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‘Invisible Cat’ Goes Global

My new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, is now available from Bloomsbury in the USA and in the UK! Here’s a handy guide to help you spot the cover in your local bookstore:

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Cover and illustrations by Thierry Lafontaine

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Cover and illustrations by Katie Abey

How To Capture An Invisible Cat will be available in Australia/New Zealand in May 2016!

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat Blog Tour – The End!

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Today marks the end of the Book Blog Tour for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat! The round-the-world tour has stopped at blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand, featuring reviews, guest posts, and more. Today the UK-based blog Playing By The Book comes up with some fun and ingenious activities inspired by the book!

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Quality Tea. Quality Evil.

There’s tea involved. EVIL TEA.

Thanks to all the blogs who helped to make this tour a success and spread the word about The Genius Factor!

How To Capture An Invisible Cat was released in hardback in the USA on March 1, and comes out in paperback on April 7 in the UK,  May 1 in Australia & New Zealand. (It’s much the same as the US version, except it features illustrations by Katie Aley instead of Thierry LaFontaine, and some of the words are spelled different!)

THE TOUR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA) Review! By a kid!

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK) 10 Random Facts by Me!

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ) Review!

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ) Writing for Young Readers and Book Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK) Tea & Bisckets!

How To Capture An Invisible Cat was released in hardback in the USA on March 1, and comes out in paperback on April 7 in the UK,  May 1 in Australia & New Zealand. (It’s much the same as the US version, except it features illustrations by Katie Aley instead of Thierry LaFontaine, and some of the words are spelled different!)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat – Penultimate Blog Tour Stop

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I’m nursing a cold after wrapping up a book tour for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, where I met a ton of amazing schoolchildren, teachers, librarians and booksellers! But even with the sniffles, I’m still on a Book Blog Tour, which includes reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. This tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! Previous tour stops were at Daddy Mojo, the Nerdy Book Club, Jenuine Cupcakes, This Kid Reviews BooksFiction Fascination., and Gobblefunked .

How To Capture An Invisible Cat was released in hardback in the USA on March 1, and comes out in paperback on April 7 in the UK,  May 1 in Australia & New Zealand. (It’s much the same as the US version, except it features illustrations by Katie Aley instead of Thierry LaFontaine, and some of the words are spelled different!) In advance of those events, the tour has traveled from America to the UK, and today spends one more day in Australia, where the  Mum To Five blog asked me to talk about writing for young readers! (She also has 3 copies of the book to give away, but only to people in Australia!)

THE TOUR SO FAR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA) Review! By a kid!

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK) 10 Random Facts by Me!

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ) Review!

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ) Writing for Young Readers and Book Giveaway!

THE TOUR TO COME!

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat – Blog Tour, Southern Hemisphere Ed.

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For the past several weeks I’ve been flying and riding the rails on a book tour for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, where I’ve met a ton of amazing schoolchildren, teachers, librarians and booksellers! That’s done, but for the next few days I am still on a Book Blog Tour, which includes reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. This tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! Previous tour stops were at Daddy Mojo, the Nerdy Book Club, Jenuine Cupcakes, This Kid Reviews Books, and Fiction Fascination.

How To Capture An Invisible Cat was released in hardback in the USA on March 1, but it comes out in paperback on April 7 in the UK,  May 1 in Australia & New Zealand. (It’s much the same as the US version, except it features illustrations by Katie Aley instead of Thierry LaFontaine, and some of the words are spelled different!) So in advance of those events, the tour has traveled from America to the UK, and today takes a hard turn south to Australia, where the Gobblefunked blog has a review!

THE TOUR SO FAR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA) Review! By a kid!

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK) 10 Random Facts by Me!

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ) Review!

THE TOUR TO COME!

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ)

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat – Blog Tour In The UK

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I’m now home on a brief break from the book tour for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat. But I am still on a Book Blog Tour, which includes reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. This tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! Previous tour stops were at Daddy Mojo, the Nerdy Book Club, Jenuine Cupcakes, and This Kid Reviews Books.

Now, How To Capture An Invisible Cat has been available in the USA since March 1, but it comes out on April 7 in the UK, and a few weeks later in Australia & New Zealand. So in advance of those events, today the tour moves away from American blog shores to the UK and the Fiction Fascination blog. There I’ve been asked to write 10 random things about How To Capture An Invisible Cat!

THE TOUR SO FAR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA) Review! By a kid!

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK) 10 Random Facts by Me!

THE TOUR TO COME!

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ)

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ)

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat Blog Tour – Continues!

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I’m currently winging my way home from a book tour for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, unless I’ve been grounded by a winter storm, in which case I’m not. But I am FOR SURE on a Book Blog Tour! There will be reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. Also, this tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! Previous tour stops were at Daddy Mojo, the Nerdy Book Club, and Jenuine Cupcakes! Today The Kid Reviews Books has a review and some invention ideas!

THE TOUR SO FAR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA) Review! By a kid!

THE TOUR TO COME!

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK)

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ)

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ)

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat Book Tour Day 3

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I’m currently on a book tour in the Midwest for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, but at the same time I am ALSO on a Book Blog Tour! There will be reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. Also, this tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! Previous tour stops were at Daddy Mojo and the Nerdy Book Club. Today there’s a Q&A up on Jenuine Cupcakes!

THE TOUR SO FAR!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA) Review!

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA) Guest Post by Me!

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA) Q&A!

THE TOUR TO COME!

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA)

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK)

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ)

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ)

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

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How To Capture An Invisible Cat Blog Tour!

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I’m currently on a book tour in the Midwest for my new book, The Genius Factor: How To Capture An Invisible Cat, but at the same time I am ALSO on a Book Blog Tour! There will be reviews, interviews, guest posts, and more. Also, this tour goes around the world, hitting blogs based in the USA, the UK, and Australia & New Zealand! The tour kicked off yesterday on Daddy Mojo, and continues today with the Nerdy Book Club. Check out all the fine book blogs hosting the tour in the schedule below!

Monday, March 21— Daddy Mojo (USA)

Tuesday, March 22— The Nerdy Book Club (USA)

Wednesday, March 23— Jenuine Cupcakes (USA)

Thursday, March 24— This Kid Reviews Books (USA)

Friday, March 25— Fiction Fascination (UK)

Monday, March 28— Gobblefunked (AUS/NZ)

Tuesday, March 29— Mum To Five (AUS/NZ)

Wednesday, March 30— Playing By The Book (UK)

 

 

 

 

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Genius Factor volume One: Release date… March 1st

March 1st is the debut of my Genius Factor series of novels!

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You can preorder the the book HERE, or you can do a spiffy thing and talk to your local bookstore, because support local bookstores, because they are are awesome.

The Genius Factor series will have five volumes in all, telling the story of how, every Friday the 13th, 11-year-old genius Nate Bannister purposefully does three admittedly not-so-smart things, just to keep life interesting. After all, there’s nothing like a huge explosion of chaos to keep a genius interested! The Genius Factor adventures are all seen through the eyes of Nate’s classmate, Delphine Cooper, a girl with a penchant not only for adventure, but also detention.

In the first volume, Nate’s taught a caterpillar how to read, and he’s mailed a love letter to the most popular girl in school, and… well… he’s not only turned the family cat, Proton, into an abominable giant, but also made him invisible. And Proton, as cats do, is causing trouble. BIG trouble.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the nefarious Red Death Tea Society, known not only for their horribly nasty world-takeover plans, but also their admittedly impressive tea-brewing skills, are choosing the chaos of the feline crisis as the moment to strike against Nate and Delphine, the greatest threats to the society’s domination! It’s going to take all of Delphine and Nate’s courage, creativity, and friendship to save the day. Also a jet-belt. And a talking dog. And snacks.

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The full jacket for the book. It is a pretty jacket. There is a picture of me.

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And… oh look, there’s erasers! (I don’t have one of these. I want one of these.)

The Genius Factor books are geared for Middle Readers, but I wrote ’em for everybody who enjoys adventure and humor and science, really. That’s probably you. You should read the books.

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Be a satisfied reader!

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Mystery Girl #2… in stores this Wednesday!

This Wednesday is the release of the second issue of Mystery Girl, published by Dark Horse Comics, with me on the writing, art by Alberto J. Alburquerque, and colors by Marissa Louise. This has been one of my favorite all-time projects, a detective who already knows the answers to all the mysteries, but the ramifications of the solutions are often worse than the crimes themselves.

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Reception for Mystery Girl has been tremendous, and I want to thank everyone for all the amazing reviews. We’ve been working our collective butts off on this title, so it’s great to hear!

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Tell all your friends!

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First issue still available in some areas, and online at ComiXology!

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A sneak peek at the art for the 3rd and 4th covers!

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