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Heck Contest Winner: Timothy Spaw!

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Remember that contest I posted a while back, asking Hecklers™ to post a video of them reading a chapter from one of my Circles of Heck books? Well…that didn’t work out so well. I got a few close calls (like Lucy Guzzardo’s awesome Heck video game!) but not a lot of actual Heck-related readings. I did, however, get a batch of CREEPTASTIC SONGS from Heckler™ Timothy Spaw from Syracuse, New Jersey! I’ve included them for all to enjoy this spooktacular season! Timothy is ten years old and loves music (apparently really disturbing music) and I thought, in honor of Halloween (AKA Satan’s Birthday), I would award him with the EXTRA SPECIAL PRIZE of a FULL-SET of SIGNED (or “Singed” if you’re dyslexic) HECK BOOKS! CONGRATULATIONS TIMOTHY AND SORRY I’M WRITING THIS IN ALL-CAPS! I’M NOT REALLY YELLING, IT’S JUST THAT I SPILLED FRESCA ON THE KEYBOARD!

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New Ways to Let All Heck Loose!

It’s always an exciting time here at the Basye™ household when the UPS man/woman/other delivers those big boxes from Random House full of pre-release goodies! This week, I got:

The paperback version of Snivel: The Fifth Circle of Heck (to be released Tuesday, February 26th…seen here with its pulp siblings);

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• the hardcover of Precocia: The Sixth Circle of Heck (also to be released Tuesday, February 26th, seen here alone and with its sturdy, hard-bound siblings);

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• the Spanish version of Heck, Donde Van Los Chicos Malos (this I got a while ago, actually, but it deserves a mention);

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• and the Danish version of Heck called Hulen, translated by the wonderful Soren Kristensen, available wherever odd Danish children’s books are sold.

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Behold! And be sold!

Tunes from Heck!

Longtime Heckler Jordan Knapp is a young musician from Georgia without what you would call “formal” training yet has an undeniable talent for composition…a Danny Elfboy, perhaps. Here is his latest composition, or “decomposition” actually since it’s for Heck, called “Enter Bea ‘Elsa’ Bubb.” Be sure to check it out!

Heck Goes Back To School, Part Three

Here are some more Franken-stories from Neah-Kah-Ni Middle and High School!

 

 

Radio Heck


I had the great pleasure of sitting across from Dmae Roberts—Peabody award-winning independent radio artist/producer—to fill up her weekly half-hour Stage & Studio show on Portland community radio station KBOO (it scares me to even type those call-letters). Dmae (pronounced Dee-May) asked a number of thoughtful questions and allowed me to read and—gasp—sing a few songs. Give it a listen!SNS61411-DaleEBayseAlso, be sure to check out the Stage and Studio website for more information!

Blimpo: Now Available in Convenient Paperback Form!


Yes, for those of you who have complained of arm strain from holding the hardcover version of Blimpo, we have created a new, lighter-weight solution: perfect for reading on-the-go or absorbing large spills. Apparently Blimpo-the third in the Heck saga—is featured in a spiffy new display at a book retailer near you. If you send me a picture of this display, I may or may not send you an autographed book. It depends.

Heck Nominated for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award!


The Oregon Reader’s Choice Award is an exciting way for discriminating Oregon 4th—12th graders to choose their favorite book in a real-life democratic process.

Oregon students, teachers, and librarians are all able to nominate books based upon a number of criteria, including literary quality, creativity, reading enjoyment, reading level, and regional interest.

This spring, students will decide the winner! Cross your fingers, toes, hooves, and barbed tails!

And, until then, check out the Heck Discussion Guide, courtesy of the Multnomah County Library.