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

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


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 :)


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!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thank you, Publishers Weekly!!!

I love Mondays (yes, maybe I am the only one). It's hard to make them any better, but starting the week with a fantastic review for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE by Publishers Weekly does the trick!

"The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon ... is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work." — Publishers Weekly

Thank you, Publishers Weekly!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful week :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

See you in Vegas!

I'm off this weekend to the American Library Association annual conference, this year held in Las Vegas! I've never been to Vegas before, so color me double excited.

In case you'll happen to be there, I would love to see you! My schedule is:


Saturday, June 28th, 2014

AAP Children’s Author Speed Dating 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N112

Pre-BFYA Feedback Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m
 Las Vegas Convention Center Room N113


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Hotel | Ballroom C

Signing The Emerald Tablet #477
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Signing Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life at booth #532
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Happy ALA!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Featuring Stacy Nyikos and "Toby"

Today I'm so happy to feature friend and fellow author Stacy Nyikos with her latest picture book, TOBY!

For anyone who's been fascinated with the amazing journey that cute little sea turtles have to take when they hatch to make it to the ocean, TOBY is perfect. I admit that while reading the book, it found a special place in my heart. We watched the sea turtles be released into the ocean a couple years back at Padre Island National Seashore, and I couldn't help but think of those darling little turtles as I read TOBY. It's fun. It's cute. What more could you want?

TOBY by Stacy Nyikos (Stonehorse Publishing, June 30, 2014)

About TOBY:

Birds and crabs and crocs - oh my! - stand between Toby and his new ocean home. Can he outslip, outslide, out double-flip and dive them? Join this plucky little sea turtle on his adventures from egg to ocean.

About Stacy Nyikos:

In a quiet little office/at a comfy little desk/Stacy Nyikos chews on pencils/and scribbles silliness…when she’s not plucking splinters from her teeth, that is. Stacy holds an MFA in Writing (silliness) for Children from Vermont College. She spends her days chasing—or being chased—by stories. Toby is her latest catch. He sees it the other way around—catching her in the form of two very curious but courageous rescue sea turtle’s she met during a behind the scenes tour of her local aquarium. Either way, a lot of pencils got crunched writing his story.

TOBY releases on June 30, 2014!
For other stops on the Toby blog tour please check http://www.stacyanyikos.com/blog.html.

Source of book: From author at request

Friday, June 06, 2014

Thank you, Kirkus!

There is not much better than starting the weekend out with a **sweet** review from Kirkus for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE!

"...the tension between Tut and creepy Horemheb is a well-placed and -paced plot driver. 
 A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fans will delight in excavating."Kirkus

Thank you, Kirkus!

Yay, and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!