Thor on his super hammer, belt of power, and magic iron gloves: "You should know that I don't actually need these power tools. I mean, I'm already super-strong. But I'm not going to lie--using them is a blast! And no, I won't let you borrow them. Ever. So stop asking..." From Thor Speaks! A Guide to the Realms by the Norse God of Thunder … [Read more...] about Countdown to Thor’s Day: It’s Hammer Time!
The official release date for THOR SPEAKS! is September 8th, though I will be signing it this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival! Come on out and see me on the Children's Stage this Sunday, September 6, at 3:00. Meanwhile, did you know that Thor rides a chariot pulled by goats? Here's his take on it: "Sorry about the smell. Riding behind them after they've gorged on … [Read more...] about Countdown to Thor’s Day: Goat Chariot!
It kind of snuck up on me but Thor Speaks! comes out in a week! It's gotten a thumbs up from PW and Kirkus and I'll be introducing it at the Decatur Book Festival on Sunday, September 6th, on the children's stage. In the meantime, I thought I might revive Friday Funnies in honor of the big lug. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Friday Funnies Returns–In Honor of THOR!
Recently, I had the most wonderful school visit at Neptune Middle School in central Florida. Every year, students choose which author they would like to invite for their author visit and they chose me after reading Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen. Before I came, the kids created a trailer to generate interest and excitement. Check out their great … [Read more...] about Immersing A School in Mythology
Last week was pretty exciting--I was on a local TV show to talk about my latest book, held a storytelling event in honor of Hades, and started editing the next in the series, Thor Speaks! Here's the link to the interview: http://archive.11alive.com/atlanta_and_company_story.aspx?storyid=325308 I didn't tell anyone about my appearance because I didn't want to be nervous. … [Read more...] about TV Land, Hades and More