Posts Tagged ‘Queenie and Arthur’

Back to Our Younger Self

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June 13th, 2019 Posted 6:33 am

HEART OF BARKNESS comes out July 2. We’ll be going on tour – dates and venues will be posted soon. Meanwhile, back at the writing ranch, we’ve also been working on the Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series. Book 1, RUFF VS. FLUFF, came out a couple of months ago, and #2, PAWS VS. CLAWS, comes out Sept. 17. Here’s what Kirkus Reviews has to say about it:

“Arthur and Queenie take the stage as dog and cat co-narrators of this funny, deftly plotted mystery. Arthur is a delightfully foggy dog with a big doggie heart—not keen on exercise but very keen on food. For her part, Queenie is the epitome of cat aloofness and self-love . . . The stakes ramp up considerably in this suspenseful and satisfyingly nuanced story. Arthur’s and Queenie’s hilarious personalities as they narrate in alternating chapters give the whole tale a refreshing spin. . . . Fabulous fun.”

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Beginnings

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March 24th, 2019 Posted 8:12 am

On Sundays we do beginnings. Since RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the Queenie and Arthur series (middle-grade but available to adults with fake ID) comes out on Tuesday, why not that? Queenie narrates chapter one. Take it away, Queenie!

I have the most beautiful voice. I use it to say just one thing: Me-ow! Have you ever heard anything so lovely? And it starts with “me”! How great is that? I love starting with me. In fact, I have no time for anything that doesn’t start with me and keep on going with me right until it ends, with me. Me—or actually ME—is how I think of myself, but you can call me Queenie, like all the other humans. Call me Queenie—but don’t expect me to come, or perform some stupid trick, or pay the slightest attention to you. You have my permission to look at me all you want. I don’t blame you. I’m a thing of beauty.

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Queenie and Arthur’s Trailer!

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March 22nd, 2019 Posted 7:43 am

http://oomscholasticblog.com/post/series-trailer-reveal-ruff-vs-fluff-spencer-quinn

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Sneak Peek

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March 18th, 2019 Posted 8:03 am

Queenie describes some pre-Christmas goings-on in RUFF VS. FLUFF (coming March 26 and now available for preorder – middle-grade but available to adults with fake ID):

“Arthur! No! Stop!”

That was Harmony. But too late. Anything the slightest bit unusual—like the sight of Elrod crawling out from under the tree—is enough to get Arthur going. It was all so, so predictable: Arthur’s sudden change of direction, ripping tufts of wool off Mom’s favorite rug with his clumsy claws; then his all-paws-off-the-ground-at-once sprint toward Elrod, the split log dangling out one side of his mouth; followed by a series of Arthur-type decisions, all customarily demented; and ending with the tree toppling down on Elrod, Harmony, Bro, and a pretty crystal flower vase, Mom’s favorite. But not on Arthur, who stood just outside the circle of destruction, his tail still wagging, although slower now, as though beginning to have doubts. I made a mental note concerning those tufts of rug wool, now readily available, then closed my eyes and settled into that nap, which was what I should have done from the start.

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