The Perfect Clouds Virtual Book Tour

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Laura Anderson Kurk and Rajdeep Paulus. I met Laura and Raj at a writers’ conference two years ago, and not only are they fantastic YA authors, they’re a lot of fun to hang out with. Today’s your opportunity to share in the fun because they’re celebrating the release of their books Perfect Glass and Swimming Through Clouds with a blog tour and giveaway. First I’ll introduce you, and then I’ll tell you about the giveaway.

THE FACTS: Rajdeep decided to be a writer during her junior year in high school after her English teacher gave her an “F” but told her she had potential. She studied English Literature at Northwestern University, and she writes masala-marinated, Young Adult Fiction, blogging weekly at In Search of Waterfalls.

June 13 STC Puzzle Piece
June 13 STC Puzzle Piece

THE FICTION: Swimming Through Clouds

When high school, cell phone disruption forces a classroom ban, the words on a Post-it note spark a sticky romance between two unlikely friends. Transfer student Talia Vanderbilt has one goal at her new school: to blend in with the walls. Lagan Desai, basketball captain and mathlete, would do just about anything to befriend the new girl. One Post-it note at a time, Lagan persuades Talia to peel back her heart, revealing her treasure chest of pain—an absent mother, a bedridden brother, and an abusive father. In a world where hurt is inevitable, the two teens search for a safe place to weather the storms of life. Together.

THE BIG QUESTION: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

RAJ’S BIG ANSWER: Umm… Good question. Flying with a cape that has MM on it. For Masala Mama. And being able to read minds. But with an on/off switch. 🙂 Does that count as one!? 🙂

THE FACTS: Laura Anderson Kurk writes unconventional and bittersweet contemporary YA. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children. You can find her Writing for Young Adults at

THE FICTION: Perfect Glass (sequel to her debut novel Glass Girl)

June 13 Perfect Glass secret letter: R
June 13 Perfect Glass secret letter: R

Things get messy when Meg Kavanagh gets involved—first with Jo Russell, the eccentric old artist, and then with Quinn O’Neill, the intriguing loner who can’t hide how he feels about Meg. Her senior year isn’t turning out like she planned it, but sometimes the best parts of life happen in the in-between moments. And Henry will be home soon, right?

He commits to one year in an orphanage that needs him more than he ever dreamed. Thousands of miles from Meg and the new punk who has fallen for her, and absent from the ranch that’s in his blood, Henry Whitmire finds out what it means to trust. When you’re so far from home, it’s terrifying to realize you’re not who you thought. But the perfect glass of calamity makes the best mirror.

An identity crisis, long distance love, new temptation, and growing pains teach Henry and Meg how to hang onto each other and to what really matters.

THE BIG QUESTION: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

LAURA’S BIG ANSWER: No question. Invisibility.

Now for the giveaway…

The PERFECT CLOUDS Virtual Book Tour

Saturday, June 1 – Thursday, June 26

 Giveaways will be chosen from items listed below:

Free deleted scenes and/or other Swimming Through Clouds extras,

such as “Letters From Lagan”

Swimming Through Clouds notebooks, stickers, Post-its, and coffee mugs

Glass Girl/Perfect Glass iPhone cases, t-shirts, posters, and greeting cards

Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird (Meg’s favorite book)

Copy of Catcher in the Rye (Henry’s favorite book)

At each stop on the tour, Rajdeep and Laura will give a clue that builds to a final reveal at the last stop. (Tour schedule below.) Those clues are the STC (Swimming Through Clouds) puzzle piece and Today’s Secret Letter for Perfect Glass. (The pictures above.) Collect these clues and put them together for the final reveal!



Saturday, June 1 –  Laura Anderson Kurk

Sunday, June 2 –  Rajdeep Paulus

Monday, June 3 –  Melanie Brasher

Tuesday, June 4 –  Tessa Emily Hall

Wednesday, June 5 –  Melissa Tagg

Thursday, June 6 –  ReganStar McBeigh

Friday, June 7 –  April Hamrick

Monday, June 10 –  Diana Garner

Tuesday, June11 –  Stephanie Karfelt

Wednesday, June 12 – Bethany Baldwin

Thursday, June 13 –  Kim Vandel ⬅YOU ARE HERE!

Friday, June 14 –  Sarah Tipton

Monday, June 17 –  Jennifer Watrous

Tuesday, June 18 – Marni Jarman

Wednesday, June 19 –  Peggy Warren

Thursday, June 20 –  Bethany Jett

Friday, June 21 –   Amy Leigh Simpson

Monday, June 23 –  Summer Andrews

Tuesday, June 24 –  Arlette Geuverink

Wednesday, June 25 – Jennifer Murgia

Thursday, June 26 – JoJo Sutis

6 thoughts on “The Perfect Clouds Virtual Book Tour

  1. Kim! You rock! So glad we met that first time in St. Louis. Still remember how all us YA peeps stood around and stared at each other with the “What Next?” look on our faces! Glad we got past that! haha! thanks so much for being on our Perfect Clouds tour!

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