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Fangirl by Ken Baker

Coming October 2012, 9780762443444

Author Ken Baker, E! Channel’s Chief News Correspondent, uses his inside knowledge to craft a novel authentic to the teen pop idol experience with sincere heart and humor.

When Josie finds out her best friend has won a contest to sing and record with Peter by stealing one of Josie’s songs, Josie is overwhelmingly shocked and upset—some of which flies out the window when she is given the opportunity to meet her longtime crush. And suddenly, in a whirlwind of Tweets, IMs, texts, and phone calls, Josie finds herself in the middle of a flirtatious friendship that has the potential for complete harmony. But just when everything seems pitch-perfect, the paparazzi flashbulbs explode, along with any notion of a fairy-tale romance.

“A great view of life inside the Hollywood fishbowl and [Baker] does a fabulous job of opening up that world to our view. I’m pretty sure this one will be shared by tweens and young teens all over. And it’s coming out in paperback, so make sure you buy two.” —Cindy Mitchell, kissthebook.blogspot.com

Tap Out by Eric Devine

Coming September 2012, 9780762445691

Gritty, powerful, and unapologetic, Tap Out explores what it takes to stay true to one’s self and the consequences of doing so.

   Seventeen-year-old Tony, who calls a trailer park home and his mother’s boyfriends abusive, is coerced into joining a Mixed Martial Arts class, only to be surprised by his natural talent. With a vicious cycle of poverty and violence preceding him, Tony must rely on more than actual blood and guts to find a way out.

“Starting with the first page, Devine instantly captures your attention and holds it until the very end… the storyline, the drama and the characters were all thoroughly put together. Personally, I would recommend this book to any of my friends.” —School Library Journal Teen

“A boy who knows only grinding despair finds hope within the walls of a gym. …This is bound to have huge appeal to kids whose lives are being mirrored, and it may prompt luckier readers to take some positive action.” —Kirkus Reviews 

 

Mystery Panel-

 House Blood

A Joe DeMarco Thriller

By Mike Lawson (Far Right)

 Mike Lawson is a former senior civilian executive for the U.S. Navy. He is the author of seven novels starring Joe DeMarco.

“I love Joe DeMarco. . . . These are wonderful. I think they’re inventive, nicely detailed, just a treat to read.” —Nancy Pearl 

 Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories By Sherman Alexie

“…mischievously and mordantly funny, scathingly forthright, deeply and universally compassionate, and wholly magnetizing. This is a must-have collection.”

         -Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) “…Alexie hammers away at ever-simmering issues, like racism, addiction, and infidelity, using a no-holds-barred approach and seamlessly shattering the boundary between character and reader. But while these glimpses into a harried and conflicted humanity prod our consciousness, there’s plenty of bawdiness and Alexie’s signature wicked humor throughout to balance out the weight.”      -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

ALIF THE UNSEEN is an INDIE NEXT PICK for July and has already received incredible rave blurbs from Neil Gaiman, Matt Ruff and Gregory Maguire just to name a few.  We have a lot more coming in July including reviews in O Oprah’s magazine, The  New York Times Sunday Book Review, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and an interview in the Seattle Times.   We also believe that Janet Maslin  will follow-up on her mention of ALIF THE UNEEN  in her New York Times summer reading piece with a full review.  If you remember just before Memorial Day, Maslin raved that ALIF was,  “[A] Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance [that] unfolds against the backdrop of the Arab Spring. . . . Improbably charming . . . A bookload of wizardry and glee.”   

And the pre-pub reviews have been fantastic as well Library Journal (starred review) raved “ Wilson skillfully weaves a story linking modern-day technologies and computer languages to the folklore and religion of the Middle East. For readers ready for adventure and looking for original storytelling, this excellent novel supersedes genres as easily as its characters jump from one reality to another “ Booklist also in a starred review said “[Wilson] ushers the energy of the Arab Spring into urban fantasy while unleashing jinns into the digital age. . . . As timely and thoughtful as it is edgy and exciting, this dervish of a novel wraps modern tendrils around ancient roots, spanning the gulf between ones and zeros, haves and have-nots, and seen and unseen worlds.”  More reviews, radio interviews and online reviews to come.

Our first Little Patriot Press books will launch in May 2012 and are Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence and Woodrow for President. In September 2012, we will release House Mouse, Senate Mouse; Marshall the Courthouse Mouse; and Woodrow, the White House Mouse.

Our Little Patriot Press books are written and illustrated by Peter and Cheryl Barnes. Peter and Cheryl are an award-winning, media-savvy husband and wife team who have written and illustrated numerous critically-acclaimed children’s books, including Cappy Tails and the New York Times bestsellers Heartsongs and Journey through Heartsongs by Mattie Stepanek, which Peter and Cheryl partnered with Oprah to publish and promote.

Charming, informative, and timed to launch during a presidential election year, Little Patriot Press books are truly a “mice way to learn about America.”

 

Our first Little Patriot Press books launched in May 2012 and are Liberty Lee’s Tail of Independence and Woodrow for President. In September 2012, we will release House Mouse, Senate Mouse; Marshall the Courthouse Mouse; and Woodrow, the White House Mouse.

Our Little Patriot Press books are written and illustrated by Peter and Cheryl Barnes. Peter and Cheryl are an award-winning, media-savvy husband and wife team who have written and illustrated numerous critically-acclaimed children’s books, including Cappy Tails and the New York Times bestsellers Heartsongs and Journey through Heartsongs by Mattie Stepanek, which Peter and Cheryl partnered with Oprah to publish and promote.

Charming, informative, and timed to launch during a presidential election year, Little Patriot Press books are truly a “mice way to learn about America.”

From celebrated comedic actor and New York Times bestselling author Henry Winkler comes You’ll Never Meet an Idiot on the River, a novel volume of lessons to live by and humorous anecdotes gleaned from Winkler’s experiences as father, family man, and passionate fisherman.

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