Friday, 11 March 2016

Hackmatack 2017 Nomination for Myles and the Monster Outside


Really honoured to say that my 6th book, Myles and the Monster Outside (Dundurn Press, 2015), has been nominated for a Hackmatack Children's Award for 2016-2017. Myles and the Monster Outside is book 2 in the Weird Stories Gone Wrong series, which is illustrated by Shawna Daigle.

Here's the Book Trailer for Myles & the Monster Outside.

The Hackmatack is a wonderful, reader's choice award. Children from three Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI), will have a chance to read at least 5 of the 10 selected books and vote on their favourite next May, 2017. I may even have the opportunity to go to the awards ceremony in Halifax, or Charlottetown or wherever it is next year!

I was lucky enough to be a Hackmatack nominee in 2014, for my third book, The Gargoyle at the Gates. I had a fantastic time meeting the librarians, kids and other authors. Here's a blog post about Hackmatack 2014.

Thank you Hackmatack Award folks, librarians rule! Here's the complete list of 2016-2017 English Fiction Nominees. I'm in fantastic company.

Read the American Library Booklist Review.
Read the Kirkus Review.
Goodread Reviews.

SERIES NOTE: Carter and the Curious Maze, book 3 in the Weird Stories Gone Wrong Series, is now available in ARC for review. Please contact Dundurn Press or NetGalley.
Here are the first two reviews (CM gave it 4/4 stars!)
CM Magazine, 4/4 stars, Highly Recommended
Kirkus Reviews "This original take on time-travel historical fantasy is a sure bet for scary-story enthusiasts."

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