Friday, September 30, 2016

Save the Date: Story of ABBA for Young Readers Promotional Blog Tour!

Dear viewers,

From November 15th to December 16th, we're inviting people across the literary blogosphere and the online ABBA fan community to participate in a blog tour leading up the book's release.  And we'd like to invite you to join us! It's a great way to help new authors gain exposure, and as a stop on the tour, your blog will be visited by all kinds of new readers.

If you'd like to take part, we have a few different posting options, depending on how many reservations we've received and Becky's availability:
  • a standardized pre-written blog tour post;
  • an original interview (text-based) with the author/illustrator, Becky Laine;
  • a book review (advance digital copy of the book will be provided);
  • a unique, original post of your choice - feel free to use your imagination, we're open to ideas!
All blogging participants will receive a standardized post outlining the information we'd like circulated during the tourFeel free to customize it to match your personal style!  Following the tour, all participants will receive a 25% off discount code for a print version of the book in return for your kind help.
Depending on availability, we may also be able to offer a giveaway for you to host on your website, as Becky hopes to be giving away a few autographed print copies of the new book.
If you're interested in participating, please reply to this message, or contact us at storyofabbablogtour2016[at]gmail[dot]com by October 31st with the following information:
  • The name and URL of your blog/website
  • Available dates between November 15th and December 16th
  • Desired post format (e.g. standard prewritten, interview, book review, etc.)
We encourage you to reserve a spot early, especially if you are looking to make an original or interactive post involving Becky.  Allison Rose ( is organizing this tour, and will be happy to help you out if you have any questions or comments.  We encourage people under the age of 13 (aka minors) to get a parent or guardian's permission prior to participating.

If you know any other bloggers who would be interested in participating, would you please help us out by passing this message along?

Thank you!

Becky Laine and Allison Rose

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Arrival Yourself

Celebrate Arrival's 40th anniversary by putting your face into the Arrival cover! :D It's really fun, and I've already made mine. ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Benny's Solo Album

In case you hadn't heard, Benny is working on a solo piano album in honor of his 70th birthday! :D  I'm super hyped for it since I love Benny's piano playing and I've always wanted an album like this!  You can read the article about it here!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Movies that feature ABBA songs

Do you know of any movies that feature ABBA songs in them?  I'm not talking about Muriel's Wedding or Mamma Mia! the movie.  I'm talking about movies that don't have anything to do with ABBA. So far I know of Get Smart (2008), A Night at the Museum 3 (Technically it's not ABBA singing, but it still played "Dancing Queen"), and The Martian.  Do you know of any others?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Old pics of Agnetha Doll

I was looking through some pictures a few days ago and found some old pictures that I'd forgotten to put up, so here they are. :)
Agnetha eating alphabet soup because why not?

Agnetha at the airport

Agnetha holding onto a plane + my arms.