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Coming March 2010 from Front Street/Boyds Mills Press:

THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS

Writing blog: http://jjhoutman.livejournal.com/

 


1.     
tell us about your book.

The Reinvention of Edison Thomas is a middle grade novel about a kid who’s a whiz at science but really stinks at friendship.

 

2.   tell us about you.

I’m a recovering bench scientist with a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. I’ve been a freelance science writer for about ten years.

3. tell us your path to publication.

I started writing Edison Thomas sometime around 2005. I shopped it around awhile, collecting a lot of rejections. Then in 2007 I saw a talk given by Joy Neaves at an SCBWI event. After a round of major revisions based on her talk, I submitted to her in June of 2008. She ended up acquiring the ms.

4. tell us your reading habits/ writer support/ writing habits.
I don’t read nearly enough, but when I do pick up a book, it’s usually MG/YA fiction.  

 

5. Tell us something that you cut out of the book.

I cut out the parts where the grownups solve Eddy’s problems for him.

6. What is your favorite brunch food?

Cheese omelet. With bacon. Bacon is non-negotiable.

7. Tell us a secret.

Oh, sure. You think you can bribe me with bacon. Well, you’re wrong. I’ll never tell.

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
amyholder
Mar. 17th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
This book sounds really interesting! Especially since it's written from a bona fide scientist's perspective. And I love how you decided to cut the parts where grownups solved the main character's problems for him - very smart idea. :)

Congrats on your debut!
mguibord
Mar. 18th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your release!
lisa_laura
Mar. 31st, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
I love the sound of this premise! Congratulations on the release!
angelacerrito
Apr. 4th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, this sounds great!
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