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Archive for March, 2014

This is the list from Publisher’s Weekly. The USA Today‘s top ten for 2014 is dominated by YA & middle-grade fiction, so this list probably did, too.

1. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8). Jeff Kinney. Abrams/Amulet

2. Allegiant (Divergent #3). Veronica Roth. HarperCollins/Tegen

3. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Rush Limbaugh. S&S/Threshold

5. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries #6). Rachel Renée Russell. S&S/Aladdin

6. The Wheels on the Bus (Pete the Cat). James Dean. HarperCollins

7. OMG! All About Me Diary (Dork Diaries).Rachel Renée Russell. Aladdin

8. Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious). Victoria Kann. HarperCollins

9. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices). Cassandra Clare. S&S/McElderry

10. The Day the Crayons Quit. Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel

11. Big Nate Flips Out. Lincoln Peirce. HarperCollins

12. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. James Dean and Kimberly Dean. HarperCollins

13. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School #4). James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

14. Revealed. P.C. and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin

15. Princess Adventure Stories. Disney Press

16. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

17. The Perfect Tea Party (Disney Junior: Sofia the First). Andrea Posner-Sanchez. Random/Golden/Disney

18. My Brother Is a Big, Far Liar (Middle School #3). James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Neil Swaab. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

19. Treasure Hunters. James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Mark Shulman, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

20. Fanciest Doll in the Universe (Fancy Nancy). Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins

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Halloween is always in season: Halloween Kentucky Style (middle readers, Diversion Press, paperback)
Mike and Timmy try to scare Alice and Rosie. The trick’s on them when a younger neighbor and a homeless man team up to give them a real Halloween scare! It can be ordered from any bookstore or on-line retailer.KentuckyHalloween

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Today (Wednesday) I am live on Musa Publishing’s blog http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/. “Three Minutes with Charles Suddeth” I am discussing my thriller, Neanderthal Protocol. Comments welcome but not necessary.

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Anyone from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana is welcome to come.

Monday, April 7, 6 to 8 pm. No RSVP required. We will not allow weather to discourage us.
Barnes & Noble’s Café, 801 South Hurstbourne Parkway, a mile north of I-64, on the right. This is NOT the Summit Shopping Center B&N.
The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for optional critiques. Writers can read for three minutes. Illustrators are welcome. You do not need to be a SCBWI Midsouth member to attend. For more information, contact Charles Suddeth at csuddeth@iglou.com

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On March 26th, I will be the guest author on author Penny Ehrenkranz’s blog: One Writer’s Journey. We will discuss my thriller, Neanderthal Protocol. Please join us. Comments welcome but not necessary.

http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.yolasite.com/blog.php

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This is the list from Publisher’s Weekly.

1. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8). Jeff Kinney. Abrams/Amulet

2. Allegiant (Divergent #3). Veronica Roth. HarperCollins/Tegen

3. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4). Rick Riordan. Disney-Hyperion

4. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Rush Limbaugh. S&S/Threshold

5. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries #6). Rachel Renée Russell. S&S/Aladdin

6. The Wheels on the Bus (Pete the Cat). James Dean. HarperCollins

7. OMG! All About Me Diary (Dork Diaries).Rachel Renée Russell. Aladdin

8. Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious). Victoria Kann. HarperCollins

9. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices). Cassandra Clare. S&S/McElderry

10. The Day the Crayons Quit. Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel

11. Big Nate Flips Out. Lincoln Peirce. HarperCollins

12. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. James Dean and Kimberly Dean. HarperCollins

13. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School #4). James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

14. Revealed. P.C. and Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin

15. Princess Adventure Stories. Disney Press

16. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

17. The Perfect Tea Party (Disney Junior: Sofia the First). Andrea Posner-Sanchez. Random/Golden/Disney

18. My Brother Is a Big, Far Liar (Middle School #3). James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Neil Swaab. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

19. Treasure Hunters. James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Mark Shulman, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown/Patterson Young Readers

20. Fanciest Doll in the Universe (Fancy Nancy). Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. HarperCollins

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Neanderthal Protocol (adult thriller, Musa Publishing, eBook)  neanderthalprotocol-200

Greg Anderson is a physicist working on Project Cold Sun, which will generate electricity via hydrogen fusion. After a DNA test exposes him as a Neanderthal, he lives on the streets like a wild animal. Near death, he meets Rachel Waters.

After Greg’s former boss is murdered, the police blame Greg. Rachel helps Greg search for the killers. Can Rachel and Greg find the people who are trying to destroy Project Cold Sun before the police charge Greg with murder and execute him?

PDF, ePUB (Nook, iPad, Android), PRC (Kindle), Mobi

[available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Musa Publishing’s website, independent bookstores via Kobo, and other online retailers]

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