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 two-day festival on March 10 and 11 in Tucson, AZ. I appeared in the Indie Author Pavilion greeting kids and adults, and selling my books.
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."
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"