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Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue by Steve Searfoss, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

KidVenture Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue Cover

Title: KidVenture Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue
Series: KidVenture #1
Author: Steve Searfoss
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: Jan 26, 2020
Genre: Middle-Grade Fiction

Chance Sterling launches a pool cleaning business over the summer. Join Chance as he looks for new customers, discovers how much to charge them, takes on a business partner, recruits an employee, deals with difficult clients, and figures out how to make a profit. He has twelve weeks to reach his goal. Will he make it? Only if he takes some chances.

KidVenture stories are business adventures where kids figure out how to market their company, understand risk, and negotiate. Each chapter ends with a challenge, including business decisions, ethical dilemmas and interpersonal conflict for young readers to wrestle with. As the story progresses, the characters track revenue, costs, profit margin, and other key metrics which are explained in simple, fun ways that tie into the story.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

steve searfoss

I wrote my first KidVenture book after years of making up stories to teach my kids about business and economics. Whenever they’d ask how something works or why things were a certain way, I would say, “Let’s pretend you have a business that sells…” and off we’d go. What would start as a simple hypothetical to explain a concept would become an adventure spanning several days as my kids would come back with new questions which would spawn more plot twists. Rather than give them quick answers, I tried to create cliffhangers to get them to really think through an idea and make the experience as interactive as possible.

I try to bring that same spirit of fun, curiosity and challenge to each KidVenture book. That’s why every chapter ends with a dilemma and a set of questions. KidVenture books are fun for kids to read alone, and even more fun to read together and discuss. There are plenty of books where kids learn about being doctors and astronauts and firefighters. There are hardly any where they learn what it’s like to run small business. KidVenture is different. The companies the kids start are modest and simple, but the themes are serious and important.

I’m an entrepreneur who has started a half dozen or so businesses and have had my share of failures. My dad was an entrepreneur and as a kid I used to love asking him about his business and learning the ins and outs of what to do and not do. Mistakes make the best stories — and the best lessons. I wanted to write a business book that was realistic, where you get to see the characters stumble and wander and reset, the way entrepreneurs do in real life. Unlike most books and movies where business is portrayed as easy, where all you need is one good idea and the desire to be successful, the characters in KidVenture find that every day brings new problems to solve.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift card!
(10) winners will receive a paperback copy of Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue!

Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue JustRead Blog Tour

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 25, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN/UK/AUSTRALIA only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue JustRead Blog Tour

Launch Post @JustReadTours

January 25
FINCHNWREN
The Adventures of a Traveler’s wife

January 26
Reading Is My SuperPower
Heidi Reads…

January 27
Library Lady’s Kid Lit

January 28
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic

January 29
BookZone Reviews (Blogspot)
Remembrancy

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22 Comments

  1. Diane Eral

    I have an 8 yr old grandson who would love to read this book with me. He loves to experiment with his family with his own “business” to make money! He is learning alot about taking care of his “business” to follow through with what he started.

  2. Shannon kraus

    What a great concept- teaching kids about business by writing it into a story! This is a new to me series and I can’t wait to read it- even though I’m not a kid!

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