Friday, September 1, 2017

COVER REVEAL!

Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.

When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. She notices a passage in her favorite book has been changed, and she’s certain something is dreadfully wrong. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?

The Detective Mystery Squad is ready to investigate! Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred.

The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unravel more secrets within the walls of the Begonia House. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they open the next case in the DMS files to unlock the mystery of the Talking Library.
ASHPOT WEEKLY
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Volume 7, Issue 348 DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015
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BEGONIA ESTATE DONATES
RARE PRIVATE COLLECTION
by Richard Bittner

Local librarians were shocked to find out that a collection of rare artifacts, owned by deceased recluse Thurston Begonia, will be donated to the Ashpot Library. Attorneys handling the estate informed library officials that the Begonia House was sold and certain things had to go. Rumors that the Begonia family had been cursed are well known in Ashpot, and this latest development has raised eyebrows with local residents. In life, Thurston Begonia was a noted treasure hunter, but after his only daughter, Ruby, disappeared on her wedding day, he stayed out of the public eye. Given suspicions surrounding the manner of his death, folks in Ashpot have voiced their concerns over what the library may have inherited from the infamous Begonia House. No doubt, its secrets will be spilled soon enough. The list of items hasn’t been released to the public yet, but once the contents of this valuable donation have been thoroughly reviewed, Thurston Begonia’s private collection will be open for viewing.
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Strange Notes

Fairday Morrow woke to a loud crack of thunder. As she bolted upright in bed, her gray eyes flew open. Rain pelted against the window. Electricity charged the air. Lightning flashed, and she saw the old willow tree in her backyard lurching wildly. A whip-like branch smashed the glass and the storm raged into her room. BOOM! The sky lit up. The wind blew in like a tornado, tossing wet leaves and sticks around. Fairday shrieked and ducked under the covers.
“Fairday! Are you okay?” her dad shouted from the hallway.
Auntie Em, the family pug, was barking her head off.
“Yeah, I’m alright,” Fairday answered in a shaky voice. She peeked out from the blankets as a burst of light split the dark. For an instant, glass shards twinkled like stars across the tattered lion-and-unicorn carpet; the heavy drapes flapped, twisting in the wind. On the next lightning strike, Fairday saw a paper blow in through the broken window. But the second she glimpsed it, thunder boomed, the house shook, and everything blacked out.










Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library

Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson, Co-authors 
Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson have been friends since they met freshman year of high school. After discovering they both loved the same books, their friendship grew, and they went on to co-author The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, the first mystery in the Fairday Morrow series released with Delacorte Press in December 2015. Stephanie and Jess are excited to present the next case in the DMS files. Having the brilliant illustrations created by their close high school friend, David SanAngelo, has made bringing the story to life magical. To contact Stephanie and Jess or learn more about their journey, please visit: fairdaysfiles.com

David SanAngelo, Illustrator
David SanAngelo is an award winning illustrator, and a two-time Emmy nominated director of animated shows for children and he won a kite flying contest in the fourth grade. Dave attended high school with Jessica and Stephanie, and they've all been friends for a billion years. Some of Dave's favorite things are: old monster movies, superheros and shred-a-licious rock music. Although he grew up in New England, Dave currently lives with his wife and sons in Decatur, GA. To learn more about Dave's illustrations, please visit: davidsanangelo.com



Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library 
Book 2: Fairday Morrow series
Release date: October 2017
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Willow Press

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The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Publish date: December 2015
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Delacorte Press

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31 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations. And happy dances.

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  2. This looks like great fun! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Hi to you all - what a wonderful sounding book - this will amuse so many kids and oldies ... I'm thinking about talking libraries now and what I might hear, or see - a great detective story ... and getting your friend David to do the illustrations seems a stroke of genius - good luck to you all and to Fairday as her stories develop ... hopefully without too many bookworms eating her words ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Congratulations on another great cover!

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  6. Congrats. That is one awesome cover indeed.

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  7. Very nice cover!! Good luck with the book!

    betty

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  8. Looks great ... congrats.
    Happy September too!

    All the best Jan

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  9. I love it!

    Hey, I never got the email with the cover and info to share it in my blog. Was that sent out? If so, I never got mine.

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  10. What a fabulous cover. Can't wait to read the story. Loved book 1 and I'm excited to see what happens next.

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  11. Loving the cover of this one. It sounds great! Congrats on your upcoming release. :) ~Aleen

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  12. Awesome cover! Congrats to you.

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  13. oooh what a lovely cover indeed! Big congrats, love the feeling of movement on the cover!

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  14. Very nice cover! The bool must be very good.

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  15. I love the cover! It will appeal to kids.

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  16. Love!!! Looks and sounds awesome!! :)

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  17. tiene muy buena pinta esta novela para los peques

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  18. LOVE your cover! And everything about this. Sounds like an amazing addition and can't wait to read on!

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  19. Happy Dance! Congrats! Looks so cool!

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  20. OMG- I love this cover. So cute - and it sounds like a fun one. Anything with "library" in the title catches my interest!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  21. So excited for you! The cover is fabulous and the premise... a word eating worm, horrors!

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  22. Oh, I love this cover, pulls you right in. Congratulations and best of luck for much success!

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  23. Sounds like an amazing addition and can't wait to read on!


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  24. Eeee! I like this cover a whole bunch :D SO PRETTY. <3 Cannot wait to read this book :)

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