Friday, June 28, 2013

She speaks, she speaks!

I did a recording for a site that has authors tell the world something about their names, and how they acquired them. So click here to find out how to pronounce me.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mousenet reprinted

Have you been thinking of buying the Mousenet paperback from Amazon, or Barnes & Noble? And been put off by the fact that Amazon says it's "usually" available in one to two months, and Barnes & Noble gives the date of July 31st?

Take heart. The publisher tells me they're both wrong, and the reprint of Mousenet will be available in "early July." 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mice Over Miami

I don’t often disagree with mice but we have a conflict over the NBA finals.  I can’t help wanting the Spurs to win, but mice are rooting for Miami. 


They have long been concerned about Florida, because it’s so vulnerable to the effects of climate change. And they’ve been even more passionately pro-Florida ever since Mousenet was nominated for the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, to be voted on next spring.

You don’t suppose. . . Couldn’t be, could it? Say it ain’t so. When at the very end of Game Six it almost looked as if some powerful force had made its way into the officials’ heads? Into the Spurs’ suddenly clumsy hands? Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

The Mouse Nation at work?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Scarcity value

Yikes! The Mousenet paperback is all sold out at Amazon, and on the Barnes & Noble website, which says they won't have it until the end of July (when the reprint kicks in). But don’t despair, Mousenet fans. You may find it in stores–and  the hardcover version is still available on-line.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Readers' awards

The Big Cheese wouldn’t turn up his nose at any award, but it’s deeply gratifying to be nominated for readers’ awards. The book gets read and judged and lobbied for and voted on by real kids! Hordes of them.
Mousenet has now been nominated for its second of these awards: the Grand Canyon Reader Award in Arizona. Voting happens next spring for the favorite among ten intermediate books published in the last five years. Yay!