Random Chitchats


Congratulations to my fellow Class of 2k7 member, Sarah Beth Durst, for today’s release of INTO THE WILD!

“Sarah Beth Durst’s INTO THE WILD is fabulous in the oldest, truest, and best sense of the word, harking back to fables, wonder, and magic unleashed. It’s bold, sassy, and utterly engaging. I can’t wait to see what she does next!”–Bruce Coville, author of The Unicorn Chronicles and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher


“Let me put it this way: when your mom cooks, she doesn’t have to close the doors to make sure the Gingerbread Men don’t run outside.”

Junior high is tough enough, even when your family is ordinary. And Julie Marchen’s family is anything but ordinary: her brother is a talking cat, her grandmother is a bona fide witch, and her mother is Rapunzel.

Yep, that Rapunzel – long hair, tower, prince… 500 years ago, Rapunzel escaped the fairy tale with her fellow storybook characters to live incognito in our world.

But now Julie’s world, our world, is about to change – the fairy tale wants its characters back.

Sounds fantastic, Sarah!! Congratulations on your release and I wish you the very best!

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