Recently Cleo from Jack and Jill magazine sat down with me to talk about Precious Bones and my life growing up in the swamp! Read the interview.
They also posted a nice review of the book.
Living in Hawai’i makes it impractical for me to visit all the schools I want to visit. Therefore, I am now scheduling author visits via Skype! It is a great opportunity for students to hear firsthand what is real, what is story, and how I turned my own childhood – much like that portrayed in Precious Bones – into the inspiration for my book. For more information regarding Skype visits, click here. I am also available locally (Hawai’i) for in-person visits to schools and libraries. Email me for more information.
Precious Bones was featured on the cover of Scholastic’s May 2013 Arrow Book Club for grades 4-6 as part of its Summer Reading Hot List! It’s thrilling to have the book available as a Scholastic Book Club edition.
Exciting news! Precious Bones is now available in a paperback edition.
ISBN: 978-0-385-74219-1 Price: $7.99
Here’s what reviewers had to say:
“The story’s setting is vividly drawn and the characters are endearing…all of the details and moments add up to a full portrait of a time and place…It’s a rich stew, including hearty dollops of mystery and suspense.”—The Horn Book
“Her voice is strong and lyrical, mixing regional syntax and dialect with lovely descriptions of the beauty she sees as she hunts, fishes, observes and explores in this mystical place.”—Kirkus Reviews
To read additional reviews, click here.
The wonderful Random Acts of Reading ran this interview in early May 2012, and they gave away copies of the book! http://randomactsofreading.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/10-questions-with-precious-bones-author-mika-ashley-hollinger/.
I was a guest blogger on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog Cynsations on December 18, 2012. See it here: Mika Ashley-Hollinger on Character & Setting in Mystery. http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2012/12/guest-post-mika-ashley-hollinger-on.html