First and foremost lets get the important information to you...and the reason we're all doing this!
As you all hopefully know by now, we’re doing this blog tour to help raise awareness and donations for Tommy Donbavand as he battles cancer.
Tommy is the author of the popular 13-book Scream Street series for 7 to 10 year olds, published by Walker Books in the UK and Candlewick Press in the US. His other books include Zombie!, Wolf and Uniform (winner of the Hackney Short Novel Award) for Barrington Stoke, Boredom Busters and Quick Fixes For Kids’ Parties (How To Books), and Making A Drama Out Of A Crisis (Network Continuum).
In theatre, Tommy’s plays have been performed to thousands of children on national tours to venues such as The Hackney Empire, Leeds City Varieties, and Nottingham Playhouse. These productions include Hey Diddle Diddle, Rumplestiltskin, Jack & Jill In The Forgotten Nursery, and Humpty Dumpty And The Incredibly Daring Rescue Of The Alien Princess From Deep Space. He is also responsible for five episodes of the CBBC TV series, Planet Cook (Platinum Films).
As an actor, Tommy played the Clearlake MC in the West End musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story for over eight years, in addition to roles in the movies Zombie Love Stories (where he battled hordes of Scottish undead) and Going Off Big Time (where he was beaten up on a bouncy castle). A veteran of pantomime, he has portrayed just about every comic character from Abanazer to an Ugly Sister.
Tommy lives in Lancashire with his wife and two sons. He is a HUGE fan of all things Doctor Who, plays blues harmonica, and makes a mean balloon poodle. He sees sleep as a waste of good writing time.
Website: http://www.tommydonbavand.com/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tommydonbavand
Here are the links to his website and how people can donate:
Patreon Link: http://www.tommyvcancer.com/support/ Paypal
So for my stop on the tour I wanted to pick something that contained a number of my favourite things and so landed on one of Tommy's Doctor Who novels... Shroud of Sorrow Published by BBC Books (April 11th 2013). It's got history, it's got the doctor...and more importantly it's got Matt Smith as the Doctor ( he was one of my favourites). And when you have a book that's based off a TV show it makes the book interesting for a number of reasons.
NOW! Don't forget to check out the rest of the fantastic stops on the tour and help in any way you can. Every RT, mention and thought for Tommy counts!
To end the tour, Vivienne and Chelley will be hosting a twitter chat.
This will be on 30th June 2016, 8 – 9pm
The hashtag for the chat is #tommyvcancer