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Copies of Scroll I will be given to honorees and also science/STEM educators in the audience at the upcoming 3rd Annual S.E.T. Awards program (produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.) in Beverly Hills, CA! The award program is a special recognition component of the Ready on the S.E.T. and…Action! initiative to increase American interest and pursuance of science, engineering and technology. Awards are presented to movies, TV series, radio and TV news programs, print and online journalism for accurate and impactful entertainment portraying and promoting the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Last year, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Person of Interest, Body of Proof, Bones and CSI were among the productions honored.

Petra’s Birthday Contest

According to Petra Volare’s goddessmom Laura Stahlberg, May 7th is Petra Volare’s Julian calendar birthday!! To celebrate, we’re having a brand-new contest: what would PV’s favorite birthday cake be? Winner(s) get a free book, a one-hour creativity session with Reece, and will have the cake named after them in PV’s (eventual) kitchen science and recipes book, as well as in one of the future books in the series. Entries accepted via email for the next 7 days, so get inventive! Winners announced on May 15th.

Book Signing: Solvang

Author Reece Michaelson signing copies of "The Journals of Petra Volare" at The Book Loft in Solvang, CA.

Author Reece Michaelson signing copies of “The Journals of Petra Volare” at The Book Loft in Solvang, CA.

Join us at Solvang’s “Third Wednesday,” April 17th, from 3-5 pm at The Book Loft. If you live in the Valley or just want to check out the delightful “Third Wednesday” activities, please come see us, and enter to win prizes (whether you buy a book or not). We had 5 lucky winners at our last book signing who will be naming characters in a future book and who now have personalized autographed books!

Special Offers

In honor of Earth Day, if you buy 2 books and give one to a girl, we will enter your name to win the chance to name a character in a future books. Drawing will be held on Earth Day, and winner(s) notified the week after.

Come Meet the Authors

Reece and Pamela Jaye will be at the Curious Cup bookstore in Carpinteria, CA on Saturday, March 9th, 2-4 pm, in honor of International Women’s Day weekend. [As we like to say, “Great girls grow up to be Great Women!”] We’ll be signing copies (on sale there) and having a drawing for cool prizes like gift certificates and a chance to name a character in a future book!

Where to Find the Book

Another life-long dream accomplished: my book is in Chaucer’s Bookstore, Santa Barbara; Curious Cup, Carpinteria, The Book Loft in Solvang, CA and Vromann’s in Pasadena. Woohoo! Don’t EVER give up on your dreams!!!

US Inventor’s Day is Here!

The Journals of Petra Volare – Scroll I: From the Shadows will make its debut on US Inventor’s Day, February 11, 2013!! In Thailand, Inventor’s Day is February 2nd, and in honor of their day, and inventors around the world, we will enter everyone who orders a book that day (whether you’re from Thailand or not!) into a contest for a chance to invent a character in a future book!

Jack Gantos Wins 2012 Newbery Medal

Congratulations to Newbery Medal 2012 winner Jack Gantos for his book Dead End in Norvelt. Reece had the privilege of knowing Jack when she worked at Emerson College in Boston. This is his 2nd time winning this prestigious children’s book award.

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Scroll 1: From the Shadows --
the very first book in the series!

Petra Volare Teacher's Guide
Teacher's Guide Available
targeted for Middle grade readers!

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