My Bookish Ways: Chris, thank you so much for stopping by the blog! I’m a huge fan, and so thrilled to have you here!
Did anyone in particular inspire you in creating the deeply moral John Ceepak?
I have a lot of exciting school trips lined up for the rest of the year (about one a week) and will be appearing with Walter Dean Myers and Julie Halpern at the YALSA’s Reluctant Readers Preconference in New Orleans right before the ALA convention starts. http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/join-walter-dean-myers-julie-halpern-and-chris-grabenstein-yalsa-s-reluctant-readers-preconI will also be the Guest Author at the Lorain County Young Authors Program in Ohio this May.
I’ll also be going to some of the big Mystery Conferences: MALICE DOMESTIC and BOUCHERCON.Look for the next Haunted Mystery THE BLACK HEART CRYPT in August, 2011.
And, big news, my second Middle Grades series, RILEY MACK AND THE OTHER KNOWN TROUBLEMAKERS will debut from HarperCollins in January 2012. It’s a Mission Impossible style caper; an Ocean’s Eleven starring eleven-year-olds.
*Grab a copy of Tilt-A-Whirl (John Ceepak #1)
*If you have a Nook, you can grab Tilt-A-Whirl for a STEALHERE
*Visit Chris at his website! I urge you to head on over to his website if you have a chance! Lots of cool stuff to look at, including a Resort Map for the Ceepak Series!
*Please visit Visitation Hospital to learn about a charity that is close to Chris’ heart. You can read more about it on his site HERE