Monday, December 14, 2015

THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW BOOK TOUR

Quote for the week:  Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison

I am so excited to host Authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson on their blog tour for THE SECRET FILES OF FAIRDAY MORROW. 






Release date: DECEMBER 1, 2015


MIDDLE GRADE/ ages 10 and up

ISBN: 978-0-385-74471-3

Authors: Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson

Illustrator: Roman Muradov
 
Publicity contact: Samuel Terris sterris@penguinrandomhouse.com
 
 
  

 
Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow is less than thrilled that her family is moving thousands of miles from civilization to the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, where she’s absolutely certain she’ll die of boredom.
 

As if leaving Manhatten and her best friend, Lizzy, the only other member of the elite Detective Mystery Squad, weren’t bad enough, Fairday is stuck living in the infamous Begonia House, a creepy old Victorian with dark passageways, a gigantic dead willow tree, and a mysterious past. 
           
Before she can even unpack, strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where she finds an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a curious portrait of a red-haired lady. These seemingly unrelated items prove to be the first in a series of clues that takes Fairday, the visiting Lizzy, and their new squad member, Marcus, on an amazing adventure.
 

Can the members of the Detective Mystery Squad piece together the puzzle before it’s too late? Or will whatever’s causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first? 
 
 
Catch the Book Buzz...

 

"I really enjoyed this book. It was a marvelously done, debut, thriller novel. Ms. Robinson and Ms. Haight are great authors that really pull you into their story. I couldn’t get out until that final sentence. And, by then I wanted more. To say I want a second book is an understatement. The writing style is compelling, and makes me feel as if I was there with Fairday and her friends. I really like the illustrations in the book. They are like the ribbon on a present, or the icing on the cake. I give this book five out of five bookworms!"
~ Erik Weibel/ This Kid Reviews Books  

 

"Mixing realism and fantasy, Haight and Robinson’s debut opens with 11-year-old Fairday’s move from Manhattan to a small town in Connecticut, where her relentlessly cheerful parents plan to turn a dilapidated Victorian into a bed and breakfast. No sooner has the family arrived than eerie sights and sounds begin to haunt Fairday. The house turns out to hold dark secrets that everybody in town suspects but nobody can explain: a perfect mission for Fairday and her best friend Lizzy’s Detective Mystery Squad (DMS)."
~ Publishers Weekly

 

"Fifth-grader Fairday Morrow's new home lives up to its spooky reputation, but she and her companions in the Detective Mystery Squad find out why. At Begonia House, strains of bagpipe music issue from behind a padlocked door, grains of sand in an hourglass have stopped falling, and a malevolent weeping willow looms in the backyard. A magic mirror shows an invisible door; a wardrobe hides secrets and a portal. Ruby Begonia vanished more than 50 years ago. Is there also a ghost? Fairday has a new, helpful friend in classmate Marcus, and her best friend Lizzy can visit on weekends to help solve the mystery. What more could readers want?"
~ Kirkus Reviews
 

 

Jessica Haight is a true New Englander, with a deep desire to be near the ocean and a love of the four seasons. She enjoys drawing while standing up and cultivating magic in her garden. She easily floats away in the pages of a good story and is still waiting for her owl from Hogwarts.
 

 
Stephanie Robinson lives with her husband in a quiet town, though not as quaint as Ashpot. After teaching fifth grade for almost fifteen years, she is now enjoying her role as a school media specialist. 
 
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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring Fairday and friends today, Beverly! :) ~ Jess and Stephanie

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    1. My pleasure, Jess and Stephanie. This is a fun post. The story looks like fun too. Will be reading it soon. It's patiently waiting.

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    2. Beverly- We hope you enjoy it! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  2. I love seeing this book everywhere. :D Congrats to Jess and Stephanie!

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    1. The book does get around, doesn't it, Chrys. It is fun seeing it everywhere one looks.

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    2. Chrys- We are so happy to have so much support from the blogging community. Awesome that you are seeing The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow everywhere. Yeah! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  3. I love seeing this book everywhere. :D Congrats to Jess and Stephanie!

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  4. We did the same post, Beverly! Great minds at work.

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    1. We did, Lee. They made it so easy, except I forgot the pretty shoes. :(

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    2. You did a fabulous job, Beverly! We are glad it was pretty easy for you. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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    3. Lee- Definitely! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  5. It was definitely a winner! Everyone should read this book.

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    1. I have it, just waiting to catch up so I can read it.

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    2. Stephanie- Thanks! We are so lucky to have your enthusiasm for our book! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

      ~Beverly- We know exactly how you are feeling! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  6. These ladies are everywhere and I couldn't be happier for them. ;)

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    1. Yes, they are, Kelly. And they're such nice ladies.

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    2. Kelly and Beverly- Aww! Thanks for the sweet words, ladies! We are so happy to be a part of such an amazing blogging community. It is so nice to see so many of our friends on other blogging sites. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  7. Congrats to Jess and Stephanie, sounds like a great book.
    Loved the qoute of the week.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Nice to hear from you. Hope you're feeling lots better.

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    2. Nashvillecate2- Thanks for the good wishes! We are so happy The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow sounds like a good book to you. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  8. Congrats to the authors. I love seeing their book on all these different blogs.

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    1. Medeia and Beverly- Thanks! We are having a blast on our tour and it is a treat to see so many friends as we hop around the blogosphere. Glad you have been following along! Thanks so much. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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