Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 27th, I’ll be greeting readers and signing books at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival in Chappaqua, New York (a good place to have the festival, considering its name). Click the poster below to check out the festival website, get details on time and place, and see the full list of over 80 authors in attendance.



GabbermanNovel Novice asked me for an exclusive interview with Hero’s Guide’s least notorious pirate, Cap’n Gabberman. The old sea dog has a lot to say (and it’s not all ARRRRGH!). Read the full interview here.

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Anybody who tried to send an email to in the past couple of weeks may have gotten their message bounced back. If this happened to you, I sincerely apologize. There was a problem with my inbox and it took me a while to get it fixed. However, all is up and running smoothly again (*fingers crossed*), so please feel free to drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you!

The good folks at Walden Pond Press released a sneak peek photo today of the official Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Activity Guide, which will be available to students and educators. The photo also serves as a nice little sneak peek at some of the wonderful artwork in the book (courtesy of illustrator Todd Harris). Perhaps someday there will be a Guide to the Hero’s Guide Activity Guide.

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