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Book Tour Giveaway: Kid on the Go

I have a special blog post for you today! WOW blog tours is celebrating Neill McKee's new memoir, Kid on the Go! Though I haven't read this one myself, I still wanted to share a fellow author's work. And, in the spirit of giving, I'm going to throw a giveaway in as well! Want to know more about the book? Here we go.


About Kid on the Go!


In this new book, McKee takes readers on a journey through his childhood, adolescence, and teenage years from the mid-40s to the mid-60s, in the small, then industrially-polluted town of Elmira, Ontario, Canada—one of the centers of production for Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.


McKee’s vivid descriptions, dialog, and self-drawn illustrations are a study of how a young boy learned to play and work, fish and hunt, avoid dangers, cope with death, deal with bullies, and to build or restore “escape” vehicles. You may laugh out loud as the author recalls his exploding hormones, attraction to girls, rebellion against authority, and survival of 1960s’ “rock & roll” culture—emerging on the other side as a youth leader.


After leaving Elmira, McKee describes his intensely searching university years, trying to decide which career path to follow. Except for a revealing postscript, the story ends when he accepts a volunteer teaching position on the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia.


Purchase your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Bookshop.org. You can add it to your GoodReads reading list too.


The Giveaway


This is a simple form giveaway! No socials to follow or websites to track down, beyond the terms and conditions. If you know someone else who would love the giveaway, please share my blog link, or send them this: https://forms.gle/9Rpu9QCEwiBDvtrz8 - Good luck!



About the Author


Neill McKee is a creative nonfiction writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has written and published three books in this genre since 2015. His latest work is Kid on the Go! Memoir of My Childhood and Youth, a humorous and poignant account of his growing up in an industrially-polluted town in Ontario, Canada, and his university years. This memoir is a stand-alone prequel to his first travel memoir Finding Myself in Borneo: Sojourns in Sabah (2019) on his first overseas adventures in Sabah, Malaysia (North Borneo), where he served as a Canadian volunteer teacher and program administrator during 1968-70 and 1973-74. This book won the 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for Biography–(other than a New Mexico/Arizona subject) and a Bronze Medal in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (Ippy Awards).


In late 2020, McKee also released Guns and Gods in my Genes: A 15,000-mile North American search through four centuries of history, to the Mayflower—an entertaining account of how he searched for his roots in Canada and the US, in which he employs vivid descriptions, dialog, poetic prose, analytical opinion, photos and illustrations. In this work, McKee slowly uncovers his American grandmother’s lineage—ancestors who were involved in almost every major war on North American soil and others, including a passenger on the Mayflower, as well as heroes, villains, rascals, and ordinary godly folk. Through his search, McKee exposes myths and uncovers facts about the true founding of America.


McKee, who holds a B.A. Degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Communication from Florida State University, lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Russia and traveled to over 80 countries on assignments during his 45-year international career. He became an expert in communication and directed/produced a number of award-winning documentary films/videos, and wrote a many articles and books in the field. McKee is now busy writing another travel memoir on his career. He does readings/book signings and presentations with or without photos. He prefers lively interactive sessions.


Follow the author online at:


Author’s website: www.neillmckeeauthor.com

Kid on the Go! book page: www.neillmckeeauthor.com/kid-on-the-go

Kid on the go! buy page: www.neillmckeeauthor.com/buy-3

Author's digital library: www.neillmckeevideos.com/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/neill-mckee-b9971b65/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/McKeeNeill/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MckeeNeill

NBFS: www.northborneofrodotolkien.org


To see the rest of the book tour, check out these dates and locations.




A note from C.K. Sorens


Afflicted eARCs are now available! ARC readers are an important part of the process by providing one of the most important pieces of a book's success - reviews! ARC sign-ups are open through December 17th.


To let me know you're interested in grabbing one of these early copies of the novel, let me know via my Contact page. To keep up to date about my books, be sure to sign up for my newsletter where I'll be announcing a contest of my own, soon! You can also find me on Instagram or Facebook. To buy Trimarked, check out this link for a short list of retailers or ask for it to be ordered at your favorite bookstore.

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