Preorder contest & tour dates for THE GREAT HIBERNATION!

Great Hibernation coverIt’s hard to believe that my fourth novel, The Great Hibernationwill be on bookshelves next month! I’m so excited for readers to meet Jean, Isara, Rambo the sheep, and the rest of the gang tasked with saving the tiny town of St. Polonius-on-the-Fjord from a mysterious hibernation…and some dastardly political moves, too.

Are you hoping to score a signed copy? And maybe some neat Hibernation swag? You’re in luck! You can either come see me in person on my fall tour, OR preorder a signed, personalized book through my local indie bookstore, BookPeople (and be entered to win an awesome grand prize). Details below!

The Great Hibernation fall book tour

Books of Wonder – New York, NY
Sunday, September 17, 4 pm
Middle-grade panel and launch party! (with Jessica Lawson, Tracey Baptiste,  & Alison Cherry)

The Voracious Reader  – Larchmont, NY
Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Science & magic! A middle grade event with Sarah Albee, & Corey Ann Haydu

Trident Booksellers & Cafe
 – 
Boston, MA
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm
Super middle-grade panel! (with Debbi Michiko Florence, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Jen Malone, & Katie Slivensky, moderated by Dana Alison Levy)

One More Page Books
 – Arlington, VA
Saturday, September 23, 3pm
Kidlit panel! (with Tracey Baptiste, Caroline Carlson, & Jessica Lawson, moderated by Madelyn Rosenberg)

Boulder Book Store – Boulder, CO
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Middle-grade book launch party! (with Jeannie Mobley & Melanie Crowder)

BookPeople – Austin, TX
Sunday, October 8, 2 pm
A Triple Launch Party! (with Christina Soontornvat & Jeannie Mobley)

 

Preorder campaign!

Can’t make it to one of my events? Never fear–I’m teaming up with BookPeople for an awesome preorder campaign! Just follow the instructions on this page and you can order as many signed, personalized copies as you like; all will come with an exclusive Great Hibernation bookmark and sticker. And as an added bonus, anyone who preorders from BookPeople will be entered to win this amazing Grand Prize Pack!

-Spike, the stuffed narwhal (a key character in The Great Hibernation)61dp4WwNJYL._SL1500_

-A free 30-minute Skype visit with the author, during which you can ask me anything about my books (great for classrooms, book clubs, or just one-on-one chatting!)

AND

-A book club or classroom set of hardcovers of The Great Hibernation!

 

Good luck, and hope to see you and/or sign books for you this fall!

 

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Panel pics, and winners!

The Stars of Summer by Tara DairmanThank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway celebrating the cover reveal for The Stars of Summersequel to All Four Stars! My editor informed me just this morning that the advance copies are ready, so two lucky winners will be getting their signed copies very soon! And those winners are…

Elizabeth and Ann Buckley!

Congratulations!!

In other news, I had the privilege of participating in an absolutely fantastic panel last night at what has instantly become one of my favorite bookstores: The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, NY. Francine did a super job bringing in middle-graders, and my co-panelists and I spent a happy hour answering questions and giving away Halloween treats to an incredibly smart, engaged group of young readers (and plenty of terrific adults, too). Thank you SO much to everyone who came and talked to us and generally made us feel like authorly rock stars!

Here are a few pics from the event. (Full album at my Facebook author page.)

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Great signage from the bookstore.

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TWO “Four-star chef” tattoos means that this young fellow is an eight-star chef, right?

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The panelists take their seats! (Left to right: Rebecca Behrens, Tara Dairman, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Lauren Magaziner, Michelle Schusterman)

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Laura is very adamant! About…something!

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Our treats did not last long. Guess which one was my contribution? 🙂

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Signing books, and chatting with an aspiring teen writer.

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The authors and their books.

What a night, and what a way to wrap up my latest New York adventure. Until next time!