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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NOOKS & CRANNIES release day!

It's release day for Nooks & Crannies!

Tabitha Crum is a girl with a big imagination and a love for mystery novels, though her parents think her only talent is being a nuisance. She doesn't have a friend in the world, except her pet mouse, Pemberley, with whom she shares her dingy attic bedroom.

Then, on the heels of a rather devastating announcement made by her mother and father, Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the country estate of the wealthy but reclusive Countess of Windermere, whose mansion is rumored to be haunted. There, she finds herself among five other children, none of them sure why they've been summoned. But soon, a very big secret will be revealed— a secret that will change their lives forever and put Tabitha’s investigative skills to the test.


I owe a huge thanks to lit agent Tina Wexler, editor Kristin Ostby, all the folks at Simon & Schuster, cover artist & illustrator Natalie Andrewson, and, of course my beloved critique partners (looking at you Joy, Tara, Becky, and Ann!).

I'll be around the blogosphere this month, doing some giveaways:

June 2: Leandra Wallace's blog

June 5: LitPick on Facebook

June 12: Julia Tomiak's blog

June 17: Literary Rambles (I'm interviewing my agent Tina Wexler and she's giving away a query critique!)

June 18: Project Middle Grade Mayhem



If you don't happen to win, hey, feel free to buy my book! Or ask for it at your local library! There will also be an audiobook out at the end of the month, via Dreamscape. We've sold rights in Germany and France, so those versions should be available at some point as well, if you happen to speak German or French.

If you want more information to decide whether or not this book might be be your cup of tea, you can check out reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus.

Oh! Also out today are three books that I'm dying to read, so check these out as well:


 
 


That's all from me~ have a happy June!

34 comments:

  1. Gosh, I have been so out of the new book/blogging loop that I didn't even know this was coming out! Congratulations! I am so going over to my local bookstore as soon as I can. (A pet mouse named Pemberley is awesome, by the way.)

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    1. Thanks, Faith! (and yes, I had to get in an Austen reference :))

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  2. Congratulations on your newest release! I look forward to reading it soon!
    I recently pitched your last book at a conference of Pennsylvania School Librarians and described all the ways they could use it to meet Common Core goals. Saw lots of people scribbling notes. Look for a sales spike in PA maybe? :D

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    1. Thank you so much for the Becky T. mention! I love the 8th day books~ can't wait until my 6YO is ready for middle grade :)

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  3. Awesome, Jess--congratulations on the release of Nooks and Crannies! Sounds wonderful and I look forward to reading it. I'll be ordering it, so you won't have to put my name in the hat. I was the lucky winner of Becky on audiotape so I've already been a happy recipient!

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  4. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to have you on the blog! Good luck during these busy days.

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    1. Thanks, Julia! Looking forward to coming on your blog (thanks in advance for having me!)

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  5. Hooray, Jess and Tabitha!! Hooray FRENCH AND GERMAN RIGHTS!!!! Oh, and I can't wait to hear the audiobook!!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I'll be curious to hear the audiobook, too!

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  6. Wahoo! Congratulations on your new book release! It sounds so good!

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  7. Congratulations! The book looks amazing and sounds like it will be a wonderful read. I'll keep an eye out for it at our local indie.

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  8. This looks soooooooo good! I can't wait to read it - and congratulations!

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  9. Not sure if my first comment posted, so I'm trying again. Way to go Jessica! It's on my summer reading list! Can't wait to get a copy!

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  10. I came here via Literary Rambles, where I see you'll be featured on Wednesday. So excited to hear that you've got a new book coming out! I loved your first book and can't wait to read this one too. (And I'll be sure to add Book Scavenger to my list - sounds terrific.)

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    1. Thank you, Beth! Yes, Book Scavenger does sound great!

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  11. Yay! I've already marked Literary Rambles on my calendar for Wednesday. Congratulations on your new book, Jess! Can't wait to read it.

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  12. Very interesting post. I appreciate your post. Thank you so much for share.

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  13. Congratulations on your book release! Sounds wonderful!

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  14. Darn, in the hubbub of the last weeks of school (plus jury duty) I missed all the book giveaways. But I MUST read Nooks & Crannies so it's off to the book store I go! Congrats again!

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