Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators: Book Blast season: here’s mine!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Author(s): Shutta Crum Illustrator(s): Lee Wildish Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books) ISBN-13: 9781101932698 Release Date: September 13, 2016 Category: Middle Grade
WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE
by Shutta Crum
A charming re-imagination of Sleeping Beauty in which a boy must solve a witch’s riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.
William and his little brother, Pinch, have been left alone ever since their mother disappeared and their father went to look for her. When William is visited by a witch named Morga, it seems their lives might be in danger unless they help the witch solve a riddle and find a dark family heirloom.
William sets out on a quest into the heart of the Old Forest. There his mother rests in the sleep of an ancient curse, her only companions an odd fellow who wakes up a different size every day and a tiny dragon.
Janice Broyles hosts a Monday interview with people in the industry. And I am fortunate enough to be included today, January 18th, 2016.
Stop by her site for some insight into what I’ve learned thus far as a writer at: http://www.janicebroyles.com/monday-meet-ups/ . (It’s also available through a link on my FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/ShuttaCrum .)
Perk up your winter with a trip to the Big Apple! I am again offering to fund one full tuition to the SCBWI Winter conference in NY for one Michigan member. And our local MI-SCBWI will also cover the cost of airfare. What could be better than that? Check out the application and requirements at the MI-SCBWI site. If it all sounds wonderful–and it is–click here for the application.
Why do I do this? It is my way of saying “thank you” to one of the best organizations for writers of children’s books. Thank you for the help and support I’ve been afforded over the years, and for the camaraderie and good times.