Book Trailer Thursday (29)

I’m sorry I didn’t have a Book Trailer Thursday post last week, everyone.  It was raining like crazy last Wednesday and into Thursday, which resulted in my basement flooding 🙁  I spent all day cleaning it up and tearing out carpet–and the clean up still isn’t done (we need to repaint the floor and the walls, redo parts of the drywall, etc.).

I’m back this week and excited about this brand new trailer.  Today I’m featuring Kathy McCullough’s book trailer for her debut novel Don’t Expect Magic (releases on November 8, 2011).  She’s really excited about this trailer for a couple of reasons.  Number one is that Mike Schmid, a keyboardist for Miley Cyrus and a musician who has worked with Sheryl Crow and the Jonas Brothers, read her novel and liked it so much he was inspired to write a song for it and is letting her use the song for her trailer!  How cool is that?!  The song is called “Magic” and can be found on iTunes.  The second reason for excitement is that Kathy’s friends Judy and Dave put the trailer together for her.  Judy did the illustrations.

Kathy is also one of the debut authors who signed up for Students Want to Know, which I’m very excited about 🙂  I’m looking forward to showing my students this trailer in the fall and sharing the ARC of Don’t Expect Magic with them.

Summary of Don’t Expect Magic (From Goodreads): Delaney Collins doesn’t believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she’s stuck in California with “Dr. Hank,” her famous life-coach father—a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.

Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he’s a fairy godmother—an f.g.—and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there’s a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone’s fairy godmother.

But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?


  1. Thank you! I see it’s been tweeted a few times, which is great!! I hope people seek out the whole song, as well as Mike’s other music ( He’s incredibly talented and I feel very lucky he let me use this song for the trailer.

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