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Author, Linda Mims


LINDA MIMS started creating tales in her head as a child. At age 12, she knew she was onto something when she sold a story to her grandmother for a quarter, but it was her dad’s more practical advice, to get a good education and find a real job, that she followed.

After retiring from her “real job” as an educator, Linda began her writing career as an indie author. The tale of The Neon Houses was born out of a careless comment that people had lost interest in reading. The joke was that decades from now we’d need to hold reading nights in neighborhood parks for citizens who wouldn’t be able to read.

Linda rolled that idea around in her head until it turned into a whole society of have-nots. Once the idea got rolling, she worked nonstop until she’d finished the first draft. Writing is now her real job!

Linda Mims resides in a small suburban town 30 miles outside of Chicago, IL where she likes to cook, garden, and blog, sometimes simultaneously. She is married to her long-time love, has two grown daughters and one bossy, bichon-pom, Alexis.




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Natalie Ducey

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Patricia Guthrie


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Monday, 2/20/17:

Marlena Smith

Tuesday, 2/21/17:

Yvette Calleiro

Wednesday, 2/22/17:

A. M. Manay

Thursday, 2/23/17:

Pat Guthrie

Friday, 2/24/17:

John Howell

Saturday, 2/25/17:

Beem Weeks

Sunday, 2/26/17:

Stacey Schneller









23 thoughts on ““THE NEON HOUSES” BLOG TOUR – #RRBC – @boom_lyn

  1. Good Morning Linda. I finally made my way to the blog tour. Neon Houses was truly an enjoyable read as you know from my review. For those who haven’t read that book, you might want to reconsider.


    1. Mary, I was happy when you told me you were going to start reading it and you really did. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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      1. Most welcome Linda. When I say I’m going to read something – I do it. Reading your book was what I needed to design a banner for you as I knew your book so well by then. It was only natural for the banner I made to come out like it did, and with my own quote. I love sharing your book review each day on Twitter.

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        1. I appreciate your daily posts so much, Mary! Thanks

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          1. You’re most welcome Linda!


  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter February 21, 2017 — 9:42 pm

    Hi Linda! I finally found my way over here so I could keep up with your tour. Congrats again on your new book. I’m in the process of reading it and it is quite a story already. Good Luck!

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    1. Always a pleasure to see you Shirley. I hope you will enjoy the book!


  3. Thanks so much, Linda for sharing interesting titbits of your life before becoming a writer! The Neon Houses has a really great cover. All the best for the rest of your tour😄😄

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    1. Maretha, I’m in love with this cover, too! But, take a look at the front image on her trailer…it is to die for! Thanks for supporting, Linda!

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      1. Thanks, Nonnie! I had another look and the front image says it all – connecting THE NEON HOUSES title firmly with the trailer. Not to be unfair to the next in line on my TBRLIST, but I’ll have to read Linda Mims first, now.😊 Thanks again for a great blog tour and reminders, as well as a great trailer!


        1. I have to go and take another look at the trailer. It was awesome the first time I saw it during the video blog tour. Of course it was created by 4Wills Publishing. LOL!

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          1. I’m hoping to get funds together sometime this year to get 4WillsPublishing to do a book trailer for me too! At the moment I’m having to get editing, formatting and proofreading done first, but after seeing your trailer, I’m more determined than ever to get one done this year! All the best till we chat again, Linda!

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            1. Ask for a quote Maretha! I found 4WillsPublishing to be very reasonable. Nonnie is a part of it and she is attuned to the needs of RRBC members.

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    2. Thank you so much, Maretha!


  4. Looking forward to your tour, Linda! Best wishes for a fabulous and fun week! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Natalie!

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    2. Natalie, you’re awesome! Thanks for showing up for Linda!

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  5. Wishing you a wonderful tour, Linda. I enjoyed your first stop at Mar’s blog and look forward to the others. This book made an impression on me during the video blog block party and is on my TBR!


    1. That’s so kind of you, Mae Clair! Hope you enjoy the book.

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    2. Yes, the trailer snags ’em every time! Thanks, Mae!

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      1. Yes, Nonnie! The trailer is EVERYTHING! You chose the perfect music!


    1. Thank you, Nonnie! I look forward to it. Nerves, anticipation, hope!

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