Friday, August 3, 2012
Launch Day! Win a copy of TROUBLE AT THE SCRIPTORIUM!
So, I had this situation, see? I'd done all this graduate work in medieval musicology, and I was becoming interested in writing fiction for kids. The result of combining those two things?
Ta-DA! I wrote the tween medieval mystery, Trouble at the Scriptorium. And I'm thrilled to report that this novel is now available directly from Royal Fireworks Press.
Harley is a twelve-year-old servant boy at a castle north of London in the thirteenth century. Lady Margaret, also twelve, is the daughter of the castle's lord. Together they must puzzle out a message hidden in a book of Gregorian chant. There's something very suspicious going on at the scriptorium where the book was made, and people's lives are in danger!
Here I am, clutching my precious author copies:
For more information on the book, plus some teacher's resources, visit the Trouble at the Scriptorium page on my website.
My blog tour begins next Monday, so I'll be posting direct links to those posts and interviews later. But here's where I expect to show up in the coming weeks:
Monday, Aug. 6. Ruth Schiffman's blog (why I wrote this book)
Tuesday, Aug. 7. Across the Plain of Shining Books (from the point of view of 12-yr-old Lady Margaret)
Thursday, Aug. 9. Unusual Historicals (book excerpt)
Friday, Aug. 10. C.K. Volnek's blog
Sunday, Aug. 12. Unusual Historicals (interview)
Monday, Aug. 13. Stacy Green's blog
Tuesday, Aug. 14. Elaine Ouston's blog
Say, would you like to win a review copy of Trouble at the Scriptorium? (It's an early print version, with a few illustrations missing.) Just leave me a comment below, including your email address. The winner will be announced Friday, August 10. (Sorry, but this is open to U.S. residents only because of postal costs.)
P.S. I just signed a contract for the sequel to Trouble at the Scriptorium. Harley and Lady Margaret have another exciting adventure in their future! The London Hurdy Gurdy takes them to the big city.