Mortimus on Writing and Books

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

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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!

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

May 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 a “jaunty outing” by […]

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

March 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 @ the Seattle Public Library

March 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

March 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

March 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

More Fun at Nathan Hale

February 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Great Day at South Shore Christian Academy

February 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Fun Fan Mail

December 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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