SCARY SCHOOL – The perfect summer read for kids

Excerp from review on Diaries of a Domestic Goddess: “What I liked about Scary School is that not only does it give children an opportunity to use their imagination, but it also shows them that smarts and goodness ALWAYS prevails over bullies.  In a time where it seems like bullies are taking over schools all over America, giving the victims not only the comedic relief of a book like Scary School, but also the chance to see that they can win when it comes to bullies…that’s huge, in my opinion. If you would like to read Scary School, be sure to pre-order at Amazon today (just click below to head directly to Amazon)!  The book will be delivered directly to you after it comes out on June 21, 2011!” For the full article, visit:

Children’s author Derek Taylor Kent featured in UCLA’s Daily Bruin

The Daily Bruin talks with children’s author and alumnus Derek Taylor Kent about his new children’s book series SCARY SCHOOL to be published in June 2011 by HarperCollins: “Kent has been writing since the age of 15, creating various forms of amusement with premises not quite as spooky. For one free-form assignment in a UCLA astronomy course, Kent penned an interplanetary-themed story aimed for a younger audience, using his professor, Simon Balm, as the main character. After some tweaks and some illustrations, Kent had “Simon and the Solar System,” his first book aimed for younger children. As an undergraduate student in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television in the late 1990s, Kent produced a short musical called “Michael Jordan’s Magic Shoes.” With just a boombox and other minimal props, Kent told a story centered around the famous basketball player’s discovery of sneakers with mystical powers.” For the full article, visit:...