Upcoming Titles!

Those of you who have visited this site before might realize that I’ve made a little update to the “Books” pages. The “Worst Thing About Saving the World” page has been replaced by the “Upcoming Titles” page, which has info on The Worst Thing About Saving the World as well as the book, Perilous Journey, which will be coming out next year—before The Worst Thing About Saving the World. The “Upcoming Titles” page also explains (since so many of you have asked… and asked… and asked…) why Perilous Journey will be coming out before The Worst Thing About Saving the World. I’ve also gotten rid of that cheesy, old-computer-font placeholder image that many of you seemed to hate so much. I think the whole page looks much nicer now, really. So thank you for complaining. The important thing, though, is that I have a new book coming out next year! So be prepared for many months of teasers, trailers, and tempting tidbits about Perilous Journey coming your way on this very site. Excelsior!

 

 

This fake cover is kaput.

The Villain’s Guide to Being a Hero!

Yes, you read that right—”The Villain’s Guide to Being a Hero.” So, what’s that, you ask? I’ll tell you what it is. It’s the next great chapter in the Hero’s Guide saga! Admittedly, it is a relatively short chapter. Not a full novel. Just a short story. BUT! It is a true sequel to The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw and it puts the spotlight on a much beloved (or perhaps be-hated) member of the Hero’s Guide cast. Who? Well, you’ll have to read the story to find out! Or just wait long enough until someone posts a spoiler.

But, Mr. H, you ask. Where can I find this amazing new chapter in the ongoing adventures of my favorite fantasy folk? I’ll tell you where! You will find “The Villain’s Guide to Being a Hero” in Heroes & Villains, the 7th volume of Jon “Stinky Cheese Man” Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series, which comes out on April 4th! The story will be right in there along with tales by some other writerly folks you might have heard of, like Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ingrid Law, Eugene Yelchin, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Deborah Hopkinson, Cathy Camper, Raúl Gonzalez, and Lemony Snicket. Feel free to pre-order. 🙂

 

Tokyo Just Got a Little More Charming!

Last week, Homesha, my publisher in Japan, celebrated the Japanese release of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom with an art exhibit from illustrator Naoko Kawamura at Ondo Kagurazaka Gallery in Tokyo. My thanks to the gallery, Homesha, and of course Naoko, for what looks like it was an amazing event. (And thanks to them for the photos too.) I love seeing these different interpretations of my characters!

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