Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Zero the Hero makes Chicago Public Library Best of 2013 List

Congratulations to all the books that made the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2013 List! And thank you, CPL, for including Zero the Hero!


Teaching Guide, printable bookmarks, storyboard, and book trailer: Click here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Lovers Holiday Blog Hop: Goddess Girls 9: Pandora the Curious

 
Giveaway:
2 copies of our new book
autographed by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
This is the first in the series to release in both paperback and hardcover in the US. 
It puts a modern spin on the Greek myth of Pandora's Box, set at Mount Olympus Academy, where middle-school gods and goddesses hone their mythical skills.
ages 8-12 

To enter for a chance to win:
please post a mention on the social network of your choice.
Something like:
Pandora the Curious is out today! Number 9 in the tween Goddess Girls series.
Also appreciated, but totally optional:
Follow Goddess Girls on Pinterest 
Like Goddess Girls on Facebook
Don't forget to post a comment here with an email addy in case you win. 
I'll email winners and post in the comments section on December 11.

Is Pandora about to open up a box of trouble?
One of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, Pandora is famous for her mega-quizzical nature--not that she thinks there's anything wrong with curiosity of course!

Her curiosity kicks into high gear when a godboy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious box to school. Pandora can't help but take a peek inside this new box when it unexpectedly lands in her lap. What could be the harm in that, right? Little does she know that opening the box will open up far more trouble than she ever expected!

Click to return to the hop and enter other giveaways:





Monday, November 26, 2012

President Obama buys Goddess Girls!

On Small Business Saturday, President Obama went holiday shopping with Sasha and Malia to support small businesses. At One More Page Books in Arlington, VA, Goddess Girls was on the president's shopping list. Here's the video link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50135796n&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cbsnews%2Ffeed+%28CBSNews.com%29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guFdud3roOA

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mythology Blog Hop: Goddess Girls & Heroes in Training!

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway in the blog hop!
I'm giving away autographed copies of two books:

Heroes in Training#1:
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (ages 6-9)

Goddess Girls super special:
The Girl Games
(ages 8-12)


 The Goddess Girls series,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 

puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. 
Follow the ins and outs of divine social life
where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls 
in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. 
  To enter for a chance to win,
please post a mention on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,
or your blog with photo
shown above.
Something like:
I heart the Goddess Girls books by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams!
Don't forget to post a comment here with an email addy in case you win. Winners will also be posted in comments section on or about November 5.

“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! 
Medusa the Mean Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? 
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as Mount Olympus Academy hosts visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series! Pandora the Curious (Dec. 4, 2012)
Pheme the Gossip (Apr. 3, 2013)
Persephone the Daring (Aug. 7, 2013)



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Click the hop image to check out all the other giveaways:
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

10 Goddess Girls giveaways from Simon & Schuster!

Ten cool Goddess Girls giveaways from Simon and Schuster.
Enter by Oct. 31
Show us your inner goddess! 
Enter to win fun Lip Smacker & a set of Goddess Girls books (with a charm bracelet!) - plus a spa gift basket from SimonKIDS!
Click link to enter on Facebook
(link does not work on mobile devices):


Monday, October 8, 2012

Goddess Girls Boxed Set & Bracelet!

This first-ever boxed set of Goddess Girls books
went on sale October 2nd.
I ordered one as a keepsake (plus I cannot resist jewelry).
Includes:
Athena the Brain
Persephone the Phony
Aphrodite the Beauty
Artemis the Brave
charm bracelet

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Print your own Goddess Girls booksmarks!

Suzanne and I used InDesign and Photoshop to 
create these new booksmarks 
with all 12 Goddess Girls covers and descriptions.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Zero the Hero mask-making

The kids and I had oodles of fun making Zero the Hero masks at a branch of the Wake County Public Library. Mask-making craft directions and pattern are available at:


Friday, September 14, 2012

Publishers Weekly Children's Book News and Goddess Girls!

Publishers Weekly Children's Book News included a lovely photo and mention of my author events at the The Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. The festival was fun, fun, fun!


Friday (Sept 7) I spoke to 3 groups of 2nd and 3rd graders at Old Richmond Elementary School in Tobaccoville, NC and at Petree Elem about the Goddess Girls series and Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom.

 
September 8 (Sat) Festival Day: About 4:00 pm, I was signing Goddess Girls and Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom books. About halfway through the line, a huge windstorm blew in with lightening and thunder, causing the canvas tents to heave and flap around wildly. Talk about “Thunderbolt of Doom!” Everyone ran for cover as the festival crew acted quickly to dismantle tables and tents. It was a crazy fun afternoon! Unfortunately half of the kids waiting to have their books signed did not get them signed. I apologize to those whose books did not get signed and am so sorry I didn't get to meet everyone.




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Goddess Girls: The Girl Games giveaway hop!

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway in the blog hop!

I'm giving away an autographed copy of:

Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games: 

Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as MOA hosts visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!

 The Goddess Girls series,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount
Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. 

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life
where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls 
in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. 
Aladdin paperbacks
ages 8 ~ 12.
 
Follow Goddess Girls on Facebook.
 

To enter for a chance to win an autographed copy,
please post a mention about the book on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or your blog. Something like: Goddess Girls: The Girls Games is out now! [or you supply an adjective or a few word description]
Don't forget to post a comment here with contact info in case you win!


“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! 
Medusa the Mean Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? 
New!The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin! The Goddess Girls get their chance to host the Girl Games! Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit! 

Goddess Girls titles to come: Pandora the Curious (Dec. 4, 2012); Pheme the Gossip (Apr. 3, 2013), Persephone the Daring (Aug. 7, 2013)


Thank you for stopping by. Good luck in the giveaways.
We hope you enjoy The Girl Games!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom Giveaway Hop!

Thanks for stopping by my giveaway in the Back to the Books Hop!
My giveaway is 2 autographed copies of
Heroes in Training: Zeus and The Thunderbolt of Doom
(Aladdin paperbacks, ages 6 to 10,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams)
the first book our new series!

Buy links: Amazon, B&N, Indiebound
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF 2 AUTOGRAPHED COPIES:
To Enter:
Post a mention about the book on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog.
Something like: Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (ages 6-10) is out!
Don't forget to also drop a quick comment here with contact info in case you win.

  After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans--have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....
    
     Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up.

     Zeus gets his wish--and a lot more than he bargained for--when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, he grabs the first thing he sees--an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his youthful fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime--and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.


http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2012/08/back-to-books-hop-amazon-gift-card-or.html

Bookzilla! 2:30 Saturday

I'm at Bookzilla this weekend in Decatur, GA. I spoke to three amazing groups of second and third graders today about Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training.
http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2012/schedule/index.php

And a party tonight at Little Shop of Stories!

I will be at the children's stage at 2:30 Saturday. Booksigning after my talk. Hope to see you there!



Monday, August 6, 2012

Heroes in Training series kicks off with Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

We hope you'll join us in celebrating the first book our new series:
Heroes in Training: Zeus and The Thunderbolt of Doom
(Aladdin paperbacks, ages 6 to 10
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams)
with a blog tour and oodles of giveaways!

Buy links: Amazon, B&N, Indiebound
  After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans--have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....
    
     Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up.

     Zeus gets his wish--and a lot more than he bargained for--when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, he grabs the first thing he sees--an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his youthful fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime--and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.

Monday, August 6: TheWrite Path (Review and book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, August 7Children’s BookReviews (Book giveaway)
Wednesday, August 9: Cynsations  (Guest blog and book giveaway) Learn how the series came about, how we found our series “hook,” and tips for writers on drafting a series proposal.
Thursday, August 10: I Am a Reader, Not a Writer (Book and bookmark giveaway)
Friday, August 11: Zoe's Book Reviews (Character this 'n that)
Monday, August 14: In the Hammock (Review; Book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, August 15 : Mundie Kids Book Reviews (Review, Book and bookmark giveaway)
Wednesday, August 16: A Girl, Books and Other Things (Book and bookmark giveaway, Character this 'n that)





Sunday, August 5, 2012

Goddess Girls is a B&N Winning Read during the Olympics!

Many thanks to Barnes and Noble for including
Goddess Girls: The Girls Games (Super Special)
as one of 3 Winning Reads on their landing page during the Olympic Games!
The Girl Games: Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as MOA hosts Olympic visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!

 The Goddess Girls series,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount
Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. 

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life
where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls 
in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. 
Aladdin paperbacks
ages 8 ~ 12. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom goodreads giveaway

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom is book #1 in the
Heroes in Training series I co-author with Suzanne Williams.
Release date: August 7th!
Goodreads giveaway ends Tuesday, July 30th.
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 autographed copies at:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spotted in the Scholastic Arrow Book Club


 http://clubs.scholastic.com/clubs/arrow/

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Girl Games: First-Ever Goddess Girls Super Special Giveaways!


Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games releases July 10.
Welcome to our celebration blog tour with giveaways!The Girl Games:
Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as MOA hosts visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!

 The Goddess Girls series,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount
Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. 

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life
where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls 
in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. 
Aladdin paperbacks
ages 8 ~ 12.
 
Follow Goddess Girls on Facebook.
 

Click blog links for giveaways:
(Note that most giveaways will run for at least two weeks. We’ll add exact links to take you to the posts once those posts are up on each blogger’s site.)


Monday, July 9:  Dorine White at The Write Path  (Review, book and bookmark giveaway) 
Tuesday, July 10: Children’s Book Review (Book and bookmark giveaway) 
Tuesday, July 10: Smack Dab In the Middle (Giveaway ends July 21)
Wednesday, July 11:
I Am a Reader, Not a Writer (Book and bookmark giveaway)
Thursday, July 12: Cynsations (book and bookmark giveaway)
Friday, July 13:  Zoe's Book Reviews (Book and bookmark giveaway)
Monday, July 16: In the Hammock (Review; book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, July 17: Mundie Kids Book Reviews (Review, Character this 'n that) Wednesday, July 18: A Girl, Books and Other Things (Book and bookmark giveaway, Character this 'n that)
 

“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! 
Medusa the Mean Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? 
New!The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin! The Goddess Girls get their chance to host the Girl Games! Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit! 


Goddess Girls titles to come: Pandora the Curious (Dec. 4, 2012); Pheme the Gossip (Apr. 3, 2013), Persephone the Daring (Aug. 7, 2013)


Thank you for stopping by. Good luck in the giveaways.
We hope you enjoy The Girl Games!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Freedom Giveaway Hop: NEW Goddess Girls: The Girl Games super special giveaway!

Our giveaway in the Freedom Hop June 29-July 5, 2012 celebrates the first-ever:
Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games
new in bookstores July 10th!
It's the first Goddess Girls book to be told from the viewpoints of all 4 goddessgirls.
The Goddess Girls series which I co-author with pal Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. Aladdin paperbacks ages 8 ~ 12.
 
One winner will receive an autographed copy of
Two winners will receive
Autographed bookmarks featuring all 9 Goddess Girls books
and bookmarks featuring Book #1 in our new series for age 7-11:
Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom! 
 
 TO ENTER:
Mention our new release on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog
(something like this):
Goddess Girls: The Girl Games (super special) 
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams releases July 10th!
Additional but not mandatory: 
follow Goddess Girls on Facebook
 
Winners will be announced in the comments section of this post within a few days after the close of the hop. Be sure to leave a way I can contact you in the comments section, so I can contact you directly also if you win. Winners have 7 days to contact me with a mailing address or prize is forfeited. US/CAN only. Thanks and good luck!

Series scoop:
Follow the ins and outs of divine social life where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.
“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal
Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! (Dec.6, 2011)
NEW! Medusa the Mean  Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask?  (Apr. 2012)
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) The first-ever stand-alone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin! The Goddess Girls get their chance to host the Girl Games! Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit! July 2012 
Pandora the Curious December 2012 
Pheme the Gossip (April 2013)
Persephone the Daring (2013) ~ told from the viewpoints of both Persephone and Hades.

To continue on in the blog hop, click the logo below.
Good luck to everyone!


I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Medusa the Mean in the hammock

I heart Carrie at inthehammock because she is awesome, generous, and has one of the best blogs around. And she totally 'gets' the Goddess Girls series! Her Medusa the Mean review.

Goddess Girls (Super Special): The Girl Games in the Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop!

Thanks for coming by my giveaway in the Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Blog Hop June 20-27, 2012 hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Uniquely Moi Books.
The first-ever Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games
will be in bookstores July 10th!
It's the first Goddess Girls book to be told from the 4 different viewpoints of all 4 goddessgirls.
The Goddess Girls series which I co-author with pal Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. Aladdin paperbacks ages 8 ~ 12.
 
One winner will receive an autographed copy of
Two winners will receive
Autographed bookmarks featuring all 9 Goddess Girls books
and bookmarks featuring Book #1 in our new series for age 7-11:
Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom! 
 
 TO ENTER:
Mention our new release on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog
(something like this):
Goddess Girls: The Girl Games (super special) 
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams releases July 10th!
Additional but not mandatory: 
follow Goddess Girls on Facebook
 
Winners will be announced in the comments section of this post on June 28th (or asap afterwards). Be sure to leave a way I can contact you in the comments section so I can contact you if you win. Winners have 7 days to contact me with a mailing address or prize is forfeited. US/CAN only. Thanks and good luck!

Series scoop:
Follow the ins and outs of divine social life where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.
“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal
Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! (Dec.6, 2011)
NEW! Medusa the Mean  Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask?  (Apr. 2012)
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) The first-ever stand-alone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin! The Goddess Girls get their chance to host the Girl Games! Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit! July 2012 
Pandora the Curious December 2012

To continue on in the blog hop, click the logo below.
Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Goddess Girls speak out


This is Idil the awesome and her friend Liya -- friends who performed scenes from Goddess Girls #6: Aphrodite the Diva onstage for an enthusiastic crowd of parents and students. Each student in their class chose a book, then told part of the story as one of the characters; and brought and shared food associated with the character at the class feast afterwards. Idil's mom made this beautiful purpley chiton. So cute! I wish I could've been there in person, Idil. I know you and Liya were amazing!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Seattle Gumwall

Seattle gumwall downtown

Seattle public market downtown

School group at the gumwall

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Goddess Girls 8: Medusa the Mean in the Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!

Thanks for coming by my giveaway in the 
Splash Into Summer Giveaway Blog Hop
May 25-31, 2012
Hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Page Turners Blog.

The Goddess Girls series which I co-author with pal Suzanne Williams, is set at Mount Olympus Academy, and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths.   
Aladdin paperbacks 
ages 8 ~ 12.

One winner will receive an autographed copy of
Two winners will receive
Autographed bookmarks featuring all 9 Goddess Girls books!  
 TO ENTER:
Give Medusa the Mean
or your favorite book in the Goddess Girls series 
a shout-out 
on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.
Additional but not mandatory: 
follow Goddess Girls on Facebook
 
Winners will be announced in the comments section of this post on June 4th (or asap afterwards). Be sure to leave a way I can contact you in the comments section so I can contact you if you win. Winners have 7 days to contact me with a mailing address or prize is forfeited. US/CAN only. Thanks and good luck!

Coming July 10th:
The first-ever Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games
is the first Goddess Girls book to be told from the 4 different viewpoints of all 4 goddessgirls.


Series scoop:
Follow the ins and outs of divine social life where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. 


“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist
"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."  ~Publisher's Weekly
 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal


Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise
Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.
Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever.
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! (Dec.6, 2011)
NEW! Medusa the Mean  Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask?  (Apr. 2012)
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) The first-ever stand-alone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin! The Goddess Girls get their chance to host the Girl Games! Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit! July 2012 
Pandora the Curious December 2012

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