Guest Post by Rosanne Parry, author of Last of the Name

Our guest blogger today is Rosanne Parry, author of Last of the Name, which is scheduled to come out on April 2, 2019. The events in her historical fiction novel are from a moment in history that not very many people know very much about. She was also kind enough to build a very detailed timeline for us, for context. Without further ado, here’s Rosanne! Read More

A Valentine for Frankenstein Creators Leslie Kimmelman and Timothy Banks in Conversation

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Earlier this month, we released A Valentine for Frankenstein, written by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Timothy Banks. This adorable picture book follows Frank as he attends the monsters’ Valentine’s Day Bash and receives a mysterious valentine from another monster.

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Spread from A Valentine for Frankenstein

Today we welcome the author and illustrator to the blog for a conversation about Frankenstein, the artistic process, belching, and more. Take it away, Leslie and Timothy! Read More

Meet the Authors: Christy Mihaly and Sue Heavenrich

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

It’s not every day that you meet someone who says, “How about publishing this manuscript about eating bugs?” That’s exactly what happened when I met Christy Mihaly at a writers’ conference in New York a couple of years ago. She and her writing partner Sue Heavenrich had a fantastic idea for a book on just that subject. Together we expanded the scope of the book to include invasive species, weeds, wild plants, and feral species. Complete with recipes and interviews with chefs and ordinary people who love getting creative with unusual sources of food. It turns out that much of the rest of the world is way ahead of the United States! Read More