Posts Tagged ‘Queenie and Arthur’

What’s In A Name?

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August 15th, 2018 Posted 8:28 am

Mrs. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month and therefore time for What’s In A Name, where Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) discusses a character name from one of his books. What’ll it be this time, Pete?

Pete: How about Queenie from RUFF VS. FLUFF?

Mrs. P: Great! First I should explain that RUFF VS. FLUFF is the first in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series. Adults may read them, but only with fake ID. (To get your fake ID come to the alley behind my office building after hours.) Pub date is March 26, 2019. Available now for pre-order – then you don’t have to worry! And now – Queenie.

Pete: Queenie handles half the narration in the series. Arthur does the other half. Arthur’s a dog, Queenie a cat. You never want to be too on-the-nose with a name, but … “Queenie” came to me right away and felt inevitable.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name!

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Two Unreliable Narrators …

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August 9th, 2018 Posted 9:15 am

… for the price of one! (Coming March 26, 2019.)

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What’s In A Name?

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July 19th, 2018 Posted 9:48 am

Mrs. Publicist: Whoa! Past the time in the month where Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) and I discuss a character name from one of his novels. How about Queenie, who handles half the narration of RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series?

Pete: First, may I say adults with fake ID can also read the series, coming in March 2019? For fake ID, please contact the appropriate bot. As for Queenie’s name: Every morning she sips up some fresh cream from a white, gold-bordered China saucer (served by Bertha, the cook at the struggling Blackberry Hill Inn in Vermont). What else to call her but Queenie? The name was the very first thing that came to me when I began dreaming up the series.

Mrs. P: Is it true that one day there’s a bit of a problem with the cream?

Pete: Shh! That’s in book 2. We’re not there yet.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name. Maybe a character from THE RIGHT SIDE? Goody, perhaps?

Pete: Perhaps!

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Title of Chet and Bernie 9!

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July 14th, 2018 Posted 7:44 am

Many great title suggestions yesterday! Maybe we’ll steal one somewhere farther along in the series. But the title of the next C&B is:

HEART OF BARKNESS.

(Pub date coming next week. HEART OF BARKNESS is not yet available for preorder – although RUFF VS. FLUFF, #1 in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series, is.)

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