News and Reviews (That You Can Use)

UPCOMING EVENTS!  (I have some)

June 2, 2019: Signing at BookCon, at the always-relaxing Javits Center.

I Hate Popularity Contests . . .

. . . except when I’m in them. Proud to report that Fakers has been selected as a 2019 Children’s and Teen’s Book Award Finalist. And you can vote! Vote early, vote often.

PopSugar Must Reads

Proud and happy to say that Magruder's was included in a list of summer must-reads by PopSugar.  Here's the write-up:

Turn-of-the-century Coney Island, a society girl, and a band of freaks. In Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet, debut novelist H.P. Wood brings these elements to life in a story where nothing is as it seems and “normal” isn’t the norm. Be transported into another place and time in this magical debut novel.


APRIL:  Book Event!  Calling all Coloradans...

I will be in Denver on April 6th and 7th for the Public Librarian's Association Convention.  (If you are attending PLA, please look for me at the Sourcebooks booth on the morning April 7th.)

On April 6th at 7pm, I'll be at Book Bar in downtown Denver.  Also there will be my gifted friend Weina Dai Randel, author of THE MOON AND THE PALACE and EMPRESS OF THE BRIGHT MOON.  We'll be reading and signing our books.  Come down and enjoy an adult beverage with us! More info is available at BookBar's events page.


February News: Blurbs, We Got Em!

"A death-defying feat of creativity and imagination, MAGRUDER'S CURIOSITY CABINET is gloriously original, colorful and alive. Wood's magnificent riot of unique turn-of-the-century characters -- fools and sages, snakes and saviors -- charmed me completely. Pick it up and it'll run away with your weekend and your heart." 

-- Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician's Lie


"Oh, how I adored this marvelous, magnificent, magical book! There aren't many books I'll lose sleep over, but this was one of them. This is a story that won't let you go--stuffed with gloriously quirky characters and brimming over with sumptuous sentences--a startlingly original debut novel."

--Menna van Praag, author of The Dress Shop of Dreams and The Witches of Cambridge


I inhaled Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet in a single sitting. Wood has written a cracking Coney Island roller coaster of an adventure, full of marvelous, colorful, and unapologetically authentic characters. A bright, breathless debut.

--Jessica Brockmole, author of Letters from Skye

News: January 2016

Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet made the Publisher's Marketplace BuzzBooks 2016 top 40!  How's about that?!  Download excerpts from all the BuzzBooks here, and get readin'!