Guys Read Contest Winner, Italian Edition & More

Wow! My kids are tough judges. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest last week!


So, last week’s blog contest winner was picked just this morning, and Nina Weaver is the winner of a hardback copy of Guys Read: Terrifying Tales, for her middle school students. I hope they scream and cry, Nina! haha not kidding

We had a runner-up as well. Carie Juettner, whose comment was the “funniest, and like a real story,” will receive an ARC of one of the creepiest and most wonderful books I’ve read in a LONG time: Janet Fox’s The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle.


It doesn’t come out until next spring, but you’re ALL going to want to get this one. It is the literary equivalent of Swiss chocolate. I could not put it down, and I was sneaking in chapters when I should have been doing Real Work Things. It’s a creepy gothic tale, that reminded me of Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series, and even a bit of The Chronicles of Narnia. Seriously, it’s that good.


In other news of OMGOSHAWESOME… my mom happened to walk into a bookstore in Rome on her summer holidays. She asked if they had a copy of my book, Wish Girl, in Italian. And they did!  Check this out? Isn’t it lovely? Bellissimo! Also, I’m going to go feel famous now while I do the laundry.


(Yes, I know it’s not right side up. But look! They’re lying down in the grass… it’s so ARTY!!!)

And after that laundry fun, I’m planning to go read a few new books I splurged on. Hey, it’s a long weekend, right? I gotta do something with all that time. I’ve heard incredible things about these three books, and I’m dying to see if it’s all true.


Posted in Children's Fiction, Miscellaneous on 09/05/2015 07:20 pm

1 Comment

  1. Woo hoo! I may only be a runner up, but I feel like a winner! This sounds like an awesome book. And congrats on the Italian translation of Wish Girl. I would love for someone to say to me someday, “I happened to be in a bookstore in Rome and saw your novel.” What a great sentence.


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