Blog Tour – Weirdo Academy Series


Hello lovelies and welcome to my stop for the Weirdo Academy Blog Tour. If you’re new to my blog, welcome to Sincerely Karen Jo. Today, I have a special guest post from the author, Charles Curtis. He’s here to talk about the reasons why he loves his book cover.

Hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to leave your comments at the end!

Cover Love

One image has to say it all, and I always felt The Accidental Quarterback – the first book in my Weirdo Academy series – had so many of the book’s storylines and themes to pack in.

There’s the fact that it’s about a seventh grader playing football, the allusion to some mysterious superhuman powers without giving too much away, not to mention indicating the main character (Alex) and his friends are coming of age and just starting middle school. On top of all of that, I was hoping the cover would have a comic book feel to it, given the subject matter and my love of all things Marvel and DC while growing up (if you’re scoring at home, it’s Marvel > DC, but that’s a subject for another guest post).

The cover absolutely delivered on all of that and more. I particularly love that it’s filled with movement – Alex running with a football, his body seemingly supercharged, followed close behind by Sophi and Dex.

The second cover has that similar comic book theme and more action. In The Impossible Pitcher, Alex turns his attention to baseball (something you might have guessed from the title). He’s throwing a pitch, and this time, it’s the ball that’s supercharged.

Just how happy was I with the covers? Here’s proof: I dressed like Alex for Halloween.


Accidental Quarterback

(Weirdo Academy #1)

by Charles Curtis

The Accidental QB Cover

Publication Date: November 7 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books

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Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, dreams of playing football. But his dreams are thwarted by his lack of athleticism and overall lanky build. Like any kid with a dream, Alex tries out anyway, just in case. If nothing else, maybe he can win the role of water boy. So when Alex suddenly manifests superhuman powers during football tryouts, Alex can’t believe his good luck. He’s got game! But his new abilities can get him kicked off the team; unless Alex can keep it a secret long enough to find out how the heck he got this way. Enter Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Now, Alex isn’t the only one at school with a secret. Except, the boys have caught the attention of some pretty nefarious adults, intent on making sure neither Alex nor Dex make it through the season.The only thing stranger than Alexander Graham Ptuiac, accidental quarterback, is the shocking truth about himself and his parents. When truth is stranger than fiction and adults are out to get you, there’s only one thing to do. Play ball!

The Impossible Pitcher

(Weirdo Academy #2)

by Charles Curtis

The Impossible Pitcher

Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books

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Alex and Dex are local heroes. Suddenly, everyone wants to be friends with Alex, Dex and Sophi.
But someone more powerful than any of them lurks in the background, keeping a close watch until it’s time to swoop in and capture them. Still, Alex tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy — in the offseason, he wants to play baseball. As Alex becomes a formidable pitcher, his powers grow and so does his obsession with controlling them.
With Alex finding less and less time for Dex and Sophi, Dex discovers his cat-like abilities start to disappear soon after he starts spending time with a girl.
As the friends struggle to maintain their friendships, that mysterious someone gets closer and closer. Can the three friends find their way back to one another before it’s too late? Or will middle school tear them apart for good?


Charles Curtis a sportswriter for USA Today’s For The Win. He has reported and written for other publications including ESPN The Magazine,, Bleacher Report,, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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