Watch the New Hero’s Guide Video Short!

The folks over at Walden Media (Walden Pond Press’s film branch) have just launched a new website called WaldenTV. And one of their first projects is a great little live-action short that depicts the prologue from The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Watch it below. And if you like it, please spread the word! Link to it on your own sites and blogs. Teachers and librarians, feel free to show the video to classes! And don’t forget to pop over to WaldenTV for more fun videos.

 

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our very first contest! Your task was to draw Prince Frederic’s loyal valet, REGINALD! Poor Reginald has been Frederic closest confidant and most loyal servant since the prince was born—and yet, he’s never had his own portrait… Until now! Here is the winning entry by Amy Park!

 

Amy Park (Winner!)
Amy Park (Winner!)

And here are runners up, Anabel Stickney and Ben Adkins.

Anabel Stickney (Runner Up)
Anabel Stickney (Runner Up)
Ben Adkins (Runner Up)
Ben Adkins (Runner Up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Amy’s, Ben’s, and Anabel’s artwork in the gallery on the contest page, along with a bunch of very worthy honorable mentions. And thanks again to all who entered!

 

Contest Deadline Extended!

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!

2015 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival!

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!