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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien 

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Hi! I'm P. J. Hoover, author of books for kids, teens, and adults of all ages. I used to be an electrical engineer, but now I write, teach, edit, and coach full time.

PJ Hoover

"[Hoover's] confident deployment of myth is impressive..."
--Publishers Weekly



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I'm excited to announce my newest book, PROBLEM SOLVERS: 15 Innovative Women Engineers and Coders, is coming Fall 2022 from Chicago Review Press! The book celebrates contemporary women working in robotics, software development, renewable energy, aerospace and similar fields and explores the challenges of women working in STEM fields. It is part of the Women of Power series.

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Spirit of Texas Middle School Reading List

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: "Snappy, anachronistic humor make this an entertaining, laugh-out-loud adventure."
--School Library Journal

"Awesome reading"

"...pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan's work."
--Publishers Weekly

"...appropriately modern snark propels this highly entertaining adventure."

"Cleverly funny, rich in Egyptian history, and intriguingly fast-paced..."