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Santa Cruz CA - IMPOSTOR ALERT!!!

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SANTA CRUZ, CA!!!

Consider yourselves on HIGH ALERT!

The Impostor has brazenly announced that he will be appearing at

BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ

Today!! September 30!!

6:30PM

WARN SANTA CRUZ!!

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IMPOSTOR ALERT LEVEL - HIGH!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 - 3:00PM

SAN FRANCISCO!

BOOKS, INC.

at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

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The Impostor is showing his face in San Francisco on Sunday September 28.

 

3PM! You've been warned.

This is a ticketed event - so get your tickets if you want to help foil the Impostor. Click on the image above to go to their page.

BookPeople event - IMPOSTOR ALERT - Texas watch out

Posted by on in Email of the day

 

WARN EVERYONE YOU KNOW NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS!!bookpplBadMagic1

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 There is still time to get the word out and WARN AUSTIN TEXAS!

IMPOSTOR ALERT!

Monday September 22 - BROOKLYN NY

The Bookmark Shoppe

6pm

8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

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Did someone say MAUVAIS? Oh ... malpais ... phew

Posted by on in words of the day

Wordnik Word of the Day for September 18, 2014

 

malpais

 

The ragged surface of a lava-flow.

The site sits on a landform called malpais, a young, rugged volcanic landscape 'that looks like gravel dumped into a big pile,' he said.
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'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'

 

Lava you say? If lava is your thing, check out Earth Ranch, a camp for struggling youth. It's dripping with the stuff! Click below to watch their information video on a camp that might be right FOR YOU.

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Manhattan Beach - IMPOSTOR alert HIGH TODAY!

Posted by on in The Imposter

MANHATTAN BEACH!!!!

You're on warning!

Impostor activity believed to be happening tonight.

BARNES & NOBLE

7PM

MANHATTAN GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTER, 1800 ROSECRANS AVE BLDG B

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266    310-725-7025

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CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE DEVELOPMENTS!

Everyone should check out this promotional video for Earth Ranch. It's a camp for struggling youth, and you never know who might be a struggling youth.

Could be someone you know, someone you'll read about ...  or someone you may have already read about ...

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Click on the image to go see the video!

Sweet email

Posted by on in Email of the day

Agent AP sends us this alarming note:

Ahem...
Hello. How are you doing this fine day? I happen to be doing quite well. (Skip to the next paragraph to here the good stuff) It is very hot here...

I dangerously decided that yes, I will be reading the BAD MAGIC series. This info is top secret. First of let me attend to me choice of sweets...

Cherry Popsicles.

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Alright, I am back. You have chocolate, and I have my cherry popsicles. Anyway, dangerously I have decided to venture on in you writing and I have asked my mother if I could be somewhere with books on September 16th. Oversize sunglasses? I have my fair share of those.

Thanks for the heads up Agent AP. Not sure where you're headed on the 16th, but there will be a top secret party happening here. (Do not click!)

delicious deal

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Agent A writes in to make us an offer we CAN'T refuse:

PB, I am not an impostor.
I am a great fan of your books. I will give you 1,000 chocolates if you keep writing books.

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WOW! 1,000 chocolates you say?

BAD MAGIC out September 16!

Looking forward to those 1,000 chocoaltes.

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Sure, they look cute, but ...

Posted by on in Email of the day

Agent K sends in this Secret Series sighting. Sure, they look adorable, but something about their eyes ... they may be under the control of evil alchemists.

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At least they'll have to wait 6 more days to get their hands on BAD MAGIC.

A review of BAD MAGIC

Posted by on in Email of the day

This is our very favorite style of review -- from someone who hasn't read the book yet! Xander is a twelve year old book blogger, and he claims to have met PB -- TWICE. Here's his review:

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I love Bosch’s books. they are so quirky and fun. I read his Secret Series, and I absolutely loved them. I also love the art inside the book—Gilbert Ford has a way of illustrating that is very unique. I have met Bosch twice :-) This book sounds like an awesome read—a camp on a volcano? surprises? believing the unbelievable? I’m hooked. I am SO excited for this book! I got an ARC at BEA, but like the above, got lost in the mail. Grrr. And this book was SIGNED.

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Sorry you lost that signed book, Xander. Anyone else who wants a signed copy can order one from ONCE UPON A TIME BOOKSTORE. But be warned - the book will be harder to resell once it's been scribbled in!

BAD MAGIC release day party

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Pegaraffacorns and a Super Hacker cat

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Agents K & M send us this alarming note:

Hey, it's us again! We are willing to offer you more chocolate. (It's going to be about 5 bars.)

Our pegaraffacorns (combination of Pegasus, unicorns, and giraffes) are hacking into your email account so that this message reaches you.  Then Chester (my fat, lazy, blonde cat) is super hacking into your site so we can get the info for the next book.  Mwahaha! 

Yes, we are your impostors!  (You didn't just see that!  Forget all that we've said!) We are looking forward to reading your new book, and stealing all of those secrets. (Oops, I just told you bad info again.*)


Sincerely (or not so sincerely), your evil followers*-- K and M.
*We are not so great with being secretive.
*Oops, I did it again.  You weren't supposed to know that.

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Well, all we can say is that if you've got trained pegaraffacorns AND a cat who is a super-hacker ... The Impostor had better WATCH OUT.

Something tell me the pegaraffacorns are going to be getting in to some BAD MAGIC on the 16th.

This letter was dangerous

Posted by on in series fan art

EMERGENCY!!!! FIRE DRILL!!!

Agent CC sends us this letter - ouch! Luckily there was that emergency fire exit.

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FIRE DRILL!!!

Pungle

Posted by on in words of the day

Wordnik Word of the Day for September 01, 2014

 

pungle

 

To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.

 

 

This word can sometimes describe how certain blocked writers feel. It's a pungle out there.

The backstairs series?

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Word of the Day
 
August 18
 
 
backstairsAudio Pronunciation\BAK-stairz\
 
DEFINITION
 
adjective
 
:
secret, furtive; also : sordid, scandalous
 
EXAMPLES
 
 
The article accuses the influential Washington lobbyist of having been involved in a number of backstairs deals to limit regulation of financial institutions.

we're not mentioning this blog post

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Word of the Day
 
August 9
 
 
apophasisAudio Pronunciation\uh-PAH-fuh-sis\
 
DEFINITION
 
noun
 
:
the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it
 
EXAMPLES
 
 
"I won't bring up that little incident that happened the last time you tried to cook a meal," said Laura, in a blatant display of apophasis.

 

We'd never do something like this.

thinking cap?

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Word of the Day
 
August 8
 
 
foolscapAudio Pronunciation\FOOLZ-kap\
 
DEFINITION
 
noun
 
1 :
a cap or hood usually with bells worn by jesters
 
2 :
a conical cap for slow or lazy students
 
3 :
a size of paper formerly standard in Great Britain; broadly : a piece of writing paper
 
EXAMPLES
 
 
The exhibit includes a number of early legal documents written on foolscap with quill and ink.

 

Many Secret Readers wear the foolscap - because they are jesters. NOT slow or lazy! Well ... Mostly because we are jesters.

An interview with the Impostor

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Here is an interview with The Impostor ... Possibly. Either way, Thanks to Macy and Zoe for bringing this to our attention.

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Pseudonymous Bosch is the anonymous pseudonymous author of the Secret Series. Not much is known about him other than that he has a passionate love of chocolate and cheese and an equally passionate hatred of mayonnaise. Rumors of Boschian sightings are just as frequent and about as reliable as reports of alien abductions. We might have possibly had a chance to see him at the ALA conference in Las Vegas – but we are not sure.

MACI & ZOE:
Do you read books on an electronic device or a real book?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
OH, ALWAYS A REAL BOOK. I AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE BUGGED.

MACI & ZOE:
How did you get started writing?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
JUST NOW? I OPENED UP MY COMPUTER AND…OOPS! THIS IS AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ISN’T IT? SHOULD I STOP ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS?

MACI & ZOE:
Do you read during meals, if so a book, newspaper or other?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
YES, I READ DURING MEALS. I FIND MENUS VERY FASCINATING.

MACI & ZOE:
What is your favorite dessert, other then chocolate?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
ANYTHING WITH CHOCOLATE ON TOP, BELOW, OR INSIDE…

MACI & ZOE:
What’s you favorite bookstore?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MONTROSE, CALIFORNIA. THE OLDEST CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE IN THE COUNTRY. ALSO ONE OF THE CLOSEST BOOKSTORES TO WHERE I…DON’T LIVE…AND NEVER HAVE LIVED. IN FACT, FORGET I EVER MENTIONED ONCE UPON A TIME. BUT IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN THE AREA, THEY WILL BE HOSTING A RELEASE PARTY FOR BAD MAGIC ON SEPTEMBER 16TH.

MACI & ZOE:
What do you use as a bookmark?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
USUALLY A FINGER. SOMETIMES MY TEETH.

MACI & ZOE:
Is there a special procedure that you do when you write (eat chocolate)?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
IT’S TOP SECRET BUT YOU’RE RIGHT IN THINKING IT INVOLVES EATING CHOCOLATE.

MACI & ZOE:
Is there anything else that you would like to add?

PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH:
NO. OK. HOW ABOUT, THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT QUESTIONS. I HOPE I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY AVOIDED ANSWERING THEM.

We have no idea how or when this happened - but apparently on July 15 The Impostor gave an interview to Publishers Weekly. Here's what they said about it, and just click on the photo to go to their page and listen - IF YOU DARE. Personally we think you should steer clear of this. Who knows what the Impostor said over the course of these 20 minutes. I'm certain it's all too revealing, but I can't bear to listen myself. Maybe after lunch. Here's what they said:

The pseudonymous Pseudonymous Bosch talks with PW KidsCast about his new book, ‘Bad Magic,’ as well as deserted islands in literature and TV, staying one step ahead of his “enemies,” and the possibility of writing books under (gasp) his given name.

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John Sellers - FOR SHAME!!! You're on our list.

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