Oct 11, 2012

Meet Millicent Marie on Loves 2 Read ~ Special Guest Post & GIVEAWAY

Guest Post:  Meet Millicent Marie

Hi, I’m twelve years old, and I’m in sixth grade. I have an annoying little brother, and – oh yeah, my name is Millie. Well – Millicent Marie, really. I hate it. Don’t you? I don’t understand why parents are allowed to name their kids. I mean – we’re the ones that have to live with the name.  Shouldn’t we get the option of choosing? Oh, I know that babies can’t talk and all. But there should be an age, maybe at around six, when a kid should have the option of keeping the name their parents chose or going with something new.  

If I could choose, I’d pick Amanda. It’s a cool name don’t you think? Plus, I could be Mandy for short. Anyway – I sort of decided that I would be Amanda, at least on the computer. You see, I started keeping my diary on my laptop, and well, just for fun, I decided to sign each entry Amanda. It was harmless, really – that is until Doogle (that’s my younger brother) decided to nose around my stuff. Yup, that’s right, he found my diary. Not only that – he set up a blog – on the Internet – where he published my diary! The little weasel.

I was going to delete it, but I was getting all these emails from kids telling me how much they liked it, and well, I kind of liked the attention. So I kept posting entries. Only, nobody knew it was really me, since I pretended to be this mystery person named Amanda.

See the thing is, at school I don’t really have a lot of friends outside of my best friend, Natalie. In fact, I’m often on the receiving end of this mean girl Haylee’s rants. She’s the school bully and she’s particularly awful to me for some reason. So I try to do whatever I can to avoid her. In fact, this year, I purposely didn’t join the soccer team because she was going to be on it. Instead, I joined the Drama Club with Natalie to work backstage. That way I could stay away from Haylee and keep an eye on Jordan Cowell. I guess you could say I have a little crush on him. Okay – maybe I have a major crush on him, but can you blame me?

Anyway, that’s my story, at least some of my story. The rest you can read about in Karen Pokras Toz’s book, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Thanks for stopping by!

Until Next Time - - Millie

There is still time today during the launch party for  Millicent Marie is NOT my Name by Karen Pokras Toz! To participate in the Twitter Party.  Karen Pokras Toz will be on again tonight at 10 pm, 11 pm, and Midnight EST for 30 minutes of chatting, fun, and prizes.

The easiest way to join the conversation is with tweetchat.com Login with your Twitter account, then enter #MillicentMarie to join the room.

The Twitter Party is just the beginning of the fun. Karen will be on tour for the next 21 days. Check out the full schedule here.

To Learn More about Millicent Marie, check out my review HERE.

Learn more & get your own copy (ebook and paperback):  
Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

The "swag bag" contains bookmarks, stickers, notepad, magnet, keychain, & a signed postcard. 
Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form:
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There is also a grand prize giveaway that includes the swag bag plus tote bag, mug and $20 amazon gift card. You can CLICK HERE to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

All info in the above post was provided by the author and/or publisher.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.


  1. Millie had a great time visiting your blog! Thank you :)

    1. I had a great time Hosting Millie - you both are welcome ANYTIME!

  2. thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love that Karen Toz is a mom like me and is so successfully publishing books. It gives me hope.

  4. Thank you for the giveaway!
    ~Sandra U.

  5. I loved reading the post from Millie! What a great character who is a kid that others can relate to! This giveaway pack is FABULOUS! Wishing Karen much success!

  6. Awesome giveaway! I'm huge on the importance of building literacy with kids. I enjoy finding new materials for my kids to read. This looks great!


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