The Wild Returns!
Out of the Wild is now out in the wild!!! YAY!!!!
Today is the publication date for Out of the Wild. And I am so, so, so excited. We're talking more excited than a kindergartener in a vat of chocolate ice cream. More excited than a kangaroo on a pogo stick. More excited than a monkey who escaped the zoo in a banana truck. I really love this book. I had a lot of fun writing it and am so thrilled that it's now out there in the big, wide world.
Out of the Wild is the sequel to Into the Wild. The two books are fantasy adventures about fairy-tale characters who escaped the fairy tale and what happens when the fairy tale (the Wild) wants its characters back. In Out of the Wild, Julie (Rapunzel's daughter) reunites with her long-lost father (the Prince) for a magical road trip across America. There's a flying bath mat, a kidnapped princess, a fire-breathing dragon, and several thousand magic beanstalks. And of course, the Wild is back. And it's still hungry...
You can read more about it on my website, including a sneak peek at the first chapter, and if you're interested, the book can be purchased at your local bookstore, and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powell's, Booksense, or any other online book retailer.
Book Launch Celebration
If you're in the Worcester, MA area this Saturday, please join me in celebrating the release of Out of the Wild! I'll be talking, reading, and signing at the Worcester Barnes & Noble at 2pm. Also, we will be serving cake decorated with the cover art from Out of the Wild! Very yummy cake! Here are the details:
June 21st (Saturday) at 2pm
Barnes & Noble Worcester
Book Launch Event! With cake!!!
Lincoln Plaza, 541 D Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA
Hope to see you there!
Julie in the News
Just this week, Julie and I made the news in central Massachusetts. Check out this lovely article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette!
I am totally doing the Snoopy Dance of Joy.
And I just wanted to share with you one other Snoopy Dance of Joy moment: my Back-to-the-Future box arrived this week!
A bit of explanation... At the end of the movie "Back to the Future", Marty returns to 1985 and learns that his father has realized his life-long dream of becoming a writer. He watches his dad receive a box full of author copies of his published novel. I always loved that scene, and I dreamed of my own Back-to-the-Future box.
Last year, when my author copies of Into the Wild arrived, that dream came true. This week, it came true again when I received my author copies of Out of the Wild and the paperback of Into the Wild. Here's a photo of my beautiful Back-to-the-Future boxes:
Happy Book-Birthday, Out of the Wild! And thank you all for letting me share with you my joy and excitement on this occasion.