The Silver Strand by L.J. Clarkson Blog Tour


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silver strandThe Silver Strand

Ever since twelve year old Isabelle Tresdon’s silver strand of hair sprouted, it’s been nothing but trouble: bleeding pink dust and sparking like a firecracker. Refusing to be known as the girl with the freaky, grandma hair, she wishes it never grew and the hair withers and tarnishes.

The only problem is, the strand is Isabelle’s source of magic, and she can transform particles of energy into matter. It’s also her ticket into Mastermind Academy, a secret school inside the earth’s core. Five days remain before the strand drains her magic and life, forcing Isabelle to enter into a deal with two trickster Masterminds to save it. But what she doesn’t count on is there is more at stake than just her life.

The Silver Strand, a MG Fantasy Adventure for 9-12 year olds, is book 1 in the Mastermind Academy Series.

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louisaAuthor L.J. Clarkson

One thing you need to know about LJ Clarkson is that she tells BIG lies. She tells everyone that she gave up her career as an Environmental Engineer and Project Manager to write full time. But that’s not entirely true. Ten percent of the time she sleeps in. Fifteen percent of her day, she spends surfing the internet, researching for new books and her business. Ok, fine. Two percent is for research. But she’s only admitting it so she doesn’t end up like Boldrick. For eighteen point seven five percent of her day, she runs her promotional and support site for authors, called Indicated ( The rest of her time involves writing, reading, watching movies and TV, walking her dogs and falling asleep whenever her boyfriend talks technical computer lingo. Truthfully, she hates early mornings, mondays, grammar (yuck! just ask her poor editor!), broccoli and cleaning. If you would like to drop her and line and let her know what you think of the book, she would love to hear from you. Just not before 8:30am in the morning.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 10/9/13

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

September 24th

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Kick Off Post

Cuzinlogic – Interview

Penny for Them… – Review

Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Spotlight

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review


September 25th

Taking Time for Mommy – Interview

Inside BJs Head – Review



September 26th

Peace from Pieces – Interview

Must Read Faster – Review

Rose & Beps Blog – Spotlight

Indie Author How-to – Review

Storybook Reviews – Guest Post


September 27th

Emi Gayle – Interview

Wondermom Wannabe – Review

3 Partners in Shopping – Spotlight

Brooke Blogs – Interview

The Cover Contessa – Interview


September 30th

Tressa’s Wishful Endings – Review

Whatever You Can Still Betray – Spotlight


October 1st

Mythical Books – Tens List

Mel’s Shelves – Review

Sarah’s Reviews – Guest Post

Sweeping Me – Spotlight


October 2nd

Emma Michaels – Spotlight

Dalene K Rodman – Spotlight

Bookworm Lisa – Spotlight


October 3rd

Spellbindings – Spotlight

A Blog Hop Place for Books – Excerpt

From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight


October 4th

The Muse Unleashed – Review

1 Book Lovers Opinion – Spotlight

Sher A Hart – Review

Writer’s Alley aka SA Larsen – Interview


  1. Hurrahh, so happy for you Louisa, congrats on your book release and blot tour kick off. Cheering you on.

  2. Congrats on the book release and blog. Best of luck! 😉 On your way to the top… don’t forget about us. LOL Enjoy the moment. 🙂