If you haven't heard of Matt's debut novel, you're missing out on a fantastic middle-grade read. Released in October of last year, Clockwork is a wonderful adventure story with three main characters, three converging plots, an automaton that comes to life, boy-pleasing amounts of danger and - my favorite bit - a magical green violin. Kirby's book defies genre, but manages to weave elements of steampunk, historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery into one thoroughly satisfying, well-crafted book.
My eleven-year-old son's simple review: "One of the best books I ever read." You'll want to read it, too.
Check out the book trailer, if you like. I tried and failed to get the video to work on my blog (not too tech-savvy right here), so click on the purple/red link to watch on YouTube.
To enter to win The Clockwork Three:
1. Become a follower of my blog by clicking on the "follow me" icon to the right. If you already follow, good enough.
2. Leave a comment and let me know you follow and wish to enter the drawing.
3. Do the above by Sunday, March 20 (which also happens to be the Vernal Equinox. Happy spring!).
4. Check back Monday, March 21 for results.
Good luck! Wear green!