Friday, June 29, 2012

Introducing: Marquin Parks and Wrinkles Wallace: New Series Great for Bookclubs!

From Teacher to Author - Congrats to my dear friend, Marquin Parks

Last summer when I joined the National Writing Project, I had the pleasure of working with a truly creative and inspirational author named Marquin Parks (click here to follow him on Twitter).  Marquin was always very excited about the book series that he was working on and ready to share his creation with the world.  

He told some great stories and really inspired me to work on some more creative projects and not simply focus on my blog.  Because of The Writing Project and Marquin, I now have two books that I'll be featured in that are being published this summer.  So I've personally been waiting for his fantastic book series to get out of his head and onto paper for quite a while. I was very excited to learn last week that the time has come, and Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School isn't just an idea anymore, it's a real book - rapidly soaring up the charts!

I'm especially excited to support Marquin because he is a teacher and a friend.  He knows what kids love to read, especially boy readers.  Last summer, I spent four weeks with Marquin on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  We spent hours each day collaborating with other writers.  I am so proud to see his work reach publication.  I know the readers of this blog will be excited to support him on his first book!

Readers are sure to be hooked on the quirky characters, fast pace, plot twists, and constant humor of Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School.  They won’t be disappointed because Marquin has already finished the next four books in the series!  E-readers will also be very happy to know that the book will be available for Kindle, Nook, and Google e-books.

The Amazon Book Summary:

Follow the zany adventures of Wrinkles Wallace and his classmates who have to come together as a team to outsmart their teacher and pass 5th Grade. After all, they’ve failed it a number of times--so many that Wrinkles is already 28-years old. The students deal with real-world issues and themselves in order to overcome the antics of their diabolical teacher, Mr. Sittin’ B. Quiet. (By the way, he’s only ten.) Join them in this upside-down world where non-stop humor serves as a guide to character-building and success.

Marquin has graciously offered to give a first edition, signed copy of his book away to one of our lucky readers!  Simply enter the give-away below... this will be a fantastic addition to your classroom library!

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  1. I cannot thank you all enough for entering to win an autographed copy of Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School. Thank you all for supporting and trying to get my book in the hands of a reader. Remember, Erin has also included another signed copy of this book in her BIG giveaway. Please keep doing what you do to promote literacy!

    Congrats, Brianne! Erin, you rock!

    Marquin Parks

  2. Marquin,

    Wow - I have the author himself leaving comments on my blog! You are so kind.

    Thank you,


  3. Erin,

    Thank you for giving all that you do to educators, authors, and everyone. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

    Marquin Parks

  4. Brianne's signed copy of Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School was mailed out today. Enjoy and thank you all for particpating. Remember, WWKNS is also in big giveaway on Good luck!