The woman in the green shirt was a school secretary at Campus Elementary in Monmouth, a school my Ray taught at 40 years ago. The reason she remembered him was that he was so kind and appreciative of the office staff. She recognized his picture in The Statesman article last week and wanted to be there!
Ten-year-old Ben Fox has good friends, a great dog, and a lightning-fast little sister who drives him a bit batty. The only thing in the fifth grader’s life that’s truly annoying–well, besides having to wear braces on his feet every day–is the family’s wily Siamese cat, Percy. Ben has always suspected something was off about Percy, who has never shown him or his beloved dog, Captain Sparkles, much affection. But now he’s sure something is off–Percy has raised an army of squirrel zombies in the backyard and they’re ready to take on the dog. It’ll be up to Ben to figure out how to stop the dastardly cat before the dog falls prey to the feline’s nefarious plans, especially since Percy and his newly reanimated squirrel friends are gunning for nothing less than a full-scale Animal Zombie Apocalypse–when all the dogs start to behave like cats. If only Ben could enlist his mom’s help in the undead animal war. But his mom is petrified of things that go bump in the night, so Ben’s only hope is to team up with his little sister. The battle won’t be easy though, because squirrel zombies are the most dangerous of all…
Want to join us on a super-cool blog tour for Ben Fox: Squirrel Zombie Specialist at Your Service?
Join some of your favorite Spencer Hill authors before BEA madness on Saturday May 31st at the Westway Diner for breakfast. Tickets are on sale now! The breakfasts are limited to 15 guests so that everyone has a chance to speak with the authors attending. If you’d like to attend a breakfast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Authors marked with an * are Middle Grade authors!
Here is the schedule for author breakfasts:
Thursday, May 29
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Friday, May 30
Saturday, May 31
Jennifer Allis Provost
And here’s a little sneak peek at one of the items that will be raffled away in our Spencer Hill Middle Grade raffle basket at BEA! So much cuteness you might just have to squeal! Visit our BEA booth for your chance at winning!