PRAISE FOR MY EDITORIAL WORK
"P. J. Hoover's involvement was a big boost for my writing. She identified the urgency of my main character's story and pushed me to bring that forward. Helped me to think about what my characters should be feeling so readers could connect more with their emotions. I highly recommend her." -- Jonathan Sayer, young adult author
"Inspiration and style are necessary to writing but aren't the whole story. Stories have structures. They have antagonists. They need more 'show' than 'tell'. They must engage the reader. P. J. has opened my eyes to the craft and business of writing for children. Always positive and supportive, her guidance has been the force that's made my stories come alive!" -- Kathy Sutphin, chapter book author
PRAISE FOR TUT: THE STORY OF MY IMMORTAL LIFE (Starscape/Macmillan, 2014, MG novel)
"A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fans will delight in excavating." —Kirkus
"The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon ... is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan's work." —Publishers Weekly
"...a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists... Fans of Rick Riordan's will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand." —School Library Journal
"Cleverly funny, rich in Egyptian history, and intriguingly fast-paced, Tut brilliantly blends fantasy with thoughtfully constructed characterization to create a story that will beguile fans of modern-day mythology." —VOYA
"Hoover's fun interpretations of Egyptian gods and goddesses, frenetic pace, and appropriately modern snark propel this highly entertaining adventure." —Booklist
PRAISE FOR SOLSTICE (Tor/Macmillan, 2013, YA novel)
"Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies." —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author
"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive . . . readers will be happy to immerse themselves in Piper's struggles with adulthood, love, and fate." —Publishers Weekly
"The story's many twists and details about the Underworld and its denizens make Solstice a real page-turner that is hard to put down." —School Library Journal
"...a debut novel that consistently delivers..." —Booklist
"Sure to be a fan favorite, Solstice is not a book readers will be able to easily put down." —VOYA
"Hoover utilizes her unique writing style to create a beautiful world of disaster and chaos" —School Library Journal Teen Review
I'm the author of over thirty books for people of all ages published through a variety of means (traditional publishing, small press, self publishing, pseudonyms). I am actively involved in the writing community and have taught classes and participated in panels for many organizations across the country. My books have been selected for state lists both in and outside of Texas. For the last eight years, I have also participated as a judge in various writing contests. I have been critiquing manuscripts since 2008 and am always excited to offer feedback.
A note on my feedback: I won't hold back on my thoughts, as I think honest feedback is very important for writers to grow and learn.
P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn't work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. started creating worlds of her own. She's the award-winning author of The Hidden Code, a Da Vinci Code-style young adult adventure with a kick-butt heroine, and Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who's stuck in middle school. When not writing, P. J. spends time practicing kung fu, fixing things around the house, and solving Rubik's cubes. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website.
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