JOE MCGEE: Peanut Butter & Aliens

Reginald the Zombie is back! The Doylestown Bookshop is excited to welcome back author Joe McGee on Saturday, September 2 at 2:00pm for a reading and book signing of his new book, Peanut Butter & Aliens. Peanut Butter & Aliens features the same zombie as Peanut Butter & Brains, as well as all the hilarious fun. Join us for a perfect afternoon with the whole family!
All is peaceful between the zombies and the humans of Quirkville . . . until an unexpected alien invasion causes widespread panic and chaos! As the aliens run rampant, demanding something mysterious in their alien language and coating the town in cosmic grape jelly when they’re not understood, the mayor declares a state of emergency. Once again, Reginald the zombie comes to the rescue, bravely suggesting that the seemingly evil aliens try pairing their jelly with some of his favorite peanut butter.
Peanut Butter & Aliens, Words by Joe McGee, Pictures by Charles Santoso
Despite their differences, the residents of Quirkville, the zombies, and the aliens work together to create the greatest sandwich in the universe! Full of lots of humor and heart, this entertaining sequel to Peanut Butter & Brains will satisfy readers who are craving more.
About Joe
Joe McGee in black jacket and striped scarf, arms folded, smiling at camera, next to some climbing ivy.

Joe McGee is the author of the picture book, Peanut Butter & Brains (Abrams 2015), about which the Kirkus Review said “Run, don’t shamble to get this original zombie tale.” The New York Time praised it for “amusingly unit[ing] the seemingly unrelated contemporary obsessions of zombie and food,” and the Washington Post noted “Joe McGee keeps the story moving with flowing and engaging text.” Peanut Butter & Aliens is a follow up to Peanut Butter and Brains. Abrams will be publishing a third, as yet untitled picture book in 2019.

He earned his Master of Arts in Writing degree at Rowan University and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Joe teaches creative writing at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, and is on the faculty at Sierra Nevada College’s low-residency MFA program, Writing for Children and Young Adults track in Lake Tahoe, NV.

Joe currently lives in historic Hunterdon County, NJ with his partner and fellow kidlit author, Jessica Rinker. He has three boys, ages 16, 13, and 10.

He is represented by Linda Epstein of the Emerald City Literary Agency. Joe is currently in revision of a middle-grade fantasy novel, working on more picture books, and writing a graphic novel. For more information, please visit or follow him on Twitter @mcgeejp. Joe is also on Facebook @joemcgeeauthor

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Event date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Peanut Butter & Aliens: A Zombie Culinary Tale Cover Image
By Joe McGee, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419725302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 29th, 2017