Look at the lovely cover art! It compliments the first two books in the series nicely. Take a look. If you’d like to enter the giveaway for books one and two: VILLAIN KEEPER and QUEST MAKER you can do so HERE.
Last Friday, I visited The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC – just a few miles from the house where I grew up. Actually, I remember going to the bookshop as a kid – as well as the ice cream parlor on the corner. There is something magical about seeing the bookstore and the ice cream parlor still there. (I borrowed the pic from The Country Bookshop website and the shop is just as charming as it looks. More so, in the spring when the trees are budding and blooming. If you find yourself near Southern Pines, NC, definitely stop by.)
Also, look at the great white board dragon sign I had waiting for me.
On this trip, I spoke about my books and writing at two schools – Westmoore and West End, and had an afternoon event at the bookshop. What a great time I had! And look at all the books I got to give out to students.
I had a lot of fun. At Westmoore it was hat day, so if you squint you can see lots of hats going on in the pic. I wish I had known. I would have loved a good reason to wear a hat!
It’s really nice to share my book with readers, and sharing about it near where I grew up is certainly special.
I visited The Fountainhead Bookstore (soon to be renamed Novels and Novelties) in Hendersonville, NC on Monday. (Okay the picture below is from an earlier visit on a sunnier day.) Monday it rained and rained. Despite the weather, the visit was great. I always feel welcome in Hendersonville and the bookstore is full of books and charm. I did a store event, a podcast with local author Ken Butcher, and later met for a delicious dinner with the tween book club.
Along with sword fighting and book talk, the store had a contest for ‘Best Dragon Art” and the winner, Ruth, drew an outstanding dragon!
If you’re in Hendersonville, make sure to stop by The Fountainhead Bookstore (soon to be Novels and Novelties) for cool books, great people, and neat gifts.
Yay! It was great to see this from Kirkus for book two QUEST MAKER in my The Last Dragon Charmer series. I’m really excited about the second book so I hope others will be too. Beware, though, spoilers abound in the middle paragraph of the review!
The cover for the second book in my series will be revealed Wednesday, June 24th, at the HarperCollins Children’s Tumblr. The book two cover has great colors in my opinion and is very striking. I can’t wait to link it and show everyone.