Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin: Blog Tour & Giveaway

Monday, March 18, 2024
Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin

I'm excited to announce that author B. Lynn Goodwin returns to us again with a new book called Disrupted. Join us as we celebrate the launch of her book and interview her about her writing journey. You'll also have the chance to win a copy for yourself.

Before we get to that, here's more about her book:

The San Ramos High students are busy rehearsing their performance of Our Town when the school and the surrounding towns are rocked by a 7.1 earthquake. As a series of unusual aftershocks disrupt the town further, their school is deemed unsafe, and the show is postponed indefinitely unless they can find a way to turn that bad luck around. Dealing with their own personal difficulties and led by the stage manager, Sandee, who is working her way through the loss of her brother, they attempt to bring the community together, make the performance a success, and do their share to raise funds to rebuild. Both the show and life must go on!

Publisher: Olympia Publishers
ISBN-10: 1804393487
ISBN-13: 978-1804393482
Print Length: 238 pages

Purchase a copy of Disrupted on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookshop. You can also add it to your GoodReads reading list.

About the Author, B. Lynn Goodwin

B. Lynn Goodwin is the owner of Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com

Talent was short-listed for a Literary Lightbox Award and won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award. A second edition cane out on November 1, 2020 from  Koehler Books. She also wrote You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers.

Her memoir, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 won a National Indie Excellence Award, a Human Relations Indie Book Awards Winner, a Dragonfly Book Award, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Best Book Awards Finalist & NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner.

Her latest book, Disrupted, published on January 25th. 

Goodwin’s work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers, Hip Mama, Dramatics Magazine, Inspire Me Today, The Sun, Good Housekeeping.com, Purple Clover.com, and elsewhere. She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network, and she is a manuscript coach at Writer Advice. She always has time to write guest blog posts and answer questions. She loves working one on one, trouble-shooting, and helping writers find what works. Contact her to see how she can help you.

You can find her online at:

--- Interview by Nicole Pyles

WOW: Congratulations on Disrupted! I'm so glad to have you back with us. And I love your new YA book! What has happened since your last blog tour It's Never Too Late? 

B. Lynn: I’ve been busy with writing, editing, and maybe spreading myself too thin. Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com takes up a hunk of my time because of our writing contests and my responses. I read and review all the time, and reading other people’s work helps my writing. I’m on the board at Story Circle Network, Story Circle Network — Women Writers & Writing Resources, where I lead a monthly Writing Extravaganza and teach Independent Study Classes, and the San Francisco Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. I’m also writing articles for several of the people who want me to share my ideas on this blog tour, and I find time to be with my husband every day. 

WOW: I love hearing how well things are going for you. Why did you decide to pursue fiction? And specifically, why young adult? 

B. Lynn: I used to teach English and drama in high school and college. They say you should write what you know, which means writing a memoir and writing this fiction weren’t all that different. I know how teens sound and I know what they want at least as much as they do. I also know what we all dream about. 

WOW: So true! I love all of the characters in this book. How did you create such real feeling characters? 

B. Lynn: Whether you’re writing fiction or acting, when you develop a character you need to focus on what each character wants, what she can do to get it, and what is in her way. 

WOW: Great tip! What kind of research did you do to capture the experience of the earthquake? 

B. Lynn: I lived through the 7.1 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. My husband’s experience of feeling like there was an ape in the back of the truck is an authentic one used in Disrupted

WOW: As someone who grew up in California, that's a perfect description. What are you working on now that you can tell us about? 

B. Lynn: I’m working on juggling the varying aspects of my writing life and the rest of my life, always gathering material, and processing a lot of it in my journal. 

WOW: That's amazing! What advice do you have for authors who want to write YA? 

B. Lynn: Can you answer these questions? Why do you want to write YA? How do you feel about teens? What could they get from your book that might not be available in adult fiction? If you can answer those questions, just do it. 

WOW: Great insight! Thank you again for joining us! Best of luck on your tour.

Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin Blog Tour

--- Blog Tour Calendar

March 18th @ The Muffin
Join us on WOW as we celebrate the launch of B. Lynn Goodwin's newest book Disrupted. Read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy for yourself.

March 19th @ Rockin Book Reviews
Join Lu Ann for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

March 20th @ Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Join Lisa for her interview with B. Lynn Goodwin about her writing journey and her newest book Disrupted.

March 22nd @ The Faerie Review
Visit Lily's blog for a spotlight of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

March 23rd @ Word Magic
Join Fiona's blog for a guest post about earthquakes. Learn some interesting facts and mysteries behind this geographical event.

March 25th @ Michelle Cornish's blog
Join Michelle for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about what makes your story unique.

March 30th @ Chapter Break
Visit Julie's blog for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about the benefits of writing what you know.

March 31st @ A Wonderful World of Books
Visit Joy's blog for a spotlight of Disrupted and a giveaway of a copy of the e-book.

April 2nd @ World of My Imagination
Visit Nicole's blog for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

April 6th @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion
Join Linda's blog for her interview with B. Lynn Goodwin about her new book Disrupted.

April 8th @ Sara Trimble's blog
Join Sara for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin. You can also win a digital copy of the book.

April 10th @ Susan Uhlig's blog
Visit Susan's blog for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about how loss affects teens.

April 13th @ Book Review From an Avid Reader
Visit Joan's blog for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

April 14th @ Boys Moms' Reads 
Join Karen for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

April 15th @ Choices
Visit Madeline Sharples' blog for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about pantsing or plotting and whether that matters.

April 16th @ Storeybook Reviews
Join Leslie for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about rising above fear.

April 17th @ Just Katherine
Join Katherine for her review of Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin.

April 19th @ Just Katherine
Visit Katherine's blog again for a guest post by B. Lynn Goodwin about journaling for writers.

***** BOOK GIVEAWAY *****

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the novel Disrupted by B. Lynn Goodwin! Fill out the form below for a chance to win. The giveaway ends March 31st at 11:59 pm CT. We will choose a winner the next day and announce in the Rafflecopter widget, and also follow up via email. Good luck!

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Rosemary Keevil-Fairburn said...

I am not normally a fan of YA but I found this a most engaging read. Thank you B. Lynn Goodwin, who is also my excellent manuscript consultant.

Angela Mackintosh said...

I love the concept of this book, and it's on my TBR list! The earthquake serves as a powerful metaphor. As a SoCal native, this definitely resonates. The Loma Prieta earthquake in '89 and Northridge in '94 were standouts in my mind. I'm currently writing a novel and considering YA or New Adult, so your question about what they could get that might not be available in adult fiction is one to think about! Thanks for the wonderful interview, and best of luck on your tour! :)

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for hosting this blog tour, Nicole and WOW. I'm excited to be here.

Angela, you're exactly right about Northridge in '94. Back then they predicted the next big one would be in about 30 years. My math is imperfect at times, but I suspect that brings us to 2024. Hmmm. There are all kinds of political earthquakes going on. A physical one might shift our focus--not that I want one! Both physical and emotional earthquakes abound in the book and in real life. If you're reading this, how do you roll when you encounter one?

Rosemary, as a journalist you know the power of sharing your thoughts.. Thanks for contributing.

Please take a look at Disrupted. It's worth your time.


Lynn said...

P.S. I love that 15-year-old author photo.

Nancy P said...

Congratulations on your book!

Lynn said...

Thanks, Nancy P. I hope you'll take a look. If you love a mixture of drama and comedy, right and wrong, tragedy and triumph, you'll love this one.


Heather Swanson said...

On my reading list

Sara said...

This sounds so very good. I am a big fan of YA literature and will recommend this to my older grandchildren who live in California.

R Struthers said...

The mention of a Earthquake and people's reactions grabbed me to want to read your book.

Lynn said...

Sara and RStruthers, thanks so much for your encouraging comments. I'm eager to hear how the people you share it with feel about it.

Many thanks,


Ashley S said...

This sounds so good. I have some younger cousins who love to read and I always try to find books that we can all enjoy (I still love YA even though I'm outside that demographic now). This will definitely be on kmy list.

Andrea said...

Be a great one to read, then pass on to a young adult.

Lynn said...

Andrea & Ashley S, YES! Sara, I'm in California too.


P.S. If you're looking for a reasonable editor, please take a look at what we offer on Writer Advice's Manuscript Consultation Page. Google it. Thanks!

kim hansen said...

Looking forward to reading the book.

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