Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY COVER REVEAL

I am delighted to be a part of the cover reveal for FAIRDAY MORROW AND THE TALKING LIBRARY, the latest middle-grade novel from Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson. Look at that cover. Don't you know something exciting is about to happen?


Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.


When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. She notices a passage in her favorite book has been changed, and she’s certain something is dreadfully wrong. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?


The Detective Mystery Squad is ready to investigate! Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred.


The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unravel more secrets within the walls of the Begonia House. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they open the next case in the DMS files to unlock the mystery of the Talking Library.

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Strange Notes

Fairday Morrow woke to a loud crack of thunder. As she bolted upright in bed, her gray eyes flew open. Rain pelted against the window. Electricity charged the air. Lightning flashed, and she saw the old willow tree in her backyard lurching wildly. A whip-like branch smashed the glass and the storm raged into her room. BOOM! The sky lit up. The wind blew in like a tornado, tossing wet leaves and sticks around. Fairday shrieked and ducked under the covers.

“Fairday! Are you okay?” her dad shouted from the hallway.

Auntie Em, the family pug, was barking her head off.

“Yeah, I’m alright,” Fairday answered in a shaky voice. She peeked out from the blankets as a burst of light split the dark. For an instant, glass shards twinkled like stars across the tattered lion-and-unicorn carpet; the heavy drapes flapped, twisting in the wind. On the next lightning strike, Fairday saw a paper blow in through the broken window. But the second she glimpsed it, thunder boomed, the house shook, and everything blacked out.








Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library

Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson, Co-authors 
Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson have been friends since they met freshman year of high school. After discovering they both loved the same books, their friendship grew, and they went on to co-author The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow. The first mystery in the Fairday Morrow series, released with Delacorte Press in December 2015. Stephanie and Jess are excited to present the next case in the DMS files. Having the brilliant illustrations created by their close high school friend, David SanAngelo, has made bringing the story to life magical. To contact Stephanie and Jess or learn more about their journey, please visit: fairdaysfiles.com

David SanAngelo, Illustrator
David SanAngelo is an award winning illustrator, and a two-time Emmy nominated director of animated shows for children and he won a kite flying contest in the fourth grade. Dave attended high school with Jessica and Stephanie, and they've all been friends for a billion years. Some of Dave's favorite things are: old monster movies, superheros and shred-a-licious rock music. Although he grew up in New England, Dave currently lives with his wife and sons in Decatur, GA. To learn more about Dave's illustrations, please visit: davidsanangelo.com



Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library 
Book 2: Fairday Morrow series
Release date: October 2017
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Willow Press


PRE-ORDER THE BOOK!




Catch the first mystery before the next case in the DMS files opens on October 23rd!


The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Publish date: December 2015
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Delacorte Press











20 comments:

  1. Another great book from Jess and Stephanie.

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    1. Yes, Alex. Loved the first one, looking forward to this one too.

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    2. Thanks, Alex (and Beverly). We are so excited. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  2. It is sure an awesome cover indeed.

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    1. Pat- We absolutely love the cover art! Thanks! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  3. Congrats to Jess & Stephanie. The first one was great!

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    1. It was great, Stephanie. I imagine this one is too.

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    2. Thanks, Stephanie! We are thrilled that the next book in the series will be out in the world soon. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  4. I can't wait to read this! My daughter is excited for it, too.

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    1. It sounds just right for young readers. Loved the first one.

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    2. Kelly- We hope you and your daughter love it! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  5. Love Jessica and Stephanie's cover. And the title sounds so intriguing.

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    1. Me too, Natalie. It's just right. Loved the first book and imagine this one will be as exciting.

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    2. Thanks, Natalie! We love the cover too. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  6. A bookworm is eating words. I love that. Congrats to Jess and Stephanie!

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  7. Greetings from the UK. Sounds like a good read. I liked Alice In Wonderland. Thanks for the review. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Words Poetically Worth- Alice definitely plays a role in the Talking Library. Have a great day! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  8. Thanks WordsPoeticallyWorth from the UK for stopping by. So nice to meet you. The first book was so much fun, meeting the characters in their new adventure will be fun too.

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