★ “Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet letters separated by fear and complacency. It will grow upon children and adults with each reading.” —SLJ (starred review)
"Rife with labyrinthine plotting, swoonworthy romance, and endless intrigue.... A thrilling ride and dazzling denouement."—Kirkus
"A provocative illumination of the nooks and crannies of a document that citizens have come to take for granted." - Kirkus
I've got some terrific news to announce today—not a debut book, but a debut novel, and a most wonderful one at that!
Carol Brendler's TELL ME ANOTHER tells the story of fourteen-year-old Cece, who lives in Newark in 1938 and wants nothing more than to be a radio star, preferably alongside her crush, Orson Welles. Steeped in the glitzy world of broadcast radio, this is a story that captures late '30s-era New Jersey and New York to a T. The novel culminates with Orson Welles's infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast, which sparked a rush of panic across New Jersey—an event which was also experienced firsthand by Carol's father, making this particular book deal all the sweeter.
I am so pleased to announce that TELL ME ANOTHER has sold to Holiday House, for publication in Fall 2013 (the 75th anniversary of the Welles broadcast), and was acquired by Pam Glauber and Mary Cash.
Huge congratulations, Carol—or, as Cece would say: Yowsah!