Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scumble - in paperback August 9!

Well, it's that time already. SCUMBLE will be available in paperback August 9th. I haven't seen the final paperback version yet myself, but the cover image is very similar to that of the hardcover, with a few small changes.

I can't believe July is almost over. School starts again here on August 16th (it seems to get earlier and earlier every year) and with it will come a return to routine. Our local library's summer reading program just came to a close, but my summer reading hasn't. And the summer movies keep on coming, too--I'm on a streak. Five movies in five days. A nice diversion when the weather's hot!

The only public book signing for the SCUMBLE paperback that I have scheduled right now is at:

Old Firehouse Books, August 27, 2011 - 1:00pm

232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Click here for a map

(970)484-7898
oldfirehousebooks@gmail.com

If you're in the area, stop by and say hello! If not, and you'd like to pre-order a signed copy, feel free to contact the great folks at Old Firehouse Books and they'll be happy to help you out.

Stay cool!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Story of Charlotte's Web, and a couple of weekend reads

In case you missed this, NPR recently had an interesting piece about a new book about E.B. White and how Charlotte's Web came to be.

Here is the link to the story if you are interested in hearing or reading more: http://www.npr.org/2011/07/05/137452030/how-e-b-white-spun-charlottes-web?ps=cpr

Over the holiday weekend, my daughter and I each read a whole book in one day--easy for my daughter, since she is on summer break, but a rare treat for me. While my daughter was completely glued to Franny Billingsley's new YA novel, Chime (which was just awarded a Boston Globe - Horn Book honor), I was wrapped up in the mystery of The Visconti House, by Elsbeth Edgar, which I picked up spur-of-the-moment when I saw it displayed on an end cap in the children's section at my local library.

Now I'm spoiled, and I just want to sit around and read all day ALL the time! And I just got my hands on an advanced copy of Crossed (the sequel to Matched), by Ally Condie, so I may have to have another reading day soon. Oh, if only there were more hours in a day!