Monthly Archives: March 2017

THE LAST-EVER TAPPER TWINS BOOK PARTY! TUESDAY APRIL 4, 6PM AT BOOKS OF WONDER IN NYC

In honor of THE TAPPER TWINS GO VIRAL, the funniest and also last (at least for a while) Tapper Twins book, you are all cordially invited to…

The ABSOLUTELY BEST BOOK PARTY EVER!

Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00pm at Books of Wonder on West 18th Street in NYC!

What makes this such a great book party, you ask? I will tell you.

FREE PIZZA! 

(See that pizza place next door to Books of Wonder in the photo? Convenient, isn’t it?)

But even better and MUCH MORE RARE than free pizza are…

FREE CALVIN THE CAT MASCOTS! 

We will be raffling off a select number of the stuffed Calvin the Cat mascots used as props in the photos for THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK!

Like this one!

And this one! 

But not this one. Because it’s a hot mess.

The Calvin mascots we’re raffling off are all in excellent condition, I promise. How many will we be giving away? I don’t know. It depends on how many people show up for the book party.

I’ll see you there! (Right?)

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**30 DAYS OF TAPPER TWINS!**

It’s just 30 days until the fourth–and ABSOLUTELY BEST (or so I think) Tapper Twins book comes out: THE TAPPER TWINS GO VIRAL!

In honor of the occasion, Claudia Tapper is devoting her Instagram page to 30 days’ worth of new, old, rare, not-so-rare, behind-the-scenes, and in-front-of-the-scenes photos from all four books in the series!

Want a sneak preview? Okay, fine.

Here’s a representative sample of what you can expect over the next month:

 

The real-life models who inspired Claudia and Reese!

Alternate takes for the mean rich lady and her mean rich dog in THE TAPPER TWINS RUN FOR PRESIDENT!

The real-life art director — the fabulously talented Liz Casal — who created the drawings of Claudia and Reese (and everybody else) for all the books!

 

Horrifying full-color photos of the cheese fries Xander Billington stuck up his nose!

The totally awesome Chinatown dim sum place that I couldn’t figure out how to fit into THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK!

And because no Tapper Twins retrospective would be complete without him, James Mantolini’s dad! 

Want to see more? Head over to Claudia Tapper’s Instagram page for the full 30 days of fun!

And you’ll want to stick around after that…because starting on April 4th, Claudia will be posting all twenty-one parts of James Mantolini’s horror-comedy video masterpiece, THE FURRY MENACE:

(Don’t worry. That’s a rubber knife. I bought it at a Halloween store for three dollars.)

You’re definitely not going to want to miss THE FURRY MENACE videos. They’re a big part of THE TAPPER TWINS GO VIRAL. And due to technological limitations inherent in the “book” medium, they will not be viewable in the book itself. So Claudia’s Instagram page will be pretty much your only source for that.

(Speaking of THE TAPPER TWINS GO VIRAL…if you want to preorder, click here and scroll down to find the big red preorder buttons for Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Indiebound, etc.)

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