Friday, March 30, 2018

The Bottle Imp of Bright House by Tom Llewellyn - Coming to a bookstore near you in October 2018

Been a long time coming—and still a long time to come—but check out this link to see the front cover by Gris Grimley and read the back cover blurb.

The Bottle Imp of Bright House

Publisher: Holiday House
A delightfully dark middle-grade novel reminiscent of the Newbery-winning classic, The Westing Game.

When thirteen-year-old Gabe Silver's dad is laid off from his job, his family is forced to move to the run-down Bright House Apartments. Gabe's bummed--but maybe there's a way out of this mess. In a strange encounter with a stressed-out millionaire, Gabe becomes the owner of an old, glass bottle with an imp inside who can grant wishes. But there's a catch: for everything the wisher gains, someone, somewhere loses something. Each wish is an ethical dilemma, but as Gabe scores a Ferrari, gets his dad's old job back, and more, he's certain a guilty conscience is worth it . . . isn't it? Meanwhile, his bizarre neighbors at Bright House have caught wind that something strange is afoot. As the bottle imp's power weaves its way through Bright House and beyond, it reveals unseen connections, ambitions, and desires, provoking questions about the way our actions affect others.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I love book reports, especially from Germany

Check out this amazing book report poster from Lilli in Germany. She clearly has remarkable taste in children's literature.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Czech out this cover for Black String--in the Czech Republic

Czech it out. Other than the slight misspelling of my last name, I'm kind of excited to have this sitting on my bookshelf. Also excited to have it sitting in Prague bookstores.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Der Magische Faden ist jetzt verf├╝gbar!

Yes, I know the post title is in German.

But so is my book.

Only in German.

Only in Germany.

Big thanks to THIENEMANN for publishing it.