Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Introducing Princesses, Inc. by Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi isn't new to publishing. In fact, before her first Aladdin M!x novel hit the market, she already had a full backlist of books for adults, young adults, and children. And she recently sold a three-book deal to Disney Hyperion...so wow! This month, she's celebrating the release of her second Aladdin M!x novel, which has a cover that no tween could resist. Scroll down to read all about it!





Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Hailey and her BFFs are all big fans of Collin Prince, a YouTube star, and swoon-worthy crush. So when the opportunity to meet him at a local Comic-Con comes up, the girls jump at the chance. The problem? The convention isn’t cheap—and the girls don’t have the money to go. But Hailey isn’t ready to give up just yet. In addition to meeting Collin at the convention, there is a young writer’s competition that she is determined to enter—and win.

The girls dream up Princesses and Pirates, Inc., a babysitting service where the girls will dress up in costume to entertain their charges. Of course, they aren’t as prepared as they thought they would be to deal with bratty kids, scheming older siblings (who are less than thrilled that their own babysitting jobs have dried up), and trying to balance their new “jobs” with school. And more responsibilities means less time for Hailey to work on her contest entry. Will their plan to make it to Comic-Con pay off…or could their business end up as shipwrecked as the pirates they portray?


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Bio:

Mari Mancusi grew up in New England where she spent her winters snowboarding in the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Today she resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and young daughter, writing snowy stories to stay cool. A graduate of Boston University and a former Emmy Award–winning TV news producer, Mari has written numerous books for children, teens, and adults. When not writing, she enjoys traveling, cosplay, watching horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—video games.



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16 comments:

  1. And she's an Emmy Award winner - wow!

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  2. That's a delightful cover, and congrats to her!

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  3. Congrats to Mari! This looks so fun :)

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  4. Thanks for another great review, Stephanie. I wish that I had been reading your posts when I worked in Middle Schools!

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    1. I've found middle schoolers think they're "too old" for our books. Kids grow up SO fast!

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  5. OMG, a three book deal to Disney. I may faint. Seriously. Okay, not faint;) But it's way impressive.
    Many congrats.

    Hey, Steph:)

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    1. I know! Could I be more jealous? Nope!!!

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  6. Congrats to Mari. She is a very impressive lady. I really like the cover. It draws me in.

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  7. Great cover. Congrats to Mari and wishing her much success.

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  8. It sounds like a good book. And I love her tshirt!

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  9. Mancusi sounds on point with her book. My older daughter is definitely more into YouTube stars than movie or TV stars and she would kill to go to ComicCon or MineCon or who knows what.

    Steph, I'll bet you're a great Pitch coach. Too bad I'm writing for an older audience.

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  10. Mancusi sounds on point with her book. My older daughter is definitely more into YouTube stars than movie or TV stars and she would kill to go to ComicCon or MineCon or who knows what.

    Steph, I'll bet you're a great Pitch coach. Too bad I'm writing for an older audience.

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