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December 21, 2010

Zombiekins has made an appearance in last Sunday's New York Times. Thanks to 10 year old Marvin for reading it (and liking zombies)!

Here's the link on their website.
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Published on December 21, 2010 00:57 • 295 views

October 13, 2010

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Published on October 13, 2010 03:42 • 175 views

October 11, 2010

I will be doing a reading and signing hosted by Vancouver Kidsbooks on Friday, October 29, starting at 7 pm.

The venue is West Point Grey United Sanctuary, 4595 West 8th Avenue.

As part of the reading, I will share a sneak preview of a few chapters from Zombiekins II: They Came From Under the Bed.

Tickets are $5, but you can redeem them for $5 off the purchase of a book. You can call Van Kidsbooks for more info: 604-738-5335.

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Published on October 11, 2010 17:25 • 120 views
Check out my recent interview with Matt Cunningham of "Literary Asylum," a blog about middle-grade books and authors.

It was a treat to answer questions from someone so knowledgeable about both Zombiekins and the middle grade field in general. I also enjoyed reading his recent interviews with Jim Benton (Franny K. Stein), P.J. Bracegirdle (Joy of Spooking series) and Bruce Hale (Chet Gecko series).

Watch for his Q&A with Aaron Blecha later this month, in which the Zombiekins illustrator and noted nice guy reveals all his secrets: Where does he get his inspiration? How did he get so awesome? What will he say about ME?

Teachers out there, you and your students are invited to submit questions of your own for Q&A I am doing with Recorded Books later this month. You can win a copy of the Zombiekins audio book for your classroom. Hurry, though, because the deadline is this Friday, Oct. 15![image error]
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Published on October 11, 2010 16:45 • 98 views

September 2, 2010

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Published on September 02, 2010 04:41 • 133 views

July 13, 2010

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Here are some photos of the zombie mayhem at the launch party in Ottawa. About 150 little zombies, all terribly discerning readers, descended on the quiet, unsuspecting neighborhood of the Glebe for the event. There were some pretty scary moments -- especially for the folks defending the cake table!




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HUGE thanks to Kaleidoscope Kids' Books for hosting the event, Lana Kinney for her awesome Zombiekins cake, Auntie Julie for innumerable party preparations and official photos, the chefs at the...
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Published on July 13, 2010 11:15 • 147 views

July 6, 2010

Zombiekins has been chosen for Indie Bound's Indie Next List!

Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

"Stanley and his friend Miranda try and save their school from a zombie plague. A hillarious send-up of the zombie genre set in elementary school complete with the stock characters and scenes, but punched up with funny touches and illustrations to boot!"

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Published on July 06, 2010 08:49 • 115 views

June 28, 2010


A few early reviews for Zombiekins-

"A contemporary riff on Dahl, but perhaps even funnier"
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A very lively zombie tale that will no doubt be gobbled up by readers"
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Published on June 28, 2010 05:03 • 115 views

Thanks for checking out our zombie blog!

If you got this far, you probably know about our new middle-grade novel Zombiekins, which is about a zombie stuffed animal that turns all the kids in an elementary school into zombies.

You can read all about (including a five-chapter excerpt!) at www.zombiekins.com.

"It's cackle-out-loud funny, and perfect for boys, especially for boys who would like to set Zombiekins on fancy Nancy," says #1 New York Times bestselling author Jane O'Connor.[image error]
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Published on June 28, 2010 04:17 • 129 views