Friday, February 24, 2012

I’m on the Radio!

This week I was the guest on Suzanne Lieurance’s blog radio interview show, Book Bites for Kids. We talked about writing, illustrating, humor, creating characters, and The Adventures of Beanboy.

It was great fun. Thanks, Suzanne, for inviting me to be on your show!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Adventures of Beanboy

It’s finally out! My middle-grade novel, The Adventures of Beanboy, came out on Valentine’s Day.

Suzanne Lieurance, The Working Writer’s Coach, has a nice writing tip on voice, using Beanboy as the example, on her website.

The Lawrence Journal-World featured Beanboy in an article last week titled “Gas-Powered Reading.”

Here’s the description of Beanboy from my publisher:

Never underestimate the power of the bean.

Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he’s been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family—all he has to do is create the winning superhero sidekick . . . Introducing “Beanboy”—the first comic book character to truly harness the power of the bean for good. He is strong, he is relentless, he can double in size overnight (if given enough water).

With thoughtful characterizations and copious comic book illustrations, this laughout-loud novel will have readers rooting for a superhero with true heart.