Monday, April 7, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls Book Blast sign-ups!



http://www.joanholub.com
Hop on over to my co-author, Joan Holub's blog to get info about a terrific Grimmtastic Girls Book Blast and sign up!:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

INTRODUCING A BRAND-NEW SERIES: GRIMMTASTIC GIRLS


A fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!

“plenty of momentum as well as
    appealing heroines . . .
    action-packed . . .
a beginners’ Hogwarts, in which
readers figure out, along with Cinda,
how the magical school operates
and who to trust . . .
the execution is highly diverting”
~ Booklist

Grimmtastic Girls # 1: Cinderella Stays Late, Scholastic ISBN: 978-0545519830 (pap)

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia, a Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda's totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome's ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them--before the last stroke of midnight!
Grimmtastic Girls #2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, Scholastic ISBN: 978-0545519847 (pap)

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!

Both books are currently available through Scholastic Reading Club and Book Fairs. Available in book stores starting March 29, 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cassandra the Lucky Giveaway!

Go to The Children's Book Review to enter to win an autographed copy of Goddess Girls: Cassandra the Lucky, Book 12


Two (2) winners will receive:
A signed copy of Goddess Girls: Cassandra the Lucky, Book 12 (which pubs Dec. 3.)


Giveaway begins November 21, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 20, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 8-12
Hardcover: 244 pages

About the Book
Meet Cassandra, who lives with her family in the Immortal Marketplace near Mount Olympus Academy. She has the gift of seeing the future—except no one believes her. Can Apollo, the god of prophecy, undo the curse that makes others think Cassandra’s a liar?


Print free Goddess Girls stickers and more at http://pages.simonandschuster.com/mtolympus/

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Just Out: Two New Releases!

oddess Girls (Book 11): Persephone the Daring
 8 and up 3 - 7
Mortal rock star Orpheus steals the spotlight in this Goddess Girls tale of love and lyres!Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything—even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren’t charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy.

His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus’s one true love might jeopardize Persephone’s own chances with her biggest crush...

Heroes in Training (Book 4):
Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire
6 - 9 years1 - 4 
The action heats up for Zeus and his fellow Olympians in this blazing Heroes in Training tale.Phew, it’s hot! Under the titan Hyperion’s rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything in northern Greece—including the villagers! The Olympians are forced to play a sizzling “game” of Dodge the Sunbursts as Hyperion hurls giant fireballs that could fry them to pieces!

Armed with some clues, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades set out to figure out why in the world Hyperion has been making things so hot. They also need to rescue Hera, who is still missing. Battling the extreme heat—and some fantastical and scary creatures, courtesy of their old foe Cronus—the boys are off on another epic adventure…and Zeus is one step closer to discovering his destiny.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Just out: Goddess Girls #10: Pheme the Gossip, and Heroes in Training #3: Hades and the Helm of Darkness

To enter a giveaway in which
2 winners will both receive Joan's and my 2 new April 2013 releases
Goddess Girls #10: Pheme the Gossip ages (ages 8-12)
Heroes in Training #3: Hades and the Helm of Darkness (ages 7-10)
hop on over to Joan's blog

Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!
As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!
But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
 
Join in on Zeus and his fellow Olympians newest quest...to the hottest place below Earth!
The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!
But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?