Friday, May 9, 2014

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw blog tour: character introduction + giveaway

I am so excited to be one of the stops on The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw blog tour. I hosted a stop on the Hero's Guide tour last year for book two, The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, and I also reviewed the audiobook of the first book, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Needless to say, I am a huge fan of this trilogy and am sad that Christopher Healy is stopping at three books. I wish this series would go on and on. I love fractured fairy tales (I'm a fan of subversion, what can I say?) and the nonsensical humor Healy has exhibited in our four buffonish heroes.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don’t you? Well, think again. The Princes Charming, along with Ella, Snow, Rapunzel, and Princess Lila are caught and arrested for the murder of Briar Rose. The heroes are simultaneously shocked and sad to hear of this news. But a series of suspicious events leads them to believe that not only is Briar still alive, but some unseen evil is working its way into the throne rooms of all thirteen kingdoms. It’s up to the League to break out of prison, find Briar, and uncover the nefarious plot before the entire country is destroyed. 

About the author:
Christopher Healy is the author of the Hero's Guide trilogy: The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, and coming in spring 2014, The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw. The series is a comedic adventure that follows the exploits of four different Princes Charming in the aftermath of their not-quite-accurate fairy-tale fame. It was first published on May 1st, 2012 by Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. A film version is currently in development at Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios. Chris lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a dog named Duncan. Visit him at And learn more about the Hero's Guide universe at

Today the character I'm pleased(?) to introduce to you is:

Artwork © 2014 by Todd Harris
5. Captain Euphustus Bailywimple
Occupation: Captain of the Avondellian Royal Guard
Affiliation: Avondellian Royal Guard
Kingdom of Origin: Avondell
Current Residence: Luxury Barracks, Avondellian Guard Tower Five
Parents: Sir Highbumptious and Lady Lofticia Bailywimple
Awards: The Platinum Star for Tastefully Patriotic Service, Best Dressed Law Enforcement Officer, The Gilded Bowtie, King Basil’s Loyalty Brooch, Guard of the Year, and 243 others
Longtime Source of Frustration: Lucius “Dribbles” McAllister, the cadet who just cannot get it together
Likes: Ascots; highly skilled hair stylists; patriotism
Dislikes: Slovenliness; sassy prisoners; anyone who disrespects the Crown
Signature Move: The Supercilious Slap
Quote: “You’ll keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you. And wipe the corners of it as well; they’re covered in crumbs. It’s unsightly.”
Little Known Fact: At fourteen, Euphustus Bailywimple was the youngest person to ever graduate the Avondellian military academy. He won his first honor from the king at the age of eighteen, earned his captainship by twenty, and by twenty-five was considered to have the most accomplished hair in all of Avondell.

 While you're here, check out the hilarious book trailer:


One winner will receive a signed finished copy of The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy! Thanks to Walden Pond Press for sponsoring this giveaway.

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Also, don't forget to visit the other blog tour hosts:
5/5 – Icey Books
5/16 - KidLit Frenzy
5/19 - Mundie Kids
5/23 - Novel Novice
5/26 - Mundie Kids
5/28 - Small Review

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