It’s publication day for Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp! The trilogy is now officially complete. Wow!
I started writing Jacob Wonderbar in the fall of 2008 with barely a notion that it would turn into anything, and four and a half years later, after many, many hours of writing and working on this series it’s finally complete and out there in the world.
Please check out all three whether you’re eight years old or ninety-eight or anything in between or even older. There’s something in there for everyone.
And if you don’t believe me, here’s Kirkus:
Meanwhile, we’re having ourselves quite a first paragraph contest!! There’s still time to enter, so come on down with your first paragraph and enter the contest! The winner will have their manuscript considered by superstar agent Catherine Drayton. If you don’t have a paragraph handy: write one!
And in keeping with all of the themes of this post, I thought I’d post the first paragraph from each book in the Jacob Wonderbar series:
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow
Each type of substitute teacher had its own special weakness, and Jacob Wonderbar knew every possible trick to distract them. Male substitutes with long hair and women in tie-dyed skirts often had a guitar stashed nearby and were just waiting for an excuse to ditch the lesson plan and play a song. The mousy ones who spoke softly and tentatively when they introduced themselves would patiently answer every absurd question Jacob asked them and would be confronting a classroom gone wild within minutes.
Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe
Jacob slammed the door to his mom’s car and stomped through the supermarket parking lot. “Jacob,” his mom called after him. “I can understand if you don’t want to talk about it but please don’t take it out on my car.”
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp
[Oops I can’t share this one because it has spoilers!! Sorry!]