Aug 8, 2011


This spring, I organized a blog tour for Anita Laydon Miller and the release of her first children's e-book, Earthling Hero. That experience was one of the best I have had in my days of blogging, especially the part where I got to share the genius that is Anita with my other writing friends.

Well, my friends, that chance has come again. Instead of running a blog tour, I am participating in a mass posting.

Why? I am glad you asked: Anita's latest children's e-book is out!

What is it called? Well, it's scary and it's good and it's a book - it's called A Scary Good Book!

I cannot wait to read this $0.99 e-book for children, especially after Anita had the first chapter up at her blog a week ago. Her voice was strong and the premise is promising. Check out the blurb:

Twelve-year-old Hannah Stone tells everyone she’s “okay,” but that’s a total lie. Two years ago her dad was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The detective in charge of the case never found the driver, but he somehow managed to get Hannah’s mom to fall in love with him. The jerk. And speaking of love, Hannah’s developed a major crush on Ollie Ortega—he’s her best friend and the only one she can talk to—a crush on Ollie is so not a good idea. 
Also not a good idea? Searching for a missing person with no help from the police. But that’s exactly what Hannah does when she finds messages in library books—underlined words that point her in the direction of someone who needs her. 
And, suddenly, Hannah’s even further from okay. She breaks into a library, gets caught in a kidnapper’s web, and is stalked by her dad’s killer, all in an effort to save a life…but can she save herself, too?

Intrigued? You should be because this book will be a gem. I am reading it on the NOOK app on my phone, but A Scary Good Book can be read on any e-reader or computer. If you're still an e-book virgin, I suggest giving the experience a shot with one of Anita's books. They are fast-paced and you'll forget you're even reading on a computer.

Enjoy and thanks for helping support my friend Anita!


  1. You're making me tear up, Jonathon! Thank you for your support.

    One thing I really, really want people to know is that they CAN READ AN EBOOK WITHOUT AN EREADER. Anyone who wants to know how can go to the Ways to Read an Ebook page on my website:

    There are thousands of free and inexpensive books kids are rushing through the free classics on their ereaders now...and if they didn't have ereaders, they'd be reading them on another device.

  2. I admit, I have an e-reader that I haven't used very much sitting right next to the TBR stack on my nightstand.
    I suppose it's time to fire that baby up, and go take a look at Anita's books :)

  3. LILY: Yay, fire that thing up!

  4. Sounds great, must download for my Kindle. :0)

  5. WOOHOO, Carole! Thanks for the Kindle download!

  6. You're a good guy, Mr. Arntson. And it is for that reason that I have chosen to support your friend Anita as well.

    (What that really means is that your "A Scary Good Book" post is better than mine.)

  7. RAY: Jonathon has some pull! :) And your post is great, too!

  8. Sounds awesome. So excited for Anita.

  9. Thanks everyone for your support of Anita!