakes) as finalists in the 2012 Whitney awards.

Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her family.

This or That

TV or Movies? 


Hot or Cold? 


Black or White? 


Night owl, or early bird? 

Lazy Afternoon 🙂

Print or Ebook? 


Chocolate or Vanilla? 


Regular or Diet? 


Coke or Pepsi? 


Horror or Romance? 

Uh . . . Romance?

Action or Drama? 


Pizza or Pasta? 


Skittles or M&Ms? 

Pretzel M & Ms

Sweet or Salty? 


Summer or Winter? 

Fall 🙂

City or Country? 

Country (except music)

Harry Potter or Twilight? 

Harry Potter

Gum or Breath Mints? 


Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 

Plan, plan, plan.

PC or Mac? 


Beach or Pool? 


Shoes or Sandals? 


Cats or Dog? 


Apples or Oranges? 


Cause or Effect? 


Heads or Tails? 


Facebook or Twitter? 


Truth or Dare? 

Dare (too many things I want to keep to myself 🙂

Text or Talk? 


Introvert or Extrovert? 

Obnoxiously in the middle

Top Fives

Pieces of Advice you have for aspiring writers
Learn Craft
Keep learning

Favorite Snacks
Chocolate covered cinnamon bears
Black Licorice
Wheat Thins
Hi-Chews (Peach is best0

Things you wish you knew before you published
I’ll never be satisfied
I’ll never please everyone
Insecurity will persist
The thrill of success is priceless
There is soooooo much to learn

Things that bring a smile to your face
My kids excited about something
My husband
Readers who email to tell me they loved my book
Family pictures

Pieces of advice you would tell the “teen”you
Learn grammar!
Don’t gossip
Be your best self
Don’t date that guy!

Movie you watch over and over again
Lord of the Rings (all three)
Return to Me
Harry Potter (last five)
The Scarlet Pimpernel

Time wasters
Organizing my file folders on the computer
Handheld Tetris
Making lists

Tour Schedule

Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack

An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmillers latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughters upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. When the woman is discovered unconscious during the second night at sea, Sadies apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets and it would seem her son is keeping one from her. *Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadies Virtual Test Kitchen.

Praise for Baked Alaska
Josi Kilpack has done it again. You would think that all these events that occur in Sadie’s life wouldn’t be natural, but Josi Kilpack has a way of making you believe that it just “happens” and it is normal. I have grown to love Sadie’s character, even if she is a busybody, you can’t help but cheer for her as she attempts to solve a mystery or crime. One of my favorite series. 🙂
~Goodreads Reviewer Lacey McNeill

Blog Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 3/20/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tour Schedule

February 28th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Interview
Cabin Goddess – Review
Love. Pray. Read. – Review
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Character Interview

March 1st
Brooklyn Berry Designs – Review
Freda’s Voice – Review
A Writer’s Life – Interview
Word Diaries – Guest Post or Tens List

March 2nd
Kelly’s Lucky You – Review
Book Reader – Review
Mocha’s Mysteries & More – Review

March 3rd
Reading Renee – Review
Brooke Blogs – Review & Guest Post or Tens List
WTF Are You Reading? – Review
Cuzinlogic – Interview

March 4th
Writing, the Universe, and Everything Books – Review
I Love to Read and Review Books 🙂 – Review
LDS Women’s Book Review – Review
Spellbindings – Guest Post or Tens List

March 5th
Literary Time Out – Review
Imagination Books – Excerpt

March 6th
Maureen’s Musings – Review
Rachelle Writes – Review
Peace From Pieces – Interview
Getting Your Read On – Review

March 7th
Bonnie Gets a Say – Review & Tens List or Guest Post
A Date with a Book – Review
At Random – Review

March 8th
Gamila’s Review – Review
Reviewing Shelf – Review
~Oh, The Books You’ll Read! – Review

March 9th
Books Are Sanity – Review
Free Ebooks Daily – Interview
Crafty Zoo – Guest Post or Tens List

March 10th
A*Musings – Review
Hezzi’D-s Books and Cooks – Review
Books, Books the Magical Fruit – Interview

March 11th
Julie Coulter Bellon – Review
Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
My Book A Day – Review
Rachel Cotterill Book Review – Review

March 12th
Laurie Here – Review
Bea’s Book Nook – Review
Contessa at the Crossroads – Guest Post or Tens List
Must Read Faster – Review

March 13th
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Review & Tens List or Guest Post
The Book Bug – Review
Min Reads & Reviews – Review
Lily Pond Reads – Review

March 14th
A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review
My Devotional Thoughts – Review
Bookworm Lisa – Review
Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review

March 15th
LDS & Lovin’ It – Review
Farm Girl Books – Review
Storeybook Reviews – Review