THE GREAT PEACH EXPERIMENT Rolls Into Stores on April 6!
Thanks so much for subscribing to my newsletter. After years of waiting, WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE PEACH PIE will finally be rolling into stores in three weeks! This newsletter is all about the first book in my brand new series and some of the fun things that are coming up to celebrate the launch.
THE GREAT PEACH EXPERIMENT:
Virtual Launch Event at Red Balloon Bookshop with New York Times Bestselling author KARINA YAN GLASER!
Karina Yan Glaser's Vanderbeekers series is one of my very favorite series of all time (in fact, I gave the latest book in this series a shout-out in last month's newsletter). Also, Karina is a truly delightful person who is super-fun to spend time with. Which is why I'm THRILLED that my launch event for The Great Peach Experiment: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie is an "In Conversation" event with Karina on April 6 at 6:30CST/7:30EST!
We will be talking about what it's like to write funny and realistic middle-grade series, how real life tends to seep into our stories, our various pets (she has a lot of fun critters living with her family in Harlem!), and other interesting bookish stuff.
You can register for the virtual event at Red Balloon Bookshop for FREE, or - even better - order a copy of both The Great Peach Experiment and the latest Vanderbeekers adventure to go along with your ticket.
Are you curious what THE GREAT PEACH EXPERIMENT is all about? With help from my daughter Ruby's voice talents, I've created a book trailer that gives a little sneak-peek of When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie!
From March 29-April 12, I will be virtually visiting with dozens of classrooms along the Peach family's GREAT PEACH EXPERIMENT road trip map. I'll be sharing the details of how this book was cooked up, showing images from the process, and answering questions from kids! If you are an educator near the route and would like to book a FREE virtual visit for your school, send me an email and I'll get you details. (I don't have a lot of slots left, but might be able to book a few more Peach Pie Truck stops, depending on timing.)
The pandemic has sadly brought my in-person school visits to a screeching halt this year; but under normal conditions, there's no way I'd be able to visit 30 schools in 6 states in 3 weeks (while also continuing to support my own kids through ongoing distance learning) - so yay for that! The stars represent the stops I've already booked - if you want to be a star, send me an email.
Don't forget to email me proof of your pre-order! I'll be choosing winners of this giveaway the week this first book rolls into stores!
ERIN SODERBERG DOWNING has written more than fifty books for kids, tweens, and young adults. Some of her most popular titles include two fun series – Puppy Pirates and The Quirks – and the magical middle-grade novel Moon Shadow. The first book in her next middle grade series — The Great Peach Experiment: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie (a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection) — will roll into stores on April 6, 2021. Before becoming an author, Erin was a children’s book editor, a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three hilarious kids, a cuddly goldendoodle named Wally (the star of Puppy Pirates!), and Nutmeg the mischievous mini aussiedoodle puppy.