Your authorness here. Yes I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but well, a LOT has been happening. First, my publishers are trying to kill me. Yes, you heard me correctly. By releasing two books in the same week! I have to say, I know I’m lucky, but I’m also exhausted. I’ve spent almost the entire month of November on the road traveling to events, doing interviews, and attending conferences.
But last week, I got the news every writer dreams of. It seems my little book of upside down Christmas Carols (and let me remind you again, this book is rated T for Teen!) IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ZOMBIES: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols, has MADE THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST! Yes, its number 35, the last spot, but it’s on! There’s an old saying in baseball: when you hit one of those little dribblers, or dying quails or a ball that just squeaks past the fielder’s glove ‘It will look like a line drive in the box score!” So forever more, your authorness can now refer to himself as a New York Times Bestselling Author! Let me tell you, it’s a long way to from tiny Homer, Michigan to the New York Times List and this is one happy Midwesterner!
But the good news doesn’t stop there. A lot has been happening with The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail. First off, it’s been selected for the Truman Reader’s Award list in Missouri! One of only twelve books chosen! Students in Missouri will read and vote for the winner. It’s become cliché to say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but it really is.
Next comes a fantastic review of Trail of Fate from School Library Journal. As soon as it’s posted on their website, I’ll link to it but here is what it said.
“The action and intrigue start right from the first page…puts a brilliant spin on…traditional tales.” —School Library Journal
They also used the word, ‘riveting’ in their review! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll pick up your copy and find out what happened to Tristan in his quest to keep the Holy Grail safe.
Midwest Book Review also had great things to say:
“Run out and grab a copy of both Keeper of the Grail and Trail of Fate for all of the young readers on your holiday list. This series is sure to launch even reluctant readers into adventures that they’ll be fantasizing about for a long time! But be prepare to buy the third book when it comes out next year.”
As you can see, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic holiday here at Team Spradlin Headquarters. Thanks again for all of your support!
Your New York Times Best Selling Authorness