Saturday, March 31, 2012

Goddess Girls Around the World

British Commonwealth covers for Goddess Girls 1 - 4
What fun! Little, Brown in London has licensed rights to reprint the first four Goddess Girls books in the British Commonwealth. Here's a peek at the re-lllustrated covers.

Translations of books in the Goddess Girls series will also soon be available in Germany, Greece, Turkey, and South Korea.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Heroes In Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Advance reader copies arrived today!!
The first book in the new series I co-author with Suzanne Williams.
Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Aladdin Paperbacks, ages 7-11, August 2012.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Goddess Girls at Barnes & Noble

What an awesome group of readers turned out at Barnes & Noble in NC last night! We talked about the Goddess Girls series and I got some great questions, such as: "What was your inspiration?" from Lilly. Then it was craft time and we made Goddess Girl bracelets and necklaces. Plus Zero the Hero masks. So fun!

One Zero the Hero mask for a girl. One mask for Hello Kitty.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Number of Authors

Ten children's book authors talk favorite numbers...

Authors in order of appearance:
Lorie Ann Grover, Joan Holub, Trudi Trueit, Holly Schindler, Leslie Patricelli, Judy Cox, George Hallowell, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Suzanne Williams, Shirley Ng-Benitez

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Goddess Girls 7: Artemis the Loyal ~ Lunar Love blog hop!

Welcome to my giveaway in the Lunar Love blog hop!

Two first prize winners will be chosen to receive:
An autographed copy of
our tween/MG book about the Greek goddessgirl of the moon!
 The Goddess Girls series, which I co-author with Suzanne Williams
takes place at Mount Olympus Academy, 
and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths.
Aladdin paperbacks 
ages 8 ~ 12. 

About Artemis the Loyal:
It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the goddessgirls are not happy--especially Artemis. Even though she's better at sports than most of the godboys, she can't compete because rules say the Games are boys-only. No fair! Can the goddessgirls hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone? Or will they end up watching from the sidelines again?

“…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

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1st prize: Two winners will win an autographed Artemis the Loyal.
2nd prize: Two winners will win autographed bookmarks featuring all 9 Goddess Girls books!  
Winners names will be announced in the comments section of this post and I will also contact winners by email if an email addy is in the comment. Winners have 10 days to contact me with a mailing address or prize is forfeited. USA & CAN only.

Series scoop:
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.
NEW! 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)
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 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! July 2012

Thank you for coming by my giveaway in the Lunar Love Giveaway Hop
and thank you to I Am A Reader. Not a Writer and Bookworm Lisa for hosting this hop. 
To continue on in the blog hop, click this link.
Good luck to everyone!