Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Finally an author writes for a change!!!! I will tell you all about it as soon as I do some photocopies.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Son of Neptune Review and Other Stuff

First off, I'm soooooo sorry that I haven't got around to posting but honestly there wasn't much to post about. I did end up finishing the Son of Neptune as mentioned my other post and let me tell you that you'll absolutely LOVE it. I also finished This Isn't What It Looks Like and the ending was very interesting. You do find out who P. Bosch is but I'm not telling anyone. (Hee-hee) Rick posted on his blog recently about his new book too, The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide! Here's the post...
I'm pleased to announce a new addition to the world of the Kane Chronicles! The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide will be published on March 20, 2012.

What's inside? Here's the official description:

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

I have seen the final product, and it is awesome. The book will provide tons of information on Ancient Egypt, the Egyptian gods, and the people and places featured in the Kane Chronicles. There are lots of brand new, full-color illustrations. If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson Ultimate Guide, then you will have an idea what this book is like. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Other publishing news:

Kane Chronicles Book 3 -- I've finished the manuscript and it is now in the editing process. The book will be out on time, May 2012. I can't tell you the title yet. We will announce that, reveal the cover and give you the exact release date in a few months, probably in January. Stay tuned for more info. 

Heroes of Olympus, Book 3: The Mark of Athena -- I am hard at work on this book right now. It will take one full year to write and publish it, but it will be out on time in the fall of 2012. I'm afraid that's the absolute fastest it can be released (assuming you guys would like the book to be good!). It will be a while before we announce any further information about this title -- probably next summer, after the Kane 3 tour.

And thank you to my amazing readers for continuing to support the books and recommending them to your friends.The Son of Neptune is still rocking along on the bestseller list, celebrating four weeks at #1 on the New York Times children's chapter book list. The Lost Hero just passed fifty-two weeks, one full year, on the same list! 

As I get more information on the future titles, I will post it on the blog. But for now, it's back to writing!

Awesome right? I also wanted to tell everybody about a contest called Letters For Literature. You write a letter to the author of a book that really changed your life. You can find the website here  


Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Secret Series and Other Information I Forgot to Say Earlier

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, it's been a little crazy around here. I am re-reading The Secret Series in honor   of the last book, You Have To Stop This. (Which came out in September I think.) No, I won't be meeting P. Bosch in person but I plan to send out an e-mail to him or letter. Whatever comes first. I need questions as soon as possible and the deadline is October 31st. Anyway, other new releases are The Death Cure and soon Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey on October 25th. I'm excited but I'll probably wait until Christmas to get it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rick Riordan LIVE!!! II And Some Words Of Advice

Some cool giveaway cards!

Button Giveaways

My clay coins 

Lots o' people! Over 2,000!

The view of Rick's setup from the loft.

Me with my battle ax at the SoN poster.

Sorry I didn't get to this sooner but Blogger decided not to let people blog with Internet Explorer anymore only Google Crome. (Which I do not like so far.) Anyway, a Barnes & Nobles event is NOTHING like a Borders one. During the Borders one we were allowed to sit inside the store and wait around with our letters. At B&N we were stuck outside in the freezing weather waiting for over 4 hours. I got there around
1 1/2 hours early and there were already around 500 people there. I waited until 7:00 PM for them to get the line moving and then decided to start an 1/2 hour late! When I finally got there I gave him my blog and asked a few questions. He said that I'd need my ax in those crowds and I went on my merry way. Also, I was wicked bummed when I found out that I forgot my Heroes of Olympus coin pictures on my printer so hopefully he'll see them here. They also handed out trading cards, buttons, and posters. I sadly didn't get a poster or a Festus button but I did walk away with some goodies. Sorry about the delay!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brian Selznick!!!

Well, yesterday had sadly come and gone so it's time to write my post all about good ol' Brian Selznick. First things first, my dad got lost. Turns out that the address on the website wasn't where the signing was being held. So I followed my dad on Google Maps for about 15 minutes trying to tell him where to go. When he finally got there he was 15 minutes late and didn't get to record or write down any of the information from Brian's 1 1/2 hour long speech so I'm writing from his memory. He talked about his inspiration for Wonderstruck, a movie about a deaf person he saw a 2 years before he finished The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He apparently keeps a scrapbook filled with inspirations for other books and after he finish Hugo he looked through it and decided he would write about that. He also talked about how walking through the set of Hugo was like walking through his drawings and that he uses models for most of his pictures. The girl who posed as Rose in Wonderstruck he met at a movie theater and when it was over he walked over to the family and asked if she would do it. Turns out that the entire family had just finished The Invention Of Hugo Cabret and were now mega-fans! He said that the next book would come out in around 4 years as well. Also, he talked about how he would spend months and months working on a cool scene for a book then find out that it was terrible and have to cut it out. Brian, if you're reading this I honestly feel sorry for you on that matter. When the presentation was over my dad got in line (#52, My favorite number!) and when he finally got to see Brian Selznick they were talking and my dad was all like, yeah, I made this special trip up here from New Hampshire for my daughter... etc... (Remember that this was in Illinois) and Brian stood up and shook my dad's hand and got all excited because apparently he  has a friend who lives here. My dad gave him my letter and he said that he would write back and look at my blog. I'm pumped again! It's great to know that an author might actually hand write (or type) a letter back to me and not just sending me a boring piece of paper that everyone gets. (Yes, Rick, I mean you.) I'm so glad that the night was a success,. Also to make this fun I decided to pull up one of my wicked old post from February 2010. (Keep in mind that I am not changing anything and that it was my 5th post.)

Saturday, February 20, 2010 The Invention Of Hugo Cabret By Brian Selznick

This book is about a kid named Hugo Cabret who's father spent his whole life ting to fix a machine that writes. After he died it was Hugo's job to fix it. Now when his father tried to fix it he made a notebook that said how to fix it because he could fix it except he didn't work while he wrote. So Hugo has been stealing toys for parts from George Melies who runs a toy store. One day George catches Hugo and steals his notebook and says he will go home and burn it, and when George comes back the next day with ashes Hugo isn't so sure it is really gone and with the help of a new friend Hugo just might get it back.
Yes, I even kept the spelling mistakes. Hope you enjoyed a really sad trip to the past and I'll tell you if I hear back from Brian Selznick at all.
PS: Did you know that PS stands for Post Script???
PPS: The last Secret Series book; You Have To Stop This, is out.

PPPS: If you would like to see A Trip To The Moon click here.


If you didn't read my last post, please do so now. Anyway, I'm only one day into The Son of Neptune but I can already see that it's going to be the best one yet. I do admit that it is a little confusing but there's a glossary in the back for those who haven't studied Roman Mythology. It's fantastic and I need Rick Riordan questions by October 7 at around 2:00. Please ask because I may not have another chance.

PS: SPOILER ALERT!!!! Octavian is eviler than I thought.

Monday, October 3, 2011

URGENT NEWS!!!!!!!!!

It's official, Rick Riordan will be doing a Norse mythology series after The Heroes of Olympus in 2015!!!!! I'm wicked pumped!!!! I also would like to announce (again) the possibility of me meeting Rick Riordan so please ask questions!!! It is also one day until The Son of Neptune so you can post your predictions now!!! I personally think that it's going to be a reverse of The Lost Hero. WHOO-HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!