Book Blast Grimmtastic Girls #1: Cinderella Stays Late by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

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Book #1

Title: Grimmtastic Girls #1: Cinderella Stays Late | Authors: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams | Publication Date: March 25, 2014 | Publisher: Scholastic Inc. | Pages: 192 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

Grimmtastic Girls: Cinderella Stays LateSummary: The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia…

A Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda’s totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome’s ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them–before the last stroke of midnight!
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Book #2

Title: Grimmtastic Girls #2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost | Authors: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams | Publication Date: March 25, 2014 | Publisher: Scholastic Inc. | Pages: 192 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

Red Riding Hood Gets LostSummary: Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help!

Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia…

Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she’s great at it–too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what’s going on!
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About the Authors: Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Joan Holub

 

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated more than 130 children’s books, including Little Red Writing (illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet) and Zero the Hero. She lives in NC and is online at www.joanholub.com

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Suzanne Williams

 

Suzanne Williams is the author of nearly 50 books for children, including the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives near Seattle, WA and is online at www.suzanne-williams.com

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Co-authors Joan and Suzanne have written the Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series. Though they live in different states and hardly ever get to see each other, they spend lots of time together in Grimmlandia.

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Following The Nerd Podcast #21

Here’s the latest Following The Nerd radio show, featuring Mr Marc Savage and me, now as an easily downloaded podcast if you missed it live: ‘Something good, for good…’

As well as all the usual news and reviews from the world of Nerd – Prometheus! Gary Oldman is Robobcop’s dad! Marvel give us a gay marriage! – we also have two great interviews for your listening pleasure too.

First up we’re going to be speaking to Music Video Director Daniel Azarian and band Whisperado’s lead singer Jon Sobel about their new song and video that is making waves all over the entertainment world, Teenage Popstar. The Video by Underdog Entertainment has just been picked up by AOL and is featured on AOL Music and is a great take on modern pop culture with a Stepford Wives overtone, so they are really enjoying the moment, the highlight is obviously being on the FTN Podcast!

Then after that we talk to Bobby Reed. Bobby is currently starring in web-series Fletcher Drive and has just finished filming the movie Angry Video Game Nerd. So, no doubt we’ll be getting into those during the interview as well as speaking about his career in theatre and appearing in shows like Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy and Parenthood.

Whew… the party never stops at FTN HQ!

We love doing it, we love you guys and we love that you Nerd it here first…

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Following The Nerd Podcast #18

Here’s the latest Following The Nerd radio show, now as an easily downloaded podcast if you missed it live: ‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…’

This week Marc and me are honoured to have IDW Comics’ Editor-in-chief Chris Ryall on the show. He talks about why we can’t get The Real Ghostbusters title in the UK, what the plansare for their take on Judge Dredd, Doctor Who crossing over with Star Trek and loads of hits about what’s coming up.

We then get to chat with RB, one of the chaps who run the incredibly successful Stage32.com, the social media page for movie, TV and theatre preofessionals.

Throw in our usual piece from gaming guru Crowbar and all the usual Nerd-tastic news and reviews.

We love doing it, welove you guys and we love that you Nerd it here first…

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Exclusive interview with artist Len Peralta

Len Peralta is not only an amazing artist, the talent behind Geek-A-Week, Monster by Mail, 50 vs. 50, and the wonderful children’s illustrated book, ‘There’s a zombie in my treehouse’, but also a very nice and funny man too as I found out when I spoke to him for Following The Nerd.

Now, how do FTN go about getting on the Geek-A-Week cards?

Len can we found at his own website, on Facebook and Twitter

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Following The Nerd Podcast #17

Here’s the latest Following The Nerd radio show, now as an easily downloaded podcast if you missed it live: “The children of the night, what sweet music they make.”

This week Marc, Bash and me talk about, among the things, Simon Pegg’s meanness and fixation with Lego, the upcoming sequel to Twins, Triplets (no, really – Bash has an unhealthy fascination with this), we discover it’s quite ok to have a man crush on Timothy Dalton and that his Bond is a ‘grower’.

We chat to Stuart from The Monday Movie Show podcast about movies and why we’re all so hopeflessly addicted.

Marc has a rant about Keith Lemon: The Film and why it has destroyed his confidence in Nerds, Uncle George’s Red Tails gets a UK release and we convince you why you have to see it. Staying in history, we chat about the iceberg that sank the Titanic – it was built in Belfast, y’know – and we get into remakes and classic movies Highlander, The Mummy and we even try to decipher the ending of Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. And we talk about the best trailer of 2012 so far: Seth McFarlane’s Ted.

And that’s all just in the first hour.

So join in and Nerd out!

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Following The Nerd Podcast #16

Here’s the latest Following The Nerd radio show, now as an easily downloaded podcast if you missed it live: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

So join Marc, with Big Phil and me as we wade through all the latest news from around the Nerdsphere. Heavy concentration on comics this week and all the usual banter and madness. We are also joined by Crowbar, ost of our sister podcast Following Freeman, who is talking games news. You know it’s Thursday when things start to get seriously nerdy. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Following The Nerd – www.followingthenerd.com – all the latest nerd news, reviews, articles & information across all mediums from games to action figures.

Following the Nerd podcast, now with extra ‘me’.

So, a couple of weeks back I made a guest appearance on a very, very cool radio show with/for Following the Nerd.  Was originally meant to be on for about 15 minutes, or so, promoting POWERS: A Superhero Anthology in particular and the comic scene in Ireland generally … but ended up spending about an hour or so with the guys, chatting about all things Nerd.

Anyway, if you’d like to hear my thoughts on a multitude of things – POWERS, superheros, comic books in general, Irish creative types, Avengers movie, and my lack of knowledge about all things Star Wars – in my very own dulcet tones, then you can now do so by listening to the podcast below or by clicking here (http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/ftn-podcast-ep-12-fortune-and-glory-kid-fortune-and-glory/)

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Had a GREAT time with the Following the Nerd guys on their radio show last night – talking about my Powers superhero anthology, the upcoming sequel (or sequels) plans for this year and next, my own writing and upcoming novel work (Frenzy and Djinn, so that you know), people I work with and am inspired by locally, and, of course, comics, zombies, toys and all other things nerd.

They are doing great things, in my opinion, both locally and as a major, worldwide, genre site.

I’m hoping – because, as you know, I don’t have enough things on my plate already, that I am going to be doing a lot more things with these guys! :)

Was amazing fun and suggest that you all follow/like them – NOW! :)

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