I was lucky enough to read an ARC of CILLA LEE-JENKINS FUTURE AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE by fellow 2017 middle grade debut author Susan Tan, and I just fell in love with Cilla's spunk and honesty and charm. This wonderful novel just hit shelves last week, so pick up a copy at your local bookstore and read on for a fun Q&A with the author!
It was an exciting day yesterday – Advance Reading Copies (ARC's) of my debut middle grade novel arrived at my apartment! I absolutely love everything from the cover art, to overall design, typeset, interior pages... it was a very special moment to finally hold this book in my hands. Are you a book reviewer? Please reach out to the HarperCollins Children's Books publicity department to request an advance reader's edition, and thank you for your interest in The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! Publication date is 10/3/17.
I just finished the ARC of A RAMBLER STEALS HOME by debut author Carter Higgins, and let me tell you, it is entirely charming and heartwarming – it'll make you experience the full spectrum of human emotion on the pages. The main character, Derby, has an authentic voice that jumps right off the page, and the narrative is a sensory explosion of sights, smells, and sounds of summer at the ballpark. You might remember Carter's contributions in my past post on creating a welcoming at-home children's library – and I was lucky enough to meet her in-person at the SCBWI-NY conference a few weeks ago! She is just as warm and friendly as I thought she'd be. Join me today with a fun author Q&A and learn more about Carter, her writing process, and A RAMBLER STEALS HOME... On shelves next Tuesday, 2/28!
Big day today! The book cover for my debut middle grade novel with HarperCollins Children's Books, THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, was just revealed on the Nerdy Book Club blog! Link over now to see it in full + enter a giveaway for an Advance Review Copy! Pub date is 10/3/17 with a sequel forthcoming in Fall 2018. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!