Guest Post & Giveaway! Poppy Mayberry: Return to Power Academy by Jennie K. Brown

Poppy Mayberry: Return to Power Academy
by Jennie K. Brown
Series: Nova Kids #2
Publication date: October 10th 2017
Category: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy, Magic

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Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she’s not just a Monday. She’s a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy’s elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical. When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby’s choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!

~Guest Post~

I kicked around the idea of writing a chapter from Ellie’s POV (when she’s still a snotty Thursday just coming into her powers), and ultimately stuck with POPPY. That said, I’ve included part of the deleted scene below! ☺


The first time I knew I was a Thursday, I was sitting at the formal dinner table in the formal dining room in our overly-formal house. My mom and dad were discussing whether or not they should fire the new chauffeur for taking a short-cut to my dad’s law office instead of his typical route. If you ask me, it was a pretty pointless conversation. Obviously, they shouldn’t fire Henry. He saw that there was an accident on the usual route, so he was just doing what he was supposed to do – get my dad to his office so he could do important lawyerly things, whatever those are. Plus, if they fired Henry then I would totally lose out.
Anyway, I pushed around a few carrots on my plate because my new best friend Celia and I had eaten two entire bags of popcorn an hour earlier while watching a movie at her house. I was totally not hungry. Not only that, but Hilda, our personal chef, had prepared my least favorite of my parent’s favorite dishes – filet mignon (which I still pronounced fill-it mig-non instead of the actual pronunciation of fill-lay min-yawn just to see smoke pour from my mom’s ears.)

~About the Author~

Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.

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