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September Book Love and Giveaway

In an effort to support independent booksellers and spread some book love, I’ve decided to do a fun, new giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. Each month, my newsletter will feature a different independent bookstore and a few books I think Book Scavenger readers might enjoy. There will be a simple challenge to complete (the challenge for September is making up a caption for a funny photo of one of my cats), and everyone who participates is entered to win a book of their choice from my selection. (I’ll order the book for the winner from the featured bookstore and have it shipped direct to you.… Read the rest
 

A Library Sleepover

Last week I had the pleasure of virtually meeting these three fifth-grade readers who earned the reward of having a sleepover in their school library, organized by their teacher librarian. And this was no simple sleepover either–there was a nighttime scavenger hunt to find books, they solved puzzles with a Breakout EDU box, ate tacos . . . this would have been a dream-come-true for me when I was in the fifth grade. It was a lot of fun to get to talk with them in a video call. How lucky is this school to have a teacher librarian like Ms.… Read the rest
 

Book Club Fun

Check out this video made by members of a book club that’s currently reading Book Scavenger! They hid books in their community and around their school and explain how to play the game. Great job, Book Scavengers!  … Read the rest
 

Book Scavenger shirts for sale! Limited time only.

From now until November 4, 2019, I’m opening up sales of Book Scavenger shirts (youth and adult sizes) to United States mailing addresses. Once I have the total amount of shirts, I’ll place a bulk order and when the shirts arrive, I’ll package and ship them to you. You can expect to receive your shirt mid/late November. Plenty of time if you plan to gift it to someone for the holidays! (And the shirt pairs nicely with a set of Book Scavenger books!) Visit this page for more information and to place your t-shirt order.… Read the rest
 

Help Celebrate Book Scavenger’s Birthday!

Sunday, June 2, marks four years since Book Scavenger has been published! Want to help celebrate Book Scavenger’s birthday? Here’s something easy you can do: Hide a book! Any children’s book—it doesn’t have to be part of the Book Scavenger series. Chose a book you’d like to share with others! Here’s what you do: Once you’ve chosen the book you’d like to hide . . . Print out a game plate here. Get a tracking number for your book here. Write the tracking number on the game plate and secure that to your book. Put the book in a plastic bag to protect it.… Read the rest
 

You’re Invited to a Party!

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Book Scavenger EBook on sale this week!

This week (April 15 2019) you can buy the Book Scavenger ebook for only $2.99 at the ebook retailer of your choice! And did you know independent bookstores often sell ebooks, in addition to paper books? So if you prefer to read digitally, you can still support local small businesses by purchasing through them! Find out more about buying digital books through indie stores here or call/visit your local independent bookstore.    … Read the rest
 

Snow Day with Gus

Yesterday, a blizzard was anticipated here in Colorado. Many schools and businesses shut down for a snow day. Here’s how that went from my dog’s point of view:  … Read the rest
 

Visiting the Wave Organ

When I was in San Francisco this past spring for the The Alcatraz Escape tour, I met a class at the wave organ as the last destination on their Book Scavenger-themed scavenger hunt planned for them by their teacher (how cool is that??!!) after they had read Book Scavenger and The Unbreakable Code as a class. We ate It’s-Its, I signed books, and we explored one of my favorite spots in San Francisco. My media escort, Patty Stanton, surprised me by taking this video of the students talking about why they like my books. Watch the video and you can travel vicariously to the wave organ too!… Read the rest
 

Happy Three Year Anniversary Book Scavenger!

Book Scavenger was published 3 years ago. Somehow it feels like it was only yesterday, and also much, much longer at the same time. I worked on Book Scavenger for 12 years before it was published and wrote 8 different drafts with lots and lots of revising within each draft. Over those years there were 5 critique groups that helped me hone my ideas and writing, 2 paid critiques at SCBWI conferences that were influential, writing workshops with Lighthouse Writers, and so many friends and family who encouraged and supported me along the way. Now there are three Book Scavenger books in the world, soon to be published in twelve languages.… Read the rest
 
 
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