Meet New Characters!

The Hero’s Guide to Being a Blog Tour has begun! First, stop by the Book Rat to meet the convicted rebel, Val Jeanval—what part will she play in the adventures of the League of Princes? Then hop over to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers to be introduced to Rapunzel’s helpful sprites, Blink & Deedle. More new character bios to come.


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Blog Tour Begins!


The Hero’s Guide to Being a Blog Tour begins today—and just happens to coincide with Fairy Tale Fortnight. Stop #1 is The Book Rat, where host Misty reads an excerpt from the new book. Check it out!


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The Hero’s Guide to Being a Blog Tour!

It’s blog tour time! Prepare yourselves for a month full of Hero’s Guide goodies on a slew of wonderful websites. Here’s what’s in store:

5/1- The Book Rat: Quickfire Interview

5/5- Icey Books: Review & Giveaway

5/6- Insatiable Readers: Review

5/7- The Book Monsters: Illustration Reveal

5/9- A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust: Character Bio—Captain Euphustus Bailywimple

5/12- Word Spelunking: Character Bio—Periwinkle Pete

5/15- Buried in Books: Review & Giveaway

5/16- Kid Lit Frenzy: Character Bio—Erik the Mauve

5/19- Mundie Moms: Character Bios—Corin Silversword & Norin Black-Ax

5/20- Flashlight Reader: Feature & Review

5/21- Bunbury in the Stacks: Character Bio—Orangebeard

5/22- The Hiding Spot: Character Bio—Captain Jerica

5/23- Novel Novice—Character Interview with Cap’n Gabberman

5/24- Page in Training: Review & Giveaway

5/26- Mundie Moms: Review

5/26- This Kid Reviews Books: Review & Giveaway

5/27- This Kid Reviews Books: Character Bio—Greenfang

5/28- Small Review: Review & Giveaway

5/30- The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia: Review

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It’s Here! Book 3 is on the Shelves!

Today is the day! The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw is officially for sale! As is the nifty new paperback edition of The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle! Get them now! Now!

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Tribeca Family Festival!

Going to be in New York City on Saturday, April 26th? Come see me at the Tribeca Family Festival—the kid-friendly component of the Tribeca Film Festival! You can find me at the Real Simple magazine tent. I’ll be doing story time (creating new stories from scratch with the audience) at 10:30am, 11:30am, and noon. Stop by to take part in the adventure. Or just to say hi!


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Official Book Trailer for The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw!

Check out the trailer for Hero’s Guide 3 over at my YouTube channel!

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The Hero’s Guide to Being a Blog Tour!

The latest blog tour officially kicks off on May 1st! Here’s what we have on the schedule so far. I’ll fill in more details as they become available.

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5/1 – The Book Rat – Quickfire Interview
5/5 – Icey Books   – Review/Giveaway
5/6 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Character Bio/Giveaway
5/8 – The Book Rat – Character Bio
5/9 – A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust – Character Bio
5/12 – Word Spelunking Book Blog – Character Bio
5/15 – Buried in Books – Review/Giveaway
5/16 – KidLit Frenzy – Character Bio
5/19 – Mundie Moms – Character Bio
5/20 – The Flashlight Reader – Feature/Review
5/21 – Bunbury In the Stacks – Character Bio
5/22 – The Hiding Spot – Character Bio
5/23 – Novel Novice – Character Interview
5/26 – Mundie Moms – Review
5/26 – This Kid Reviews Books  – Review/Giveaway
5/27 – This Kid Reviews Books  – Character Bio
5/28 – Small Review   – Review/Giveaway
5/29 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Review
5/30 – The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia – Review

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The Countdown to “Outlaw” Has Begun!

Hero'sGuide3 mini coverWe’re only a few short weeks away from the publication of The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw! The official blog tour begins in May, complete with artwork reveals, character bios, Q&As and more! Stay tuned for a list of the participating websites and the dates of their official blog tour posts. Also coming to this site: A list of dates and venues for all the public events on my upcoming in-person book tour. Check back soon! And in the meantime, pop over to YouTube and watch the official book trailer for Being an Outlaw!


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The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw comes out in May!

The climactic third book in the Hero’s Guide saga hits bookstores in May 2014. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover!

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Book Tour—Public Events!

It’s Book Tour Time for The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle! I’ll be crisscrossing the country this week, doing a whole bunch of school visits, but also doing a number of public events. If you’re near any of the following cities, stop by to listen to the Q&A, get a book signed, or just to say hi!

•Wed. 5/15, 5pm—Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas

•Thurs. 5/16, 7pm—Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, Decatur, Georgia (with Jarrett Krosoczka and Soman Chainani)

•Fri. 5/17, 4pm—BBGB Books, 3100 Kensington Ave, Richmond, Virginia (with Jarrett Krosoczka and Soman Chainani)

• Sat. 5/18, 1:15pm—Gaithersburg Book Festival, 31 South Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, Maryland (I’ll be speaking at the Willa Cather Pavilion from 1:15–2:05, then signing books at the Politics & Prose Signing Area from 2:15–3:05.)

•Sun 5/19, 2pm—Anderson’s Naperville, 123 W. Jefferson Ave, Naperville, Illinois (Panel discussion with Jarrett Krosoczka, Soman Chainani, Chris Rylander, Eric Kahn Gale, and Tom Watson)


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