Elliot and the Goblin War

Did Goblins Attack a Home in Iowa?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Elliot and the Goblin War | 0 comments

I got a very interesting email today from an alert 7-year-old reader who thinks he may have evidence of a Goblin attack on a home in Iowa. As readers of ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR know, Elliot has a bit of a setback after Goblins blow up his house. The scene is perfectly captured here by my illustrator, Gideon Kendall. Now look at this news story here. What do you think? Goblins? And if it was Goblins, then why blow up this house? Thanks to this bright 7-year-old, now we get to ask. p.s. For the record, I’m very sorry about the woman who had the possible concussion. But I’m also...

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A Quick Thanks

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Elliot and the Goblin War, Ruth McNally Barshaw | 0 comments

Many thanks to the Arlington Heights Public Library for giving “Elliot and the Goblin War” a place on their summer reading list for 3rd and 4th graders. Also on the list is my good friend, Ruth McNally Barshaw, with her adorable and very funny book, “Best Friend’s Fur-ever.” In fact, you ought to pick that book up first and then if you have any time left this summer, find a copy of “Elliot” and enjoy. And as a reminder, “Elliot and the Pixie Plot” also comes out in August!...

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Things I’ve Learned So Far

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in " lessons learned, Elliot and the Goblin War, school visits | 2 comments

It wasapproximately 18 months ago when I first got an agent and subsequently signed the contract for “Elliot and the Goblin War.” At the time, looking forward, I thought it would take forever to get to this point, days until the book’s official release. Since it’s early and nobody in my house is awake other than the dog, I’ve become pensive about things I’ve learned over the last 18 months. 1. Time Moves Quickly Yeah, this should be obvious but it wasn’t t o me. I’m so glad for everything I did in preparation throughout the last year and a half...

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Elliot and the Goblin War Cover

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Dan Ehrenhaft, Elliot and the Goblin War, Gideon Kendall | 6 comments

Okay, so my geek senses are firing. I LOVE the cover for Book 1: Elliot and the Goblin War. Many, many thanks to the illustrator, Gideon Kendall, who I’ve decided is completely brilliant! And many thanks to my editor at Sourcebooks, Dan Ehrenhaft, for finding Gideon and for his guidance in creating this cover. Book 1 will be released this October. No dates announced yet for books 2 and 3, although since I know the plots and characters, my heart is already pattering for what those covers will look like. By the way, the book is also up at Amazon (without the cover yet, but that’ll...

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Elliot and the Goblin War Wins

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Elliot and the Goblin War, League of Utah writers | 0 comments

Some exciting news to share about Book 1 of my Underworld series, Elliot and the Goblin War. It took 1st place in the Tweens category for the League of Utah Writers contest. I also won a few smaller awards too, which gives me some cash to pump back into promotion for Elliot. One of those was a poem about kids who don’t understand why other people think they’re being naughty. That took a 1st place too, so now I might have to find a home for it.

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