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A Night of Authors

Called Out By Neil Patrick Harris

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Tonight, our local bookstore An Unlikely Story had two events that we attended virtually. The first was a conversation between Jeff Kinney the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and owner of An Unlikely Story and Neil Patrick Harris. Neil was talking about his new book The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit. To be honest, I did not know that he was an author. I’d never heard of the series before and now that I know about it I want to get the series for the kids so that they can read the rest of the books. We will be getting a copy of the 4th book that was recently released.

The virtual event was a lot of fun. Neil was excellent and the banter back and forth with Jeff was fun. Then Neil opened it up for questions and we got to see all the people on Zoom. Neil asked that we turn on our cameras and there we were smack dab between Jeff and Neil on the screen. We were in Allison’s profile so her name was on the screen but my face was what you saw when I turned on the camera. Neil sees this and says, “Allison what a beard you have” We start laughing and then he says that he wants to talk with some people. He unmuted us and talked to us. He asked everyone’s names and then asked if we had a question for him. He asked me directly to ask a question and I totally choked. So he moved on to Eva and she asked a really good question and Neil said, “Now that’s how you ask a question.” I was dying.

The second event was a conversation between Jeff and Max Brallier, author of The Last Kids on Earth regarding the latest book in the series. I reviewed that on video recently. It is called The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road. Max had an advanced copy sent to me. Both events were a lot of fun.

Devouring my Advanced Copy of The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road

The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road

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The Last Kids on Earth was a series I did not think I would have any interest in reading. However, once I got going I found I could not stop because the series was so fun. Then the series got turned into a show on Netflix and things continued to take off, toys and more! I reached out to the author, Max Brallier through Twitter and we connected. I asked him if he would like to do an interview with me for the book, The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road. He agreed and we did the interview back in early August. You can check that out below.

I asked Max if he’d get word to his publicist to send me an advanced copy of the book. It arrived on Friday and I have been quickly reading through it. The book is a fun read and a great next chapter in the whole series. I love the illustrations by Douglas Holgate. I’ll be creating a video review of the book soon, hopefully in time for the September 15th release date of the book.

I missed my chance to meet Max at An Unlikely Story a while back but this week he’s doing a virtual event with Jeff Kinney, Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and owner of An Unlikely Story. I pre-ordered another copy of the book and will attend the virtual event on Thursday night. Still won’t be meeting Max in person but this will be cool.

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