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Joan Holub

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NY Times bestselling children's book author:
GODDESS GIRLS series + HEROES IN TRAINING series (w Suzanne Williams); THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER a Girl Power Primer; ZERO THE HERO; I AM THE SHARK. Lucky to be doing what I love!
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Yay, this is so good to hear! Suzanne Williams and I lucked out in that we have writing strengths that complement each other's, we both meet…more
Hi Daisy,
Yay, this is so good to hear! Suzanne Williams and I lucked out in that we have writing strengths that complement each other's, we both meet deadlines, and we get along. We talk out the story plan and discuss differing views on where to head a story or on character development, during a synopsis stage. This really helps eliminate disagreements and misunderstandings. It's a good writing partnership!
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Joan Holub Hi Sophie,
Interesting to hear your picks! One of my favorite books is Medusa the Mean. It was a fun challenge to write her story and explain how she b…more
Hi Sophie,
Interesting to hear your picks! One of my favorite books is Medusa the Mean. It was a fun challenge to write her story and explain how she became who she is. Hades is mysterious, which makes him interesting. I know what you mean though, it's hard to choose favorites! We care about each character so much as we write a book about them.
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Goddess Girls giveaway: Medea the Enchantress!

Hi, I'm Joan Holub.Since I'm a children's book author,my giveaway in this blog hop is...books!(always a great holiday gift)
3 entrants will be randomly chosento win an autographed copy of Goddess Girls: Medea the Enchantress Greek mythology with a middle school twist,with books set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal and classes include Hero-ology, taught by Mr. Cyclops.
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“Letter make words. Words make stories. And stories can be changed with strong enough magic.”
Joan Holub, Rapunzel Cuts Loose

“It's one of my inventions-a shampoo," Athena explained. "Anyway, I didn't know it would do"-she gestured toward the snakes-"that.”
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“Yes!” Red pumped a fist at the thought of missing part of her least favorite”
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“Letter make words. Words make stories. And stories can be changed with strong enough magic.”
Joan Holub, Rapunzel Cuts Loose

“It's one of my inventions-a shampoo," Athena explained. "Anyway, I didn't know it would do"-she gestured toward the snakes-"that.”
Joan Holub, Athena the Brain

“From the pocket of her robe she pulled out the ring he’d given her, she put it over her finger, sliding it back and forth over her knuckle.
“Can I tell you something?” Dad asked.
“Yes. Please.”
“Any promise you make, whether it’s to your school, or your family, or to Billy, half of the promise is commitment and the other half, is faith. Faith that your commitment is enough. There’s no answer, honey. None.”
She stared down at her ring, his words like bells ringing in her head.”
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