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The Purloined Boy now available in Turkish

The Purloined Boy is now available in Turkish from Tramvay Yayincilik under the title: Karanliklar Ulesi, which in Turkish means, “Underworld.”

For your listening pleasure, Mortimus reads from The Purloined Boy

Some time back Mortimus entertained the thought of podcasting The Purloined Boy in its entirety.  Then he came to his senses.  But he did manage to get chapter one recorded.  Many have mentioned that Morty has the perfect voice for reading his own writing — that is very apropos, no?  Here it is for your listening pleasure. Here’s the introduction to what was to be the podiobook (that... [Read more]

The Purloined Boy wins the Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

The Purloined Boy has won the Silver Medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the Young Adult Fiction category.

The Purloined Boy to be published in Turkey by Tramvay in 2011!

Morty’s foreign rights agent, Whitney Lee, of The Fielding Agency, has secured an agreement from Tramvay, the children’s book publisher based in Istambul, to publish The Purloined Boy in 2011! Good work, Whitney!

The Purloined Boy reviewed in Gilbert Magazine

The Purloined Boy was reviewed in the April/May 2010 edition of Gilbert Magazine, the official magazine of The American Chesterton Society. Seeing as Mortimus and G. K. are old friends, Morty was immensely pleased by the insightful write up.  To visit the website for Gilbert Magazine, click on this icon of G. K.’s visage:

Mortimus in Coventry, Connecticut

Mortimus spoke to about 150 sixth graders in Coventry, Connecticut and had a great time.  Lots of Morty fans with excellent questions.  Thanks for the great time!  Morty

The Purloined Boy Wins the 2010 “IPPY” Gold Medal for Young Adult Fiction

Finster Press is proud to announce that, The Purloined Boy has been awarded the Gold Medal (first place that is) for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction. Follow this link to learn more about the award and to see the winners in all the categories: On another note — The Purloined Boy was recently called, “very competent” and... [Read more]

The Purloined Boy is a Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition

The Purloined Boy is in the running!  The contest is sponsored by Amazon, Publishers Weekly, and Penguin Books.  There are two divisions: General Fiction and Young Adult and each division was open to 5,000 entries. The first cut took place in February and 1,000 entries survived in each division.  250 Quarter-Finalists were announced March 23rd and The Purloined Boy was among them. As part of the... [Read more]

The Purloined Boy @ the Seattle Public Library

The Purloined Boy is on the shelves of all six branches of the King County Library System (Seattle, Washington). Click here to search the library’s catalog:  Morty

The Purloined Boy @ the Dayton Metro Library

The Purloined Boy is on the shelves of 9 branches of the Dayton Metro Library. To visit the Dayton Metro Library follow this link: Morty

The Purloined Boy @ The Brooklyn Public Library

The Purloined Boy is available at 17 branches of, The Brooklyn Public Library.   To search the catalog of, The Brooklyn Public Library simply go to this link: There are many libraries across the United States that now carry Mortimus Clay’s, The Purloined Boy.  Each week will feature a library where you can take out Morty books!

More Fun at Nathan Hale

Thanks to “Mr. C.” and “Mr. J.” and all the great kids at Nathan Hale Middle School for another fun visit!

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