Book News, Everybody's Favorite Book

Everybody’s Favorite Book is here!

It’s October 30! That means BIG NEWS!

Very big. Mastodon-sized guinea pig big!

Everybody’s Favorite Book goes on sale today!

Get your copy here!

A few people have asked me what I plan to do to celebrate this occasion. My answer, I’m afraid, is: Cut My Weed-Choked Lawn. There is nothing quite like a weed-choked lawn to keep a person humble.

That said, if you’re in New Jersey this weekend, come visit me (and get a signed book)! I’m appearing at The Bookworm in Bernardsville on Saturday, November 3, at 11 am, and Little City Books in Hoboken on Sunday, November 4, at 11 am.

Hope to see you there!

Book News, Everybody's Favorite Book

Everybody’s Favorite Book is about to arrive!

Holy schmoley!  My new picture book, Everybody’s Favorite Book, will be in stores in about two weeks!

I’m giddy.

And if you preorder it here, you can save more than five bucks off the cover price!

Which should make you giddy, because, you know, this book will be your most favorite book ever. It will be everybody’s favorite book, you see, because that’s what the cover says. 

If you want to learn a little more about Everybody’s Favorite Book, check out the interview I did with the awesome folks at SCBWI! (I’m giddy about that, too!)

Soooo giddy!

Ahem. Sorry. I’ll try to calm down.

WOOOOOOOO!

On Blogging, On Writing

Eeek.

halloween coat 2Do I like Halloween? Well, let me put it this way: If I wanted to make a spectacle of myself panhandling in costume, I would be on Times Square shaking down tourists.

So, no. I do not like Halloween.

I do like Susanna Leonard Hill, however. (How can one not, really?) I also like Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog contests, and I enter as many as I can.

Yes, even the Halloweensie one.

Here are the rules: Entrants have to write a Halloween-themed story no longer than 100 words. (In Halloween parlance that means the story is “Fun Size.”) This story also must contain the words “costume,” “haunt,” and “dark.”

So, here’s my submission! Enjoy!

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Night Ninja

“I’m the black ninja! Hiyah!”

“That costume is too black.”

“The better to haunt my victim’s dreams!”

“Well, you’re going to have to haunt their dreams with a little reflector tape. Stand still.”

“Mom! Ninjas can’t reflect! They gotta disappear!”

“I don’t want you to disappear into the fender of a car. Take this flashlight, too.”

“Flashlight?!”

“It’s cold out. Get your coat.”

“But my coat is green! Light green!”

“Then you’ll be an adorable light green ninja. Out you go.”

“Ninjas aren’t adorable!”

“Have a good time, sweetie! And don’t come back without dark chocolate!”

“I hate Halloween.”