The official release of my new MG historical fiction novel in verse, WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY (Creston) is APRIL 7.Here are some early reviews:
“Uniquely original and with an important underlying social message for children ages 8-12, “Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully” is especially and unreservedly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community library General Fiction collections.
“Although it’s set in the 1960s, the story reflects timeless issues that will resonate with modern readers. A fresh, inspiring exploration of a daunting issue.” (Historical verse fiction. 9-12) KIRKUS
In anticipation and celebration of this book birthday, I am having a tour of several blogs in March and April. At these spots you can learn more about how the book came to be, why it’s in verse, how I determined the 1960’s setting and more. PLUS there will be TWO opportunities to win a signed copy of the book.
Here is the schedule of blog stops, beginning on March 9. I hope you will visit some of these blogs and learn more about the book as well as the awesome authors who are hosting me.
Laura Sassi: March 9 post on 5 fun facts about the book. http://www.laurasassitales.wordpress.com
Josh Bellin: Q & A on March 12https://joshuadavidbellin.blogspot.com/p/my-blog.html
Yvonne Ventresca on March 18: 3 things readers should know about the book and 3 things I wish for the book.
Roseanne Kurstedt: March 24 post on 3 ways to stand up to a bully without using fists. https://rlkurstedt.wordpress.com/
Robin Newman: March 30 A post with some books with WISHING in the title plus a few poems from the book.
Holly Schindler: APRIL 2: post on how WISHES was plotted https://hollyschindler.wordpress.com/
Vivian Kirkfield: a book birthday post on April 7 a short review from Vivian, a poem from the book and a giveaway. (There will be cake!)
Holly Schindler: Q&A for Smack Dab In The Middle on April 14
Kathy Temean: April 21: The book’s journey and a giveaway. http://www.kathytemean.wordpress.com