1.31.2010

Things To Come: A Special Author Visit and Work Created Especially for This Blog!!!

When I reivewed ND Wilson's 100 Cupboards back in May of 2009, a reader mentioned Wilson's first book, Leepike Ridge. I added it to my list of books to read and finally got around to it a couple of months ago. It was FANTASTIC! It was so great that I knew I needed to pick up Dandelion Fire again and finish reading it even though I don't usually review sequels here. I'm glad I did. Book Three in the trilogy (the trilogy is the new series, you heard it here first! Seven + book series for the YA crowd are a thing of the past...) And I am so glad I did. In addition to it being a great book, it is entirely worthy of its own review. In no way is Dandelion Fire typical of your usual Book Two in a trilogy - it does much more than serve as a bridge between books one and two. Also, reading Dandelion Fire was a necessity knowing that The Chestnut King was due out in January 2010.











Which leads me to my very exciting announcement... I am honored and thrilled to announce that ND Wilson will be writing an original piece of fiction especially for books4yourkids.com! On February 9, ND Wilson will reveal the contents of one of the unexplored cupboards in his trilogy and maybe even answer a couple of questions about the books. This is part of a blog tour and, as soon as I can, I will let know know the other blogs Wilson will be visiting and writing for.

Until then, I'll be featuring reviews of Leepike Ridgeand Dandelion Fire next week and my review of The Chestnut King and the visit from ND Wilson the following week. If he had written more than four books, I'd just go ahead and make February ND Wilson month!











4 comments:

nopinkhere said...

Wow! That's cool! I'm excited to read it. (I was also excited when I read that article in Parents and recognized that you were the one being quoted."Hey, I read that blog!")

Tanya said...

Wow! I wasn't sure if readers would make it to the back of the magazine... I'm glad to hear you did! It's actually a neat section and Amy's article is concise and encouraging. Thanks! I can't wait to see what ND Wilson writes and get an image of the drawings of the cupboards - I love that picture!

Karen Dunham said...

Great news. We LOVED Leepike Ridge, 100 Cupboards, and Dandelion Fire and have been dying for the Chesnut King to come out. OUr library ordered it for us and we aer first on the hold list! yahoo. Cannot wait to for the ND Wilson visit. My kids will bug the tar out of me asking when he will "be here". :)Karen

Tanya said...

I can't wait either! I keep looking at the map of the cupboards and wondering which one we weill get a peek into. Also hope to get the list of the blog tour soon so we can visit other cupboards. The deal was Wilson would write about a cupboard or answer questions for bloggers on the tour. I hope every one else picked cupboards, too!