Sunday, August 17, 2014

End of the Summer Update

Congratulations to all the bookstores participating in the Great Greene Challenge! I know I’ve said this before, but I don’t think I can say it enough —thank you so, so, so much for supporting me, The Great Greene Heist, and diverse books. I am beyond humbled. I’ll be shipping out prizes to the winners (Watermark Books – the Grand Prize Winner with the most book sold!), Odyssey Bookshop (winner of the challenge against Eight Cousins) and Flyleaf Books (winner of the random drawing) at the end of the month.

I’ll be on the road a lot this fall—check the calendar for dates. I’m kicking things off in New York on Tuesday speaking at the Scholastic Teacher Week and on a panel at Books of Wonder — I would love to see you there or at any of my other events. (Also, I have limited availability for school visits for 2014-2015, but please email me if you’re interested.)

Finally, I’m happy to report that The Great Greene Heist is both in its second printing (Woot!) and is also a featured pick for the Fall 2014 Scholastic Book Fair. They even made a spiffy video. (I always thought there was a bit more bass in my voice....)

P.S.: The main reason that I've been MIA from the blog this summer:

 Introducing Sydney Leanne. (Pic taken 2 months ago....)



Blogger Jean Reidy said...

What a terrific trailer! I've got the HEIST next up on my nightstand. And that Sydney - so, so precious. So happy I got to meet you all.
Congratulations on all your great happenings, Varian!

8/18/2014 8:27 AM  
Blogger Wild About Words said...


Congratulations on your second beautiful daughter!

Your cup runneth over. So pleased with the success of HEIST! May it continue to sell like crazy and get into the hands of kids who will so appreciate it.

Good luck with your travels this fall.

Whew, I need a nap just thinking about all you're doing.

You rock!

8/18/2014 9:11 AM  
Blogger Kate Angelella said...


Wow, what a stunning baby girl! I am so happy for you!!! Please extend my congratulations to your lovely bride. And to you, I have heard such fantastic word-of-mouth raves about THE GREAT GREENE HEIST. It is at the top of my reading list-- I look very forward to reading it!

My goodness, you have surely been blessed. Wishing you, your wife, and baby girl Sydney all of the beauty life has to offer, and more.


3/31/2015 10:55 PM  

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