Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome back for Part 2 of Virtual Authors Book Tours' blog tour for The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton. Check out my review, and check out the full schedule on The Official Promo Post. But first, I've got a very awesome guest post by Angela Shelton, complete with pictures. And, my happy readers, a giveaway for you! Fill out the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.

Top 10 Reasons to Wear Hats (especially while you're reading)
10. Hats Hide Bald Spots
Reading in a public place? Have your head buried in The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton and trying to figure out how to pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia while exposing that bald spot? That goes for you too, ladies. Wear a hat!
9. Hats Combat Bad Hair Days
Forget the bald spot - be proud of it! Draw a face on it or frame it with a Fascinator! But on the days when your hair is just atrocious and you don't want to be seen reading a classic with your hair in tangles, adding a wonderful cap or even a top hat to your head takes all the attention away from your mat.
8. Thinking Caps Help You Think
School should start with a bag of books and a thinking cap. It would be more fun AND thinking caps work. If you don't believe me, put on a stocking cap, call it your thinking cap and read a bit of Tilda Pinkerton. You'll comprehend the rare and obscure words quicker.
7. Wearing Hats Brings Back a Great Era
There was a time when men and women would not be caught dead without a hat. Hats were fashionable items that accentuated wonderfully coiffed hairdos, matched elegant coats, and made the entire ensemble simply gorgeous. Do that!
6. Hats from Other Cultures Can Broaden Your Mind
Reading a book about a french fish? Wear a beret and see how well you understand his rants through his bubbles.
5. Hats Prevent Illness
Reading at a bus stop? Can't put the book down while swaying in your hammock, but the wind has picked up? Wearing a hat can prevent hypothermia.
4. Hats Celebrate Occasions
Do you know those women who wear sweaters to match every holiday? The kind you cross your fingers you will not get for Christmas? Don't let them have all the fun with yarn and sequins - make an Easter Bonnet. Update the Santa Hat. Create a Valentine's Day hat for singles - complete with flashing lights.
3. A Fascinator Makes Words More Fantastic
Do you know what a Fascinator hat is? You'd look great in one. Re-watch the Royal Wedding - you'll see plenty of them. If you wear a Fascinator to match the cover of the book you're reading - it makes the whole experience much more delicious, dainty, and daring - especially if you wear it in Starbucks. Come on. I dare you.
2. Hats Accentuate Your Good Side
Remember old black and white movies and the way the stars looked so elegant? Well, go rent some! With a hat tilted down ever so slightly on your forehead, casting that little shadow as you read that thriller - you are oh so sexy and mysterious.
1. Hats Get You into Character
Just like a thinking cap helps you think (it does, try it), wearing a hat while you read gets you into the characters of the book. Whenever Tilda Pinkerton gives anyone a hat, they are suddenly able to do whatever it is they've dreamed of doing.  They can dance, sing, write and paint - even invent things that make the world a better place.
While reading Tilda Pinkerton's Book One - discover which hat is your favorite and then hit the thrift store and discover one for yourself. Wear it while reading and see how much magic shows up just by wearing a hat.

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  1. Oh, this makes me giggle. I have to go put on a hat now. :)

  2. Such a great article!!! :) Lots of love love love to Tilda. :)

  3. Thanks again for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you asked Angela about hats, it was such a fun guest post!

    Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

  4. Very good article and I just love Angela, she has brighten my day on many occasions.

  5. Finally--I found the comment box! I have followed Angela Shelton since her documentary first came out. I show it to my classes sometimes--it's an inspiration to the survivors.

    I can't wait to give my granddaughter the Tilda book, especially since she has a twin brother named Quinn.

    I love hats that make me look mysterious...

  6. Thanks for a chance to win this book . I have heard wonderful things about it .

  7. The picture of you on 'your good side' makes you look like "you are oh so sexy and mysterious"
    That's a framer!

  8. hmmmm....I might need to wear a fascinator...on my bald spot! LOL..maybe Hubs' bald spot?? Thanks for a chance to win what sounds like a lot of laughs!!