Thursday, July 28, 2011

This Week’s Wrap-Up

First, Flashlight Press has another adorable picture book coming out this fall. I heard about it several months ago, but now there's a book trailer to share:

The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister
Written by Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

If you think YOU have a busy schedule, take a look at Ernestine Buckmeister's weekly calendar:

On Mondays she sculpts with Clay Lumpkin.
On Tuesdays she does water ballet with Miss Goldfisher.
On Wednesdays she knits with Mrs. Pearl Stitchem.
On Thursdays she takes tuba lessons with Mr. Oompah.
On Fridays she yodels with Little Old Lady Hoo.
On Saturdays she studies karate with Grand Master HiYa!
And on Sundays she practices yoga with Guru Prakash Pretzel

Her well-meaning, busy parents have packed her after-school hours, turning Ernestine into the over-scheduled poster child of today.

But Ernestine is about to opt out and do what no Buckmeister has ever done before: just PLAY.

(October 1, 2011)

Next up...

I participated in my very first online auction hosted by Carrie Harris. She's the author of this spine-tingling book:

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Someone's been a very bad zombie.

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay hormonally human.

(Carrie's website and blog are to die for!)

And guess what? I won two signed books by one of my favorite online personalities:

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by Robin LaFevers

In this fourth book in the series, Theodosia sets off to Egypt to return the Emerald Tablet—embedded with the knowledge of some of the ancient world’s most guarded secrets. Accompanied by her cat, Isis (smuggled along in a basket), Theo plans to return the artifact, then explore the mysteries surrounding her own birth and oh, yes— help her mother dig up treasures on her archeological expedition.

But nothing ever works out as planned, especially when a precious treasure appears suddenly, and then just as suddenly disappears . . .

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by Robin LaFevers

Being able to detect black magic isn’t all tea and crumpets—and for Theodosia Throckmorton, it can be a decidedly tricky business! When Sticky Will drags Theo to a magic show featuring the Great Awi Bubu, she quickly senses there is more to the magician than he lets on, setting in motion a chain of events she never could have bargained for.

Meanwhile, back at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is home for the spring holidays and makes an accidental discovery of an artifact that alchemists have been hunting for centuries. Soon, every black-cloaked occultist in London is trying to get their hands on it . . .

(Learn more about Theodosia here.)

I'm a happy camper, folks!


Linda Lodding said...

Thank you, Kimberly Lynn, for the very nice mention! It's so exciting to see Ernestine on your website! I know she'll make lots of friends on your bookshelf!

Kimberly Lynn said...

You're welcome, Linda!