Eclipse 2017 has come and gone! When I wrote about it in EVERY SOUL A STAR, 2017 seemed so far away! I hope a lot of you got to see either a partial or total eclipse–we were in the mountains of North Carolina at a radio observatory–one thing that was really surprising that is how much cooler it got when the sun went away! Felt like it dropped thirty degrees! I’ll have to check to see if I wrote about the temp changing in the book! So that really struck me, and also how totally freaked out people must have been before eclipses were predicted in advance because it was really bizarre when the darkness crept in. Here’s a little video about the event at PARI. Thank you to everyone who has reached out about reading the book and traveling to the eclipse, that means SO much to me. LOVE these pictures from school eclipse trips (and two from my own)!
In book news…it’s been a busy year, with three books out this summer–one new and two now in paperback…
SPACE TAXI: ALIENS ON EARTH: Book 6 is the last (for now) in the series for young readers grades 1-4 has hit the shelves! My husband Mike and I had a ton of fun sending 8-year-old Archie into space with his talking cat Pockets. Teachers can get an Educator’s Guide here, full of ways to use the series’ science facts in the classroom.
GRACEFUL is out in paperback!!
Book five of the Willow Falls series that started with 11 BIRTHDAYS is finally out in paperback! Come see what Amanda, Rory, Tara, Leo, David, and Grace have been up to in the quaint little town of Willow Falls, where magic is lurking behind every corner, and there are no coincidences.
THE CANDYMAKERS AND THE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHASE
All your favorite characters (and candy!) are back for more in this sequel to THE CANDYMAKERS. Come see what Logan, Miles, Daisy, and Philip are up to. Now that the Annual New Candy Contest is over, it’s time to hit the road to solve a mystery–or three!
Spring 2018 will bring BOB, a novel co-written with the wonderful and super-talented Rebecca Stead, hurrah!! We’ve been working on it between other projects…for seven years! That’s long enough to have a baby grow into a second grader! But the time has finally come to set BOB loose, so we’re very excited. Here’s a little peek at the plot:
It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.
It turns out she’s right.
Think the thing she forgot is named Bob? MAYBE! Or maybe not….you’ll have to read it to find out. ;o) We can’t wait to see the illustrations that the brilliant Nick Gannon will come up with!
Here’s our first article about the book and the co-authoring experience.
And next summer will bring the newest addition to the TWICE UPON A TIME series…ROBIN HOOD: The One Who Looks Good in Green. It’s Robin Hood and Maid Marian in a he-said, she-said format like the rest of the series, only it’s set in outer space. Because who doesn’t love space? ;o)
As always, feel free to contact Sparta Books at 973-729-6200 if you’d like a book signed/personalized and sent to you, or as a gift for a fellow book lover.
And thank you for visiting the blog (I love reading your comments and apologize for being so bad at posting responses lately–this book-writing-thing takes a lot of time. Who knew? ;o)