CORY PUTMAN OAKES, JO WHITTEMORE, MARI MANCUSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 13 at 12PM

Children's Authors
CORY PUTMAN OAKES, JO WHITTEMORE, MARI MANCUSI
speaking & signing
Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars (Oakes), Brooke's Not-So-Perfect Plan (Whittemore), Golden Girl (Mancusi)

It’s a joint release party celebrating THREE new middle grade novels from THREE fabulous Austin authors! Cory Putman Oakes is back with another Dinosaur Boy book. This time our favorite Stegosaurus is yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to Mars! Jo Whittemore’s new series is about four best friends writing their middle school newspaper’s advice column. And in Mari Mancusi’s new book, a snowboarding prodigy tries to reclaim her standing as the Golden Girl at her elite winter sports academy.


 

ABOUT DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS

Dinosaurs, Martians, and mystery, oh my! Fans of Michael Buckley's NERDS and Dan Gutman's Genius Files will love this hilarious, action-packed adventure series. What would life be like if you were part dinosaur?
When you're part Stegosaurus life can be a little crazy. (Yes, sleeping with plates is weird. No, dino-human hybrids do not have second brains in their butts.) But Sawyer's life is normal(ish) -- until he's yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to Mars.
Sawyer, Elliot and Sylvie travel to Mars to find her missing father, but they find even bigger trouble. Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system. And the fate of both planets will be decided by the upcoming Pluto VS Mars soccer match. Of course.
It's an intergalactic mess, and only Sawyer can save Mars, defend Pluto and protect the galaxy...


ABOUT CORY PUTMAN OAKES

Cory Putman Oakes was born in Basel, Switzerland, but grew up in Novato, California and attended Marin Catholic High School. She then spent three fantastic years at the University of California at Los Angele before graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2004, Cory graduated from Cornell Law School with a Juris Doctorate Degree and her husband, Mark (the first was the intended consequence of attending the school, the second was a bonus). Since then, she has been an associate at a big law firm, taught business law to undergraduates at Texas State University and written several books for young people.
Cory now lives in Austin, Texas with Mark and their beautiful daughter, Sophia. In addition to writing, Cory enjoys reading, cooking, running, and hanging out with her family and pets.


ABOUT CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS

Perfect for fans of The Cupcake Diaries and The Baby-Sitters Club, this new series is about four best friends who are confidentially yours when writing their middle school newspaper's advice column.
Brooke, Vanessa, and Heather have been friends for as long as they can remember, and they're positive they'll rock their first year of middle school. The trio decides to sign up for a journalism elective, and they find themselves columnists for the school's newspaper, the "Lincoln Log". They and their new friend Tim are put in charge of the advice column.
The year is going perfectly for Brooke. She has her friends, her travel soccer team, the advice column, and a lot of new activities . . . but maybe too many activities. As Brooke struggles to balance all her commitments and schoolwork, she realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can she figure out how to have it all and stay on the advice column without sacrificing her other responsibilities?


ABOUT JO WHITTEMORE

Jo Whittemore is the author of the tween humor novels, Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, D is for Drama, and the upcoming Colonial Madness and Confidentially Yours series. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy. Jo is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and is one of the founding members of The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. When she isn't writing, Jo spends her time with family and friends in Austin, dreaming of the day she can afford a chocolate house where she will live with the Tenth Doctor.


ABOUT GOLDEN GIRL

A snowboarding prodigy tries to reclaim her standing as the Golden Girl at her elite winter sports academy in this brand-new M X novel.
Lexi Miller a.k.a. Golden Girl is the snowboard cross queen. As the most promising student at her elite Vermont ski and snowboard school, Mountain Academy, Lexi is a shoo-in for the Olympic-level trial team. That is, until a freak fall during a snowboard-cross competition crushes her dreams and puts her future at stake.
A year later, Lexi's back at school, physically healed, but still mentally scarred. Every time she straps on her snowboard, severe panic attacks set in. To make matters worse, her best friend has turned her back on her, her archenemy on and off the slopes is determined to make her life miserable, and everyone is treating her like an outcast.
The only person who seems to understand is Logan Conrad, a staff rat whose mother works on the mountain. Lexi finds herself drawn into his world just off the mountain, and discovers she has a knack for singing, something her new friends encourage. But Lexi's dad who also happens to be her coach and lead instructor at school has different ideas about his daughter's new friends and talent.
Will Lexi ever be able to figure out what exactly happened on the mountain a year ago while trying to balance her own dreams with the dreams her father has for her?


ABOUT MARI MANCUSI

Mari Mancusi grew up in New England where she spent her winters snowboarding in the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Today she resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and young daughter, writing snowy stories to stay cool. A graduate of Boston University and a former Emmy Award winning TV news producer, Mari has written numerous books for children, teens, and adults. When not writing, she enjoys traveling, cosplay, watching horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure video games.


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Thank you for supporting Cory Putman Oakes, Jo Whittemore, Mari Mancusi and your local independent bookstore!  
 
Event date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781492605409
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - February 2nd, 2016

Confidentially Yours #1: Brooke's Not-So-Perfect Plan Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062358936
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016

Golden Girl (mix) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481437639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - December 15th, 2015

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