Happy new year, people!
It's time to begin the publication day countdown for THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE, Book I: The Mysterious Howling. In stores Feb 23rd. I could not be more excited, and here are a few reasons why:
*Publishers Weekly starred review! "With a Snicketesque affect, Wood's narrative propels the drama…the pervasive humor and unanswered questions should have readers begging for more.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
*ALA Booklist starred review! "How hearty and delicious...Smartly written with a middle-grade audience in mind, this is both fun and sprinkled with dollops of wisdom (thank you, Agatha Swanburne). How will it all turn out? Appetites whetted." —ALA Booklist (starred review)
*Kirkus starred review! "It's the best beginning since The Bad Beginning (1999) [by Lemony Snicket] and will leave readers howling for the next episode." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Five city tour! I will be coming to see YOU in Chicago, Dayton, Austin, Houston and Cincinnati in the beginning of March. Details will be posted here and on BookTour.com as soon as I have 'em.
Can I hear a happy ahwooooooooooo? Well done, wolfchildren!
A grateful shout-out to Becky Anderson and her wonderful staff at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. My first Incorrigibles event with kids, parents, teachers and librarians was so much fun it didn't even matter that we were kind of stuck in a blizzard. Thanks and hugs to all who attended.