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Meet the readers

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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking to several 5th grade classes at Cider Mill School in Connecticut.  It was a great experience – the kids were smart, funny and  engaged.  Next up, Midlebrook School 6th graders in May!

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School Visit

For me, one of the best things about being an author is meeting readers and talking with them about books, writing and creativity.  That’s why I am thrilled to be speaking to the 5th grade at Cider Mill school on April 8th.

If you are a teacher or parent and are interested in having me visit your school / class, send me an email and we will see what can be arranged!

Book Signing in Wilton, CT

Toy Chest 3I am delighted to announce that The Toy Chest in Wilton will be hosting a book signing event for me on March 19th, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  If you are in the area, please stop by to say hello, chat about books and writing, and pick up a signed copy of Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe, or Flicker.

The Toy Chest is located at 21 River Road, Wilton CT 06897.

I hope to see you there! 🙂

 

Kyle Evans is now available everywhere!

KyleEvan_Front_Small_TitleKyle Evans and the Key to the Universe is now available worldwide in paperback and for the Kindle!

Illustrated by the very talented James Chapman, Kyle Evans is the first book in a quirky adventure trilogy for 8-12 year-olds (3rd – 6th grade in the US).

You can find Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe at your local bookstore (in the US), or at any online retailer, including:

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Kyle-Evans-Key-Universe-Hunt-ebook/dp/B01BC3K8XC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnesandnoble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kyle-evans-and-the-key-to-the-universe-rob-h-hunt/1123391573?ean=9781522986799

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kyle-Evans-Key-Universe-1/dp/1522986790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456281423&sr=8-1&keywords=kyle+evans+and+the+key+to+the+universe

“The Alexa Hill Chronicles (Book One)” is Finished!

Well, it took about five months (with a big break in the middle while I was appearing on stage in Milford, CT), but my new manuscript is done!  To celebrate, here is the first chapter.

I hope you love it! 🙂

THE BROKEN WINDOW

 

ONE

Alexa Hill was in trouble. Again. Just moments ago, she had been happily throwing a ball with her friend Jasmine in the backyard, but now the fun was over and a window was broken. And it was her fault. She should never have thrown that curve ball – there was no way Jasmine could have caught it.

It was a pity it hadn’t been the other way around. If Jasmine had thrown the curve ball, Alexa would definitely have got it. She was one of the best pitchers and fielders in her school, possibly in her town, and nothing could get past her. But that was not what happened. Instead, Alexa had wound up her arm, lifted her front knee and snapped the ball in the direction of Jasmine… and the kitchen window.

Unfortunately for Alexa, it wasn’t just the broken window that was a problem. Right now, at this exact moment in time, she was supposed to be studying for tomorrow’s math test. Her mom had gone to the store just 15 minutes ago, and the last thing she had said before leaving was, “Alexa – I want you to study this morning. The math test is very important and you need to get an A. Do you understand me?”

Alexa had understood.

To be fair, she had every intention of studying, but no sooner had her mom left than Alexa’s phone buzzed with a message from Jasmine.

Want to hang out?

Alexa’s fingers flew across the phone screen.

I can’t. I have to study.

On a Sunday morning? RU crazy?

It’s my mom

😦  I thought she was gone, I saw her car

She is gone

🙂

Alexa smiled.

OK.  30 mins only. Want to practice catching?

OK

Alexa knew that Jasmine wouldn’t really want to play outside – she was more into celebrities and fashion than sports – but she was a good friend.

Great. C U in a min

And now the two of them were standing side by side, staring at the window. “Wow, you are going to be in such trouble,” said Jasmine. “I mean, really.”

Alexa shook her head sadly. “My mom is going to kill me for this. Literally. Check our garbage tonight – you will probably find my body in one of the cans.”

“What are you going to say?”

“I have no idea.”

“I wish I could stay and help,” said Jasmine walking towards the side of the house.

“Wait!” cried Alexa. “You can’t leave me here! You have to help me explain this to my mom.”

Jasmine stopped, turned to face her friend and gave her a huge smile. “You know I love you right?”

Alexa nodded.

“But your mom scares the bejeezus out of me. There’s no way I’m staying here. Please don’t mention my name when you explain what happened.”

With that, Jasmine turned and ran down the path at the side of the house which led to the street.

Alexa sighed. This was not going to go well.