Sunday, November 25, 2012

Obama Buys Goddess Girls

President Obama bought Goddess Girls books as Christmas gifts on Small Business Saturday!
Video is a bit hard to hear, but the woman with blond hair in the purple top is showing the books to him and talking about them.
I think he says ‘love the series’. What a great cover quote would that be!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50135796n&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cbsnews%2Ffeed+%28CBSNews.com%29

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mythology Blog Hop: Goddess Girls & Heroes in Training!


Thanks for stopping by my giveaway in the blog hop!
I'm giving away autographed copies of two books:

Heroes in Training#1:
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (ages 6-9)

Goddess Girls super special:
The Girl Games
(ages 8-12)


 The Goddess Girls series,
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 

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. 
  To enter for a chance to win,
please post a mention on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,
or your blog with photo
shown above.

Something like:
I heart the Goddess Girls books by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams!
Don't forget to post a comment here with an email addy in case you win. Winners will also be posted in comments section on or about November 5.

“…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? 
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as Mount Olympus Academy hosts visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series! Pandora the Curious (Dec. 4, 2012)
Pheme the Gossip (Apr. 3, 2013)
Persephone the Daring (Aug. 7, 2013)


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Click the hop image to check out all the other giveaways:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10 Goddess Girls giveaways from Simon & Schuster!

Ten cool Goddess Girls giveaways from Simon and Schuster.
Enter by Oct. 31
Show us your inner goddess! 
Enter to win fun Lip Smacker & a set of Goddess Girls books (with a charm bracelet!) - plus a spa gift basket from SimonKIDS!
Click link to enter on Facebook
(link does not work on mobile devices):

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Introducing HEROES IN TRAINING


It’s launch time for Heroes in Training, a brand-new Greek mythology-based series for ages 6 – 10 by Goddess Girls authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.  


We're celebrating the release of the first book in our second series together: Heroes in Training #1: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom with interviews, guest blogger reviews, and book giveaways beginning August 7. We hope you’ll drop by to help celebrate, join the fun, meet some of our favorite bloggers, plus maybe win a book along the way!

About the series:
After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans--have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....
    
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Aladdin paperbacks) Ages 6 – up.

“Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake.”
                                              –Kirkus Reviews  May 15, 2012

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Aug. 7, 2012) ISBN: 978-1442454170
Life on the Greek Island of Crete is megaboring for ten-year-old Zeus. Except for the stormy days when sizzling lightning blots chase him around. He’s been zapped dozens of times! He’d like to escape those pesky electric shocks. And he also longs for adventure.
Zeus gets his wish--and more than he bargained for--when he’s kidnapped by three half-giants—henchmen of the evil King Cronus. After braving a terrifying ship ride, constant threats of becoming snack food, and some oversized, boy-pecking birds, Zeus finds himself in a showdown with an entire army of half-giants. He grabs the first thing he sees to defend himself from a nearby stone—which turns out to be a thunderbolt with a mind of its own! With the help of the annoying Bolt and a talking stone amulet, young Zeus sets off on the adventure of a lifetime: a journey to find his destiny as King of the Gods.

Coming next! Poseidon and the Sea of Fury (Heroes in Training Book #2 Dec. 4, 2012) ISBN: 978-1442452657
The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?

Two more Heroes in Training books will follow!

Heroes in Training Blog Tour Line-up:
(Note that most giveaways will run for at least two weeks. We’ll add exact links to take you to the posts once those posts are up on each blogger’s site.)

Monday, August 6: TheWrite Path (Review and book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, August 7Children’s BookReviews (Book giveaway)
Thursday, August 9: Cynsations  (Guest blog and book giveaway) Learn how the series came about, how we found our series “hook,” and tips for writers on drafting a series proposal.
Friday, August 10: I Am a Reader, Not a Writer (Book and bookmark giveaway)

Tuesday, August 14: In the Hammock (Review; Book and bookmark giveaway)
Wednesday, August 15: Mundie Kids Book Reviews (Review, Book and bookmark giveaway)
Thursday, August 16: A Girl, Books and Other Things (Book and bookmark giveaway, Character this 'n that)
Date TBD: Zoe's Book Reviews (Character this 'n that)
Wednesday August 29 - Sept. 30 Smack Dab in the Middle (giveaway--leave comment on this post to enter. Include a contact email. USA only.)

We look forward to seeing you!   --Suzanne and Joan

        

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Goddess Girls First Super Special Just Out!


Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girl Games released July 10!
Welcome to our celebration blog tour with giveaways beginning July 10.


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.
 
Follow Goddess Girls on Facebook.
 

Click blog links for giveaways:
(Note that most giveaways will run for at least two weeks. We’ll add exact links to take you to the posts once those posts are up on each blogger’s site.)

Monday, July 9Dorine White at The Write Path  (Review, book and bookmark giveaway) 
Tuesday, July 10: Children’s BookReview (Book and bookmark giveaway) 
Wednesday, July 11: Smack Dab in the Middle (Book and bookmark giveaway
Thursday, July 12: Cynsations (book and bookmark giveaway)
Friday, July 13:  Zoe's Book Reviews (Book and bookmark giveaway)
Monday, July 16:
In the Hammock (Review; book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, July 17: Mundie Kids Book Reviews (Review, Character this 'n that)
Wednesday, July 18: A Girl, Books and Other Things (Book and bookmark giveaway, Character this 'n that)
Saturday, July 28: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Book and bookmark giveaway)
 

“…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!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All 8 Goddess Girls books & a charm bracelet in Scholastic's June Arrow Book Club!

Summer reading for 8-12s anyone?

All 8 books in the Goddess Girls series plus a charm bracelet is $26 in the June Scholastic Arrow Book Club.

Click the Student Flyer link to view the entire 8-page Arrow flyer with GGs on page 6. https://clubs2.scholastic.com/clubs/arrow/june.shtml

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New release! Goddess Girls: Medusa the Mean kicks off with a blog tour and giveaways!

Goddess Girls #8: Medusa the Mean releases April 3rd!
Welcome to our celebration blog tour with giveaways April 2-13.


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?

 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. 
Follow Goddess Girls on Facebook.

Click blog links for giveaways:
Monday, April 2: Alex at A Girl, Books and Other Things (Author Interview)
Tuesday, April 3: Julie O at Manga Maniac Café (Character This or That: Medusa)
Wednesday, April 4: Katie at Mundie Kids (Review)
Thursday, April 5: Jessica T at Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (Character Interview: Poseidon)
Friday, April 6: Heather at Proud Book Nerd (Review)
Monday, April 9:
Katie at Mundie Kids (Author Interview)
Tuesday, April 10: Heather at Proud Book Nerd (Character This or That: Poseidon)
Wednesday, April 11: Jessica T at Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (Review)
Thursday, April 12: Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer (Character Interview: Medusa)
Friday, April 13: Julie O at Manga Maniac Café (Review)

“…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! (Dec.6, 2011)
NEW! 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 stopping by. Good luck in the hop's giveaways.
We hope you enjoy Medusa the Mean!

Saturday, March 24, 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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Congratulations to Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop Winners

Congratulations to MeghanGa, winner of the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Contest. Meghan will be receiving a copy of Artemis the Loyal, and an autographed bookmark.

Because there were so many entrants, I've chosen two more winners to receive bookmarks. Bookmark winners are CakeLady and Lisa Richards.

I will email all winners within the next few days so that I can get mailing addresses. Thanks to everyone who entered!

--Suzanne

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goddess Girls #7: Artemis the Loyal - Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop


Hello, Hoppers! Thanks for coming by my giveaway in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop January 13 - 18. Many thanks to I Am A Reader. Not a Writer and Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf for co-hosting this hop.

Prize: 
An autographed copy of  
(just released)
+ bookmark.  
 The Goddess Girls series, which I co-author with pal Joan Holub
takes place at Mount Olympus Academy, 
and puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths!  
Aladdin paperbacks 
ages 8 ~ 12. 

• To enter, please comment on this post with a contact email.
• I'd appreciate it if you'd also follow my blog. Thank you!

1st prize: One winner will be randomly chosen and announced in the comments section of this post. 
2nd prize: Two winners will receive autographed bookmarks featuring all 9 Goddess Girls books!  
Winners have 10 days to contact me with a mailing address or another winner will be chosen. USA & CAN only.

About Artemis the Loyal:
It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four 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! Led by Artemis, Athena, Persephone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or 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

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  When Medusa discovers an ad for a necklace that promises immortality, this looks like her best shot at becoming popular and having her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. Can this "meanie" get what she wants and also prove that there's more to her that meets the eye? (Apr. 2012)
The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) July 2012

To continue on in the blog hop, click this link.
Good luck!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012