Today is the day – the official launch of Millicent Marie is NOT my
Name by Karen Pokras Toz! To kick things off you are invited to a
Twitter Party. Join award winning children’s author Karen
Pokras Toz at 10 am, 11, am, and Noon EST and then again at
10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight EST for 30 minutes of chatting, fun,
The easiest way to join the conversation is with tweetchat.com Login with your Twitter
account, then enter #MillicentMarie to join the room.
The Twitter Party is just the beginning of the fun. Karen will be on
tour for the next 21 days. Check out the full schedule here.
Don’t Miss my tour stop! I will be interviewing Millicent Marie! Should be fun!
Millicent Marie does not like her name. After all, she was named for a
woman who died more than fifty years ago and was not the most loveable
member of the Harris family. Her friends call her Millie, but when she
writes in her diary she refers to herself as Amanda – the name she
always wished she had.
When Millie’s younger brother finds her
diary on her computer, he decides to publish it as a blog for the entire
world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of
all the mayhem, Millie/Amanda discovers she is suddenly Springside
Elementary’s most sought after sixth-grade mystery gossip and advice
But not all is fun and games, as Millie quickly
learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake. Nobody, least of all
Millie, expects things to turn out as they do in this tale of friendship
About Karen Pokras Toz:
Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in
Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her
husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first
middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the
World, which won First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the
Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well
as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In
2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks
the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My
Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers
& Illustrators (SCBWI).
and don’t forget to check out Millie’s