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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Girl’s Best Friend; New Book, New fall Season!

Today is more the first day of September, it’s the debut of A Girl’s Best Friend the book I wrote for the fabulous, new Innerstar University series from American Girl. You’ve heard of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” tales, where you interact with the story, and have a say in where you venture off to. Traditionally, most were adventure stories aimed at boys, where it was a matter of creeping into the snake-infested cave, or choosing to stay on the path, only to be confronted with a growling Grizzly bear.

A Girl’s Best Friend is more about friends and school and figuring out what it is to be really loyal. All of this, with a major scoop of pure fun… and a ton of puppies—cuddly, spunky and just plain dashing off faster than you could ever catch them!

Innerstar University has an online gaming aspect too. There are more than twenty endings, which was a challenge to write—like figuring out a jigsaw puzzle--and refreshing that readers to get to choose. Some of the endings go online, where the party continues!

Don’t take my word for it, read and explore for yourself.

I’ll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival, in the vendor section, Sunday, September 12th, so come on down and say hi, and check out A Girl’s Best Friend, while you’re there!


  1. Hey, this is really really cool. Congratulations. Very happy for you. Makes me want a puppy... but not to clean up for it, only to read about it. A virtual puppy -- so cuddly, so easy!

  2. Yes, a virtual puppy in a virtual world. Yee-haw!

  3. I love your work and am so happy to see you've given us more. Please keep them coming!

  4. This book looks so fun! My daughters are going to love it--I'm certain of it. Can't wait to get it for them!

  5. Love the puppy play, and quick paced plots. Looking forward to more twists and turns in your writing, and with charming characters.
    Sheila Lewis

  6. I am having enough trouble managing one ending...not to mention twenty!! You undoubtedly had to grow an extra brain to keep track of it all. Enjoy, you've earned it!! Hope it's a huge seller...

  7. Congratulations on your book! Sounds like a good read.

  8. That looks like such a fun book, who doesn't love puppies? And your banner is SO cool! Wow. I'm impressed!

    And thank you very much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words :):):)

  9. I did actually finish the book and all its hilarious permutations, it is so funny and captures so much action in small bytes. The dog characters especially Pepper are lovable and cuddly, am sure girl animal lovers will really take to this, hope there's more to come. Sheila Lewis