Hello, friends and readers:
I have the good luck of being part of the blog tour for a fantastic new read from HarperCollins, and on March 8, will post an exclusive interview I did with Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon about their collaboration, the first in a series that's just been optioned for a movie.
Here's official info about the book and the rest of the tour, which I hope you check out. The book is an incredible piece of writing with an absolutely dazzling monster:
Are you ready to take a journey into the wild? Bestselling authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon have teamed up to create THE SECRET JOURNEYS OF JACK LONDON.
Jack certainly lived a wild life, which inspired Golden & Lebbon to create this new book series based on his real-life travels. They've taken his true stories and his fiction and mixed in urban legends and myths of the time.
While THE SECRET JOURNEYS series is fiction, not biography, the books are extremely well-researched, and spooky elements add another level of intrigue to the richly detailed stories. The first book, THE WILD, will be released on Tuesday, March.
When seventeen-year-old Jack London travels to Alaska to join the Klondike Gold Rush, the path he treads is not at all what he expected. Along the way, he encounters kidnappers, traders, traitors, and a mysterious wolf. Jack must face the wild head-on in order to survive.
The buzz for THE SECRET JOURNEYS OF JACK LONDON just keeps getting louder. 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to the series.
Garth Nix, author of the Abhorsen Trilogy, declared: "A masterful mix of gold, cold, supernatural creatures, and dread magic makes this a great action adventure story." Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, calls THE WILD "A great old-school adventure novel and the best use of the Wendigo legend I've ever read."
Authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon will launch a blog tour the day before the book's release, beginning at Bildungsroman http://slayground.livejournal.com on Monday, February 28 and traveling through the blogs of YA/kidlit bloggers who are also teachers, librarians, and/or adventurers through Tuesday, March 8.
Each tour stop will offer an exclusive piece of art from Greg Ruth, whose stunning illustrations give life to the characters, locations, and beasts throughout the book.
Here's the full schedule:
- Monday, February 28th Little Willow at Bildungsroman
- Tuesday, March 1 Kiba Rika (Kimberly Hirsh) of Lectitans
- Wednesday, March 2 Kim Baccellia from Si, Se Puede! and Young Adults Book Central
- Thursday, March 3 Melissa Walker, author of Small Town Sinners
- Friday, March 4 Justin from Little Shop of Stories
- Monday, March 7 Rebecca's Book Blog
- Tuesday, March 8 right here!
Publishing details: THE SECRET JOURNEYS OF JACK LONDON: THE WILD
Written by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
Illustrated by Greg Ruth On sale: March, 2011
Published by HarperCollins Childrens