Enzo Holiday Ornaments!

We've just released this adorable four-pack of ceramic Enzo Kidz Holiday Ornaments based on the kid’s picture book, Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt! featuring illustrations by the marvelous R.W. Alley.

Click here to vote for your favorite ornament OR send us an email with your vote and you may be one of FIVE Enzo fans to win an ornament four-pack! Shop online here!

Enzo’s Christmas

Charitable Book Donations

Independent bookstores across the country are working with Garth to buy copies of Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt! and donate them to kids in need. Ask your local bookstore if they’re hosting a charity book drive. Maybe you can contribute or suggest they check out the Enzo Donation program at ‘Tis the season to give and we know these kids appreciate it!

Gets a Wintery Facelift

The Enzo Kidz website saw a wintery redesign last month, including the introduction of fun new holiday coloring sheets, games, and puzzles. (We’re still trying to solve this crossword puzzle.) Take a look at the special resources developed for parents, teachers, and librarians, and bookstores, including these handy Reading Guides!

On the Road

It was a busy fall for Garth through America’s south! He spoke at several Common Reads events in Georgia and Alabama. Late October featured a stop at the Fort Worth Library, and then over to the west coast for a keynote appearance at the Writer’s Digest National Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles.

Garth Stein and “me.”

While in Alabama, Garth visited a local elementary school and the kids followed up with a flurry of fun illustrations, many of which feature uncanny portraits of Garth! Special thanks to the kids at Cullman City Primary School for sharing their amazing creative talents!

Spring’s looking pretty busy! Keep an eye on Garth’s event calendar for more details!

A Book For All Seasons, Leavenworth, WA

Central WA, here we come!

Next week, Garth is on a back-to-back tour in Central WA for Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!

  • Wed, Dec 7
    A Book For All Seasons, Leavenworth
    4pm, Kids & Adults Speaking Session, Q&A
  • Thu, Dec 8
    Ellensburg Public Library, Ellensburg
    7pm, Adult Speaking Session, Q&A
  • Fri, Dec 9
    Bookworm Books, Kennewick
    4pm, Kid’s Book Reading
    7pm, Adult Speaking Session, Q&A
  • Sat, Dec 10
    Inklings Bookshop, Yakima
    4pm, Storytime & Pajama Party

Enzo’s Halloween Photos!

We had a lot of fun talking with Enzo fans and bookstores about the new kid’s book from Garth: Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween. Check out these highlights!

We asked Garth’s Facebook fans to submit photos of their little Enzos for Halloween. This shot of Bailey, courtesy of Melissa Bryner Mark, is strikingly similar to the Canadian cover of The Art of Racing in the Rain! (I think Bailey has something to say — if only she could speak!)

Trick-or-treaters at Byrd’s Books’ Halloween shindig flaunt some of the Enzo swag highlighting Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween, the third in the Enzo Kidz series.

Social Media Highlights

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S7W Write Here Write Now Conference

Write Here Write Now is a unique, collaborative one-day writers’ conference for all levels of writers. It is a fun, fast-paced day of mini-lessons, one-on-one author conferences, and lots and lots of writing. Includes food, collaboration, and camaraderie with some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest published authors and the guarantee that each participant will write and learn more than they thought possible in one day. At Seattle7Writers, we know that writers can help each other achieve great things. We firmly believe that writing (actually writing, not just learning about, talking about, or hearing about writing) is the key to a successful writers' conference, which is why Write Here Write Now is all about writing: with support, lessons, tips, prompts, and advice from friendly experts, and with the good cheer of a room full of writers.

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My peace I give unto you.

Winter 2016

Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!

Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt!, the second in a series of four children’s books featuring Enzo, Zoë and Denny based on Garth’s novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, is now on shelves.

When Denny takes the family on a trip to find the perfect Christmas tree, Zoë and Enzo get lost in the woods. Then it starts to snow! Lost in a storm is no place for a little girl and her best friend, Enzo, and Denny is be worried sick! Enzo needs to find help. But how will anybody find them in the middle of a snow storm?

The Enzo Kidz books series highlights the adventures of the super intelligent philosopher dog, Enzo, and how he uses his “dogness” to overcome life’s hurdles.

Fans of The Art of Racing in the Rain are sure to enjoy reading these books to their little ones. They make a fantastic year-long reading experience! Find them in your neighborhood bookstore or online at

Umbrellas for the Burnet Bookclub of Burnet, TX.

Raven Stole the Moon, Garth’s first novel, is a mystery about a woman who, while grieving over the loss of her son, comes to realize deeper — and much darker — possibilities about his disappearance. The book’s cover features a bright red umbrella.

A Sudden Light Skype meet-up with the Roswell Book Club of Roswell, GA.

Garth has been meeting with book clubs to discuss A Sudden Light via Skype for the last few months, creating an engaging and memorable book club experience. A Sudden Light tells the story of a man coming to terms with his rich family history … and dark secrets.

Movie Update

No update. Hollywood is moving slower than an old dog. 


Garth’s Holiday Calendar

A Book For All Seasons Bookstore
Leavenworth, WA
Wednesday, Dec 7

Ellensburg Public Library
Ellensburg, WA
Thursday, Dec 8

Bookworm Books
Kennewick, WA
Friday, Dec 9

Inklings Bookshop
Yakima, WA
Saturday, Dec 10

Seattle 7 Writers
Write Here, Write Now
Seattle, WA
Saturday, January 14

Muscogee County Library
Columbus, GA
Sunday, January 29

Bainbridge Kitsap Regional Library
Bainbridge Island, WA
Saturday, February 11

Port Orchard Kitsap Regional Library
Port Orchard, WA
Saturday, March 4

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