Monday, March 21, 2011

Henry Aaron's Dream Book Giveaway

BOOK GIVEAWAY!! This time I'm giving away a signed copy of Henry Aaron's Dream, with an original pen drawing on the title page, of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run. Anyone who "likes" my facebook page between now and Friday, March 25 is entered to win.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Henry Aaron's Dream won a Kiddo Award!

Woohoo! Henry Aaron's Dream won a Kiddo Award! This new award was created by bestselling author James Patterson's organization, Read Kiddo Read, whose mission is to help make kids readers for life. The Kiddo Awards are meant to honor "the very best books of the year for getting kids absolutely addicted to reading". Henry Aaron's Dream was chosen as the winner of the transitional books category (books for ages 6 and up).

It is such an honor to win this award, knowing that it was voted on by so many people (nearly 5,000 in my category!)- including parents, librarians, teachers, and of course, kids! Thanks so much to everyone who voted, to James Patterson, and to Read Kiddo Read.

Read Kiddo Read put together this video which features the creators of the four award-winning books: Rick Riordan, author of The Lost Hero, which won the advanced readers category (for ages 10 and up), Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate: In a Class By Himself, which won the pageturners category (ages 8 and up), Eric Litwin and James Dean, creators of Pete the Cat, winner of the illustrated books category (ages 0 to 8), and myself.

 And here's the full 2-minute video I sent in:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Giveaway!

My first book, Zachary's Ball, came out 11 years ago today. To celebrate, I'm giving away this signed hardcover copy, with an original pen drawing of Ted Williams on the title page. Anyone who "likes" my facebook page between now and Friday, March 4 will be entered to win. If you already "like" my facebook page (thanks!), you can enter by "liking" this photo on facebook. Good luck!