Book Tours: Starter Day Party Against the Grain


I’m hosting the starter day party today for coming of age / political “Against the Grain”. There’s also a tour-wide giveaway for 3 signed paperbacks during this tour. Scroll down to theb ottom of the post to participate.

Tour Schedule

March 14th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

March 14th: Book Excerpt Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing

March 16th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

March 18th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

March 20th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

March 22nd: Author Interview@ SolaFide Publishing Book Blog

March 23rd: Book Excerpt @ The Book Daily

March 24th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

March 26th: Guest Post @ The Writer’s Inkwell

March 27th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

March 28th: Book Excerpt @ Maari Loves Her Indies

March 30th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

March 31st: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

April 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Ali The Dragon Slayer

April 4th: Book Review @ Books are Forever

April 6th: Book Excerpt @ Fascinating Quest

April 8th: Guest Post @ Bedazzled Reading

April 10th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

April 11th: Book Excerpt @ Literary Musings

April 12th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

April 13th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

April 14th: Book Review @ Back Porchervations

About the Book

Against the Grain E-CoverTitle: Against the Grain

Author: Phil Williams

Genre: Contemporary / Coming of Age / Political

A tyrannical high school principal.
A young anarchist with nothing left to lose.
One way or another, this place is goin’ down.

Matt Moyer is an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He’s homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great-uncle, who’s a stickler for logic, reason, and intellectual honesty. Despite his uncle’s reverence for veracity, inconsistencies arise regarding the old man’s shady past and the teen’s parents.

Through a harrowing sequence of events, Matt is forced to attend a public school. The feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda, and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest, and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will he choose the easy lie or the hard truth?

Adult language and content.

Author Bio

Author Headshot CroppedPhil M. Williams is an author, activist, blogger, and consultant. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife, Denise, where he writes and tends his permaculture farm. He is the author of Fire the Landscaper, Against the Grain, Stone Lake, and co-author of Farmer Phil’s Permaculture. His new releases can be read for free at








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  1. Majanka,
    Thanks so much for hosting! If anyone has any questions or comments about the book, I’m happy to respond.

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