I have some exciting news over here! Kirkus just posted a really nice review of All That Glitters (where they talk about Purple Nails And Puppy Tails too!). If you want to read the whole thing, you can click here. This is my favorite quote from the review:
Hello and welcome back to school! I’m incredibly excited this month because The Nina, The Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure got nominated for an award—the 2012 Young Hoosier Book Award, to be exact! Three cheers for all the Young Hoosiers—and their teachers and librarians—in Indiana! Also, if you’re reading this page while in Indiana and want me to come visit your school or library, please email me so we can set something up!
Time has been flying recently! I’ve been school visiting and conference speaking and class teaching and, of course, writing. I just found out some good news, though, so I thought I’d pop on here to let everyone know.
Wow, I can’t believe how quickly this fall has flown. Here are a few fun Alec-related links (and one me-related link) that I’ve been meaning to put up for awhile. Hope you enjoy!
The Ransom Note Blues just got a super nice review from School Library Journal that is going to run in their September edition!
Here’s what they said:
The Ransom Note Blues is coming out so soon! We have some big plans in the works like a soon-to-be-revealed online contest and a big book launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC. More to come on all of that very soon!
It’s been very busy here lately! I’ve been doing a lot of school visiting, and so far have talked about Alec Flint in Boston, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and a bunch of different towns on Long Island. But I figured I’d pop on here to share a link with you.
A few things have happened since my last December post, and I wanted to highlight them before the New Year. First, The Nina, The Pinta and The Vanishing Treasure was reviewed on KidsRead.com where the reviewer said especially nice things about me and Alec and Gina. They also interviewed me a while back If you want to read it, you can click here.
Happy holidays everyone! At the very end of last month, The Nina, The Pinta and The Vanishing Treasure was reviewed on BooksForKids.blog by the wonderful librarian blogger there.
Nathan Hale has also re-illustrated the jacket of The Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure for the paperback edition, which is coming out in May. Check it out!
Micol Ostow, Vermont College student, mediabistro teacher, and author of the wonderful POPULAR VOTE (among other books), invited me to be part of her cyber release party! You can check out how Alec answers the question “What is the most unexpected cause you ever found yourself lobbying behind?” and can potentially win an autographed copy of The Nina, The Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure as well as an Alec Flint tote bag. Just head on over to Micol’s blog. on Monday, Sept. 18.
A bunch of very cool bloggers featured me and/or Alec Flint (and/or the Alec Flint Book Giveaway Contest!) on their sites last month. If you want to read about either me or Alec (or both of us), you can click on the links below