Monday, October 31, 2011

Goddess Girls published in Greece!

The first four Goddess Girls are being published in Greece. (Yay!) Seems appropriate, don't you think? The Greek publisher, Anubis, sent the covers to us as a courtesy, to proof them. It's really fun to see how Goddess Girls is spelled in Greek.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today Aphrodite the Diva swag giveaway at Cynsations!

Enter to win a Goddess Girls 6: Aphrodite the Diva book & Swag Giveaway!

To enter, visit and comment at Cynthia Leitich Smith's wonderful blog, Cynsations.

Here's the giveaway link
There are lots of other wonderful giveaways here too! You can scroll down for the Aphrodite the Diva one. 
Giveaway deadline: Oct. 23. Good luck, everyone!

See also a Cynsations guest post by Joan and Suzanne on Sustaining a Children's Book Series Over Time. Peek: "Every book is populated by a familiar cast of Greek gods, goddesses,  demigods, and mortals—all students at Mount Olympus Academy. Sometimes,  as with Book 6, we also bring in characters like the Egyptian goddess,  Isis, from other pantheons. All the books have an actual Greek myth or  two at their cores."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bed Bats & Beyond: enter to win a copy this weekend!

'Tis the season for all thing batty.
I have 3 extra copies of Bed, Bats, & Beyond to give away this weekend!
To enter:
Drop a comment here with something "beyond" as the title suggests. (PG rated please) For instance: Bed, Bats & Bonkers!

He's tried counting mosquitoes. He's tried counting spiders--but nothing seems to work.

"I know something that'll put you right to sleep. A scary story," said his brother Fang.

"What you need is an adventure story," said his brother Batrick.

"You need a love story to make you feel all warm and marshmallowy inside," said his sister Batsy.

Now Fink is wide-awake, scared, excited, AND totally grossed out by the kissing story!

The sun is coming up and it's time for little bats to go to bed.
Is there any way Fink will ever get to sleep in time?

Three winners will be randomly chosen and names posted here on Tuesday! Good luck and beyond...

Bed, Bats, & Beyond
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Mernie Gallagher Cole
Lerner Books
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Ages 6-9
A chapter book

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Zero the Hero on the road to a math conference

I'll be speaking on October 27, 2011 at 10:30 am
at the 2011 Math Conference in Greensboro, NC.
Topic: The Creation of Zero the Hero
I hope to see you there!
I just created this 1/8th page B&W ad
for the conference program: