Big news today! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be partnering with celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis to write the next four books in her Recipe for Adventure chapter book series. Each story follows siblings Alfie and Emilia as they embark on a food-related adventure in a new city – all thanks to the magical cooking of their great-aunt Zia Donatella. Get caught up on Books 1-4 and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as #5 is available!
I’ve got some fabulous Bay Area events lined up to celebrate the release of The Littlest Elf. Here they are:
Sunday, November 4 at 11am: Storytime and crafts at The Reading Bug in San Carlos. Here is a link to the event.
Saturday, December 1 at 1pm: Reading, signing, and craft time atBarnes and Noble in San Bruno. Here is a link to the B&N page.
Sunday, December 2 at 2pm: Reading and signing at Green Apple Books in San Francisco. Here is a link to the event.
Wednesday, December 5 at 11am: Reading and signing at Barnes and Noble in Corte Madeira. Here is a link to the event.
Hope to see you there!
I’m so happy to announce that I have a new Littlest book coming out in 2012. The Littlest Elf will debut in bookstores on September 1, 2012. Oliver is the smallest elf in the North Pole and he’s searching for his special job in Santa’s workshops.
I can’t wait to be able to show the cover art for The Littlest Elf. The best part is that it is illustrated by Kirsten Richards who did such a fantastically sweet job on The Littlest Pilgrim. I’m so excited to be working with her again. So, stay tuned for more Oliver-related news in 2012!
In preparation for the launch of Miss Fortune I thought it would be fun to post instructions for creating your own fortune teller (or cootie catcher as some people call them). So, here you go (complete with exciting pics from my desk)!
I am thrilled to announce the book launch party for Miss Fortune on Saturday, August 14th at 4pm at Books Inc. Opera Plaza in San Francisco! There will be snacks, drinks, fun goodies, me with a bright red face, and perhaps a special surprise, so you don’t want to miss it!
Here’s the link to the events page on the Books Inc. website.
Hope to see you there!
It was so fun to see the pre-order page for The Littlest Christmas Star appear on Amazon this weekend!
Here’s the story summary from Amazon:
Max wants to be the star in his class’s Christmas play. And he is the star . . . of Bethlehem. Upset with his small part, Max tries to help by painting scenery or singing with the chorus, but those are not his jobs. The day of the play finally arrives, and when the light shines on Max–and Max alone–he realizes just how big his part is!
The illustrations are going to be so sweet and adorable. I’ll share the cover here as soon as I can. The Littlest Christmas Star debuts in bookstores on September 1!
I’m so excited about the launch of Poison Apple! Poison Apple is a new line of paperbacks that follows in the footsteps of the successful Candy Apple line from Scholastic. Poison Apple books are all stand-alone titles and they’re packed with spine-tingling thrills, chills, and fun.
The first two books in the line (The Dead End and This Totally Bites!) will release in May and Miss Fortune (#3 in the line) will launch in August! The covers look great and I can’t wait to see some of the promotional stuff Scholastic has in store.
So, stay tuned for more news on the launch of Miss Fortune!