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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We were challenged… We accepted… And this was the result…
 

Interview Jan 31, 2013

I was interviewed by kids from the school newspaper at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin, MA on 1/31/2013. Coolness… (But I’m not sure what took me so dang long to get rid of that pizza plate.) 🙂

On authors, readers, and the Internet

YARN: You have your very own YouTube channel, tweet regularly, and post often on your website. Do you feel that these are now required extensions of your profession? Is this more so in YA or just a general shift in contemporary literature? Do you think social media creates more of a bond between author and reader?

MPH: This is yet another area in which I’m by no means an expert. I just do what feels natural and right by connecting with readers online. I appreciate the power the Internet brings in enabling authors like myself to hear from and speak with those who wish to connect with me.

– An except from YARN’s interview with Mark Peter Hughes

Read the rest on YARN here.

Interview with YA Review Network

Young Adult Review Network “The novels of Mark Peter Hughes…provide us with pure fun.” – The Young Adult Review Network

Sometimes as readers we forget that YA can be fun. Sure, we enjoy discussing its technical and literary components, but YA is often at its best with some gleeful enjoyment thrown into the mix. The novels of Mark Peter Hughes offer both the joys and tribulations of being a young adult and provide us with pure fun as well.

His novels, “i am the wallpaper,” “A Crack in the Sky,” “Lemonade Mouthand Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up (coming out on November 13!) tackle pesky younger neighbors, musical identity, a post-apocalyptic world, and our pasts’ inability to remain in our past. His books will make you laugh, ruminate, ponder, and pause.  In short, they will completely drain your e-reader battery.  (continue reading)

UMass Magazine Puckers Up

Mark Peter Hughes Umass Magazine Lemonade Mouth Puckers UpUMass Magazine: BookMarks

by Patricia Sullivan

Mark Peter Hughes ’95G is in a good place: His young adult novel, Lemonade Mouth, masterfully told in the voices of five high school outcasts who form a band, was made into a Disney Channel movie musical. His family received star treatment on the set and he even appears on the screen — dressed as a bee. The movie was a huge hit and boosted book sales. A sequel… (read more)

Patch Interview

Local Author Talks Family, Movies and the ‘Lemonade Mouth’ Sequel

by Brooklyn Lowery, Wayland Patch, 10/20/2012

Lemonade. It’s a perfect summertime drink, the staple of kids’ front-yard stands everywhere and, for one Wayland man, a key ingredient in his recipe for literary success.

In 2007, Mark Peter Hughes’ book, “Lemonade Mouth,” hit bookstores – and the Hughes family hit the road in a billboard of a car, traveling the country to spread the word about a misfit group of high school freshmen who formed a band called Lemonade Mouth. Now, five years and one Disney Channel movie later, Hughes… (continue reading…)

Now you can order signed copies of my books

Mark Peter HughesCool news! Wellesley Books (near my home) has just set up a system to work with me so you can get personalized signed copies of any of my books sent anywhere (as gifts, for yourself, whatever!). Order over the phone or through their website. (To get signed copies through the website simply write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments section of your order. You can also indicate if you would like it customized for a specific person. 🙂

 

 

United Way Reading Initiative – Join Me

Join me and fellow kids-author Gregory Mone in support of reading at United Way’s Summer Learning Collaborative Showcase! On Aug 9 I’ll be presenting at Girls Inc. of Lynn, MA as part of United Way and BOSTnet’s exclusive look at their nationally recognized program that works to ensure students avoid summer learning loss. Thursday, August 9th, 2012, 2-4pm. Join us if you can!

A Crack in the Sky honored…

A Crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes


A Crack in the Sky has been nominated for the 2013 Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoyah Book Award.

Many thanks to the great teachers and readers in Oklahoma!  🙂

Join me at the Ninja Novel Conference on Feb 4

Ninja Novel Conference 2012 I’ll be presenting via Skype at the 2012 Ninja Novel Conference on Feb 4. The Ninja Novel Conference is a new online conference for writers.

Are you a writer? Interested in joining us? Contact Ali Cross through her website.

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