Friday, February 26, 2010

I Fooled You!

This week I got my author copies in the mail for I FOOLED YOU—a middle-grade anthology edited by Johanna Hurwitz and containing short stories by Johanna herself, David A. Adler, Eve B. Feldman, Douglas Florian, Matthew Holm, Ellen Klages, Carmela A. Martino, Megan McDonald, Barbara Ann Porte, and yours truly. Mine is called "The Bridge to Highlandsville," and is actually my first-ever published short story, which is very exciting to me.

Also very exciting: look what Kirkus had to say(!):

"...Hurwitz has asked a group of ten writers to create stories that include the line, 'I fooled you,' a concept that, she reminds readers, is a common feature of most folk and fairy tales. Matthew Holm provides a funny, nearly wordless graphic tale. The final two stories, a new take on the troll guarding a bridge by Michelle Knudsen and a story with a satisfying surprise ending by Ellen Klages, are the best. Douglas Florian contributes a bouncy poem, and stories by Johanna Hurwitz and Eve B. Feldman offer gentle messages about the sometimes-questionable behavior of middle-grade students."

The book releases in hardcover and paperback on March 9, 2010. Visit to order a copy from your favorite independent bookstore.


  1. One of my dreams is to be published in an anthology--I don't know why--they're just always so wonderful! Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations on your publication and the kudos on Kirkus!

  3. "...the best!" from kirkus! that's so awesome there aren't enough letters in the word awesome to express it.

  4. Mikki we already know you were "the best"! Yay the everyone else is coming to their senses :)

  5. *Really* liked the troll story!


  6. Thanks, Ellen! I really liked yours, too! Loved the final reveal, especially. :)