I’m giving away ten free copies of The Odd Squad: Bully Bait ARC (advanced review copy). Hurry, it won’t have that new book smell for long.
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My Middle Grade illustrated novel, The Odd Squad: Bully Bait, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Here’s the blurb:
Nick is the shortest seventh-grader in the history of the world (he’s pretty sure), doesn’t fit in with any groups or clubs (who needs ’em?), and spends more time inside than outside his locker (they’re roomier than you’d think).
Things only get worse when a well-intentioned guidance counselor forces Nick to join the school’s lamest club—along with fellow misfits Molly and Karl—in her quest to cure all three of their “peer allergies.” What starts off as a reluctant band of hopeless oddballs morphs into an effective and empowered team ready to face whatever middle school throws at them, including bullies, awkward romance, zany adults, and a brave new world of surprising friendships.
Renowned* cartoonist Michael Fry brings an unforgettable cast of characters to life in an illustrated novel brimming with honesty, humor, and heart.
*I’m pretty sure they meant round cartoonist.
The hardcover novel is 224 pages, with 296 illustrations. It’s for middle grade (ages 8-12), but the humor is pretty universal and I think kids of all ages who enjoy Hedge will enjoy The Odd Squad.
This first book will be available February 12, 2013. With the second in the series coming out Fall 2013.
Yeah, I know it’s early, but to everyone who orders it early and sends me a copy of their receipt, I will email you a signed, hand-drawing of the main characters (Nick, Molly and Karl) as a thank you note. I will. I’ll do it.
To order the book click on the cover image or here.
To forward your receipt email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Behold FFN News #2. Produced by me and the fine folks at Ralph Smyth Entertainment. My role is mainly to stay out their way. Which I do quite well.
I think this episode is a big improvement over #1. The kittens were so much more cooperative this time. We gave in to their demands for private liter boxes and hemp yarn.
If you like it, please share. Far and wide.
But mostly wide.
This is the best advice I’ve ever heard for anyone considering a career in the arts.
Check out my latest distraction from making a living below. Produced by me and the fine folks at Ralph Smythe Entertainment (who did almost all the work while I slowed them down with executive notes like, “A kitten wouldn’t say that.” If you like, please share.
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