I’m not used to double-dealing. But that’s all changed.
As you probably know, today is the debut of The 39 Clues #3: The Sword Thief, by yours truly. Now, when I agreed to write this, I didn’t know what it would do to my life. And now that I’m leaving on a coast-to-coast tour to promote The Sword Thief, I have a confession.
I’m obsessed. With clues.
I know, I know, this is supposed to be a book, not an obsession. I’m supposed to understand the difference between life and fiction, right? Well, while I’m visiting schools and bookstores, signing books and meeting fans in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia having fancy black-tie dinners with heads of state (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating that last part), I’ll also be on my own secret hunt.
You see, there’s a rumor about a clue hidden with a famous diamond. And I’m after it.
This diamond is not a mere multi-thousand-dollar trinket, but one of the most valuable stones ever known. In fact, I’m bringing along a tiny videocamera to record my hunt. And some of my pals on the Scholastic blog team (whom I have promised not to name) have agreed to post these video blogs!
This is my first post — the hunt begins in my hometown, New York City. Watch carefully. Each week I promise to report on any hot tips I find. In between, make sure to use The 39 Clues message board to discuss Book 3 strategy and share secrets with other Cahills. Oh, one thing — please, if you plan to meet me during the tour, don’t tell anyone about my secret, OK? And check www.the39clues.com once a week for my video blogs. You never know when they’ll be taken down. The Lucians are all around us.