Contest #1: What the Heck Does That Character Look Like, Anyway: Reginald Edition has had its deadline extended. Entries will now be accepted until midnight on Sunday, October 18th. So what are you waiting for? Draw me some pictures! Creativity counts for more than artistic talent, so don’t worry if your best work is in the “lopsided stick figure” genre, just make your lopsided stick figure look totally butler-like. I have the most awesome fans in the world: I know you can do it!
Catch me at the 2015 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10am–4pm at Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, New York. I’ll be there all day, signing and selling books, chatting with fans, and at noon, doing a reading from The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. As awesome as I am, though, I’m not the only attraction. Check out the amazing list of other authors who will also be there.
Yeah, I know—it’s very tiny writing. But believe me, my name is on there. Click over to the festival website to see a much more readable version. And then come visit me there!
Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back. Sorry that took a while, folks. But I hope you’ll agree that the site is now much nicer than it was back in July. For one thing, it’s a whole lot neater. Way less cluttered. It should be (I hope!) easier to navigate. And while old visitors are not going to find a ton of new content yet—it’s coming. Expect more frequent blog posts, monthly-ish contests, reader challenges, and some other random bits of silliness to be forthcoming.
The first big new addition is already here: CONTESTS! Check out—and enter!—our inaugural contest, in which I challenge you to draw the previously-never-illustrated character of Reginald, Prince Frederic’s stalwart servant. You could win some signed books!
And, hey, if you have any suggestions for new features you’d like to see on this site—send ’em my way! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just click the tiny envelope icon in the upper left corner.
Stay tuned also, for news on the upcoming relaunch of OfficialHerosGuide.com, which is also currently under renovation. And thanks for sticking with me!
Hello, readers and visitors to this website! I’ll be taking a little break for the remainder of the month, so please don’t be offended if I don’t respond immediately to your posts and emails. You can still feel free to post and email during that time, but understand that I won’t reply until August. Also, when I come back in early August, I plan to hold a grand relaunching of this site, complete with new fun stuff, like contests and such. ChristopherHealy.com will be better than ever. So be sure to check back in a few weeks. Until then, always remember that you’re the soup!
Today is a very exciting day for Hero’s Guide heroes! The 2015 Audie Awards—think of them as the Oscars for audiobooks—were handed out at a gala ceremony last night. And the award for Best Solo Male Narration went to…
Bronson Pinchot for his performance of The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw!
My congratulations (and heartfelt thanks) go out to Mr. Pinchot. I was incredibly lucky to land such a talented actor for my books.
You can purchase a download of the now AWARD WINNING audiobook through this link. (As well as the first two books in the series, both of which were also expertly narrated by Bronson Pinchot—is there anything the man can’t do?!)
The unfortunate email problem we were having on the site has now been fixed. Huzzah! Feel free to send me stuff once again!
Ugh! We are experiencing technical difficulties here at ChristopherHealy.com. To any of you who may have tried to email me at email@example.com in the past week or so, I may not have received your message. I am trying my best to get it all fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can continue to post to the comments section of any page on this site. Thanks for your patience!
On Tuesday, 3/31/14, at 7pm, I’ll be part of an amazing panel of YA authors, including Danielle Page (Dorothy Must Die!), Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil), and Sara Benincasa (Great) at the 92nd St. Y in New York City. In our discussion, led by Margot Woods from EpicReads, we’ll be exploring what it’s like to rewrite classic tales. Tickets are required and can be pre-purchased here..
If you’d like to find out how my acting background helps my school author visits or why I had a robot in my house as a kid, check out this Q&A I did with the parenting blog, 7 Magic Islands.
Hey, you! Gonna be in New York City on Saturday, 11/22? Stop by Books of Wonder to see an epic author panel, featuring me, Geoff Rodkey (The Chronicles of Egg), Tim Carvell (Planet Tad), Isaiah Campbell (The Troubles of Johnny Cannon), Tom O’Donnell (For the Love of Gelo!), and Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Making Money!). We author folk will answer questions, sign books, and probably say some goofy stuff. Check it out!