Wakandacon: a life changing event! I spent this past weekend as a vendor sharing my debut middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes with 2,500 festival goers in downtown Chicago. No, not at Lollapalooza, but at Wakandacon, a three-day conference held at the downtown Chicago Hilton on South Michigan Avenue, billed as […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lora Hyler firstname.lastname@example.org 1-414-520-0019 Wisconsin author’s middle grade novel appearing at Wakandacon/ Five-state book tour underway in mid-August July 27, 2018–Glendale, Wis.–Wisconsin author Lora Hyler introduces Wakandacon convention goers to her middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes featuring a 12-year-old African-American superhero and a multicultural cast of […]
My dear friend, Pat Dunn and her grandson, Khalil are enjoying The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes! And Khalil is the reader. Way to go, Khalil! Let me know what you think about my book. I look forward to you reading the next book. Enjoy these photos.
The Great American Read is a nationwide Public Broadcasting System (PBS) initiative exploring and celebrating the power of reading, through the prism of 100 best-loved books, according to the website. The 100 books were selected through a national survey. About 7,200 people participated. The series is designed to get people reading! Meredith Vieira, 14-time […]
Don’t miss the great Untitled Town photos below! Don’t you love it when organizers of a book festival are setting the pace for the entire region with only their second festival? That’s true for Wendy Wimmer Schuchart, Alex Galt and the rest of the Untitled Town Book and Author Festival Board. I was thrilled to […]
I’ve been busy promoting my novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes since December 2017. Of course, everything kicked into high gear in January when the advance reader copies were published. See my previous posts on February and March activities. Now onto April… Live on Today’s TMJ4 The Morning Blend Thanks to The Morning […]
My official Book Launch took place at Boswell Book Company on April 12 in Milwaukee, WI! For anyone who is still awaiting publication of their first novel and the subsequent rewards, and dealing with all the frustration that goes along with it, let me assure you that it’s all worth it! At my book […]
I’m headed to Green Bay this weekend. Yes, with 25-30 inches of snow on the ground. I’m among the authors presenting at the amazing Untitled Town conference. I’ll join some well-known figures such as R.L. Stine, of Goosebumps fame, who reports that he’s afraid to come to Wisconsin! And Roxanne Gay, who speaks fearlessly. I’m […]
I’m thrilled with all my stops in March to share The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes with kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, educators, librarians, bookstore owners, and more… March began with my first visit to the third largest book festival in the country (or world), Tucson Festival of Books. About 130,000 book lovers attend the […]
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Seventh-grader Marty Hayes is excited to work with the world-renowned CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing kit in science class. But things go awry…This rousing book with engaging characters should appeal to readers who enjoy adventurous superhero sagas. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family"
Middle grade readers who pick up The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes expecting a one-dimensional story of a young would-be scientist/superhero will find the read exciting, stimulating, and a powerful probe of heroism’s roots and friendship’s special challenges; highly recommended as a standout tale."