Hook’s Revenge comes out in little more than a month! Can you believe it?
I’d love to celebrate with you. Here is a listing of where you can find me. (Additional details on my events page.)
If you are local to me (or in the mood to travel), please consider coming to one of my launch parties:
Along the way, we’ll be meeting up with some other fantastic writers and celebrating all things middle grade. Come see us in:
And in November, some of my favorite local writers and I will be taking a road trip to:
I have a couple other appearances in the works. I’ll be sure to update you as soon as I can!
If you are
impatient super excited for the giveaway, scroll down to the bonus item.
Road trip! My family and I just got home from an awesome summer road trip. Here are a few photos:
We drove about a thousand miles and had about a thousand little adventures. Ocean, mountains, caves, a jet boat ride up a river, ATVs, and yes, I fed a giraffe. (It was scary.) We had a really lovely time.
My debut book comes out next month! Last week, I got my first copies. You guys, they are so beautiful. Look!
Want to see more? Hook’s Revenge has an amazingly good illustrator, John Hendrix. He just posted pictures of the interior art. Here’s one:
Isn’t it gorgeous?! The rest can be seen here, on his tumblr.
You all know my history with terrible selfies, right? Well, I accidentally took a good one. How did this happen?
Mind if I talk about my book some more? Because it really is on my mind.
School Library Journal gave Hook’s Revenge a starred review!
Among other really nice things, they said, “The evocative language moves beyond simple description and engages the audience’s imagination. Most notable, however, is the wickedly funny narrator who doesn’t hesitate to add his amusing commentary and pointed dislike for the audience to the narrative.”
Pie. I’m thinking about pie.
Want to be among the first to hear about events, giveaways, and book news?
Well, do you want to win stuff?
I’m giving away a signed hardcover of Hook’s Revenge and a $25 Powells.com gift card (maybe to you?)! Enter by signing up for my newsletter in the month of August. I promise not to email you too often and to always
try to be entertaining.
Sign up in my sidebar, over there on the right, under where it says “I also have a newsletter,” or sign up on my Facebook page.
Thank you to everyone who participated in my #PirateFace giveaway! There were entries on tumblr, twitter, Facebook, instagram, and even a blog post. After looking at them all, one thing is clear:
Your pirate faces are amazing!
Here is a sample (unless you want to skip to the winner—in which case, scroll on):
— Katie Wallace (@hazy999) August 3, 2014
— Rachel Patrick (@RachelllRaeee) August 3, 2014
— TheSmitlyJotter (@TheSmitlyJotter) August 1, 2014
— Colten Hibbs (@Colten_Hibbs) July 28, 2014
— Alana C. (@AlanaofOz) July 28, 2014
— Brianna Shrum (@BriannaShrum) July 28, 2014
But now for the winning entry! The honor goes to a Facebook entrant, Rachel Maughan, and her
adorable daughter terrifying young pirate offspring!
Rachel and her family win:
A special mention to Stephanie Barth who posed with a chicken, of sorts. I’ll be sending her a signed Hook’s Revenge poster!
Thanks again for playing along, mateys! Glad to have ye on my crew!