P. J. Hoover

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After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer, P. J. Hoover started writing books for kids and teens. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek. Her middle grade novel, Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life (Starscape/Macmillan, September 2014), tells the story of a young immortal King Tut, who's been stuck in middle school for over 3,000 years and must defeat an ancient enemy with the help of a dorky kid from school, a mysterious Egyptian princess, and a one-eyed cat. Her first novel for teens, Solstice (Tor Teen/Macmillan, June 2013), takes place in a global warming future and explores the parallel world of mythology beside our own. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com.

P. J. is an experienced public speaker and has spoken at conferences, schools, libraries, and book clubs.

Texas Lone Star List
Spirit of Texas Middle School List

"A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fanswill delight in excavating."—Kirkus

"The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon ... is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work."—Publishers Weekly

"...a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists... Fans of Rick Riordan’s will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand."—School Library Journal

"Cleverly funny, rich in Egyptian history, and intriguingly fast-paced, Tut brilliantly blends fantasy with thoughtfully constructed characterization to create a story that will beguile fans of modern-day mythology."—VOYA

"Hoover’s fun interpretations of Egyptian gods and goddesses, frenetic pace, and appropriately modern snark propel this highly entertaining adventure."—Booklist

"Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues,sizzles, and satisfies."—Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author

"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive . . . readers will be happy to immerse themselves in Piper’s struggles with adulthood, love, and fate."—Publishers Weekly

"The story's many twists and details about the Underworld and its denizens make Solstice a real page-turner that is hard to put down."—School Library Journal

"...a debut novel that consistently delivers..."—Booklist

"Sure to be a fan favorite, Solstice is not a book readers will be able to easily put down."—VOYA

"Hoover utilizes her unique writing style to create a beautiful world of disaster and chaos"—School Library Journal Teen Review


Author Website: http://www.pjhoover.com

Author Address: Austin, TX

Genres: Fantasy, Science-fiction, MG, YA

Presentations: Thoughts on writing, reading, publishing, and inspiration. Other topics available upon request.

Audiences: Grade 3 - Adult

Available Times: Please contact with requested time/date

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In-Depth Visit Length: 45 minutes

In-Depth Visit Cost: Please contact me for rates.

Prerequisites: A love of reading!

Contact Information: Please contact me through my website: http://www.pjhoover.com/contact.php

Affiliations: SCBWI, The Texas Sweethearts (http://www.texassweethearts.com)

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