Friday, November 9, 2012

Michael P. Spradlin at the NCTE Convention

Blood RidersWe’re happy to announce two events with New York Times best-selling author Michael P. Spradlin at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention next Friday, November 16, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If you’re going to be there, you can come meet Mike at Booth 521 between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm, or you can catch his REACHING BOYS WHO ARE RELUCTANT READERS panel in Grand Ballroom 112 between 4:00 pm and 5:15 pm.  
Michael P.  Spradlin is the author of a number of wildly successful (and often satirical) children and young adult books including It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies, Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime, Jack and Jill Went Up to Kill, sure to delight even the most reading-weary boys with his ghoulish take on classic children’s holiday stories, songs, and nursery rhymes. He is also the author Spy Goddess series, and the Youngest Templar novels.
This September, Mike made his first foray into adult fiction, with the acclaimed Blood Riders, the story of US Cavalry Captain Jonas P. Hollister. Set in 1880, the books begins as Hollister rots in prison for “lying” about the deaths of eleven soldiers, who he claims were murdered by blood-drinking demons. When a detective arrives with an order for his release after the eerie deaths of some Colorado miners serve to validate his story, Jonas begins a perilous journey towards a battle with the undead.  
If you’re unable to come to the NCTE Conference, fret not. You can still get a sense of Mike’s wit and expertise on his personal blog here.

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