Check out the latest book blasts via SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)!!! Click on the covers to see the blast for VILLAIN KEEPER and for QUEST MAKER.
To browse all of the book blasts check out this link.
Look at the lovely cover art! It compliments the first two books in the series nicely. Take a look. If you’d like to enter the giveaway for books one and two: VILLAIN KEEPER and QUEST MAKER you can do so HERE.
YA (and Kids) Books Central is revealing the cover of the final book in my The Last Dragon Charmer series: REALM BREAKER tomorrow at 10 am. Yay!!! (And thanks very much to YABC!)
The link will be live 10am on June 21st. Once the time comes, check it out here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-realm-breaker-by
In my The Last Dragon Charmer books, the characters fight with swords, magic, and teeth. Some are honorable, some fierce, some loyal and good. See where you would fit into their world by taking the quiz.
Are you a mighty Elderdragon or a honorable Elite Paladin. Do you fight with sorcery, magical items, or with your wits. Maybe you’re an enchanter or spellcaster. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re a noble and magnificent horse.
If you follow the arrow up there and look to the right of the page, you’ll see my mailing list sign up. (It’s through MailChimp.) For future release information, and to possibly see some cool things like alternate cover art sketches, book previews, and short stories and articles, just click the picture or the link and follow the directions from there.
VILLAIN KEEPER is on the long list for the SIBA Poppy’s Pants Jr. award (named this year in honor of Pat Conroy). It’s the cat’s meow to be in such great company! http://sibaweb.com/siba-book-award
Last Friday, I visited The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC – just a few miles from the house where I grew up. Actually, I remember going to the bookshop as a kid – as well as the ice cream parlor on the corner. There is something magical about seeing the bookstore and the ice cream parlor still there. (I borrowed the pic from The Country Bookshop website and the shop is just as charming as it looks. More so, in the spring when the trees are budding and blooming. If you find yourself near Southern Pines, NC, definitely stop by.)
Also, look at the great white board dragon sign I had waiting for me.
On this trip, I spoke about my books and writing at two schools – Westmoore and West End, and had an afternoon event at the bookshop. What a great time I had! And look at all the books I got to give out to students.
I had a lot of fun. At Westmoore it was hat day, so if you squint you can see lots of hats going on in the pic. I wish I had known. I would have loved a good reason to wear a hat!
It’s really nice to share my book with readers, and sharing about it near where I grew up is certainly special.