"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Release Day, TUT!

Happy Release Day to
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life!
     

Hi! P. J. Hoover here, and I am thrilled that after 7-1/2 long years, the book of my heart is finally being released! In some ways it feels like just yesterday that I started writing Tut, but when I look at how much time has gone by, I can't believe it. 7-1/2 years! That is a crazy long time!

Just so you know, I adore my re-imagining of the boy king, and I am thrilled to share him with you all. Tut is immortal, fourteen, and has an infectiously fun attitude. His humor and his need to do the right thing pulled me in from the first words I wrote.

Please consider sharing 
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life with those in your life who love adventure, humor, and mythology. It's a great choice for those who love Harry Potter and The Lightning Thief or fantasy of any kind.

Thank you all so much for your support! It means everything!

 

About Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life:

You'd think it would be great being an Egyptian demigod, but if King Tut has to sit through eighth grade one more time, he'll mummify himself.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods-or is it a curse?-Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut's father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon-Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut... and if Tut doesn't find a way to keep out of their clutches, he'll never make it to the afterworld alive.


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Buy Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life!   

 
Tut is now available anywhere books are sold. If you'd like to buy a copy of  Tut, I would be eternally (or immortally?) grateful! I hope you'll love Tut as much as I do!



  

  
If you are interested in purchasing a signed/personalized copy of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Lifeplease click here for more information.

 
# ISBN-13 (hardcover): 978-0765334688
# ISBN-13 (ebook): 978-1466814752


FUN EXTRAS for Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life!   

I've had an absolute blast coming up with some amazing extras to go along with Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life! What kind of extras you might ask? Well, let me take a minute and tell you about them!


 
First, there's the King Tut MINECRAFT world! Yes, readers can visit the world of King Tut, from his tomb back in Egypt to his townhouse in Washington, D.C.. They can conquer the MINECRAFT scavenger hunt and unlock clues as to what Tut's future may have in store. Please check it out on my MINECRAFT page!

 

Next, there is the "Escape from King Tut's Tomb" video game to go along with the book! For those who don't know, I used to be an electrical engineer before I started writing books, so I programmed a video game using SCRATCH (a great platform developed by MIT to help kids learn to program). The game has 10 levels, codes to decipher, puzzles to decode, and patterns to recognize. You can find the game and more about SCRATCH on my video game page!





Finally, there is the Tut PICK YOUR OWN QUEST Adventure! Readers can travel through Egypt, playing the role of King Tut, Pharaoh of Egypt. They make choices that determine not only their own fate, but the fate of Egypt itself. I used to adore those Choose Your Own Adventure books back in the day, and I wanted to create something as fun for TUT. Try your hand at saving Egypt on my PICK YOUR OWN QUEST page!

 

 
You can watch the book trailer for
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life below!


 


 
 
Thank you all so much for all your support! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Texas Book Festival!

Happy Friday!

I've been keeping quiet on this, but I'm so happy to finally be able to announce that I will be a participating author is this year's Texas Book Festival down at the Capital here in Austin!

Panels and schedule have yet to be announced, but once I know, I'll post it on my schedule page. If you've never been to the festival, it is a great (and totally family friendly) experience you don't want to miss!

Yay, Texas!




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Custom Art for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE!

Happy Thursday! Hope you all are getting as excited for the release of TUT as I am! And on that topic...

I adore my custom art for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Tor, September 16, 2014) created by Ben Bender of Bender Comics!



The attitude is perfect and just what I imagined for the immortal boy king!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

TUT VIDEO GAME (on SCRATCH!)

You like playing video games? I like playing video games.
You like computer programming? I love computer programming.

Oh, and I love books, so I decided to write a video game for my newest book, TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Tor, September 16, 2014)! And because I have kids of my own and see how much they love to learn about computer programming, I used the platform SCRATCH to write the game.



SCRATCH cat

In case you've never heard of SCRATCH, it is an amazing platform used in a lot of schools to teach computer programming. Kids from all over the world use SCRATCH to write games and share them with others.

Please visit the SCRATCH website for more information.

If you are a SCRATCH user and you want to follow me on SCRATCH, my userid is triciajh.

Things you can do with the TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE video game:
* Play the game!
* Change the game! Remix the game on the SCRATCH website.
* Make your own! Write your own video game using SCRATCH based on TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE.
* Write your own video game using SCRATCH based on *any* book you love.
* Spread the love! Tell your friends, parents, librarians, and teachers about it.



You can read more about the game here.

You can visit the game on SCRATCH here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

YAY for TUT and School Library Journal!


It's already been such a wonderful week, but this fantastic School Library Journal (SLJ) review for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Tor, September 16, 2014), thrills me.

"...a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists...Fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand."

Thank you, SLJ!

Friday, August 08, 2014

TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE Book Trailer!

Happy Friday!

To celebrate the approach of school starting back up and the upcoming release of TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Tor, September 16, 2014), I'm happy to show off the book trailer! It's a little non-traditional and basically brings in a bunch of stuff I've been working on :)

Enjoy!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Writing Ninjas of Texas at San Antonio Comic Con

I'll be in San Antonio this weekend for Comic Con with the Writing Ninjas of Texas, dressed in full costume, and I'd love to see you there! Joining me will be authors Madeline Smoot and Mari Mancusi.

Look for us in Booth 409!