I heard about Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy earning a JLG selection nod back in January, but I had no idea it came with a beautiful pin and frame-worthy certificate, not to mention a delightful letter. Props to Jennifer Black Reinhardt, the awesome illustrator, and a big thank you to my Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books editor Sylvie Frank, and my agent Erin Murphy.
I love writing Middle Grade fiction!
But when I do, I have company!
This is the view up and to the left of the recliner on the back porch, where I’m writing despite piles of melting snow in every direction. My friend the peacock is making sure I stay on task by occasionally letting loose with a bunch of spring hollering.
“Hollering” is a good ole Southern word. My most recent book, Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, has a lot of those. Check out Rebecca Van Slyke’s post about favorite Southern expressions over at Emu’s Debuts:
The time has come! Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy launches into the world March 3, 2015!
“A sensitive, suspenseful mystery that deftly navigates the uncertainty of mental illness.” –Kirkus Reviews
“The unusual and entertaining residents of Footer’s small Mississippi town bring moments of humor to a well-plotted mystery that effectively explores some serious themes.” –Publisher’s Weekly
“This suspenseful story, set in a small Mississippi town, explores themes of domestic violence and mental illness in a way that highlights the support of caring parents, neighbors, and other adults . . . a sympathetic exploration of some difficult issues.” –Booklist
Head over to Emu’s Debuts for the Launch Week Celebration,
with wonderful posts by multiple authors, discussions, contests, and giveaways!
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John Hendrix created a wonderful cover for my first-ever middle-grade novel, FOOTER DAVIS PROBABLY IS CRAZY! Many thanks to him, and to my wonderful editor Sylvie Frank, for helping me bring this humorous, creepy, challenging mystery into the world. I’m so excited to have a middle-grade on the way.
Coming Spring 2015 by Paula Wiseman Books.