Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for fantasy novel “The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan”. The tour runs from February 1 to April 1.

I hope you enjoy the tour, and stay tuned for my review on March 8th.

Tour Schedule

February 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

February 1st: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing

February 3rd: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

February 5th: Author Interview, Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

February 7th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

February 10th: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

February 12th: Book Review and Author Interview @ The Bookworm Knows Best

February 15th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

February 17th: Author Interview @ Erika Gardner’s Blog

February 20th: Book Excerpt @ Adventures Thru Wonderland

February 22nd: Promo Post @  Books are Forever

February 24th: Book Review and Character Interview @ The Resistance

February 26th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

February 28th: Book Review @ Books, Books & More Books

March 1st: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading

March 2nd: Book Review @ The Pursuit of Bookiness

March 5th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Just Books

March 8th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

March 10th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

March 12th: Book Excerpt @ Blackwood Blog

March 14th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Lukten av trykksverte

March 16th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

March 18th: Book Review @ Natural Bri

March 20th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

March 24th: Book Review, Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Books Direct

March 26th:  Promo Post @ Majanka’s Blog

March 28th: Book Review @ 100 Pages A Day

March 30th: Book Review @ Two Heartbeats

About the Book

ftalechicago-cover-imageTitle: The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

Author: Steve Wiley

Genre: Fantasy

“Did you know most anything that matters in this city was built by magic before it was built by men? Of course you didn’t. This city is different from other cities. The true history of it is unpublished. Lucky for you, I know it all by heart.”

~ Francesca Finnegan

In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind, and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.

When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure though the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save him.

Author Bio

Steve is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to Crannóg magazine in Galway, Ireland. This is his first book. He has an undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten from DePaul University. You can email Steve at, or visit thewileymancan on Instagram.

Illustrator Bio

Chris is an artist who studied at Columbia College Chicago. He is a Chicago native and has lived here all his life. Chris’s paintings have been showcased in many local galleries and beyond. When he feels like it, he travels elsewhere to find inspiration. You can reach him at, or visit _ccihon on Instagram.


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