The evidence above turned out fuzzy and cut out both of my nieces, but we had a blast! When we were getting our books signed, she recognized my name and asked if I'd commented on her blog. Sometimes, having a unique name is totally awesome, and so is meeting one of your favorite authors and finding out she is every bit as friendly and witty as you'd imagined she'd be.
The sequel to RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE comes out this week, and I am anxiously awaiting two (you heard that right), two copies of CALAMITY JACK. I intend to wear out the first copy, but I'm giving the second one away.
Just looking at the cover makes me want to read it. If you would like a chance to win this collaboration by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale (no relation), type CALAMITY JACK somewhere in your comment. I'll close the contest at noon (Pacific) on Friday, January 8th, and select a winner at random.
If you can't possibly wait for the possibility that I might mail you a copy, you can click on the cover in this post to pre-order it at Amazon (last time I checked) for a hefty discount. Book stores should be carrying it by the end of the week, and the above mentioned Hales will be throwing a release party this Saturday.