Good Things from Canada

Second day of book tour in Canada, and there are all sorts of good things in Toronto. Soup dumplings at Lee Chen’s. Nanaimo bars. Summer weather that’s way better than Alabama. But the first two things we always look for in a city are doughnuts and playgrounds. Toronto has loads of both. There’s this great…

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A Big Pile of Books

On Friday I signed 1,200 copies of FIERCE KINGDOM at the Books-A-Million headquarters. Here’s the before and after:                            

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The Favorite Author Conundrum

  I’ll be starting the official book tour for FIERCE KINGDOM in a little less than three weeks, so I’m starting to think about what questions I’ll likely be asked. There’s one I have no doubt about: Who’s your favorite author? A softball question, right? No problem? I dread it. I seem to simultaneously forget…

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Publishers Weekly review

And here’s the second big review for FIERCE KINGDOM…I might quibble a wee bit that the toddler is not “cranky” and that it’s not exactly a “horror story.” But, okay, quibbling would be pretty ungracious. It’s a starred review and the Pick of the Week! https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7352-2427-8

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First Official Review

Alright, so I’m not sure if Kirkus Reviews counts as the first official review of FIERCE KINGDOM. But I’m old school and think that an actual printed version you can hold in your hand MATTERS. So, to my knowledge, this is the first print publication with a review. (Which is actually online. Tricky.) AND IT…

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Edible Books

I’ve spent a lovely couple of days in Toronto thank to Penguin Random House Canada, but this may be the highlight: cookie versions of Fierce Kingdom. So tasty, too.  

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Coming to A City Near You

I’ve just firmed up the first leg of my FIERCE KINGDOM tour schedule in the U.S., although I hope to add a few more Southern cities in the following weeks. But here’s what I’ve got so far…come by and visit! July 11–Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA (outside Atlanta) July 12–Alabama Booksmith in Homewood (Birmingham) July…

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Possibly The Best Cover Ever

I’ve been lucky with book covers…I’ve liked every one of them for all five of my books, and I’ve loved most of them. (It’s a bit of a different thing in terms of foreign covers. There was an Italian–or was it German?–version of The Well and the Mine done in black and red tones with an…

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The Tradition of Rudolph

So we have a lot of odd Christmas traditions around my house–we like our traditions to be a little off-kilter. For instance, we make a gingerbread structure each year that is never just a house…one year we did Loch Ness. And we also always watch the old clay-mation  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which we accompany…

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