May 15, 2017

Posted Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Author: John David Anderson
Genre: MG Contemporary
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Walden Pond Press


From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, comes a humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, and the failures of communication between kids.

In middle school, words aren’t just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever.

When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes—though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.

In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost’s lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it’s clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won’t easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.  

Praise for POSTED:

Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one Kirkus Reviews 

PAGES 196-197

Rose licked her fingers and pointed to the cardboard chits that represented the undead horde shuffling toward us. “All right. I got this. I cast a spell of absolute zombie
annihilation on the whole lot of them, sending them back to the foul abyss or zombie-making factory from whence they came.”

“You don’t have a spell of absolute zombie annihilation,” Deedee informed her.

“How do I get one, then?”

“There is no such thing.”

“Well there should be,” Rose insisted. “What do I have?”

“You have a spell of scorching touch and your sword.”

“Spell of scorching touch. What is that—is that like I light my finger on fire and go around pointing it a people?”

“Pretty much,” Wolf said.

“That sounds lame. I’ll just use the sword.”

“It’s called a katana,” Deedee said.

“Its name is Charlene.”

Six eyebrows shot up around the table. “Charlene?” I questioned.

“Yeah, why? Is that a bad name for a sword?” Rose asked.

“No. It’s fine,” I said. “I just thought, you know, you’d want it to be, like, something more…intense.”

“Fine. Her full name is Charlene the Freakin’ Crazy Sharp Sword That Will Cut Your Head Off If You Make Fun of Her.” Rose gave me a challenging look.

“That’s much better,” I said.

“Okay,” Deedee sighed. “But I’m telling you now, Charlene or no Charlene, you’re all better off trying to run away.”

Rose took a Funyun out of the bag and crunched it mercilessly. “You don’t know me very well, do you? Just give me the dice.”
John David Anderson is the author of Sidekicked, Minion, Standard Hero Behavior,The Dungeoneers, Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Insert Coin to Continue. He lives with his patient wife and brilliant twins in Indianapolis, Indiana, right next to a State park and a Walmart. He does not wear ties but will wear sandals in the snow. He enjoys hiking, reading, chocolate, spending time with his family, playing the piano, chocolate, putting off the dishes, watching movies, and chocolate. Those aren't his real teeth. Seriously. The middle four on top? Lost 'em in a car accident. It's all right, though, the plastic ones look nice and he can still eat corn on the cob.

There are lots of ways to contact him. Telepathy, for example. Carrier pigeon. Alien distress beacon. Sky writing. Failing those, you can always e-mail him here. Be sure to tell him how his book has revolutionized your life, or, barring that, how you used it to smash a bug or something.

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  1. "What was your most memorable time in middle school?" No!! I don't want to remember!! The horror, the horror....

  2. My most memorable time in middle school was when the school flooded and we all had to take off our shoes and socks and roll up pants to evacuate.