JUNE: Welcome to 'Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic', Lee. I've enjoyed reading your website, blog, and Goodreads page because you've posted such interesting content about your life and your books.When did you declare, to yourself or to others, that you wanted to be an author? What led you to want to write children's and young adult fiction?
LEE: What a great welcome. Thank you so much!
I never did declare that I wanted to be an author. This career crept up on me…kind of. I’ve read and written and been in love with stories forever, so it was a natural transition, I guess you’d call it. And it was a news article that started me writing for young adults. I read that 1 in 5 Ivy League students admitted to some form of self-abuse, and I wanted to find out what was behind that statistic. It was supposed to be an article and it turned into my first novel. Surprise!
JUNE: Please share whether or not you have written, or would like to write, in genres other than middle grade and young adult fiction? Would you ever consider writing non-fiction? If yes, what would be your subject matter?
LEE: I’ve written non-fiction—topics from plagiarism to early fire engine history to vermiculture. I kid you not. I publish my non-fiction under Cheryl McKenzie. I really enjoy non-fiction because it has to be interesting, yet factual and well researched. It appeals to my left brain, and my desire to dig into archives for information others have left for me.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Pete and his friend Weasel thought they’d closed the Time Lock. But a young page from medieval times, Peter of Bramwell, goes missing. His absence during a critical moment will forever alter history unless he’s found.
There’s only one solution - fledgling wizard Pete must take the page’s place. Accompanied by Weasel and Fanon, Pete’s alligator familiar, they travel to 1173 England.
But what if the page remains lost - will Pete know what to do when the critical moment arrives? Toss in a grumpy Fanon, the duke’s curious niece, a talking horse, and the Circle of Stones and Pete realizes he’s in over his young wizard head yet again...
Release date – May 15, 2018
$13.95, 6x9 trade paperback, 178 pages
Juvenile Fiction - Fantasy & Magic (JUV037000) / Boys & Men (JUV005000)
Print ISBN 9781939844460 / EBook ISBN 9781939844477
$3.99 EBook available in all formats
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
“A great addition to middle school classrooms and libraries, as well as your own private library.” - Beverly Stowe McClure, award-winning author of stories for children and teens.
“This third book in the Adventures of Pete and Weasel series was as much fun as the first.” - Kai Strand, author
“A rich cast of characters who bring the story to life – both in modern and historical times. I highly recommend librarians and teachers get this series on their shelves.” - Hall Ways Reviews
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