Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beth McMullen

Beth McMullen is the author of the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series and several adult mysteries. Her books have heroes and bad guys, action and messy situations. An avid reader, she once missed her subway stop and rode the train all the way to Brooklyn because the book she was reading was that good. She lives in Northern California with her family, two cats and a parakeet named Zeus, who is sick of the cats eyeballing him like he’s dinner.

Recently I asked McMullen about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’ve been binging on middle grade action/adventure books with strong girl protagonists this summer. I think I’ve been influenced by the Wonder Woman movie! What an absolute delight to see a female superhero saving the day. A Dash of Dragon, a new release by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski, fits right into my theme. Plus, a novel written by sisters just has to be fun.

Lailu Loganberry is an expert at hunting dangerous beasts. And she’s even better at cooking them. At thirteen years old, this master chef has a lot to prove as she tries to run a five-star restaurant, cook the perfect dragon cuisine, repay a greedy loan shark, and outsmart the Elven mafia in a novel full of fantasy, humor, adventure and action. Lailu is just the sort of feisty heroine that goes perfectly with summer reading.
Visit Beth McMullen's website.

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