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.
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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!