For the publication of SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE, March 5, my editor Steph Lurie had this idea: Let’s invite people to post pictures of themselves reaching into different universes and pulling out alternate versions of themselves, like (SPOILER KINDA) happens sometimes in the book. These Other Me’s could show their love for SAL AND GABI!
Being a nerd, a ham, and an all-around extra kinda guy, I contacted the fine folks at Boston Costume and asked if I could use their “inter-dimensional portal” for the afternoon. They very generously agreed!
First, we summoned a version of Rick Riordan from an alternate Colonial America, which seemed appropriate, since we were in Boston.
Then we got Greco-Roman, since . . . well, that’s what I’m known for.
Next up, how about Rick the Purple Wizard, with his faithful sidekick the stuffed dragon staff? Sure, why not?
And finally, how about Steampunk Rick!
All of my Other Me’s love SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE, and I’m betting you will too, in whatever reality you choose to inhabit! Heck, even my rubber chicken loves to read this book!
A big thank you to Tim and Eric at Boston Costume for their help with this crazy romp through the multiverse, and of course my wife Becky, who took the pictures!
Tim, by the way, (in the Camp Jupiter shirt) is a longtime fan and demigod whose goal is to become a history teacher! Yes, we need more great teachers!
A very happy publication day to Carlos Hernandez for his brilliant SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE! Pick up a copy. You will NOT be disappointed!