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Virtual Blog Tour with Amy L. Peterson: From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds.


About the Author: Amy Peterson became a stepmother in 1994 after unwittingly falling for a guy with four kids, ages three, five 13 and 15. Since many other stories about stepmotherhood were as uplifting as lead balloons, Amy’s goal was to write a humorous book filled with sound advice. Her four stepkids are all 21 and older, which provides evidence that at least some of her advice is well founded. Amy has been published in numerous magazines and does weekly blog postings about nature, pets and life at much of which is light-hearted. She works for the state of Michigan and owns a ghillie suit, which she claims she uses to take nature photos and scare unsuspecting guests. She lives with her husband and a variety of fuzzy animals, all of which provide great material for her next book.

Book Description

Amy is a 30-year-old woman with a career path, a balance in her checking, and a list of reasons why not to have children. Mark is an older, divorced guy with four kids, an Army cot for a bed, and enough fishing tackle to sink a small boat. Amy falls for Mark hook, line and hundreds of dollars in sinkers. From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds is a humorous yet compelling story about becoming an instant stepmother. It is a must read for stepmothers and future stepmothers, and a fun read for any woman who ended up with more fun and trouble than she bargained for.

Pages: 262

From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds is a humorous yet compelling story of a woman who fell hook, line and thousands of dollars in sinkers for a guy with four kids and enough fishing tackle to sink a small boat.
It has 70 tips that are helpful for stepmothers and future stepmothers, and it’s a fun read for any woman who bit off more than she bargained for and gained even more in the end.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner will be selected by

Winner will also win a Necklace from the Author

Giveaway Ends May 19th.

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the book below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

For more chance to win follow the tour to:

27th April  – Donna @My Life. One Story at a Time. – GIVEAWAY (1 NECKLACE) –
28th April  –  Joy @Joy’s Galaxy  – GIVEAWAY (5 PAPERBACK REVIEW COPIES) –

Finally, in honor of this great event, the  e-book will be 99 cents until the last day of the tour. (28th April, 2012)


This Giveaway Has Ended!


Winner is #7 – likwan


April 25, 2012 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like a familiar situation in our family – one of the young women interested in a man with four children already. It would be interesting to read how Amy and Mark work their way thru this situation in the book!

    Comment by puttputt1198eve | April 26, 2012 | Reply

  2. I have 4 kids myself. I can’t imagine what went through Amy’s head when she had an instant 4 kids. What a brave woman!
    Lmackesy @

    Comment by Lauren M. | April 26, 2012 | Reply

  3. I have enough trouble with my own two kids I can’t imagine taking on somebody else’s 4.

    Comment by jerylt | April 26, 2012 | Reply

  4. I met my second husband when I had 4 kids. And I can tell you he’s never been the same. lol We went on to have 3 more. I can’t wait to read Amy’s take on the situation with her instant family. 🙂 Sounds like a very humorous read. 🙂
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | April 27, 2012 | Reply

  5. OH my goodness I really want to read this book. My husband and I went from 0 to 2 kids pretty quickly when we adopted them. I am not a stepmom but I bet some of the contents of this book I could relate to in someway.

    Comment by Wendi | May 4, 2012 | Reply

  6. Looks like an interesting book. This issue is so true to today where so many couples have to navigate through this exact situation. Great to see there are tips on how to handle it too.

    Comment by G S | May 7, 2012 | Reply

  7. Books that deal with blended families in a humorous manner are definitely needed. I look forward to checking this book out.

    Comment by likwan | May 19, 2012 | Reply

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