"Tate Hallaway, party of one!"
First of all, before I get started, I have to take a moment to complain about my Monday so far. It's been the kind of Monday that Garfield would love. I spent an hour at the post office trying to track down a package that the computer tracking numbers SWORE had arrived already, only to discover I'd read it wrong and the package is still on its way. Then, as my son's birthday is coming up next week, I went off to the bookstore to pick up a book I'd put on hold for him several months ago... the key words being "SEVERAL." Of course, they'd cleared out their hold shelf in the meantime, so I spent twenty minutes hunting though the store for "Space Monster Mazes"... though that one, I did eventually find. And, to my extreme pleasure, I discovered that Cynthia Rylant (and illustrator, Arthur Howard,) has a new Mr. Putter & Tabby book out called "Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race." If you've had no reason to read children's books, but love them, I absolutely have to recommend this series (which starts with "Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea"). Also, if you have writer friends in your life, Cynthia Rylant has an awesome send-up of the writer's life with "Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book."
Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled party. So, how about this? I'll give away ten signed copies of my newest release: Romancing the Dead to the first ten people to tell me what their favorite children's book is/was? Extra points if it's science fiction/fantasy!