What the Dickens? BookSense.com to Host Chat With Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire

Candlewick Press and BookSense.com are partnering to host an online chat with bestselling author Gregory Maguire on Monday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. EST.

The chat will present fans with an opportunity to ask Maguire about his latest bestseller, What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy, as well as his other top-selling titles. BookSense.com participating stores will have the option of embedding the chat application on their websites or offering consumers a link to the chat.

"BookSense.com is very excited about working with Candlewick to host an online chat with Gregory Maguire, one of the most popular authors writing today," said Ricky Leung, BookSense.com director. "This is a terrific way for BookSense.com participants to provide an added value to their customers and to drive traffic to their websites."

Maguire is the author of more than a dozen novels for children, as well as four adult novels, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was made into a hit Broadway musical. His latest title, What-the-Dickens, is the story of "What-the-Dickens," a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth and penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change (trading coins for teeth) and he learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen (tooth fairies) to which he hopes to belong.

Booksellers with questions about adding the McGuire chat to their websites should contact [email protected]. Other inquiries should be addressed to Leung at [email protected].