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.
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.
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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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 WiseZeus 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 LoyalIt’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 MeanMedusa 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