April 17, 2014
April 15, 2014
My friend. C., sent me this photo of her son with The Big Book of Superheroes: "This is what I found Emmet reading this morning during breakfast!"
At first, I was super-happy! But then I saw what was really happening here:
—“Mom, this bagel tastes crummy.”
—“But it’s your favorite flavor! What happened?”
—“Well, I was eating it and then I opened this book. And now everything seems... WORSE.”
—“Emmet, put the book down now!” *sprays lighter fluid on it* “Now step back, son.” *lights match*
When I told C. this theory, and she wrote back: "OMG. It is almost as if you were in my house this morning and overhead our conversation. That's amazing! The boys love using our fire pit and we burn books regularly, so it was a pretty typical morning."
In conclusion, C. has a pretty great sense of humor.
April 13, 2014
April 11, 2014
The good people at AM Northwest invited me on today to talk about The Big Book of Superheroes.
April 10, 2014
April 9, 2014
the big book of superheroes five stars i got this book for my 9 year old son and he absolutely loves it thinks he can be a superhero now on the back of it it says sidekick not included and he said that's what little brother is for lol
April 8, 2014
Nephew: This is definitely Bart's best book.
Mom: Better than The Big Book of Boy Stuff?
Nephew: Oh yeah.
Mom: Better than Gross Stuff? Girl Stuff?
Nephew: Oh yeah.
Mom: Better than your Animal Encyclopedias?
Nephew: I wouldn't go that far.
April 6, 2014
Every job has unique challenges. For writers, one of the most pernicious of these is marketing. I had fun with that idea in this new piece for the The Oregonian—a form letter from a generic publisher to its stable of authors...
Ooh, two other things:
1.) The end of item 3 should read "Antony Hopkins."
2.) And of course, I ran this article past my publisher's marketing department before submitting it to the O! (Luckily, most people in the book industry have well-honed senses of humor.)