Could there be another JK Rowling in our midst?
There could indeed, and her name is JK Hawkins.
By the tender age of 13, the Paris, Texas, scribe had already written 19 books in her My Weird Family series.
Now comes her 20th, titled My Vampire Cousin, which has been selected as this week’s Blurb! Book of the Week by hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent.
According to a fellow tween post- ing on ReaderViews, “This exceptional novel is both thrilling and humorous.
“The story’s main character, Alice, is strong, confident and smart. This is what all kids look for in a fairy tale.
“Alice finds out that her family is not only dead, but the living dead! As she escapes from all the vampire teeth coming at her, she discovers that no matter what types of creatures your family is made up of, you can still love them.”
Every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, Sally and Dr. Kent review not books themselves but prerecorded pitches from five writers whose literary works are hot off the presses.
Each scribe gets a mere three minutes to convince the hosts that theirs is the book worth cracking. But if they succeed, they capture the coveted Book of the Week title.
That means Sally and Dr. Kent post it prominently on the Blurb! website – just as they did with JK’s book.
To top it all off, the winning author gets a guest spot on the show, during which to pitch his or her book live to listeners worldwide.
As Dr. Kent is out of the country for the next two weeks, Blurb! will return Wednesday, May 20, at 9 p.m. ET. And at that time, JK will appear live on the show to discuss her work.
To tune into Blurb!, click here.
To learn more about Blurb! – including how to submit your pitch for an upcoming show – click here.
To read more about My Vampire Cousin, click here.
To see all our Blurb! Book of the Week winners to date, click here.