I’m very excited to announce that the official cover reveal for my next book, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, will be featured at Middle Grade Book Village this Saturday! Check out this awesome website for all things middle grade lit, and let me know what you think of this first look at Addison and Devin!
John Schumacher, one of the nation’s strongest advocates for children’s literature (and a fine author in his own right) invited me to chat books with him on his blog. Check it out:
I’m excited to announce that these are the schools I’ll be visiting this week to talk books, writing, and creativity:
Schuylkill School, PA
Waldron Mercy Academy, PA
MacFarland Intermediary School, NJ
Bordentown Middle School, NJ
Hilsman Middle School, GA
Coile Middle School, GA
Small Middle School, TX
Kocurek Elementary School, TX
Kennedy Middle School, CA
Crocker Middle School, CA
Can’t wait to say hello to all the fabulous students at these great schools!
It’s October 3rd, which means that Greetings from Witness Protection! is out in the world. What a fantastic journey this has been – and it’s not over yet! Here are a few of the places I’ll be going to chat about the book in the upcoming weeks:
10/14 – WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY (Panel with other MG authors)
10/15 – Wilton Public Library in Wilton, CT (Panel with other MG authors)
10/20-22 – Tweens Read Festival in Houston, TX
11/4 – NerdcampLI in Huntington, NY
11/8 – The Foote School Book Fair in New Haven, CT
11/12-11/18 – Greetings from Witness Protection! book tour (locations TBA)
12/17 – Book signing at The Book Trader of Hamilton in Hamilton, New Jersey
In one month, on October 3rd, Greetings from Witness Protection! debuts. The launch party will be at a fabulous independent bookstore, R.J. Julia, in Madison, CT. I can’t wait!
If you’d like to join us for the launch, please do! Here’s a link to the info, as well as a way to buy signed copies:
Publisher’s Weekly says of Greetings From Witness Protection! that, “The biggest complaint that readers may have about Burt’s debut novel is that it ends.”
Thanks for the wonderful review, PW!
In October, I’ll be headed to the Tweens Read book festival in Houston, Texas to chat books and revisit the home of my first classroom (shoutout to Welsh Middle School!). Check out the link below to see some of the other amazing authors who will be there:
BEA, short for Book Expo America, was wonderful! Conventions like this allow authors like me to meet other authors, to let our inner book fans out to play, and to say hello to some of the most important people in our storytelling worlds: librarians, booksellers, and readers. I was especially lucky to get to speak on several panels, including the Indies Introduce stage and the Middle Grade Editor’s Buzz Panel. In doing so, I got to chat with David Barclay Moore, Kamilla Benko, Molly Ostertag, and Eucabeth Odhiambo, whose books I’m sure will be staples at your local bookstore and library for years to come.
Greetings from Witness Protection! is a BEA Editors’ Buzz selection and an Indies Introduce featured title for Summer/Fall 2017, so it’s off to Book Expo for me! I’ll be signing ARCs of Greetings! at the MacMillan table on Friday, June 2nd, from 10:00-11:00, and will be chatting on a few panels, too. Come say hello!