Today’s the day Carmen makes her dramatic entrance! I’m so thrilled for you to meet this one-girl sensación!
She was inspired by my love of theatre and imagination; by my hermanito, Brandon, and my hermanita, Elisa; and by my three daughters, who have a vibrant (if occasionally exhausting) enthusiasm for performing arts.
I hope young readers of all backgrounds will relate to her creativity and flair for the dramatic—as well as her love of her familia and big heart.
You can order Starring Carmen! at your nearest independent bookstore, on Amazon and B&N, and most anywhere books are sold. Want one signed? My maravilloso local bookstore Barrington Books has autographed copies.
Anyone who purchases a book starting today (launch day!) through the end of September, will receive these two fantástico bilingual posters, featuring the gorgeous art of Lorena Alvarez Gómez.
How to get your posters:
* Email anika@anikadenise and put Starring Carmen Posters in the subject line.
* Include your mailing address (I won’t use it for any other purposes other than to send you your swag.)
* I don’t require any proof of purchase, just your word on the #kidlit honor system.
Dates to remember!
(9/13) Tomorrow! Tune in for the Starring Carmen! book trailer premiere on Mr. Schu’s blog: Watch. Connect. Read.
(9/16) Dual launch party for Starring Carmen and Joe and Sparky, Party Animals at Barrington Books 4:30-6pm
(9/23) Princeton Children’s Book Festival (I’ll be there with my signing pen and feather boa!)
(10/7) Storytime and book signing at the Richland Library in Columbia, SC at 10:30 am
(10/26) Multi-author event at B&N Framingham, MA/ time TBA
(10/29) Multi-author event at Belmont Books in Belmont, MA/ TBA
Check my event page for more events added soon!
Mil gracias to my lovely agent, Emily van Beek and my editor at Abrams, Traci Todd, for being Carmen’s first fans!
And muchas, muchas gracias to all of you. I hope you’ll make room for Starring Carmen! on your shelves—and in your hearts.