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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy Release Day for TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD

Yay! It's finally here! TUT 2, formally known as TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD, is officially out in the world! I am so thrilled to share the continuing adventures of King Tut, immortal and 14 and stuck in middle school, with you.



Huge thank you to all the readers and educators who have made this possible!

"Fans of Rick Riordan and young mythology lovers are sure to enjoy this fast and funny middle-grade novel by acclaimed author P. J. Hoover."

About TUT 2: 

Meet Tut! The epic adventures of the Boy King and former pharaoh―now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D. C..

Having defeated his evil uncle and the Cult of Set, who tried to send him to the afterlife, the perpetually fourteen-year-old King Tut is looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation. But then Tut discovers that his brother Gilgamesh has been captured by the Egyptian god Apep, Lord of Chaos. Gil helped to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now Apep is back for vengeance.

It’s up to Tut and his friends, Tia and Henry, to find Gil and stop Apep before he succeeds in his scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever…

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Ten reasons to read TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD:
  • You like action and adventure
  • You adore mythology
  • You like just a touch of romance
  • You enjoy a fast-paced story
  • You just finished TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE
  • You think P. J. Hoover is an awesome author
  • You are fascinated by King Tut
  • You think being immortal would be really cool
  • You have a cat who may be an Egyptian god in disguise (or you just like cats)
  • You always wondered if King Tut’s curse was real

Buy Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World from









# ISBN-13 (hardcover): 978-0765390820
# ISBN-13 (ebook): 978-0765390844
* Audio book coming soon *

BOOK RELEASE PARTY!!!

If you live in Austin, I'll be having a book release party for TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD, complete with snacks, custom cake (gluten-free) by Cake Wars superstar Akiko White, and humorous Egyptian fun for all :)

If you want to make sure you get a book, you may want to call BookPeople ahead of time to reserve. (512-472-5050). Or if you can't make the party, I can sign the book for you, and they ship worldwide!

Thank you so much for celebrating with me!


Monday, January 09, 2017

Free TUT Skype visits!

Friends, for the month of February I will be Skyping for free into classrooms and libraries all over the country, and I would love to Skype into your kid's class! Your teacher will also get a copy of TUT to share! If interested, please message me or have your teacher or librarian fill out the form on my website!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Play Senet with the Boy King!

Summer's here! Don't let your kids sit around the house doing nothing! Instead, how about letting them...

Learn to play the ancient
Egyptian board game,
SENET,
with none other than King Tut himself!

I had so much fun creating my Scratch game ESCAPE FROM KING TUT'S TOMB in Scratch to go along with TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE, I decided to create a game to go along with the upcoming sequel.



Introducing the Scratch game PLAY SENET WITH KING TUT, the companion game for TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD.

If you have no clue how to play Senet, don't worry. I didn't know how to play either before I coded this game. Sure, there are rules on my website, but I'd suggest just playing the game in easy mode to learn. It's the easiest way.



Note: The game is in Beta release, so please let me know if you find any bugs. 

Second Note: King Tut is really good at this game, and he wins a lot. Good luck winning!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD has a cover!!!

I'm crazy excited to share this amazing cover for TUT: MY EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD which is coming February 28, 2017!



Pre-order Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World from


# ISBN-13 (hardcover): 978-0765390820
# ISBN-13 (ebook): 978-0765390844

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Paperback Release Day for TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE!

Happy Tuesday!

In case you've been holding out for the paperback of TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE, your wait is over! I'm so pleased to announce that the paperback is now released!

You can find out all about the book, including buy links, on my website!



Buy Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life from










# ISBN-13 (paperback): 978-0765383723
# ISBN-13 (hardcover): 978-0765334688
# ISBN-13 (ebook): 978-1466814752

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Book News!

I'm so excited to announce that TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE is getting a sequel!

Here's the scoop from Publishers Marketplace:

P. J. Hoover's sequel to TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE, in which the perpetually fourteen-year-old King Tut skips out of middle school to find his guardian, but as luck would have it, he has wound up in an age-old mess of godly proportions, to Susan Chang at Starscape, for publication in Winter 2017, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (NA).

Whoo hoo and long live the (immortal) Boy King!






Sunday, September 27, 2015

Win a Classroom Set of TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE!

Aside from being a super fun read that kids (and adults) are loving, did you know that TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE is great for use in the classroom? Well, it is! In fact, there is a ton of great curriculum to go along with the book sure to please kids and educators alike.





Here is your chance to win an entire hardcover classroom set of TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE!



p.s. did I mention that TUT is on several state lists including the Texas Lone Star List, the Spirit of Texas list, and the Tristate Books of Note List? It's also a Mackin Compendium title. You can read more about TUT here.

It's easy to enter to win. I promise you. And there are ways you can get multiple entries.


HOW TO ENTER TO WIN A HARDCOVER CLASSROOM SET OF TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE:

1) Inquire with me about school visits. I love to do school visits, and I would love to visit your school. So send me an email and let's get the dialogue going! (You can read more about my author visits here.)

2) Snap a fun #readtut picture! This one is easy. This one is fun. What's the craziest thing you can do while reading TUT? Where's the craziest place you can be? Take a picture, put it out on social media with the hashtag #readtut, and tag me if you can so I can see what you've come up with! In addition, each person you can get to do this will get you another entry. So get your students on board, your parents on board, your principal on board!
(If you don't have social media, email me the picture(s), and give me permission to post it!)

3) Create a TUT book trailer! For each student who creates (and shares if possible) a book trailer, you'll get three entries. Send me an email to let me know where I can check out these awesome trailers!

4) Book talk TUT to your students! This includes showing them my website, the book trailer, and overall getting them pumped about the book. Send me an email to let me know. I'd love to hear their reactions! Also, after I hear from you, I'm happy to send along some signed postcards for your class. Just let me know how many you need and where to send them.

5) Your choice! Come up with some creative way to share TUT with the world and you totally get another entry! Just let me know what it is. And you can totally do more than one of these!


Fill out the google form below. Then, for any of the entries that you email me, make sure they also have your school name and your name so I know they are connected.

CONTEST IS OVER! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!


Thank you for the awesome, continued support and #readtut!

* Open to US only
* Open to 4th grade and up
* Up to 30 books are available for the set
* Open until November 6th, 2015


#readtut on a nut!
Thanks to librarians Kay Hawkins, Morgan LeFevre, and Patty Voga for the fun picture!