Month: September 2013

The Last Giveaway. Maybe.

It turns out you can do a Goodreads Giveaway for a couple of months after a book is published — so I am! This time, of course, it’s for a hardcover copy of Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters. And I’ll sign it, too. So click on the widget below and sign up. Good luck!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane Zahler

Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters

by Diane Zahler

Giveaway ends October 18, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Books of Wonder(ful)

The Books of Wonder Great Middle-Grade Reads event was so much fun! Joining me at the table were three other great middle-grade authors:



Dan Poblocki, presenting his really scary new book, The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe. And Morgan Keyes, with the second book in her fascinating Darkbeast series. And, all the way from Australia, Catherine Jinks, presenting How to Catch a Bogle, set in Victorian England.



Jennifer Dee (@rifflemg) live-tweeted the event — a first for me! — and my HarperCollins editor, Andrea Martin, stopped by.


And as always, owner Peter Glassman and the enthusiastic and well-prepared bookstore staff were the perfect 100_6880hosts. They made us feel just a little bit like rock stars — a pretty amazing feat, considering the real life of children’s book writers…

Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters Leaves the Nest

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a bookstore as wonderful as Oblong Books and Records ne100_6833arby, nor a bookstore owner like Suzanna Hermans, who offered to host a launch party for Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters.


Nor an agent as fabulous as Jennifer Laughran, who came up with the idea for the party,


dessertmade the glorious cake pops,






and created quill pens as giveaways for book buyers. (If you want to know why quill pens…you’ll just have to read the book.)100_6836









Lucky me — it was an incredible way to send my book out into the world!