THE THIEF WHO STOLE HEAVEN, Book signing April 29th
On Thursday April 29th I will be doing a special virtual book signing hosted by Andersons Book Shop and The Twig Book Shop. You can order your signed editions at the links below. They’ll send you a signed edition of the book and a link to join us live at 6PM C/ 7PM E on the 29th for this special event. I’ll take your questions and reveal the secrets behind the book. See you then.
I am so excited to share my next picture book with you: THE THIEF WHO STOLE HEAVEN. We’ve all heard of the "good thief", but who was he? Based on writings of the saints and ancient legends, this is the tale of Dismas— and a story you probably have never heard. Illustrated by Randy Gallegos (who illustrated The Spider Who Saved Christmas), this is a redemptive tale for families just in time for Lent and Easter. You can PRE-ORDER your copies here: DiscoverLegends.com. Can't wait to share more of this with you.
The Spider Who Saved Christmas
THE SPIDER WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS, NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, VITUAL BOOK SIGNINGS.
On November 10th and 18th at 7PM Eastern I am hosting some virtual book signings. Sign up at DiscoverLegends.com I will take your questions, read a bit of the book and we’ll send you a signed copy just in time for the holidays. Can’t wait to see you all there.
Excited to announce the arrival of my first picture book, The Spider Who Saved Christmas. It is the retelling of an ancient legend that touched on the Christmas story and explains the origins of tinsel. This is a tale you will want to share with your family this Christmas season. I’ll be sharing much more in the days ahead. In the meantime you can PRE-ORDER here
I am thrilled to share with you the cover of the next Will Wilder book. Jeff Nentrup has once again captured the drama and danger of Will’s latest adventure. This time, when Will encounters the fabled locks of Samson, he gets more than he bargained for—drawing the attention of an elusive demon. The third book in the series premieres this February, but you can pre-order it now, which I would really appreciate. It demonstrates your interest in the series, and will ensure that you get your copy the moment it is released. For those new to the series, each book is self contained, so you can dive in wherever you choose. I can’t wait for you to return to Perilous Falls and thank you for reading.
Will Wilder and St. Stephen's School
To give you a sense of the impact of the Will Wilder series on reluctant readers, and kids in at risk communities, we went to New Orleans and spoke to students at St. Stephen's School and their principal. What we discovered was shocking and so moving. Watch this:
WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW!!
So excited to finally share Will Wilder’s fun, hilarious adventures with you. You can get your copy now, right HERE. And be sure to watch the new trailer…your kids (and the kid in all of you) will love this. Be sure to come see me on the Will Wilder book tour. All the tour info is below. Can’t wait to see you… Let the adventure begin!!
BOOKLIST REVIEW OF WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS
WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS Arroyo, Raymond (Author) , Caparo, Antonio Javier (Illustrator) Mar 2016. 336 p. Crown, hardcover, $16.99. (9780553539592). Crown, library edition, $19.99. (9780553539608).
After an incident involving a homemade catapult and a donkey ride gone bad leaves Will’s brother with a
broken arm, their family trip to Florida is canceled. In an attempt to fix everything, Will hatches another
harebrained scheme and sets out to steal an ancient relic—a bone of Saint Thomas that has healing powers.
However, Will’s theft unleashes demons on his town of Perilous Falls, thus fulfilling an ancient prophecy
and revealing his own destiny. With the help of the Brethren, led by Will’s aunt Lucille, Will learns he is
the one who must lead the Brethren to defeat the evil forces rising in Perilous Falls. A likable cast of
characters, plenty of suspense, and battles between good and evil fill this exciting tale. With shades of
Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilder’s antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking
for the next great adventure. — Sarah Bean Thompson
Will Wilder Book Description
Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.
As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.
Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by this New York Times bestselling author.
Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls
“Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights.”
—Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author “
Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!”
—Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense”
“Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?”
—William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist
“Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe.”
—Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic
Must See Clip
World Over - 2015-12-17 – Jerry Lewis Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo