Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Jake and the Giant Hand is a Bookmobile book!

The author copies of my new book arrived this week, and any author will tell you that it really is like welcoming a new arrival to the family! The box finally came after two weeks of impatient and excited anticipation. Then here they were! Like any proud parent, I had to take an obligatory selfie.

An adorably creepy fly from the chapter heads
Welcome to the world, Jake and the Giant Hand, book one in a new series for young readers, Weird Stories Gone Wrong.

Thank you to my publisher, Dundurn Press, for starting on this new series with me. The stories are odd ghost and horror tales for kids, told by an omniscient and slightly creepy librarian.

And thank you to a very talented illustrator, Shawna Daigle, who created the cover art and the inside illustrations. This is her first book, and I couldn't be more excited for her. She did a great job. You can see more of Shawna's work on her website, www.jademade.ca Here's her creepy fly:

Take a look at this book trailer, featuring more of Shawna's great work.

Soon the book will be available in bookstores and libraries everywhere. And for the first time, I have a book in the Toronto Public Library Bookmobile, which I think is really, really cool!

Read more about Jake and the Giant Hand:
Goodreads Reviews
School Library Journal Review

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