A figure much shrouded in mystery, Pseudonymous Bosch came to Salt Lake last week on Thursday, October 16, on tour for his new middle-reader adventure/mystery/magical extravaganza If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late:
Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book.
OK, I warned you. But if you think I’ll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you’re wrong.
I’m not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited initiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won’t be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro.
Oh, blast I’ve done it again. Well, at least I didn’t tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all.
I really can’t help myself, now can I? Let’s face it—if you’re reading this, it’s too late.
Our customers and the students of McGillis School were not only privileged enough to see him in person (sadly, we have had to edit all our pictures to keep his identity secret) but to hear the story behind the fabulously funny books! For example, we now all know who W.P. May is, and why The Name of This Book Is Secret is dedicated to … them (shh! It’s a secret!). We also discovered that Bosch can pull a rabbit out of a hat, spin a great story, and entertain every single kid, parent, and bookseller he met!
There is so much I can’t tell you, aside from that you must all pick up the books immediately. But! For you, dear readers, an exclusive reveal of P. Bosch’s true identity! Drumroll please …..
….. Jon Scieszka!