We are so excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest middle grade novel, Spin the Golden Light Bulb from debut author Jackie Yeager! Travel to the year 2071 and join Kia Krumpet and the rest of the Crimson Five as they compete in the Piedmont Challenge. Acceptance to the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School, a place where they can let their imaginations and creativity run free, is on the line. Can they work together against forty-nine other state teams to earn their place at the best inventor’s school in the country?
The year is 2071.
Kia Krumpet is eleven years old.
She bites her nails (a lot) and flies an aero-scooter.
And she dreams of building her sixty-seven inventions at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School.
The event is the Piedmont Challenge.
A challenge in which all 6th grade students solve a series of tasks.
The winners compete in teams to earn a place at PIPS, a place where they can let their imaginations and creativity run free.
The rest of the students are forced to study only one school subject for all of 7th and 8th grade.
(That’s two whole years!)
The place is Camp Piedmont.
The coolest and most innovative camp around.
But in a world full of floating playgrounds, switching bunk beds,
and robotic monkey assistants, there’s more at stake than anyone expected,
and there is only one team with the courage to figure out what that is.
Meet The Crimson Five.
Because sometimes it takes a friend (or four) to help make your dreams come true.
Jackie Yeager is a middle grade author whose stories inspire children to think more, work hard, and dream big. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and spent several years coaching Odyssey of the Mind, where her team once-upon-a-time competed at the World Finals. She lives in Rochester, NY with her real life prince charming and two royally amazing teens. When she’s not writing imaginative middle grade fiction or living in her own fairly-tale world, she can be found conducting creative problem solving/writing workshops for kids and blogging at Swirl and Spark. You can also connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Spin the Golden Light Bulb will be available January 9, 2017. Preorder now on Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, Amazon, or through any of your local bookstores!