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Release and Book Signing Party, Over the Moon Toys, Sept 20, 2007

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Kirkus Reviews The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep

THE SEEMS: The Glitch in Sleep
"“Reality,” as we understand it, is a lie. Contrary to popular belief, a mysterious realm called The Seems has always maintained the world in which we live. Time, weather, dreams, colors and everything we perceive around us originates there, and earnest 12-year-old recruit Becker Drane is now The Seems’s youngest Fixer. Fixers go about mending damages to various elements so as to keep the world running smoothly. How unfortunate, then, that the boy’s first job may lead to the end of reality itself—if he happens to screw up. There’s a glitch in the production of sleep, and Earth is currently beset by worldwide insomnia. Becker soon learns through trial and error that mistakes happen, and that working through them is sometimes the only way to get out of a sticky situation. Metaphors and turns of phrase take on new meanings without feeling overdone in this engaging title. The authors have a firm grasp on the potential complexity of their world, and the end result can only be described as fun." --Kirkus Reviews

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy to produce and direct The Seems movie for Fox

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy produces and directs this family-oriented fantasy adapted from the Bloomsbury book series concerning a glitch that occurs in the parallel universe where everything that humans take for granted is manufactured and designed. Upon realizing that the glitch may have set into motion a series of catastrophic events that could spell doom for all of humankind, a young boy is recruited to venture into this strange and unexplored world and repair the problem before it's too late. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Autumn Book Sense Children's Pick

The Seems was named an Autumn Book Sense Children's Pick.

The Seems: Behind the Scenes

This is the diary of Michael Wexler and John Hulme's West-Coast swing of their pre-publication tour for "The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep." (October)

Day #1 - "The Nor'Wester"

I (Michael) guess it was probably a good thing I didn't look at the itinerary. I figured I would just wake up each day and go where they (our publicist Deb + The Powers That Be) told me. Little did I know what was in store...

Day #1 began with the Nor'easter that slammed the East Coast. Somehow our plane for San Diego (me and John Hulme, my writing partner/co-author) made it out of Newark before the governor (or "acting Governor" - (Governor Corzine was hit and run on the NJ Turnpike by a red pickup), got on TV and declared a state of Emergency and closed all the airports.

Unfortunately, Deb was not so lucky. Her flight out of JFK was cancelled, leaving two maniacal authors on their way to the west coast armed only with an ARC - and no corporate card!

It was at the point we decided to blow off all the scheduled events, rent a garish yellow Hummer and go off-roading in the desert. Just kidding.  read more »