I’ve learned that every book festival has its own personality, its own vibe and sense of mission. There’s no value in making comparisons. I’ve grown to love many of them. But, yes, Hudson holds a special place in my heart. This year will be its 10th annual, and the list of authors and illustrators is truly spectacular. As always, I’m grateful to be invited, to play a small part of this Truly Good Thing.
It’s about bringing books and young people together.
So if you know a young person, this will be the place to be. Plus . . . so many cool places to eat in Hudson.
Come! And please say hello! I’d be honored to sign a book for you. I’ll be there with the new Jigsaw Jones and The Courage Test and “Scary Tales” and my newest, Better Off Undead.
It’s two for the price of none! Matt McElligott and I are teaming up for a unique book signing at Schenectady’s Open Door Bookstore on 12/2 at 1:00 – 2:30. Come say hello and take care of that holiday shopping with signed books!
Matt is the big brain behind the ground-breaking “Mad Scientist Academy” series, which brings scientific fact to young readers in a fresh, graphic, fun-filled format. The latest title is The Space Disaster.
“McElligott has concocted a winning formula for learning as entertainment.” — Kirkus Reviews.
I’ll be there to celebrate the publication of my own space-themed Jigsaw Jones book, The Case from Outer Space, along with the return-to-print of eight “classroom classics.” In addition, I’ll be signing my hot-off-the-presses release, Better Off Undead, for slightly older readers (grades 4-8).
“The latest early chapter book in Preller’s long-running Jigsaw Jones Mystery series has plenty of appeal for young independent readers.” — Booklist.
“This uproarious middle grade call to action [Better Of Undead] has considerable kid appeal and a timely message. A strong addition to school and public library collections.” — School Library Journal.