Teacher #Giveaway Winners Announced! #books #cash

Here’s a lovely video I just posted moments ago announcing the winners of my giveaway. I hope you’ll watch and enjoy. There’s more going on than what’s shown on the Rafflecopter below.

Need a reminder of how this all got started, check out this link.

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#BlackFriday, #CyberMonday, and #Teacher support

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It’s that time again when I put my ebooks on sale just before the holidays. I hope these ebooks will make great gifts for someone special to you. This year there’s a small twist. I’m hoping this season of sales will help fuel the giveaway I’m struggling to get the word out for.

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I’m still hoping to gain some support for the blog tour I put together. It’s really not about me and my books, and hope you will at least take a look at my post to see for yourself what it’s all about.

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If nothing else, I hope you’ll consider entering my giveaway to support a teacher of your choice (any teacher in the world). I’d really like to be a blessing to some deserving teachers, but there’s only so much I can do on my own. I do hope you find it your heart to help spread the spread about this in some way.

1) Download my books for Free or 99 cents.

2) Please join the tour (it’s really not what you think).

3) Enter the giveaway by nominating a teacher to win.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

Teachers & #Books Make A Difference – Blog Tour & #Giveaway


Well, I didn’t receive the participation response I was hoping for, but I’m still going to post today. If you’d like to contribute, answer these questions on your blog or social media and leave me a link in the comments… And please, stick around to check the “support a teacher” giveaway at the end.

Did a teacher ever introduce you to a book; which one(s)?
I had a teacher suggest I read some of Toni Morrison when I was in high school, but I was going through a Maya Angelou phase at the time.

What was your favorite book(s) as a kid?
I loved all things Peter Pan, but only ever found the Peter and Wendy book. I did, however, read quite a few Beverly Cleary books; mostly Ramona stories.

Who was your favorite teacher at any point in your youth; why?
I didn’t remember having a favorite teacher until I thought of my introductory years studying Spanish. I’m kicking myself that I can’t remember her name right now. She later became a principal.

What popular book have you never read and or faked reading?
I never read one Harry Potter book. They’re on my list, but not very high. With the release of all the films, the urgency to read the story just isn’t there for me.

Did you ever do any creative projects in school based on a book; what?
I once did an art project where I had to represent the story of a book visually. I chose to do a picture box about The Secret Garden.

What book(s) has had the greatest influence in your adult life?
Aside from The Bible, oddly enough, Peter and Wendy is a major influence in my adult life in too many ways for me to break down now. Mostly it’s the reason I started writing as a child, even though I lost my way for a while as an adult.

What words or advice from a teacher has had the greatest influence in your adult life?
I once had a teacher tell me I was wasting my time taking a particular class. Luckily for me, I ignored her. She taught me that even the people who are meant to guide us to greatness can lead us down the wrong path. My confidence in myself boosted when I aced that class and it didn’t affect my other classes.

What book have you read as an adult that you wish you’d read as a child or teen?
I totally wish I read Ender’s game as a teen. It would have been so impactful at that time in my life when I felt like my youth somehow hindered me.

If you were a teacher, what book would you recommend to a student and why?
I think all high school students should read Fahrenheit 451. For all the good, bad, universal, and outdated issues it has; any young adult struggling to appreciate the life they have and or figuring out how to think for themselves, that book will at least set them on the right path.

What would you write about or have you written about in a children’s book?
I’ve currently written stories that teach kids about needs and wants and changes. I hope to write more books down the road that teach other tough concepts.

This blog tour and giveaway is sponsored by me, Toi Thomas. I am a teacher and an author who wants to support other teachers. Please consider buying one of my books and OR entering my giveaway to support a teacher of your choice. BUY BOOKS HERE.

Please also visit two lovely supporters of this effort, today & tomorrow, and see how they answered these questions. Charity AyresJemima Pett


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#IWSG November 2016: What’s so great about being a writing & supporting #teachers.


Created and hosted by the Ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writers Support Group posts the 1st Wednesday of every month. Click the image to learn more or sign up.

Monthly Question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?


Considering I mostly write fiction, I’d say I love the fact that I get to make stuff up to express thoughts, ideas, and more. I like that I can write stories that I want to read, even if I do need lots of help perfecting them for public consumption. But, at my very core, writing is something I have to do to feel complete. Even if I never published anything, I think I’d still be writing. Writing just for writing sake and providing myself with something to read is the best thing about being a writer.

I will say, though, I also like the fact that writing has opened me up to new and welcoming communities of like-minded people. It’s nice to now have a community of readers who also like to write… And, I love how much more involved I’ve become in supporting others since I started writing. It’s not like I didn’t care or give to certain causes before I started writing, but I feel like I give more now. I usually give whatever I would normally give, plus I always seem to be getting involved in fundraisers for causes where I donate my books.

Even now, I’m running a giveaway of my own to support classroom teachers with cash for their class. If you want to know more click here. In an effort to spread the word, I’m also putting together a blog tour where authors and bloggers get to share how books and teachers have made a difference in their life. If you are interested in supporting a classroom teacher, please consider joining my very simple blog tour.


What do you like about being a writer?
Will you consider my blog tour or giveaway?
Also, check out my side panel to see the trailers I made for my new children’s books.


After hanging out with Alex, be sure to stop by and visit this month’s co-hosts:
Joylene Nowell Butler,
Jen Chandler,
Mary Aalgaar,
Lisa Buie Collard,
Tamara Narayan,
Tyrean Martinson, and
Christine Rains!


Click here to visit other IWSG blogs and sites to receive and share more inspiration and support. (This month, I’m #71).

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords