Good news and bad news. The good news is that it looks like you can now pre-order my fantasy, Wooden Bones, from Amazon. It’s published by the same folks who brought you my first novel, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, and it’s aimed at 9-12 year-olds. (Of course, I’m hoping adults will enjoy it just as much as kids — think Neil Gaiman’s Coraline,which is similar in tone and feel.) The pitch line? Becoming a real boy was just the beginning . . . It’s the untold story of Pinocchio, who, after he becomes a real boy, discovers he has the power to bring puppets to life himself.
The bad news is that publication date is not until August 7, 2012, so you’ll have a bit of a wait. There’s no description of the book up yet either; that will follow before too long.
I can, however, now safely post the cover here, since the publisher has posted it on Amazon and elsewhere. I’m very happy with it. It really captures the right mood for the story.