Well, here's one that schools will just LOVE us for. Adam, the boss of the staff, has launched a blog in which he makes all the strange drinks that appear in the works of Charles Dickens - egg hot, purl, dog's nose, sherry flip, and various punches that are set on fire before they're served. The blog isn't just about the drinks, though - he takes great care to introduce the characters who drink the drinks and the books in which they appear, and is fielding a lot of emails from people who decided to read some Dickens after reading the blog. And that's the whole point! Adam is a Dickens fan, and currently hard at work on a middle grade novel about beating him up. Here's the blog: Drink Like the Dickens.
In other staff news, we're thrilled to say that SPARKS, a novel by staff member SJ Adams, has been given a STONEWALL HONOR by the American Library Association, in addition to being a part of their "Rainbow List." This is a HUGE honor for SJ, and we hope it will bring more readers to his book.
As for the rest of us, we're still hoping to get the Hamlet guide out soon, as well as perhaps an "omnibus" edition of our four Shakespeare guides, and perhaps we'll rework that Dickens blog into a guide one of these days, as well.