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GONE FISHING: A Novel In Verse is Available in Paperback 3/24/2015!

Today I'm celebrating the paperback release of Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse! It looks just like the original hardcover and has the same content, but the paperback is a tiny bit smaller: 

It makes me very happy that Gone Fishing is available as a hardcover, paperback, and e-book.

To celebrate, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is helping me host an online giveaway. Between now and 12:00 Noon Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, you can Tweet or Retweet using the hashtag #GoneFishingPaperback for a chance to win a paperback copy of Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse. Here's a sample you are welcome to use:

The Gone Fishing paperback by @TameraWissinger is here! Tweet or retweet #GoneFishingPaperback for a chance to win a copy from @HMHKids

If you'd like to purchase a copy, it's available through the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

It's also available wherever books are sold. 

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!


March 5, 2015 Marks the Two Year Anniversary of Gone Fishing's Release

It's hard to believe, but my first book, Gone Fishing A Novel in Verse, was released two years ago on this day. A fun aspect of being an author is having the chance to see copies of your own books just before they are released. Houghton Mifflin sent this box of books to me a few days before that release - what a thrill!

Happy Anniversary Sam and Lucy! 

My first peek at the hard copies of Gone Fishing in 2013.


Good News! GONE CAMPING: A Novel In Verse is on the way.

I'm happy to announce that Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse is a project that I'm currently working on with my editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Gone Camping will be a companion to Gone Fishing and will feature a story told through a series of poems with the same two main characters: Sam and Lucy. Gone Camping is not only a family camping adventure, but is also the story of how Lucy struggles to overcome her fear of sleeping in the tent and away from home. I'm thrilled that Gone Camping will be illustrated by Matthew Cordell, the talented illustrator who brought Sam and Lucy to life in Gone Fishing. Gone Camping is scheduled to arrive in the spring of 2017. 


Gone Fishing Good News!

I'm happy to announce that GONE FISHING is going to be released as a paperback! It will arrive from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 24, 2015. It's now at Barnes and Noble and Amazon for presale.