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Looking Back #15: Book Scavenger birthday party!

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  * A bookseller at the Book Passage Ferry Building reached out to me last year to ask if I could send signed bookplates for copies of Book Scavenger that were being given out as party favors for a scavenger hunt themed 10th birthday. … Read the rest
 

Looking Back #14: Book Scavenger Walking Tour

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  * My Colorado writing group flew out to San Francisco to help celebrate Book Scavenger when it was published, and while they were there we planned to do a walking tour of some of the sites featured in the book.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #13: Bay Area Launch Parties

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  * When Book Scavenger was published I organized two launch events in the San Francisco Bay Area that were so meaningful to me. The first was at the Linden Tree Bookstore. Probably my favorite picture of the whole event.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #12: Launching the game!

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  *   When I knew Book Scavenger was going to be published, I wanted there to be something at BookScavenger.com for the readers who wondered if the game was real, so I set about getting a website made.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #11: All School Read

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  * Earlier this year a Denver-area school selected Book Scavenger as their all school read. This school has an annual One Book program, and it was so cool to be a part of it. Check out how decked out the school was!… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #10: Hicklebee’s

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . *  *  * In 2015, I visited Hicklebee’s when Book Scavenger was published and signed their stock at a desk they have up front for authors. My son was with me, and for the most part stayed happily occupied with new Piggie & Gerald books, but I remember him getting briefly upset because he wanted to sign books too.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #9: Detective Day!

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . * * * In early 2016 I was invited to visit Ms. Walterhouse’s classroom where she had planned a “Detective Day” themed around Book Scavenger after she read the book with her class. It was a day filled with critical thinking and problem-solving exercises presented in a really fun way.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #8: Battle of the Books

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . * * * A fun reading activity that many schools and libraries are doing these days are Battle of the Books competitions. Typically these work by having an assortment of books selected to “face of” in multiple rounds as kids vote for their favorite to advance until one winner remains.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #7: A story behind the story

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . * * * In Book Scavenger, Emily recalls once finding Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach hidden through the book-hunting game. I chose that book for her to find because it’s a title I think Emily would really like, but there’s a more personal reason as well.… Read the rest
 

Looking Back #6: Atlanta Book Group

I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . . * * * The mother of a (then) 10-year-old reader contacted me to let me know her daughter loved Book Scavenger and had selected it as her book group pick. As part of their group meeting, they hid a copy of Book Scavenger in Atlanta and sent me the following photos.… Read the rest
 
 
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