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Monday, October 3, 2011

Liesl & Po Birthday + Writing Challenge!!!

After months of waiting, my baby's finally here! Liesl & Po, my first middle grade novel, is in stores today! So run, skip, bike, hitch a ride, or teleport yourself out there and get yourself a copy! Here's the Goodreads summary:

Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.

Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

So, in honor of Liesl & Po's release, here's your writing challenge assignment: submit a 250-300 word submission featuring magic that falls into the wrong hands. Questions to ask yourself: what kind of magic is it? How was it lost/switched/stolen? What drama will ensue as a result?

Send your pieces to me at laurenoliverbooks@gmail.com and I'll post a few of your wonderful submissions right here!!!


Miranda Hardy said...

I can't wait to pick up my copy. My friend said it was so pretty.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Can't wait to read this too. So excited you're writing in MG.

Nicole said...

It was so great meeting you tonight Lauren!! (I was the first person in line and you fought with me over my name lol)

Ella Press said...

(It's been a while, but I'm back!)
Happy bday Liesl and Po! Can't wait to read those challenge submissions!


GraceE said...

Where will u post the winners?

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