Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zombiekins in the New York Times!

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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Zombie interviews

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!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

IndieBound Next List

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!”

-- Patrick Hunter, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Monday, June 28, 2010

Zombiekins Early Reviews

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”
- Quill and Quire

A Zombie Welcome

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.