“Trust me, you’re ecstatic about this blog tour” – The Narrator

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is the hilarious first book in a new series for Middle Grade (ages 9 to 12) readers. The story of John and Abigail Templeton, kidnapped by the dastardly Dean twins in order to get their professor father to turn over one of his inventions, was written by Ellis Weiner and illustrated by Jeremy Holmes. Or was it?

While there’s no denying that Mr. Holmes created the creepy-cool blueprint-inspired illustrations, the authorship of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is not without its controversy. While the book cover clearly credits Ellis Weiner as the author, The Narrator, who not coincidentally is the narrator of the book, has been loudly claiming that it is he, not Mr. Weiner, who is the one and true author, such as in this video:

And the hullabaloo rages online, with champions of Ellis’ reputation pestering the narrator on Facebook and, and of course, the two of them have been sniping at each other on Twitter at @TheTTNarrator and @EllisWeiner.

In an effort to help settle the matter once and for all, Chronicle Books today kicks off a 16-day Blog Tour. Follow the tour for guest posts and interviews with Ellis and The Narrator and decide for yourself who can claim the rightful title of author.

10-Sep Mundie Kids
11-Sep The Children’s Book Review
12-Sep There’s A Book
13-Sep Watch. Connect. Read
14-Sep Stiletto Storytime
15-Sep Middle Grade Mafioso
16-Sep Sharpread
17-Sep The Book Cellar
18-Sep Mother Daughter Book Club
19-Sep Media Darlings
20-Sep The Book Monsters
21-Sep Karin’s Book Nook
22-Sep The O.W.L.
23-Sep The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
24-Sep Pink Me
25-Sep Book Dreaming
26-Sep Nerdy Book Club

Lara Starr
Publicity, Children and Teens

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Lara Starr

Lara Starr

Lara Starr is Chronicle’s Senior Publicist for Children’s books, and the author of Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies, Ice Sabers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Cookbook and Cookie Cutters Kit, and Chef Olivia™. Tell her you like her sweater and she’ll tell you exactly what she paid for it.
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