Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon are two prolific authors (especially Golden – I swear the man has a new book out every week) who have somehow carved time out of their individual schedules to team up and write books together. They began with The Hidden Cities series, a trio of novels with the common theme of examining those hidden places and buried secrets that certain cities seem to possess.
I don’t know if they will continue that series beyond the latest entry, The Chamber of Ten (although I hope they do), but in the meantime they’ve moved on to The Secret Journeys of Jack London, a Young Adult series that blends fiction and fact to tell exciting stories of the adventurous author’s many real-life travels. The first book, The Wild, which comes out on March 1st, has London crossing paths with the legendary Wendigo. The series is picking up some serious pre-publication buzz, thanks in no small part to a movie deal with 20th Century Fox, and looks to be quite a success for the talented team.
To further promote the book, Golden and Lebbon are going on a quick blog tour, visiting the online homes of YA bloggers who are also teachers, librarians and adventurers themselves. They’ll start out on Monday, February 28th at Bildungsroman, and then move on to:
Tuesday, March 1st
Kiba Rika (Kimberly Hirsh) of Lectitans
Thursday, March 3rd
Melissa Walker, author of Small Town Sinners
Friday, March 4th
Justin from Little Shop of Stories
Monday, March 7th
Rebecca’s Book Blog
Tuesday, March 8th
Martha Brockenbrough, author of Things That Make Us [Sic]
Be sure to stop in and check ’em out. And tell ’em October Country sent you.