I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN the Danish edition

Date: Friday January 4, 2013
Posted in: Uncategorized

News!

Danish rights for I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN have sold to Forlaget Flachs. The Danish edition is called DU MÅ IKKE GABE and is translated by Anette Hellemann.

I have no idea what this means but here’s the yawny Danish description!

Gab er lumske. De sniger sig ind på én, når man mindst venter det.
Kan du læse denne bog uden at gabe?
Alle ved, at gab smitter, men smitter det også at læse om det? Prøv selv!

I can also reveal there are 2 other foreign language edition deals in the works, which I guess means I need to learn to swear in three new languages.

Yay! #yawn

PRE-ORDER: chapters.indigo.caindiebound.comamazon.caamazon.combarnes&noble.compowells.com

I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN. Text copyright © 2013 by Hélène Boudreau. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Serge Bloch. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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OFFICIAL Writing Uniform

Date: Sunday December 2, 2012
Posted in: Reading,writing

Okay, so the ‘uniform’ is actually pajamas. ;-)

A few facebook author friends and I were having a discussion re: how we hadn’t put on real pants that day (i.e. were still in our pajamas)  and so one challenged me to come up with an OFFICIAL writing uniform, which of course was a challenge I could not resist. I put a few designs for writers and readers up on Cafe Press and lo and behold–they became a bit of a hit.

Here are a few of the designs!

There are apparently a lot of writers/readers out there who like to by cozy!

Anywho, I ordered the OFFICIAL writing uniform for me and the OFFICIAL reading uniform for each of my chicklets and they were just delivered yesterday and look fantastic.  And so cozy!

Here’s the link to the Cafe Press store in case anyone would like to put a pair on their holiday list: http://www.cafepress.com/readwritebecozy

Read. Write. Be cozy!



I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN cover reveal

Date: Thursday November 15, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

I am thrilled, nay, ECSTATIC to finally be able to share the cover art and copy of my upcoming picture book I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (illustrated by Serge Bloch).

Here it is!


And here is the yawny description!

“A yawn can land you in your pj’s and under the covers before you can blink and say “Baa baa black sheep.” So clamp your mouth shut and look away from your sleepy dog, stay away from your cuddly blanket, and whatever you do, don’t think of baby orangutans stretching their long arms out for a snuggly hug. Otherwise, you might find your mouth opening wide and letting out a great big yawny yaaaaaawn — hey, you were supposed hold it in! A hilarious read-aloud that is so much fun, kids will beg for it again and again, whatever the consequences.”

PRE-ORDER: chapters.indigo.caindiebound.comamazon.caamazon.combarnes&noble.compowells.com

I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN. Text copyright © 2013 by Hélène Boudreau. Illustrations copyright © 2013 by Serge Bloch. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

 

 



Announcement: REAL MERMAIDS book FOUR!

Date: Monday September 24, 2012
Posted in: Good news!,Real Mermaids

I am SO pleased to announce that I’ll be releasing a FOURTH book in the REAL MERMAIDS series.

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T SELL SEA SHELLS! 

Here is the announcement in today’s Publisher’s Marketplace!

*click to enlarge or text below*

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS author Hélène Boudreau’s fourth book in the Real Mermaids series, REAL MERMAIDS DON’T SELL SEA SHELLS, where sun, surf and tropical breezes are no ‘day at the beach’ because being a teenage mermaid never takes a vacation, to Aubrey Poole at Jabberwocky, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (World English).

It will be joining the other three books in the series:

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS *out now*

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH *out now*

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T NEED HIGH HEELS *spring 2013*

…AND!

REAL MERMAIDS DON’T SELL SEA SHELLS! fall 2013!! 

I can’t wait to see what the talented designers at Jabberwocky do with the cover for book #4 and I am thrilled to be working with my fabulous editor, Aubrey Poole, again.

A big shout out to my superstar agent, Lauren MacLeod, for arranging the deal. This is our FIFTH book sale together in three years and will mark my FOURTEENTH published book for children.

If this is a dream, please don’t wake me! :-)



Book 2: Scholastic Book Clubs!

Date: Wednesday June 20, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

Great news on the Real Mermaids horizon.

Book 2: REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH has now been picked up by Scholastic Book Clubs to join its sister REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS.



Ch 1: REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH

Date: Wednesday May 2, 2012
Posted in: e-books

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Happy Launch Day To Me!

Date: Tuesday May 1, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

Today is the official launch day!

Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath (book #2)

Normal is never coming back…

Jade is totally confused. As in, “will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?” kind of confused. Even worse, it’s been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now—nothing. Not even a text message.

Sigh.

But Jade doesn’t have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to come up with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.

The only problem is…Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime…

Praise for Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings:

“Bravo to Hélène Boudreau for hitting the bull’s-eye with a fresh, affectionate, watery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story.”—New York Journal of Books

“The author keeps suspense high…while tapping straight into young teens’ angst about friends, enemies, and boys.”—Kirkus

Purchase:chapters.indigo.ca indiebound.com amazon.ca amazon.combarnes&noble.compowells.com

Still haven’t read book #1? The e-book is on sale!

KINDLE: over at AMAZON . Only 99 cents.

NOOK: over at BARNES & NOBLE . Again, only 99 cents.

iBOOK: Over at Apple iTunes, too! Did I mention? Yes, I know…only 99 cents!

Don’t have a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Well, there’s a (free) App for that! Did you know you can read e-books from your Smart Phones, iPod Touch or personal computer?

Kindle Apps: iPhone/ Windows PC/ Mac/ Blackberry/ Android/ Windows Phone 7

Nook Apps: iPad/ iPhone / Android/ PC/ Mac

Want to know more?

Find out about the whole REAL MERMAIDS series <HERE>.



Author copies, bubble wrap and a big THANK YOU.

Date: Tuesday April 24, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

Only seven more days before the release of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH (book #2) and things are getting exciting!

I’ve been slaving away on revisions of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T NEED HIGH HEELS (book #3) while promoting the e-book price drop of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS (book #1) so I’m juggling mermaids like flaming torches.

And then…these arrived!

My author copies of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH! When the chicklets arrived home from school I was SO excited to show them.

ME: There’s something pretty cool in the kitchen.
CHICKLET #1: Oh, more lemon loaf?
ME: No, it’s in the box on the table.
CHICKLET #2 (flipping the lid): Cool!
CHICKLET #1: What?
CHICKLET #2: Bubble wrap!!

After 11 books, I think my chicklets are officially jaded. *sigh* But ANYWAY, then I sent a little video to a friend of mine who has been SO supportive and has read countless drafts of my Real Mermaids books (and to be fair, the chicklets have, too–they just REALLY like bubble wrap ;-) )

This one is for you, Natalie!

For more information on the whole REAL MERMAIDS series, please visit HERE.

 



Just in time for the release of Book #2! Amazon and Barnes & Noble and iTunes have dropped their prices of Book #1.

Now, you can get REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS (the e-book) for only 99 cents! An 86 % savings!

That’s about the same as a bag of potato chips at my local corner store, or a small hot chocolate, or a quarter of an Ice Cream Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Blizzard at my Dairy Queen by the library (seriously, their prices are insane).

KINDLE: over at AMAZON . Only 99 cents.

NOOK: over at BARNES & NOBLE . Again, only 99 cents.

iBOOK: Over at Apple iTunes, too! Did I mention? Yes, I know…only 99 cents!

Don’t have a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Well, there’s a (free) App for that! Did you know you can read e-books from your Smart Phones, iPod Touch or personal computer?

Kindle Apps: iPhone/ Windows PC/ Mac/ Blackberry/ Android/ Windows Phone 7

Nook Apps: iPad/ iPhone / Android/ PC/ Mac

Happy reading!



But that’s how much longer there is to wait before the release of the second book in the REAL MERMAIDS series.

May 1st! Hooray!

Pre-order: chapters.indigo.ca indiebound.com amazon.ca amazon.combarnes&noble.compowells.com

Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath

Normal is never coming back…

Jade is totally confused. As in, “will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?” kind of confused. Even worse, it’s been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now—nothing. Not even a text message.

Sigh.

But Jade doesn’t have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to come up with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.

The only problem is…Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime…

Praise for Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings:

“Bravo to Hélène Boudreau for hitting the bull’s-eye with a fresh, affectionate, watery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story.”—New York Journal of Books

“The author keeps suspense high…while tapping straight into young teens’ angst about friends, enemies, and boys.”—Kirkus

 



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