Beth Vrabel's books on Goodreads
Pack of Dorks Pack of Dorks
reviews: 52
ratings: 178 (avg rating 3.92)

A Blind Guide to Stinkville A Blind Guide to Stinkville
reviews: 12
ratings: 17 (avg rating 4.47)

Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)

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    Know what makes an awesome holiday gift? A signed copy of a new book. I'm here to help you out! Enter to win a copy of A BLIND GUIDE TO NORMAL! 

    Reviews for this new release have been incredible. School Library Journal says, "A sweet, thoughtful, and funny read. Hand this to fans of Vrabel's previous novels and those who enjoy a heartfelt tale without the typical saccharine coating." FabBookReviews shares that "A Blind Guide to Normal is yet another meaningful, heartfelt and strongly written children’s fiction title from Beth Vrabel. While you do not necessarily have to have read A Blind Guide to Stinkville to understand or appreciate this sequel, I would still recommend as the book and characters (you get to meet Alice and her family!) are simply wonderful. Any readers who have already read and liked Beth Vrabel’s previous titles, or those who enjoy the work of authors such as Lisa Graff, Leslie Connor, Kat Yeh or Donna Gephart might especially love A Blind Guide to Normal."

    Know what makes an awesome gift to an author? A reader review on Amazon or Goodreads. Increase your chances of winning a signed copy of A BLIND GUIDE TO NORMAL by sharing a link to your review of ANY of my books! Giveaway restricted to USA, due to shipping cost. 


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    A Blind Guide to Normal!

    I couldn't be more excited to share that A BLIND GUIDE TO NORMAL is on bookshelves now! 

    I hope you'll love Richie Ryder Raymond as much as me! 


    Announcing CALEB AND KIT

    I am thrilled and honored to share this piece of news from Publisher's Weekly:

    "Running Press Kids Takes Vrabel Novel
    For Running Press Kids, Julie Matysik took world rights to Caleb and KitBeth Vrabel’s coming-of-age novel. Vrabel, who was represented in the deal by Nicole Resciniti at the Seymour Agency, won the 2016 ILA Award for Intermediate Fiction for A Blind Guide to Stinkville (Sky Pony) and was nominated for the South Carolina Book Award for Pack of Dorks (Sky Pony). Matysik said Caleb and Kit, which is scheduled for September 2017, is about “a young boy with cystic fibrosis and the mysterious girl he befriends one summer in the woods behind his home.” "


    CALEB AND KIT means so much to me. I can't wait to share it with all of you next year! 



    JTD takes over the SkyPony Express blog for a guest post about the difficulty of training his human ("She's not dogging very well yet.") 

    Check it out here! 


    Upcoming events!

    Exciting news! 

    I'm thrilled to be meeting with young writers and readers in the coming weeks. Here's where I'll be: 

    April 11-13 at South Eastern Intermediate School in Fawn Grove, Pa. I had a blast meeting students in this district in October and am delighted to have been invited back for a three-day workshop! I'll be meeting with fifth- and sixth-graders to focus on writing with authenticity. 

    April 15 at Paradise Elementary School in Spring Grove, Pa. Third- and fourth-graders at Paradise will hear how the power of kindness changed my life and put me on the path to being a writer. What makes this stop particularly cool is that I graduated from Spring Grove Area School District! Even cooler? My niece and nephew will be in the audience. *plots how best to embarrass them* 

    1-3 p.m. April 16 at Sarah's Creamery in Dover, Pa. What's better than having your own copies of PACK OF DORKS and A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE signed by the author? Having your books signed while eating delicious Penn State ice cream! Mmmm! 

    While we're in the area, we'll also be stopping by The Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz, one of my favorite places on Earth. Have you ever been there? Please go. It's a beautiful place. 


    Also, watch for details soon about a book signing in May at Barnes & Noble in Canton, CT, to celebrate the release of CAMP DORK! I love this new adventure with Lucy and her pack and know you will, too!

    I'm thrilled to also share that I'll be leading a summer writing camp 1:30-3 p.m. June 27 to July 1 at Avon Free Public Library in Avon, CT. Campers will dig deep to find their own stories, reimagine them, and write from the heart. When registration opens, I'll share more details. 

    In August, I'll be visiting Dover Area Community Library in Dover, Pa., (the same library where the littlest Vrabels attended storytime! *waves a shaky egg to Miss Ellen*) as part of its summer reading program. Each summer month, young readers are invited to take part in a giant book club. The library provides copies of a book, they discuss the books together, and finally readers meet the author at a pizza party. The library calls it Free Books, Free Food and Famous Authors! *blushes* I'll share more details about this soon. 

    And, to go a bit further into the future, A BLIND GUIDE TO NORMAL releases in October! Squee! This book, friends. I am so excited for you to meet Richie Ryder Raymond! I'll be celebrating with readers in Missouri! I plan to visit readers in Warrensburg, Jefferson City and Moberly in early October. 

    Last but definitely not least, I'm going to be meeting with Canton, CT, students in January as a visiting author to Canton Intermediate School. Woot-woot! 

    Want me to visit your school, bookstore or library? Here's how!