NOVA THE STAR EATER is noshing on tasty stars a little beyond our galaxy. But on May 21, 2019, she’ll be here! Watch out, SUN!
I’m thrilled to have another book coming out with Page Street Kids and beyond-the-stars happy that the super-talented and space-obsessed John Taesoo Kim illustrated it! You’ll fall in love with his work.
Now, NOVA THE STAR EATER is what I call my space opera. It’s a very absurdist (and gassy) story about Nova who has a big appetite for stars. When she gobbles up Earth’s Sun, panic erupts and leaders from around the globe spring to action. Earth needs its Sun to survive, but how will it get it back from Nova? One bright little girl with an off-the-wall idea just might have the solution.
I hope you all have as much fun reading NOVA as I did writing it. I call this picture book my reverse mullet. Think Flock of Seagulls here. It’s a party in the front and business in the back with information about the Sun and its importance to the Earth, as well as a glossary of terms. I want to thank Dr. Keely Finkelstein with the Department of Astronomy from my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, for offering up her time and fantastic astronomical experience. Hats off to you!
To celebrate the upcoming appearance of NOVA in our solar system, I’m offering up two giveaways!
The first one is for educators and librarians! I’m giving away a signed copy of NOVA THE STAR EATER, plus my debut picture book THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS, plus a free 20-minute Skype visit. The Skype visit can be for next year or the last week of school. Whatever works!
One is for my writing community. Those in the trenches. Those working to be in the trenches. This giveaway offers up a signed copy of the book, plus a picture book critique. I’m a big fan of supporting writers on their journey to being published. I had so much help along the way and will forever pay it back.
Both giveaways end on May 20, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Thanks for celebrating with me! Shoot for the stars … but don’t eat them!
NOVA THE STAR EATER
“An imaginative tale and an informal astronomy lesson rolled into one book.”— Kirkus
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