Marcia Strykowski

It’s Roller Boy’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday Roller Boy !

Since I’m working all day today and partying all day tomorrow, there will hardly be time to let you all know what’s been going on. But I’ve got back-to-back plans to celebrate the release of my third middle grade novel: Roller Boy (see last post) and I’m sure I’ll have a lot of pictures to share when the events wrap up in a few weeks.

For now, there’s a couple of online parties going on. 🙂

First, check out an interview with me on the Writers’ Rumpus blog, hosted by Laura Fineberg Cooper. I’m so grateful to be part of this awesome group. Click here for the link.

Next, check out Laurie J. Edwards, author extraordinaire. Her blog is also celebrating Roller Boy’s release! Thanks, Laurie! Click here for the link.

Roller Boy, published by Fitzroy Books, is now available through all venues. But if you can’t find it on the shelf of your local bookstore or library, please ask! They’ll be happy to get it for you.

In my last post, I mentioned how one of our library’s scarecrows would be based on Mateo, the main character of Roller Boy, well here he is relaxing a bit while waiting to get stuffed and strung!roller boy scarecrow

I’ll check in again later, and if I haven’t said it before, I so love keeping up with all of you thanks to amazing internet capabilities. Who knew thirty years ago where we’d be today, chatting with worldwide friends? I’ll be back!

Meanwhile, here’s a shopping link that brings you right to Roller Boy:

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As always, thanks for your support and friendship!



  1. So exciting! Congratulations, Marcia!


  2. Joyce Ray

    So happy for you, Marcia! All your preparations will pay off. Enjoy!!


  3. Bobbi

    Congratulations!!!!! This looks AMAZING!


  4. Colleen

    Congratulations, Marcia!!! All good wishes for you and Roller boy’s success.


  5. Congratulation Marcia! We will see you on Saturday.


  6. Congratulations, Marcia!! Happy book birthday!


  7. Happy Book Birthday, Marcia!! Hope it’s a special kick-off for a wonderful release.


    • It’s been a crazy day getting ready, but should be a fun time. Thanks, Laurie, and for sharing the news on your blog! 🙂


  8. That’s marvelous, Marcia! Congratulations!


  9. Happy Birthday, Roller Boy!! May you sell many books to eager readers. Have fun with the launch.


  10. WooHoo! Congratulations!!


  11. Happy day to you and Roller Boy! Congratulations, Marcia!!!


  12. Louise Pryor

    I hope you make a million dollars from this book! I can’t wait to read it!


  13. Bette Norton

    Very exciting! I am a big fan of your first two novels and look forward to attending your book release tomorrow and purchasing your new novel!. I love Mateo the scarecrow! Congratulations! 🙂


    • Thanks very much, Bette. Mateo got fixed up again today, he’ll be wearing a red hoodie now. 🙂


  14. clarehelenwelsh

    Many many congratulations! Enjoy the partying!! Xx


  15. Michele

    Wow! Congratulations!!


  16. Louise Pryor

    I’m glad your signing went so well today. People loved talking with you! I got home around 3 PM and sat right down to read the book. It’s wonderful! I finished it already, and SO ENJOYED IT. Thanks for yet again giving readers such a worthwhile, interesting read. The plot was great, the characters very believable and sympathetic, and the dialogue believable and appropriate. Another thing I liked was that there are no grammatical errors! I’m so tired of reading books that are full of misspellings and grammar/ punctuation errors. (It must be the English teacher in me!) This book was completely well-written–a pleasure in every way! Thank you!


    • Wow, Louise, thank you so much! Not only for coming by, for buying a book, and for being such a good friend, but for this amazing review. Coming from you, I feel proud and relieved (so happy you didn’t find any typos 🙂 ). You’re a fast reader! It was wonderful to talk with you a bit yesterday and I’m already looking forward to when next we catch up, hopefully soon. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.


  17. pierrmorgan

    SO excited and happy for you, Marcia!!! Have fun with all the parties and signings. 🙂 xo


    • Thank you, Pierr! Yes, Roller Boy is finally out in the world and you’ve been there since its early stages. 🙂

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  18. Ashley

    Happy book birthday!! I can’t wait to read roller boy! I just looked at the party pictures,there awesome!!


  19. I’m happy for you, Marcia! Congratulations!😍🎉


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