Category: What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK!

Happy Book Launch: A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT by Jim Averbeck

Congratulations to my writer pal Jim Averbeck, whose debut middle grade novel, A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT (Atheneum/S&S) launches TODAY! “…macabre twists that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dahl book.” KIRKUS “In 1956 at the fabulous San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, 11-year-old Jack teams up with the famous movie director Alfred Hitchcock to uncover… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part13: Season’s Readings*!

SEASON’S READINGS*, friends! (*Credit to Paul W. Hankins for that clever phrase.) It feels like Christmas came early this year, thanks to the wonderful people at @scbwi  who included THIS CRAZY BLOG on their main page BLOGROLL for the month– along with some incredible names in children’s publishing. Wow! (For those of you visiting for… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part11 with Scott Blagden

I’m thrilled to welcome back YA author SCOTT BLAGDEN, the busy Book-Dad you met two months ago in Part5 of WTEWYE–a BOOK!  Yes, the author of one of my favorite YAs, DEAR LIFE YOU SUCK, is still busy, but um…I invited him on a blog-hop a while back and –nice guy that he is–he agreed–even… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part10 with Katherine Longshore

I know what you’re thinking: a blog series about EXPECTING A BOOK should have nine posts. Right? Me too, actually. But guess what? Like parenting, and writing books, WHOOSH my book-baby blog has taken on a life of its own– with more fabulous guest bloggers, like KATHERINE LONGSHORE: Katy is the book-mom of three historical… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part9: Baby meets world.

Yes, Virginia–WTEWYEpart 9 was supposed to post last week, but hey–when you have a new book-baby (and your internet goes out…)  TIME and SCHEDULES fly out the window. Just ask Mike Jung, book-dad of the hilarious middle grade novel, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, which came out last October (Happy First Birthday to GG&SI !)… Read more »