Friday, April 26, 2019

REs-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs: Blog Tour Spotlight with Giveaway


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs with JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: RES-Q Tyler Stop  
Series: Tyler Stop, Book 1  
Author: June McCrary Jacobs  
Publisher: JMJ Story Stitcher Books  
Release Date: April 22, 2019  
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction

It's the summer of 1968 in Sonoma County, California, and eleven-year-old Weston Gregg and his nine-year-old sister, Wendy, are looking for fun things to do during their summer break from school. When they discover some abandoned rabbits, they hatch an idea to make a positive difference for animals and people in their small town of Tyler Stop.

They decide to form 'Rescue Each Species-Quickly', or RES-Q Tyler Stop.

There are challenges to face as they move forward into their new venture, including standing up to someone who is targeting Weston's friends for being different and a painfully bad decision.

Will Weston have to handle these issues on his own or will he learn to accept the advice and wisdom shared by some important people in his life? Join Weston and his family and friends as they share some adventures and learn and grow together in RES-Q Tyler Stop.


"Adventure has no end in this tale, where a heart for animals inspires and surprises await around every bend. . . . The characters and the situations they face come across realistic, and the scenes develop naturally. Not only does the author keep a nice paced plot rolling along but adds interesting and practical information about animals and ways to handle certain situations along the way. It makes for a fun mix of fiction and fact.

This appears to be the first book in the series, and I’m eager to see where the RES-Q Tyler Stop adventures will head to next." ~ Tonja Drecker, Author of Music Boxes

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First Aid

Weston felt better when he heard Dad step up next to him near the rabbit cages. His father usually knew what to do to solve a problem, especially when it was a problem involving animals.

"Dad, my three rabbits are Mini Lops like Ruby," Wendy whispered. "I love this little black spotted one."

"Maybe they're Ruby's cousins," Glen said with a grin as he hugged Wendy.

"Oh, Dad. We all know Ruby wasn't born in Tyler Stop!"

"Well, how do we know these rabbits weren't born up in Oregon, too?"

"Hey, Dad. Do you know what kind mine are?" Weston asked.

"Looks like your guys, or gals, are Rex Rabbits."

Mrs. Fletcher was smiling when she returned a few minutes later.

"Dr. Lake will be here within thirty minutes. When I described your quick action, the vet said he thinks the rabbits will survive. He'll give each of them a check-up. I also called the telephone number listed for the family who exhibited these rabbits."

She looked at Glen and lowered her voice. "I guess maybe I shouldn't say this next part in front of your children."

"You can talk in front of us, Mrs. Fletcher. Me and Wendy aren't little kids anymore. We can take it, right, Wendy?"

The nine year old pumped her head in agreement. Mrs. Fletcher waited for Glen's nod before going ahead with her story.

"I spoke to a relative of the family. The family's truck broke down yesterday on the way to the fairgrounds to pick up their rabbits. Then they got pushed into a ditch by a car that didn't stop in time. All five of them had to stay overnight at the hospital. The doctors said everyone will be fine eventually, but they need some extra rest and special care for the next week or ten days."

"Just like the bunnies," Wendy said.

Mrs. Fletcher paused.

"Yes, dear. The relative asked if anyone could foster the rabbits until the owners are able to take these animals home for good. I told him I'd have to get back to him about that."

"What does 'foster' mean?" Wendy asked.

"It means to take care of," Weston said.

"That's right, son. How did you know that?"

"A new boy, Sammy, started school in our class about a week before summer vacation. He told me he was a foster child and what it meant."

Weston and Wendy were instantly at their father's side begging him to let them be foster parents for the rabbits.

"Please, Dad. Wendy and I will do everything to take care of them. You won't even know these extra rabbits are around. You and Mom always tell us to treat everyone the way we want to be treated. I'm sure you meant for us to be nice to animals, too."

"We can do it, Dad. You'd want somebody to foster Ruby if she was in trouble. Please," Wendy added.

"I need to call your mother before I answer. Give me a few minutes. Keep talking to the rabbits in quiet voices and refill their water bottles. Stay here while I go to the fair office to use the telephone."


 'RES-Q Tyler Stop' is June McCrary Jacobs's first middle-grade book. June is a retired elementary school teacher and literacy mentor who is fond of California history and children's literature. She especially loves to write, read, and blog about middle-grade fiction and non-fiction on her 'Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic' blog.

In addition to writing inspirational romance books and stories for adults {A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom, 2013; Robin's Reward, 2015; Handmade Hearts, 2019}, June's original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and on sewing industry blogs in the past decade.

When she's not writing, reading, blogging, or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, visiting art and history museums, and touring historic homes and gardens.

One of her most memorable and thrilling childhood adventures was her ride in the Goodyear blimp as it floated over Long Beach, California. She can still remember the people on the beach waving to her as she zoomed past them.


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(1) winner will win
  • $20 Amazon gift card (US/International)
  • Signed Paperback Copy of RES-Q Tyler Stop (US only) or Digital Copy (International)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 22, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm April 29, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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