October 11, 2017

So Many Damn Books!

I went to visit these kids in Park Slope to record an episode of their booky podcast, and their were excellent hosts. We talked teen detectives, adult criminals, what Enid Blyton and H.P. Lovecraft had in common (it's not good), and they invited me to a signature cocktail (that was really good, as you can tell by my dangerous lack of inhibition toward the end). You can listen to it on iTunes or livestream or on their own website.

Or you can try the cocktail at home.

September 25, 2017

Event Alert: New York Comic Con!

Me: Oh my God there's a Comic Con in NYC and no one told me? I want to go!

My publicist: Edgar, I told you about it weeks ago--you're signing books and giving out merchandising on Friday, 10/6 at 3pm, and on Saturday, 10/7 at 11am.

Me: You're making me work during the Comic Con?

- Friday, October 6th, 3pm. Satuday, October 7, 11am.

- Javits Center. 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

- Tickets & info 

August 23, 2017

Event Alert: 9/5 Astoria Bookshop

My first public event in the US!  I'll be reading, signing, and doodling over books in the Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY. You should come over! I need to look at my own hands to draw hands! I can't pronounce the words I write! Hilarity is guaranteed!

- Tuesday, September 5th, 7pm.
- The Astoria Bookshop:31-29 31st Street, Queens, NY (N and W trains)
- See you there!

July 26, 2017

In the last two weeks...

...Things have happened. Here is a brief recap of the events.

Photo: @bnschaumburg

  • Meddling Kids was released on July 11. And judging by my editor's overuse of allcaps and exclamation points in his emails, I'd say there are reasons for satisfaction. It is now in its second reprint and it got among the top 25 sellers on Amazon in the first weekend.
  • Early reviewers, bookstagrammers, booksellers' recommendations, and media mentions have played a great part in this. Especially influential was a review on npr that has set a new standard for positive criticism. To all, thank you.
  • I was happy to be ordered two posts for Unbound Worlds and Read It Forward on the process of writing MK. I also had a conversation with Nick Spacek for Cinepunx, and there are more interviews to come soon.
  • EDITED: As of today, MK is also a New York Times Bestseller. Jinkies and jeepers and zoinks and, well, holy f*ck. 
Photo: Doubleday
  • And I live in New York now. :)

July 11, 2017

I really should stop posting about Meddling Kids now

But it's really one of those days where I could just sit F5-ing my socials and I'd be really happy. On behalf of the Blyton Summer F*cking Detective Club, thanks for the welcome!

Meddling Kids: On sale today!