Guest Post/Virtual Tour ~ PT McHugh



Which is my favorite character and why?

Ironically, my favorite character in the book wasn’t even in the first version of the manuscript – the one that was signed to Glass House.  When the publisher, editor, and I met face to face, though, I was given a list of ‘notes.’ Top on the list: create a prominent female character to round out the story, and give both boys and girls someone to follow in the story.

“So you mean I have to write the entire story all over again?” I asked. 

“Yes,” was my curt response. (A helpful hint to all of you aspiring writers out there – when you feel like your story is done, you might have to take a deep breath and realize that you might have to write it all again.

I argued a bit, because I thought this should be a book for boys, but eventually I realized that my editor knew what she was talking about. And I started writing Tatiana. When I was done, I realized that she was a combination of my wife and my two daughters – tough, sure minded, willful, and stronger than I could hope to ever be.  I have no doubt that the boys reading the story will fall in love with her, and the girls will cheer for her.  She says things that I could only dream of saying, and of course does things that are far beyond my reach.  She was an absolute kick to write, and quickly became one of the characters I looked forward to in every scene.

Where will she go in the future? I’m not sure even I know the answer to that – Tatiana has a mind of her own, and a way of dictating her scenes for herself. She doesn’t always listen to what I think, and she almost never does what I think she will. No matter what she does, though, I’m sure it’ll shock and delight all of us, myself and my editor included.

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ptPT McHugh didn’t start out as a storyteller. He was, however, born into a family of that encouraged imagination. He became a fan of history in school and then went to college to become a construction engineer, to build a world of straight lines, angles, and equations.

He was just as surprised as everyone else when he realized that he believed in magic, and might just know the secret of how to jump through time. Since then, he’s been researching the possibility and learning everything he can about history. Just in case the opportunity arises.

PT was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Bob, daring to dream of alternate worlds and cheering for his beloved New England Patriots. 

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keeperPublisher: Glass House Press; 1 edition (February 26, 2013)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Time Travel
ISBN-10: 0981676804
Series: Stone Ends, Book 1
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


Jason Evans, a shy, introverted high school freshman, thought that his mundane life was all there was – girls, golf, physics, and the occasional bully. Until he found out about the secrets his grandfather had been keeping from him … a set of stones that allowed them to jump through time … a maniacal madman who used the stones to shape history to his liking … and Jason’s role as one of the few people in the world who could stop that man.

Against impossible odds, a fourteen-year-old boy must take up his legacy, learn everything he needs to know within one short day, and travel helter skelter into the Middle Ages, to join Henry VII’s fight against Richard III, end the Dark Ages, and stop the man who now holds his grandfather captive. In this romp through history, Jason and his friends must race against time to accomplish not one, but two missions.

Save his grandfather.

And save the world. 

Click HERE for a chance to win a signed copy of Keeper of the Black Stones .

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Keeper of the Black Stones Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule –


Friday, February 15

Cover Reveal at The Writer’s Life

Guest Blogging at Epic Robot Danni

Book Review & Interview at Alivia Landers

Monday, February 18

Book Review at Vic’s Media Room

Book Review & Guest Post at Me, MyShelf & I

Book Cover Reveal at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, February 20

Book Review at Library of Clean Reads

Friday, February 22

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer

Book Review & Guest Post at Literary Exploration

Sunday, February 24

Interview at Zizag Timeline

Monday, February 25

Book Review at Working for the Android

Book Review, Guest Post & Book Giveaway at The Reading Geek

Tuesday, February 26

Interview at The Sisters’ Tale

Wednesday, February 27

Interview at Millie D’s Words

Thursday, February 28

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Friday, March 1

Book Review at Blog of Erised

Monday, March 4

Book Review at Day By Day In Our World

Book Review at Bound By Words

Tuesday, March 5

Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head

Book Review & Guest Post at Hopeless Bibliophile

Thursday, March 7

Book Review at My Cozie Corner

Monday, March 11

Book Review at Books Books and More Books

Wednesday, March 13

Book Review at Community Bookstop

Thursday, March 12

Book Review & Interview at Word Spelunking

Friday, March 15

Book Review at Blooming with Books

Book Review at All Grown Up



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