Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel, Greetings from Witness Protection! was named a Fall 2017 Indies Introduce title. A fifth-grade classroom teacher, Jake lives with his family in Hamden, Connecticut. He's visiting The Book Stall because his new book, The Right Hook of Devin Velma, has just been released! Jake will talk about his work and lead young writers in a quick-paced writing workshop.
Join us to talk creativity and realistic fiction with a rising star! We supply everything you need for the workshop, as well as an after-school snack.
This writing workshop is recommended for ages 10 - 14, and reservations are required. The cost of the workshop is a $5.00 gift card purchased the day of the event.
In The Right Hook of Devin Velma, Devin wants to hit it big on the internet by pulling a stunt at an NBA game--one the entire nation will be watching. Addison can't turn his best freind Devin down, but he can barely manage talking to his teachers without freezing up. How's he supposed to handle the possibility of being a viral sensation?
Addi's not sure why Devin is bent on pulling off this almost-impossible feat. Maybe it has something to do with Devin's dad's hospital bills. Maybe it all goes back to the Double-Barreled Monkey Bar Backflip of Doom. Or maybe it's something else entirely. No matter what, though, it's risky for both of them, and when the big day finally comes, Devin's plan threatens more than just their friendship.
With memorable protagonists and a wonderful supporting cast, The Right Hook of Devin Velma is a one-of-kind knockout in middle-grade fiction.
From the author of Greetings from Witness Protection! comes another unforgettable middle-grade novel about friendship and family.