Ask me about my book. No, really…

Hey look! I wrote a book!

T&P1BLOGTOURBANNERI am happy to announce that I just published a book I have been working on for three years and I am kicking off a blog tour for it right here!

The Adventures of Tomato and Pea Book 1: A Bad Idea is a 72 page chapter book meant for kids ages 5-10.


Here is what it is about – 

“For years the evil villain Wintergreen had tried to destroy super crime-stopper, Tomato and his sidekick, Pea, and take over planet Oarg. In a plan gone wrong, Wintergreen traps himself along with his arch-nemesis in a runaway rocket ship that crashes on a strange planet called “EAR-TH”. Now these perennial enemies must learn to work together to survive the dangers on this strange world. Hungry birds, enormous snakes and the giant inhabitants of EAR-TH stand between this brawling bunch of aliens and finding a way home.”

The reviews have been pouring in:

“This is the best book I have ever read.” Erik’s dad.

“Erik is such a good writer and he’s so handsome too.” Erik’s grandmother.

“Erik, get out of my room. I am not writing a review.” Erik’s sister, Josie.

Please stop by these AWESOME blogs for reviews, interviews and give-aways as part of the tour.

September 9th Michelle Isenhoff’s blog – Book review

September 10 KidLit Reviews  – Book review

September 11th Mother Daughter Book Reviews – Book review

The Story Readig Ape  – Guest post by me (Erik)

September 12th Catherine Johnson’s Blog  – Book review

September 13th Julie Grasso’s Blog – Book review

By Word of Beth– Book review and giveaway

September 14th Diane Tulloch’s blog – Book review

September 15th Vivian Kirkfield’s Picture Books Help Kids Soar– Book review

September 16th Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog – Interview and Q&A with commenters and giveaway

September 17th Reading with Rhythm  – Book Review

September 18th Julie Rowan-Zoch’s blog – Interview

September 19th Dr. Nana Plum of On the Plum Tree blog (AKA Dr. Niamh Clune) – Book review in rhyme!

September 20th S.W. Lothian’s blog – Book review

My book is available at:


Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

If you read my book, just remember, if it seems like it was written by an eleven-year-old… it was!

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88 replies

  1. Congratulations, Erik!

  2. Congratulations, Erik! I LOVE all of your reviews. They are very inspired and hilarious. And of course – honest.

  3. Congrats! Sounds like a cool book…

  4. YAY! And HERE is the blog tour. 🙂 Best of luck with the tour. It is fun book and a great read. Nice work.
    ~Cool Mom/Christine M.

  5. Congratulations! I’ll be reading the reviews with baited breath — and probably order one for my nephews.Tony Russo [aka — ZAK CORBIN]

  6. HIP HIP HOORAY! Congratulations, Erik! I’m excited to be part of your blog book tour so I can tell people how much I love THE ADVENTURES OF TOMATO AND PEA: A BAD IDEA!

  7. Wow! This is awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. That is so wonderful! Great job Erik, I’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to read it. You’ve been so helpful to me and so many other authors that I will certainly follow the tour and purchase your book. Best of luck!

    Paul R. Hewlett

  9. I think I remember this as a pitch at Susanna Hill’s blog. I remember thinking it the most wonderful sounding alien adventure. I’m so glad to see you’ve turned your hard work into a dream come true.


  10. Congratulations on your book release, Erik! You are so funny – I love your reviews 🙂 Looking forward to following your tour and hopefully having stop #10 organized and ready on time 🙂

  11. Congratulations, Erik! I’m so proud of you! I know you’ve been working on Tomato & Pea for a long time now and I can’t wait to read it myself and recommend it to all of my friends who have kids 5-10!

  12. Congratulations! That is awesome.

  13. Hooray for Erik! Congratulations, what a fun post.

  14. I am so excited about this! Congratulations, Author Erik!

  15. Congratulations Erik, looks great!

  16. Congratulations, Erik! Loved the reviews. It got me laughing! Love your humor. Looking forward to reading your book and the blog hop book tour.

  17. Congratulations, Erik, much success! I’ll be sure to read, review and promote your new book. Good on You! :0)

  18. I’ve waited a long time to say this, Erik…


    (Love the reviews, lol!)

  19. You’re certainly an inspiration to all of us. I love the cover and the title and am looking forward to reading the book. I’m lucky to work with kids newly adopted out of the foster system, so showing them your site and what you’ve done will be inspiring to them, too!

  20. I’ll happily join the huge chorus of Congratulations, Erik! I’m delighted to be a part of your blog tour, and I’m looking forward to reading all the other posts. Woohoo for YOU!

  21. This is so cool, Erik! Many many congratulations!

  22. Way to go, Erik! I hope you sell loads and loads of books! 🙂

  23. What a great line up you have for your blog hop. I will be checking them out. I love your reviews so far especially the one from your grandmother! Good luck with this book.

  24. ERIK! Congratulations! This looks awesome! Have a great blog tour, and I already know you’ll have a successful book launch. ~Miranda

  25. Your first book!!! Congratulations Erik!!!! You’re amazing and I can’t wait to read it. I’m buying a copy for my 9 year old. Jennifer

  26. Oh, Erik. I have someone in your target market. If I have the technology to buy your book, I will. I’m skipping over to Amazon to see if there’s a version I can buy.

  27. Wow Erik you are an amazing kid ! Way to go. I can’t wait to read it : )

  28. I am looking forward to the reviews and reading your book! Loved your family’s comments — especially Josie’s comments. I thought she’d look up to you with awe — she just burst your bubble and keeps you humble. 🙂 I wish you much success and will follow your blog tour. Glad Michelle is first.

  29. Congratulations Erik! I love your reviews from your family – especially your sisters! 🙂 Good luck with the tour. I’ll be reading along .

  30. Congrats Erik! My kids and I loved it! 🙂

  31. Weird. I left you a comment earlier but it is no longer here. Well, once more let me say CONGRATULATIONS ERIK!!!

  32. Holy cow! Congratulations Erik! You must be excited. Can’t believe the blog tour you have set up. Awesome! Best of luck!

  33. You are so cool, Erik! And I love your reviews up there and am glad your dad and your granny think it’s the best book ever written!

  34. LOL! Erik’s Grandmother! I hope she was pinching your cheeks when she said that.


  35. We have got to do the interview soon. Hopefully, I can send you my questions by this weekend. 🙂


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