Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aloha! Patricia Wood won!

Forget Halloween Candy! WIN a Signed Copy of Chris Grabenstein's The Crossroads (written for ages 8-12) Ghost Story for Halloween!


Leave a comment to enter the contest!


"An absorbing psychological thriller as well as a rip-roaring ghost story." —BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW

NEW REVIEW JUST IN FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL!

"A well-told ghost story with plenty of twists and chills. This riveting tale is written in short, easy-to-read chapters, making it a good choice for reluctant readers. Throughout the story, the main characters grow closer to one another and gain heroic traits while the "bad guys" reveal greater depths of wickedness and insanity. Readers will relate to Zack and enjoy the book's scare factor and adventure."


Hi, friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris this past summer. He and I share a fabulous agent. Chris makes our agent money. I make our agent laugh, but I'm working on the money part. ;)

I'm a big fan of giving children books as gifts for all holidays. Halloween included! Check out Chris' Young Adult books at his site HERE. There's an audio sample, which is very cool. And Mom, you can read a chapter to make sure the book is right for your child's tender age. Then poke around Chris' site for his adult (no, not that kind of adult) mysteries too!

We'll only have one winner but you can buy The Crossroads HERE.

And check this out! You can invite Chris to your school - which a very cool way to get kids crazy about reading. Remember having guest speakers and getting out of class for an hour. Pure joy.

To my fellow writers, would you please help spread the word on your own blog about these fun books for kids? It's so important that we support one another!

Kim

13 comments:

author said...

Thanks, Kim!

I can't wait until I get to blog your book!!!!

Folks, the lady is fun-knee.

Chris G

Kim Stagliano said...

Thanks, Chris! I happen to love reading YA books myself. Even kids books. When I'm feeling very low I dig out my Scholastic Book Club copy of "Good Ole Archibald" and jump back into that family's life of simpler times.

Your books will be a great gift for my 11 year old nephew in Ohio.

Kim

Amanda said...

Can I be the first to enter the contest? Would love to win this for my nephew....

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I would like to win! Is this appropriate for an 11 year old boy? My son is into reading the Alex Rider series!

author said...

I would say YES. The "target audience" is 8-12 but all the critics seem to think it's an ideal read for boys, especially any reluctant readers. You can read the first chapters on my website.

Jeanne said...

Sounds very cool... count me in! :-)

Robin said...

My 12 year old is the definition of a reluctant reader. Am I too late for the contest?

Kim Stagliano said...

Not at all, Robin! No winner yet!

ORION said...

hey just in time for Halloween- I need it cuz we don't get any trick or treaters...
I mean think about it.
They have to walk down a long dark dock.
Empty boats.
No candy.
I mean what's the point...

Kim Stagliano said...

And miss such a perfect opportunity to dress as a pirate? Shame....

Demon Hunter said...

Kim,
Thanks for sharing this! I would love to win a copy and share it with my little cousin. She reads at a 6th or 7th grade level and she's in the 3rd grade. Reading is fundamental.

Kim Stagliano said...

Orion is our winner! Congrats, Patrician. Won't be there for Halloween though!

K

lisa_sigismondi@yahoo.com said...

My son would love this!!!!