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Hope to see you there! In other exciting developments, we've been invited by the powers-that-be at Amazon to participate this month in the first-ever KDP Kids Author Roundtable media event in New York City. We'll be on a select panel of top-selling kidlit indie authors. We're so excited about this! It's at a fancy hotel near the NY City Library, so you know we'll be stopping there! Can't wait to see the Big Apple all dressed up for the holidays.
Leave your shoes out for St. Nick's Day on Dec. 6! If you've been good, AND I'M SURE YOU HAVE, Sinterklaas will leave you a small prezzie to get you warmed up for Christmas. But I say if you're feeling greedy, try leaving out your boots instead. They can fit more! Of course, I'm not sure if I would want to get edible gifts that sat in a pair of stinky shoes all night, though... On Dec. 13 comes the always-charming St. Lucy's or Santa Lucia Day. If a little girl in your life has a "burning" desire (haha) to wear a Santa Lucia crown and deliver treats to elderly shut-ins for the occasion, guess what, they make them now with battery-operated LED candles, or you can craft one yourself out of construction paper or felt!
OMG, I love this book so much! I've been raving about it everywhere. Stroud has created my ideal kind of read--funny yet spooky, with lots of suspenseful twists, amazing world-building, and absolutely GREAT characters. If I were twelve, I would have a huge crush on the dashing Antony Lockwood, and narrator Lucy is a great strong heroine. The series is now three books in (I believe) and I can't wait to read them all. BTW, the rather bland back cover blurb from the publisher does not do Stroud's clever writing justice. Trust me, this book rocks!
Next up on my TBR pile is one I've been dying to get to: Chris Colfer's The Land of Stories, Book 1: The Wishing Spell. And then--Lord willing!--I will finally dive into the Ranger's Apprentice series.
Here's Eric with his Top Pick for the year and what's next on his TBR (to be read) pile! What do you think, E?