Now, I know many blog tours are for a specific book. Well, we wanted to mix things up a little bit and try something new.
This is going to be a tour of reviews of the Author Conservatory program presented by the students in the Conservatory. We have amazing students and they have thoughts on their experience in the program so far, so the students thought it would be fun to share those thoughts in the form of a blog tour!
What is the Author Conservatory?!
For those of you who don’t know, the Author Conservatory is a three-year higher education program for young writers who want to learn how to build a long-term, sustainable career out of their writing. You can learn more by checking out the website, asking any questions below, or just by reading the students’ reviews in the tour!
How am I connected to Author??
I’ve been a student in the program for a little over a year now, so I’ll post a review alongside the others 😉 But I’m also an Admissions Advisor and the Community Manager for the program.
As an Admissions Advisor, I get to talk to students and parents who want to know more about the program and if it would be a good fit for them or not. It’s such a joy to serve interested families in this way and by getting to know your specific situation, I can give you next steps to pursuing your writing goals.
As Community Manager, I work with students inside the program to make sure they have the support they need! I love getting to know my fellow students and walking alongside them in their journeys!
But more on my experience later. Let’s talk about how this is going to work!
The tour runs from tomorrow, November 11th until Wednesday, November 24th. You can find some bonus reviews on Instagram from many of our students during the next several days!
The first student review on the blog tour goes live tomorrow! Check out Savannah’s thoughts on Author here!
Yup! You heard me! PRIZES!
For anyone who participates in the tour, best-selling authors Brett Harris and Kara Swanson will be hosting a live Office Hours where you can ask your questions about writing, careers, Author, and more! Our beloved Brett & Kara co-founded the Author Conservatory to help writers reach their dreams of becoming self-sustaining authors.
At the end of the tour, you’ll be directed to a Wrap-Up post (here on my blog) with details on how to register for the Office Hours. Additionally, you’ll find a link to submit your name for two giveaways!
The first giveaway is for six winners. My fellow Admissions Advisor, Josiah DeGraaf, and I will host individual 20 minute coaching sessions via Zoom. Josiah is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Story Embers as well as the Program Director of the Young Writers Workshop. We will each pick three names and spend 20 minutes with each winner to discuss your writing goals and questions. This prize is open internationally.
The second giveaway is for one grand prize winner! Each Author student is required to start a business, so the grand prize is a physical pack featuring products and services from our very own Author students!! The grand prize includes:
- A beautiful wooden engraved bookmark from Charis’s shop Biblio Birch Designs
- A hand-painted hardcover copy of Kara Swanson’s Dust from Amie’s shop Painted Prose Designs
- A tree-themed book sleeve from Zoe’s shop Sleeves By Anastasia
- A custom funko pop (which you get to design!) from Ryan’s shop Storystar Creations
- An Author Conservatory sticker from our Young Writer Merch Shop run by Paris
- An Author Conservatory journal from our Young Writer Merch Shop run by Paris
- A 25% discount on Jenny’s Life Story Book Services
You must comment on each of the blog reviews in order to be entered in the grand prize giveaway (and the 20 minute coaching session giveaways).
You must submit the google form at the end of the tour (on the Wrap-up post here) so we can draw your name from the submissions!
The grand prize is open to US participants only. The coaching sessions and Office Hours are open internationally.
Other than that, have fun!! 😀 Join us over on IG for those bonus reviews and don’t forget to check out the first review here with Savannah tomorrow!
Any questions? Drop them below!