Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet the Authors! Hosted by a Gypsy...


Can you imagine? Just the other day, I was whisked away by two ladies I've come to know very well. They took me to an elementary school in Middlebury, Connecticut, and it was such an adventure! It was lovely to see all the kiddies traipsing about, learning things. There were some who thought it wise to call me ugly, and, of course, they should have been cursed, but I held back at the request of my hostesses- it wasn't easy.

The classroom was bright, and the children all listened to Stephanie and Jess, authors of the new middle grade mystery The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, talk about how the story came to be. Fate wrote me into this tale, and in August of 2015, when the book is released, you and I can spend some time together. But today, it's all about those rosy-cheeked darlings....



All of my things were packed up for the trip- even my fancy perfume bottle that I cherish! The kiddies enjoyed looking at my magical trinkets, and I had fun watching them peruse. Of course, they all wanted to try on the high-heeled sneakers, but those are not to be fooled around with. I would never want anything bad to happen to the little darlings...






When the children gathered 'round me after the presentation, I could sense their excitement, and, of course, they all wanted to explore the Begonia House... who wouldn't?

The day was filled with magic, and I predict that I will see their sweet cherub faces again soon!

Now, I leave you with some good advice: When in doubt, and you must sort it out- trust your gut to know what's best, help yourself, then take a rest... I bid you farewell dearies.  



The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Follow along with Fairday and her friends, as spooky meets lovely in this twisting tale of dark secrets and hidden pasts.

Read the reviews for The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow 

Represented by Rachael Dugas with Talcott Notch Literary 

Scheduled to hit bookstores everywhere in August of 2015!
Brought to you by Krista Vitola at Delacorte/ Random House



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    1. Hi Terrance, Thanks for much! Excellent to hear from you. :) ~ F

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  2. How fun! I bet the kids really loved this. So excited to see that your book will be published next year. I am still waiting on the sequel. Congrats, Ladies!

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    1. Hi Heidi, Awesome! The kids were so great. Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  3. Rosy-cheeked darlings they are! What a fun event for the kids with all the craft and even a magical pair of sneakers to try on. The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow is a magical mystery readers with an adventurous streak wouldn't want to miss. Counting down to 2015 with you guys, Jess & Stephanie!

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    1. Thanks Claudine! So great to hear from you- we can't wait to talk about your new middle grade book Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble. ;) ~ F

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  4. Looks like a wonderful visit! I'm so glad to hear you all had fun!

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    1. Hi Meradeth, Thanks! it was a great time. :) ~ F

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    1. Hi Davis, Thanks! Great to hear from you. :) ~ F

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  6. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for telling about your visit. It sounds magical.

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    1. Hi Rosi, Thank you for stopping by! We hope you like our mystery. Great to hear from you. :) ~ F

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  7. I loved getting a classroom glimpse! It actually made me miss teaching...sort of...

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    1. Hi Patty- lol! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ F

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  8. What an amazing visit. The kids had a blast, it seems. :)

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  9. That looks like so much fun! And Stephanie and Jess are so cute in the pics! Why did I think this book was already out? And how did I not know you were repped by the same agency as two of my CPs? I've obviously had my head in the sand...

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    1. Hi Lexa, The book will officially be out in 2015- thanks so much for popping by, it's always great to hear from you! ~ F

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  10. Wow, you two know how to do an awesome school visit! I bet those kids can't wait till you come back again! The gypsy is wild and wonderful. So cool that she's character in your book. I love this post as told by the gypsy! Great visuals set up on the table for the kids to look at. Love your photos, too!

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    1. I was the main attraction, so don't forget! Of course, the kiddies were a bit nervous around me at first, but I settled them down accordingly. A spell here, a spell there. No one was any the wiser. The darling little cherubs. ~ E

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  11. What a lovely day and filled with magic too? Wow!

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    1. Always! It's all about the magic. Thank you for stopping by! ~ L

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  12. What fun! Sounds like a great time was had by all.

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    1. Hi Connie, Whew! Finally we get to chime in. Thank you for stopping by! It was a lovely time. :) ~ Stephanie and Jess

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  13. Sounds like a great school visit. I'd like to try on those high heel sneakers, too.

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    1. Hi Janet- They are really cool, I speak from experience! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  14. How wonderful is this! What a fun time you both must have had.

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    1. Donna- We had a blast! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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