First, I did want to thank everyone who hosted an interview of me over the past couple of weeks! Here's a quick-and-dirty link list:
- Dino-Mite! Interview at Authorlink.
- Setting, Genre, Audience, at Writing with a Broken Tusk.
- Culture, Humor, and Time, at Writing with a Broken Tusk.
- Dinosaurs, Writing and Research, at Explorations.
- Welcome to the Spotlight: Interview and Giveaway, at DEBtastic Reads. NOTE: Giveaway is ongoing.
- Author Interview and Giveaway, at Cynsations. NOTE: Giveaway is ongoing.
- Author Profile at Book Reviews and More.
"The action is fast paced and gripping...[Smith] has a fine ear for youthful dialog and humor." BookMoot
"If you're looking for a fast-paced middle grade adventure/science-fiction story, then this book is for you! The action starts on page one, and it never ends." Roots in Myth
"Chronal Engine is a fast paced, middle grade adventure perfect for boys and girls that love history, dinosaurs, and time travel." I Read Banned Books NOTE: Giveaway is ongoing.
"Chronal Engine is a fun, well-researched novel with an appealing premise. ...[F]or current and former, dinosaur-mad boys and girls, Chronal Engine will be irresistible." Jen Robinson's Book Page
"I highly recommend this book to everyone who has a kid that loves dinosaurs and time travel" Turning the Pages
"Greg Leitich Smith’s fast-paced prose, paired with Blake Henry’s graphic novel-like illustrations, will wow even the most dire of reluctant readers. An intriguing time travel adventure, cleverly crafted characters which appeal to both genders, and dinosaurs! Reader, you can’t go wrong with Chronal Engine." Readerkidz
"Greg did amazing research and he presents life in the ancient past with stunning detail and up-to-date science... I give this book the highest recommendation I can." Book Reviews and More
"Lots of narrow escapes from foes both human and saurapod await these kids in this fast paced novel." The Goddess of YA Literature
Now for a sampling of party pics:
|Anne Bustard's dino-cookies!|
|The crowd is |
|The line gathers for the signing|
|The Johnsons pose|
|Before the food is set out|
|Loriene Roy poses|
|Mari Mancusi and Avalon|
|Julie Lake, Mark Mitchell, Shelley Ann Jackson, Debbie Gonzales|
|PJ Hoover, Joy Preble, Jen Bigheart|
A big thanks to: Debbie Gonzales, Gene Brenek, Sean Petrie, and Cynthia Levinson for helping to haul stuff to and from BookPeople; to Tim Crow for taking pictures; to Anne Bustard for her dino cookies of awesomeness; to Daniel Nayeri for the CHRONAL ENGINE cake (top); to Lindsey Lane for her cooler of enormous size; to Kathi Appelt for party favors; and to Brian Anderson for the decorative Exogyra!
Thanks also to everyone who came and participated! And a huge thanks to BookPeople and many, many kudos to Central Market and Whole Foods from whence we provisioned the event(s) (Cupcakes and finger sandwiches at BookPeople were from Central Market; the food at the house was Whole Foods -- I'll talk about this more in a subsequent post).