Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson

Ya Dystopian
Date Published: 12/1/2011

The Rapture has occurred - the end of the world. The faithful have risen up to Heaven.
Those left behind are in a living hell. Armed only with his swords and his wit, a teenage boy
wanders this post-apocalyptic world alone, separated forever from everyone he loves. Cursed
by his demonic heritage, he must now embark on a quest that will take him across the US to
the City of Angels.

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Rapture (kindle version)

Tribulation (kindle version)

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Oh yes. I'm a full time elementary teacher but I also consider myself a full-time writer as

well. I write weekends and holidays. I also do a lot of writing for the education sector. I'd
love to be able to write full-time but being a teacher does help with ideas and creativity.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

The discipline of sitting down in the weekends and holidays and actually writing -

particularly when the sun is shining and my wife and son have gone to the beach. I
missed most of last summer. It's too hard to write outside - too many distractions and just
a bit too bright. Actually setting a target of 4k per day and sticking to it. Sometimes you'll
reach 2k and think 'I'm tapped out. I should stop.' Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.
You have to keep going.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of

Your Family?

I've got loads of supportive friends so it's very difficult to single anyone out in particular.

Probably Jill Marshall - the original publisher of the first two books in the Rapture

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Over the last two years, I've written 3 novels, 2 education textbooks as well as several

articles, short stories and shorter chapter books. Feeling a little exhausted. I've got lots of
ideas but I might take it easy this year. I have Apocalypse - the final book in the Rapture
trilogy - to release. I've also got some education books to write so I'll probably finish my
next YA novel in 2014.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently


Most definitely. Have always been a passionate reader. My favorite thing to do is to read

whilst listening to rain on a tin roof, tucked up in bed. At the moment, I'm reading the
Lord of the Rings for the 10th time. Just finished reading the Hobbit again after seeing
the movie and it re-kindled my desire to read the all Tolkien's books again.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: The Rapture. The end of the world. In these dark

times, a half demon-teenage boy must choose between Heaven and Hell.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? vanilla

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? coffee

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback

Phillip W. Simpson is an author of mostly children's books - both fiction and non-fiction.

As well as being a writer, he is an elementary school teacher. Career highlights include being in the
army, gaining a Masters in Archaeology, owning a comic shop, becoming obsessed with martial arts
and oriental weapons and turning down a job at the British museum.

His YA novel RAPTURE (the first in the Rapture trilogy) was released Sept 1st, 2011 by Pear Jam
books. RAPTURE is a dystopian/post-apocalyptic story about the end of the world featuring demons,
angels and a half demon protagonist caught in the middle. RAPTURE was shortlisted for the Sir Julius
Vogel award for best Youth novel.

Book 2, TRIBULATION, was released in December, 2012. The final book, APOCALYPSE, will be out
early 2013.

On a personal note, he is married to Rose, has a son (Jack) and two border terriers, Whiskey and
Raffles. He loves fishing, reading, football (soccer) and single malt Whiskeys.


Follow Along With This Tour

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March 1 - Hooked in a Book - Review/Guest Post
March 2 - Weakling No. 14 Reviews - Review/Interview
March 3 - Lust For Stories - PROMO
March 4 - My Cozie Corner - Review
March 5 - Wintry Words - Interview/PROMO
March 8 - Mom With a Kindle - Interview/PROMO
March 10 - A Dream Within a Dream - Review
March 11 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 12 - FUOnlyKnew - Review
March 13 -  The Adventures Within - Review/Guest Post
March 14 - Andi's YA Books - Interview/PROMO
March 15 - Delirious About Books - PROMO
March 16 - Reading With ABC - Review/Guest Post
March 17 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post/PROMO
March 18 - Oh! The Books You'll Read - Review
March 19 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
March 20 - Lisa Is a Bookworm - Review/Guest Post
March 21 - Shelfspace Needed - Reveiw
March 22 - Owlnestly Reviews - Review
March 23 - The Avid Reader - Review/Guest Post
March 24 - Framed in Words - Guest Post/PROMO
March 25 - Forever YA - Review/Interview
March 27 - Sweet Southern Home - Review
March 28 - Gothic Angel Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 29 - Read Review Love - Review
March 30 - Books and Their Worldly Realm - Review/Guest Post
March 31 - Fall Into Books - Guest Post/PROMO
March 31 - Moosubi Reviews - Review
April 1 - Paranormal Goddess - Guest Post/PROMO
April 2 - Enchanting Reads - Guest Post/PROMO
April 3 - Pixie Dust Reviews - Review/Interview
April 3 - Bookworm Avenue - PROMO
April 5 - Books, Books, and More Books - Review
April 8 - Gimme The Scoop - PROMO
April 8 - Reader Girls - Review/Interview
April 9 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
April 10 - Cherie Reads - Review
April 11 - RABT Reviews - Review
April 12 - Bibliophilia: A Love Story - Review/Interview

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