Exclusive Cover Reveal for Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw + A Bonus Guest Post

Katherine Applegate wrote one of my all time favorite books, “The One and Only Ivan.” Now a giant cat! I cannot wait.

Nerdy Book Club

Crenshaw_color2One of the first questions an author hears at school visits is, “Where do you get your ideas?” (followed by “Do you know J.K. Rowling?” and “Will you autograph my sneakers?”).

My answers, for the record:

—I just ask “What if?” and record what happens.

—No, but if she wants me to stop by the castle for a spot of tea, I’m there, dude.

—Sure, but don’t tell your mom where I live.

When I’m working on an idea, I toss random bits and pieces into my mental blender to see what happens. (This is also how I cook, which is why my daughter and husband have banned me from the kitchen.) Often the ideas are wildly disparate. That was certainly true of my newest novel, CRENSHAW.

On the one hand, I was interested in exploring the topic of hunger in America in a gentle, child-friendly way. 62% of U.S. teachers regularly see kids…

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About mgill0627

I've always been a story teller. This made for some interesting missing homework and late for curfew tales. But I've never had a head for the pedantic rules of grammar and spelling. This made for some interesting comma placement and spelling choices. About ten years ago I decided to figure out how to share my stories, in spite of my shortcomings. I'm lucky to have great colleagues who can help me with the fine details. My favorite class in school was American History. The Colonial Cat's series gives me a chance to write about the great history of the United States and cats!
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2 Responses to Exclusive Cover Reveal for Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw + A Bonus Guest Post

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Great cover – I will add this title to my kids’ book list.

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