ALL FOUR STARS turns one! (and giveaway)

Launch day for ALL FOUR STARS One year ago today–after nine years of writing, rewriting, submitting, hoping, and waiting–a little book called All Four Stars hit the shelves. A whole bunch of you showed up to celebrate with me at Books Of Wonder in New York, and I could hardly believe what an amazing welcome you gave Gladys into the world.

Now she’s out in paperback, sporting a shiny Crystal Kite sticker, is continuing her adventures in The Stars of Summer, and has another sequel on the way. I’ve received letters, e-mails, and even book reports from young readers who have embraced her story. Enthusiastic librarians, teachers, and booksellers have put her into thousands of readers’ hands.

Crystal Kite stickerSometimes in her restaurant reviews, Gladys struggles to find the right words to describe a truly transcendent meal, and I feel the same way right now. But I’ll try. To everyone who has taken the time to read my book, recommend it to a friend, purchase a copy, request it at your library, write to me to share your thoughts on it…you’ve played a huge part in making my dream of becoming a published children’s author come true. THANK YOU.

I’m giving away a signed copy of All Four Stars on Twitter to celebrate Gladys’s bookaversary–feel free to enter or spread the word here: https://twitter.com/TaraDairman/status/619503550394073088

And now I’m off to eat some raspberry cake for breakfast. Methinks Gladys would approve. 🙂

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Twitter giveaway–today only!

Hello, folks! Today only, on Twitter, I’m giving away a hardcover copy of All Four Stars AND an arc of The Stars of Summer to one lucky person! All you have to do to enter is retweet the status you’ll find at this link:

https://twitter.com/TaraDairman/status/577438379941347328

Gladys with two books

This is part of the larger #mgMarch project, in which a different middle-grade novel is being given away every day of the month. So follow the hashtag for more giveaways as March continues!

(And if you’re not on Twitter, don’t worry–I’ll be doing another giveaway soon. And even if you don’t win that one, you don’t have too long to wait for The Stars of Summerit’ll be on bookstore and library shelves in less than two months!)