Super happy to announce that my middle grade graphic novel that I wrote for Kids Can Press is now available for pre-order! ThunderBoom will be released May 2, 2023. With beautiful art by Claudia Davila, ThunderBoom is a story near and dear to my heart…about Logan, a non-verbal kid with a fertile imagination who faces his fear of masks…by becoming a superhero. Here’s a peek at the cover, along with order links with more details: Amazon, Indigo, Barnes & Noble, Book Shop, Diamond (for comic book stores) and from the publisher, Kids Can Press.
And here’s the blurb from the online book shops for more detail…
An action-packed superhero story about the power of imagination.
In this exciting graphic novel, Logan is thrilled when his parents tell him they’re all taking the train to see the Santa Claus parade. But Logan isn’t like most 11-year-olds – he can’t speak, and he mostly lives in his head. On this adventure, Logan must face some of his greatest fears: masks, dogs and the unknown. When he’s separated from his parents at the parade, Logan goes where he’s the bravest version of himself – his imagination. Transforming into superhero ThunderBoom, Logan is determined to stomp his way through any challenges.
Eisner-nominated author Jack Briglio tells an entertaining story about the challenges faced by those who are developmentally delayed, nonverbal or both. Claudia Dávila’s dynamic art brings Logan’s real and imaginary worlds to vivid life and will appeal to comic book and graphic novel fans. This is a terrific title for focusing on social-emotional learning, self-management and self-awareness. It’s also an appealing story for teaching empathy and character education lessons on courage, compassion, inclusivity and tolerance.