Look, Deirdra A. Eden of A Storybook World sent me this! A friend of hers, Adam Glendon Sidwell, has a book coming out. It’s a middle grade novella called The Buttersmiths’ Gold, and it’s coming out May 2. I love kids’ books, and this looks pretty cool. Here’s a bit more about it.
The Buttersmiths’ Gold
BATTLES. BLUEBERRIES. BOVINES.
TORBJORN AND STORFJELL’S HISTORY UNFOLDS IN AN EPIC EVERTASTER NOVELLA.
Everyone knows the most coveted treasure of the Viking Age was blueberry muffins. Blueberry muffins so succulent that if you sniffed just a whiff, you’d want a whole bite. If you bit a bite, you’d want a batch; if you snatched a batch, you’d stop at nothing short of going to war just to claim them all.
Young Torbjorn Trofastsonn comes from the clan that makes them. He’s a Viking through and through – he’s thirteen winters old, larger than most respectable rocks, and most of all, a Buttersmith. That’s what he thinks anyway, until a charismatic merchant makes Torbjorn question his place among the muffin-makers. When Torbjorn lets the secret of his clan’s muffin recipe slip, he calls doom and destruction down upon his peaceful village and forces his brother Storfjell and his clansmen to do the one thing they are ill-prepared to do: battle for their lives.
About The Buttersmiths’ Gold
The Buttersmiths’ Gold is a spin off novella in the Evertaster series that tells the story of two Viking brothers and their adventurous past. The Evertaster series (Book #1 released June 14, 2012) is about Guster Johnsonville, who goes searching for a legendary taste rumored to be the most delicious in all of history. Along the way he meets a slew of mysterious characters, including two Viking brothers Torbjorn and Storfjell. The Buttersmiths’ Gold is their story. 124 pages. By Adam Glendon Sidwell. Published by Future House Publishing.
If you’re interested in checking out Book 1, here is what it’s all about:
A legendary taste. Sought after for centuries. Shrouded in secrecy.
When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother’s casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know — a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.
Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’ reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it’s too late.
Those sound awesome, don’t they? Now that I’ve gotten you all excited about Adam’s book(s), I need to tell you something.
I have to quit the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.
This is the worst thing ever. I was really looking forward to the Challenge, but I just cannot post every day right now. I thought I could handle it, but I just can’t. This class won’t be over until May, and I just cannot do all the assignments and post every day.
This blog is already three A-Z posts behind, and I don’t foresee catching up at all. You know everything has been pretty crappy for a while. Well, it’s not getting any better, unfortunately. If I don’t cut something, I’m not going to make it.
Perhaps next year I’ll be able to do it. I apologize to anyone who signed up because of the Challenge. A couple of things:
- I’m not going to stop posting; it just won’t be every day. This yearly thing gets me motivated to post at least twice a week, and with the book in development, it’s not like I have nothing to say.
- The 300th post thing will still happen—just not when I thought it would. (It involves cookies, so stay tuned, since that’s what you voted for.)
- The announcement I was going to do on April 30th will still happen, where I tell you more about Tunerville.
Thank you for reading and commenting and for all your support. Now go check out Adam’s books!
Maybe not the worst thing ever, but we’re sad to see you go. Next year!
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Well it sucks. I’d much rather be doing this than that!
Aww! Well, at least you tried. That is what is important. I look forward to you entering the challenge next year. *hugs*
Thank you, Rukia *hugs* I feel bad about it–I hate having to quit, or being quit on.
Sorry you have to drop out, and I hope everything works out for you! Good luck!
Shawn at Reading Practice
Thanks, Shawn. As I said, not going to stop posting altogether. And I still have something planned for my 300th post. :)