This book marks the culmination of 2.5 years of difficult work on a story that I genuinely feared would never see the light of day. And now that it’s about to go out into the world, it feels like a good time to celebrate! Please join us for the Sophie Quire Launch Party at Classic Lines Bookstore in Squirrel Hill. Sunday, April 3, from 3-5pm. Everyone’s invited–please spread the word!
For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page.
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard doesn’t hit stores until next month, but the book has brought in some nice STARRED reviews …
From Kirkus: “This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word.”
From School Library Journal: “So intense readers may need to take a breath as they turn the pages.”
From Booklist: “This affecting, compelling story stands on its own, embodying and highlighting the power and impact of tales well told—and why they endure.”
And from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: “With Auxier’s exceptional character development, even minor characters display vulnerability, interesting quirks, and depth.”
Four starred reviews, people! Now doesn’t that make you want to run out and preorder the book?!
A while back, my wife and I contributed content to a textbook called Children’s Books and the Developing Reader. I also drew illustrations for the chapters. While switching computers, I came across the files and thought they might be worth posting …
A few years back, I helped write a short film for the very talented Ryan Kravitz, who had traded in a successful career as an art director to take up animation. It’s finished and out in the world now (apparently having racked up a ton of accolades), so I thought I’d post the link here.
Only two more months until Sophie Quire is out in the world! Already, advanced readers copies (ARCs) are being given out at various conferences. If you’re keen to get one for yourself–check out our Goodreads Giveaway.
In the meantime, here’s the full wraparound art for the book, drawn by the brilliant Gilbert Ford! Click the image for a bigger view…