Mortimus on Writing and Books
The Purloined Boy has won the Silver Medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the Young Adult Fiction category.
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 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 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
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: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1362 On another note — The Purloined Boy was recently called, “very competent” and a “jaunty outing” by [...]
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 is on the shelves of all six branches of the King County Library System (Seattle, Washington). Click here to search the library’s catalog: www.kcls.org Morty
The Purloined Boy is on the shelves of 9 branches of the Dayton Metro Library. To visit the Dayton Metro Library follow this link: http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/ Morty
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: http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ There are many libraries across the United States that now carry Mortimus Clay’s, The Purloined Boy. Each week mortimusclay.com will feature a library where you can take [...]
Thanks to “Mr. C.” and “Mr. J.” and all the great kids at Nathan Hale Middle School for another fun visit!
Had a great day at South Shore Christian Academy today in Weymouth, MA. (This is about 1/3 of the kids and teachers at the reading.) I enjoyed the questions and really appreciate the invitation. Thanks everyone. I hope you enjoy the book! Morty
One of the great things about being an author is the fan mail. Here’s a fun letter that arrived recently. Here’s the text: “Dear Mortimus Clay, The book The Purloined Boy is a great, fun filled book. It has superior word choice, such as imbeciles, conspiracy, hefted and apprehend. I understood the story line perfectly. I [...]