So much love for Harriet the Spy! And I agree, a marvelous book. The correct answer is:
THE BOOK OF THREE, first book in the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. 2014 marks its 50th anniversary, and this fall the anniversary edition will publish with an introduction written by yours truly. This book and all Lloyd Alexander had a huge influence in my younger reading self and who I am as an author today. I'm beyond honored.
And the randomly selected winner who also guessed correctly: JEAN! (who wrote: "It's probably Harriet The Spy but I would hold out for Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Fleming or The Book of Three by Alexander. Whatever the book, congratulations!")
Jean, please email your mailing address to squeetus (at) gmail (dot) com to get an ARC of Dangerous.
I turn 40 this week. Come back Wednesday for another announcement, February for lots of Austenland DVD giveaways, and 40th bday celebration stuff all year. Because I will celebrate and refuse to be anything but thrilled by this acheivement of four decades.
And I'll end with an exciting cover reveal:
The Unfairest of Them All will be in bookstores March 25 and (I think this is official) I'll be kicking off the publication with an event at Changing Hands in Phoenix!