In case you missed the announcement on social media, I wanted to share here that I have, after much difficult deliberation, chosen the winners of my second Draw the Author Contest!
What does this mean?
It means that Jacob and Josh will have their portraits of me published in Books 5 and 6 of my Geeger the Robot early chapter book series — becoming, as elementary schoolers, PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATORS. I can’t wait until they get to walk into a bookstore or library, pick a book up off the shelf, and see their artwork printed inside of it. It’s such an honor and pleasure to get to help make that moment happen.
Thank you, thank you again to the hundreds of kids who entered the contest. Every single drawing brought me a great deal of joy. And they were ALL wonderful in their own ways. Choosing just two was, truly, extremely challenging.
If you want to see the winning portraits from my last Draw the Author Contest, check out the first four Geeger books — Geeger the Robot Goes to School, Geeger the Robot: Lost and Found, Geeger the Robot to the Rescue, and Geeger the Robot: Party Pal. You’ll find a portrait drawn by a different kid in each book.
Congratulations again to Jacob and Josh! And stay tuned for more news about the next two books in my Geeger the Robot series!
Today’s the day!
Geeger the Robot To the Rescue is now available wherever books are sold!
This is the third book in my Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, and I believe it to be the strongest one yet. In the book, Geeger’s best friend in the whole entire galaxy, Tillie, is having an off day, and Geeger takes it upon himself to cheer her up. Unfortunately for Geeger, he struggles to do so. His jokes, which usually inspire gut-busting laughter, barely even make Tillie to smirk. His kind overtures and thoughtful questions all fall flat. But in this failure is an important realization, one that Geeger arrives at with the help of his teacher, Ms. Bork: it’s totally okay to have “blah” days. Sometimes, we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed — or, if you’re Geeger, the wrong side of your DIGEST-O-TRON 5000. Bad moods aren’t always necessarily bad. They are a real, inescapable part of life. And Geeger learns that in such situations, one of the best things a best friend can do is simply remind your gloomy pal that you’re there for them if they need you. That can be enough. That, in fact, can be EVERYTHING.
As with all my Geeger the Robot books, I hope Geeger the Robot To the Rescue brings my readers lots of joy and laughter, and that it leads to some interesting, productive conversations in the schools, libraries, and homes in which it is read and discussed. Thank you to everyone who has supported this series, and everyone who plans to support this latest installment by purchasing a copy or checking it out from your local library (and remember: if either your local bookshop or library doesn’t have a copy, just ask, and they can get it there for you!). It’s thanks to all of YOU that this series has become such a success, and I am tremendously grateful.
Now, I’ve got to get back to finishing up Geeger the Robot Books 4, 5, and 6. Geeger and I will see you soon!
I’m THRILLED to share that my Geeger the Robot series has been extended. There will now be SIX books in the series!
Thanks to everyone who has supported these early chapter books. I have tons of fun making them and I’m very proud of how each one has turned out.
The cover reveal for the fourth book in the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger the Robot: Party Pal, will be happening soon, so keep an eye out on my social media feeds or here for that. And more information — including publication dates for Party Pal and Books 5 and 6 — will be shared both there and here as soon as I’m able to.
And don’t forget: the third book in the Geeger the Robot series, Geeger the Robot To the Rescue, hits shelves on September 21st, but is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!
I’m excited to share both the title and cover for the next book in my Geeger the Robot series:
As you might’ve been able to guess from the book’s cover, Geeger the Robot to the Rescue involves Geeger trying to cheer up his best friend, Tillie, who arrives at school one day in a very blah mood. The bot pulls out all the stops in order to try and turn Tillie’s frown upside down.
Geeger the Robot to the Rescue, the third book in the Geeger the Robot series, hits shelves on September 21st, but is available now for preorder wherever books are sold!