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Unexpected Texas Mini-Interview at Byteful Travel

#UnexTex Unexpected Texas book release prizes (photo by Tui Snider)
#UnexTex Unexpected Texas book release prizes (photo by Tui Snider)

Unexpected Texas is featured on Byteful Travel today

Welcome to Day 3 of the #UnexTex Unexpected Texas Book Release Blog Tour for my quirky travel guide Unexpected Texas which is now for sale as a paperback and ebook on Amazon. Yee haw!

Today, Unexpected Texas is featured at the home of fellow author and travel blogger, Andrew Crusoe. Andrew is the creator of my favorite travel website, Byteful Travel. I originally met Andrew through the travel blog carnivals I used to host here (I really need to dust those off again!), and he is high on the list of internet pals I would love to meet in person.

Andrew has been a big part of my self-publishing journey. I was very inspired when he took the self-publishing plunge, and he has helped me out with nitty-gritty technical issues, too. I admire his can-do attitude and his upbeat style.

Like me, Andrew loves science fiction. He even wrote an epic space adventure of his own, The Truth Beyond the Sky, a sci-fi novel. For more about him, check out the in-depth Author Q&A Nicole Rivera did with Andrew for StoryDam.

My Interview on Byteful Travel in 2012

Speaking of interviews, I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Andrew for Byteful Travel. This was in 2012, and at the time I was working on a travel memoir based on diaries I kept while living off-the-grid on a tiny island with a population of 7. The interview was a blast! Andrew and I really hit it off and chatted for hours via Skype.

Last year, Andrew caught me off guard by posting A Birthday Surprise for Tui Snider, A Good Friend & Fellow Travel Writer. That was especially nice because I spent my birthday week in bed with a yucky illness, and had a rather challenging spring, overall last year. Who says internet friendships are meaningless?

Day 3 #UnexTex Prizes

Today’s Unexpected Texas book release blog tour prize package is travel-themed. One lucky winner will receive a paperback version of my book, Unexpected Texas, an Unexpected Texas notebook, and a snazzy, laminated folding map of Texas (which I was so tempted to keep for myself!)

2 Ways to Win Today’s #UnexTex Prizes

You can win the items mentioned above by entering the Rafflecopter below. Afterwards, you can enter *again* over at Byteful Travel Prize winners will be chosen on March 11, 2014. If you use Twitter, you can even re-enter this giveaway daily!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please help me build #UnexTex Buzz

If you are on Twitter, or any other social media platform that uses hashtags, please help me build buzz for my book book by using the hashtag #UnexTex to talk about it. Thank you! :)

Blog Hop Your Way to More Prizes

To visit all the stops along the #UnexTex Book Release Blog Tour, simply click your way through the numbered links below. There are prizes offered at each stop. The winners will be chosen March 11, 2014, so you can enter daily! Have fun! :)

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  1. Leigh Leigh

    Excited to check this out – I’ve been admiring your Instagram feed for ages and now I’ll read about the adventures. Can’t wait to go on some adventures of my own after reading your book!

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thanks, Leigh! Nice to see you here. :) I hope my book inspires lots of people to take day trips and explore their area – even if they don’t live in North Texas. :D

  2. Thanks so much, Tui!

    Can’t write too much now because I’ve got a busy day ahead of me, but this article brought back good memories. Best of luck on the book :)

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thanks so much, Andrew! I’m so glad to have you on board for my book release week. :D

  3. I’m so excited to read this, Tui! You have such a great eye for catching the quirkiness of the world around you. I’ve lived in N. Texas my entire life, but am almost certain you’ll have things in there that I’ve never seen.

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Hi Randa! I hope there are some surprises in Unexpected Texas for you. Also, you may know of places I missed. Lemme know! :) p.s. I’m gonna tweet about your latest post tomorrow for #wwwblogs. Hope you get lots of new readers!

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