For only the second time ever, pre-release copies of The Amorphous Assassin were on sale at the Third Annual Central Massachusetts Children’s Book Festival. Local families came together with authors and illustrators to celebrate great books for children. “Many of my old friends were in attendance and a fun time was had by all,” said Galaxy Games author Greg R. Fishbone.

Greg R. Fishbone and David Kelly check out each other's books.
Greg R. Fishbone and David Kelly check out each other’s books.

If you like the Galaxy Games series, and middle grade sports books in general, check out David Kelly’s baseball mystery series that visits Major League stadiums across the US and Canada, his new sport-specific series, and a fascinating non-fiction baseball book about some very special mud.

On Thursday, November 10th, Galaxy Games author Greg R. Fishbone appeared a bakery-based book signing with the first-ever for-sale copies of his newest book, The Amorphous Assassin.

“I received an entire box of The Amorphous Assassin, just in time,” said Fishbone of the book signing at Groton, Massachusetts’s Bliss Bakery. The event was part of a Local Business Night Out sponsored by the Deluxe Corporation. Fishbone added, “this was easily the best-smelling book signing I’ve ever done, thanks to all the fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies and cakes all around me.”

In honor of this historic milestone, we’ve added an inaugural answer to our Galaxy Games Trivia Page:

 

Where was the first copy of Amorphous Assassin sold?

Galaxy Games series author Greg R. Fishbone will be a participant in the Local Authors Fair at the Groton Public Library on November 26th from 10AM to Noon. Greg will be signing copies of both The Challengers and newly-released series book, The Amorphous Assassin.

On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, traditionally identified as Small Business Saturday, the event organizers are reminding us all to remember that authors are also small businesses, and that personalized books make amazing gifts.

So even if you’re not local to Groton, you’re probably local to some author who would appreciate your support!

Groton Public Library Author Fair 2016

You have a lot of reading choices available to you. So what are you going to read next? It often helps to pull out a new book off the shelf and sample a couple chapters, but what do you do when a book’s not released yet, or if it’s not carried by your bookstore or library?

Well, if you have a finger to click on this button, you’re in luck!

If you don’t have a finger handy, try your nose. And if you don’t have a nose…maybe use an ear?

The Amorphous Assassin opens at a practice of Earth’s Galaxy Games team in an empty Beijing National Stadium at nighttime. Two years have passed since the end of The Challengers, and Tyler Sato will soon be leading his team of international all-stars out of their own solar system for the very first time. Tyler is full of self-doubt, the players are at each other’s throats, the coach is notoriously absent, and there is no time left to make the team any more ready than they are. Training season is over, and the tournament is about to begin.

Meanwhile, many light years away, a reluctant would-be assassin is receiving his orders from a secret organization. At stake is the fate of the galaxy, the future of the games, and the lives of many trillions of civilized beings. The target is Tyler Sato.

This book starts an epic new story arc in the Galaxy Games series by author Greg R. Fishbone.

Read the opening now and be ready for when The Amorphous Assassin goes on sale on November 18th! Or if it’s already past November 18th on the planet where you live, run out now for the rest of the book!

Fun Fact:
At one time, my working title for this book was Tyler vs. Ffargax

Today marks the opening of Book Blast season at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Hundreds of new 2016 books are on virtual display for the next six weeks, just in time for holiday season shopping for all the readers in your life.

The Amorphous Assassin page in the Book Blast can be viewed at https://www.scbwi.org/bookblast-display/?id=418923 

Have a blast with SCBWI
Have a blast with SCBWI

Drop by the page, leave a message on the guestbook, and be sure to click the heart icon to “like” the blast and hear a special audio effect. And while you’re there, look for a “preview” button for advance access to the first two chapters of The Amorphous Assassin before the book goes on sale in November.

Then check out some other great authors having a blast this season. 2016 is a great year for books!