GREAT news for girls who like to call the shots!
YOU get to decide where the story goes in
The fun starts with How To Get To Rio. Follow your heart right to the end, and then go back and choose all over again.
Schoolgirl Kitty McLean has to choose between going camping with her best friends or going to an exclusive beach resort with popular-girl Persephone. She wants to spend the holidays with her besties but she also wants to get to know Persephone better. The beach holiday has an added attraction – a cute guy called Rio, is going to be there!
The inspiration: The story was inspired by a family trip to Carnarvon Gorge in central Queensland. We went with two other families, so that meant a pile of kids, endless games of capture the flag, lots of slime fights, and loads and loads of fun. You can read all about it here. The virtual book tour: To celebrate the release of How To Get To Rio I’m heading off on a virtual tour. I am starting with my old uni friend, and talented new author, Sherryl Caulfield. I’m visiting other great children’s authors and writing blogs during April for reviews, interviews and more. I hope you can join me.
1/4: Sherryl Caulfield – Interview
9/4: Kids’ Book Review – Guest post
15/4: Dee White Writing Classes for Kids – Tips on writing a pick-a-path story
23/4: Cereal Readers – Interview
28/4: Boomerang Books Blog – Interview
Bug in a Book – Review
Buzz Words – Review
13/6: The Book Chook – Writing tips
BUY How To Get To Rio
‘Tween girls will simply love this choose your own adventure style new series. Dealing with real world issues, How to Get to Rio gives the reader a delicious amount of power over the story they read – what will your Ever After be?’ The Little Bookroom
‘This is a perfect girls novel, where the reader gets to make Kitty’s decisions. Full of friends, family, school and first love, this book is fun, sensitive and has great characters that the girls will recognise and relate to (especially the annoying little brothers!). Best of all, you can read this book lots of times with lots of different stories. Perfect for Year 7 & 8 girls.’ Lamont
The details: See where to buy HOW TO GET TO RIO Pub Date: April 2014 Imprint: HGE Choose Your Own Ever After: How to Get to Rio ISBN: 9781742977744 Author: Julie Fison A$14.95/ NZ$14.99 256 pages 198 x 128mm 10+
CHECK OUT The Call of the Wild – another great story in the Choose Your Own Ever After series. This time nature loving Phoebe has to choose between a super-cool party with her besties and a Save-the-Orangutan movie night.