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October 10, 2012

Millicent Marie Tour with Karen Pokras Toz

Millicent Marie is Not My Name

Twelve-year-old 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 columnist.

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 and respect.
Paperback & ebook
Published October 11, 2012 by Grand Daisy Press
ISBN13: 9780984860852 (paperback) 

Which Character Are You?

Take the quiz to discover if you are Millie, Doogle, Natalie, Haylee, or Jordan. 

Join the Twitter Party!

Chat with award winning children's author Karen Pokras Toz throughout the day on OCT 11. 30 minute chats will start at 10 am, 11 am, and noon EST and then again at 10 pm, 11 pm, midnight EST. Twitter chats are easy to follow using Just sign in with your Twitter account, enter #MillicentMarie as the hashtag and you are in! 

Tour Schedule:

Oct. 11 Loves 2 Reads - Review, Character Guest Post & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 12 Alchemy of Scrawl - Author Interview, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 13 Living, Learning, and Loving Life - Review & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 14 Double the Fun Day
Book Him Danno - Review
Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews - Author Interview
Oct. 15 So I'm Fifty - Character Guest Post, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 16 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave - Author Guest Post
Oct. 17 Geo Librarian - Character Guest Post, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 18 Rumor Has It - Character Guest Post & Swag Giveaway, Review 

Oct. 19 Book Lovers Paradise - Character Guest Post, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 19 Kids'n'Books - Review 
Oct. 20 Fairday's Blog! Review & Feature
Oct. 21 Vixie's Stories - Character Guest Post & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 22 Ali's Bookshelf - Author Guest Post & Swag Giveaway, Review
Oct. 23 The Bunny's Review - Character Interview, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 24 Larkin's Book Bloggers - Author Guest Post, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 25 Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews - Author Interview & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 26 Someday, When I'm Famous... Author Interview, Review, & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 27 It's About Time Mamaw - Author Interview, Review & Swag Giveaway
Oct. 28  Double the Fun!

Kid Who Reads - Review
Q&A with Karen Pokras Toz at 
Oct. 29 Mom Does Reviews - Character Interview
Oct. 30 Kid Lit Reviews - Character Guest Post & Swag Giveaway & Review 
Oct. 31 Italian Brat's Obsessions - Character Guest Post & Review

Live Events:

Oct. 11 Twitter Chats
Oct. 22 Ali Talks at 8 pm EST. Call in to chat with Karen Pokras Toz - (724) 444-7444
Oct. 28 Karen will be available to answer fan questions throughout day at Goodreads 

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Praise for Millicent Marie is Not my Name:

"Young readers will relate to Millie's struggles to be liked, and will find her journey entertaining..." ~ Kimberly Kinrade, Goodreads

"I loved this book! ...will definitely be buying it for my niece..." ~ Melissa Ringsted, Goodreads

"highly recommend it for daughters, granddaughters, nieces…and girls in your life." ~ Kristy James, Goodreads

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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).



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  1. SOOO excited to join the twitter party and talk to Karen!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Twitter, Shelly - it was so nice to chat!

  2. Great post!! Great book! So excited that I was able to read it!

  3. We can't wait until our part of the tour begins! What a fantastic book. I loved this post and I am enjoying seeing all the itneresting stops on the tour. :)

  4. My favorite part of the tour was getting to read the book, and participate in the tour itself! I love all of your books so far, and my kids love Nate (they haven't read Millicent yet)

  5. My favorite part are the author interviews

  6. I loved the Character interviews and guest posts... :) and definitely the giveaways... :)

  7. Well, I just found out about it, so I would say this very giveaway. :)

    1. I'm glad you found it. I hope you check out some of the stops.