Puzzle Piece #25: Writing for reluctant readers and what comes next? Read my guest post at Janet Fox’s Through the Wardrobe blog.
Puzzle Piece #24: Alien games in the real world? Read my guest post, “Playing the Galaxy Game,” at Theresa’s Tales of Teaching Tribulations and Typing Teen Texts.
Puzzle Piece #23: How can we encourage reluctant readers? Read my top ten list at The Brain Lair.
Puzzle Piece #22: What were the major challenges in writing The Challengers? Read my guest post at A.C.E. Bauer’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #21 is found at at Pembroke Sinclair’s blog where you can find out how Galaxy Games changed over time.
Puzzle Piece #20 is found at at Maranda Russell’s blog where you can find out some of my early influences in writing.
Puzzle Piece #19 is found at at Peter Adam Salomon’s blog where you can win a copy of The Challengers ARC.
Puzzle Piece #18 is found at at Denise Jaden’s blog where you can find out more about my early writing and path to publication.
Puzzle Piece #17: What are my tips for writing funny books? Read my author interview with Chris Eboch at Write Like a Pro!
Puzzle Piece #16: What’s a book trailer and why would an author want one? Read my guest post, “The What, How, Where, and Why of Book Trailers” at Shevi Arnold’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #15: How did I come up with the idea for Galaxy Games? J.L. Bell was in the room at the time, and you can find out on his Oz and Ends blog!
Puzzle Piece #14: Happy Halloween! Read a spooky Galaxy Games short story at Book Rat!
Puzzle Piece #13: What are my top ten food memories from Japan? Find out at Debbi Michiko Florence’s fantastic new DEBtastic Reads blog and enter to win a copy of The Challengers!
Puzzle Piece #12: What’s my favorite middle-grade appropriate curse word? Read an Author Q&A with Sarvenaz Tash, who is also giving away one of my favorite books about aliens coming to Earth: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, as well as a copy of my own book.
Puzzle Piece #11: What scenes got cut from the published version of The Challengers? Read deleted scene excerpts at Roots in Myth.
Puzzle Piece #10: Japanese honorifics and color-coded author notes? Read an Author Q&A at the midgrade group blog, From the Mixed Up Files.
Puzzle Piece #9: How can we help reluctant readers? Read an Author Q&A at Boys and Literacy.
Puzzle Piece #8: What’s the hottest new midgrade sci-fi series from Australia? Follow my conversation with Simon Haynes, an author from the other side of Planet Earth!
Puzzle Piece #7: What books are missing from my bookshelf? Read my guest post, “There’s a Hole in My Bookshelf” at Susan Kaye Quinn’s blog.
Puzzle Piece #6: Why wouldn’t I want to be an astronaut today? Read an Author Q&A at the midgrade group blog, Smack Dab in the Middle.
Puzzle Piece #4: Want a sneak peek at the first page of The Challengers? Read the excerpt at First Page Panda. Oh, what a feeling, someone’s walking on the ceiling!
Puzzle Piece #3: What is a blog tour and why might you want one? Read my guest post, “Talkin’ Shop: The Blog Tour,” at the group blog, Write Up Our Alley.
Puzzle Piece #1: It’s Launch Day! Find the first puzzle piece on any of the Launch Day sites listed in the left-hand column.
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