Friday, December 9, 2011

Interview with Karen Pokra Toz for Nate Rocks the World

Traveling with Pump Up Your Blog Book Tour

Nate Rocks the World Virtual Book Publicity Tour December 2011

Tune in today at at 9am est to hear Karen Pokras Toz talk about her chapter book Nate Rocks the World.

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 30, 2011)  
  • ISBN-10: 1463510829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463510824

  • Bio:
    Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife, and mom. Karen grew up in the small town of Orange, Connecticut and graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Finance. She also attended the University of Richmond, where she studied law and business, receiving both a JD and an MBA. Karen has spent the last several years working as a tax accountant, writing in numbers. She recently discovered a passion for writing with words. Nate Rocks the World is her first book.

    Karen is a member of the Association of Independent Authors, Independent Author Network, and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is the 2011 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run Honoree for the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Karen enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children. For more information, please visit


    Nate Rocks: Part Super-Hero, Part All-Star Athlete, Part Rock-Star… Part Fourth-Grader?
    Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous – what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth-grader appears to be completely doomed. Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things. Follow the adventures of ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge as his cartoons and adventures come to life.


    Nate Rocks is a great series for children 9-12 years of age. Nate really encompasses the majority of 4th graders and some of the things that happen to them on a daily basis. They must deal with competitiveness, girls, sports, irritating siblings, meddling parents and frustrating situations. But this book offers children not only a great clean story, but the realization that good can come out of everything. Especially when we look at it from a differnt angle and not are own. Nate is a character children can relate to, especially those who have more of a creative nature in them. Children in 4th grade and up will enjoy this 136 page chapter book.


    1. Thanks so much for reviewing my book! I'm looking forward to chatting with you this morning on your radio show!

    2. I'm listening to your interview now. I forgot it was that early. I loved your favorite scene too! It was so funny.

      Thanks for hosting Karen today.

      Wishing you both the best,


    3. It was my pleasure. Anytime, Cheryl. Karen did a wonderful job.

    4. Thank you both very much - I had a great time!