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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Princes Charming Take Portland, Oregon!

Live in Oregon? Your favorite Princes: Frederic, Duncan, Liam, and Gustav head to Portland from October 13-14th for Wordstock Book Festival!

Here's where you can find them:

Green Bean Books - Saturday, October 13th at 2:00pm
1600 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR  97211

Meet The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom author Christopher Healy, stick around for a sneak peek of the book, a signing, and a chance to enter to win a secret prize pack!

Wordstock Literary Festival - Sunday, October 14th
Oregon Convention Center

Meet Christopher Healy and John Stephens (The Emerald Atlas) 

Sunday, October 14th 2:00-3:00pm
KinderCare Children's Stage
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Left Stage
Followed by a Book Signing


Christopher Healy and Jackson Pearce (Sisters Red) discuss how classic fairy tales have influenced their novels, and explore the different ways to approach a modernized fairy tale.

Sunday, October 14th 4:30 - 5:00pm
KinderCare Children's Stage
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Left Stage
Followed by a Book Signing

 We hope to see some of you in Portland!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FREE Skype Visits for Portland, Oregon Teachers and Librarians!

If you are a teacher, librarian, or homeschool group in the Portland, OR area, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom author Christopher Healy is offering FREE Skype visits from now until mid-October.

If you are interested, simply tweet us at @WaldenPondPress or leave us a message on Facebook and we'll get back to you promptly.

Once you have set up a Skype visit with Chris, we will send you a copy the book and some discussion guides (as supplies last).

For more information about the book and its author, read on:

Select reviews:

“a crowd-pleaser with laugh-out-loud lines on nearly every page.” — PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY [Starred Review]

“Inventive and hilarious, with laugh-out-loud moments on every page.”— KIRKUS
[Starred Review]

 “A lively, humorous adventure” —Meghan Cox Gurdon, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Richly imagined and hysterically funny” — Dodie Owens, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Brilliant.” — NEW YORK MAGAZINE

There’s a lot you don’t know about Prince Charming.


Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes—a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel,  respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their  castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, and its, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Author Bio: Christopher Healy finally made the transition to writing books of his own after years of reviewing of children’s media for various magazines and websites. His first novel, the acclaimed comedic fantasy adventure The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, published in 2012, has been optioned for film by Fox Animation. The second volume in the series, The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, will be published in May 2013.