Stephan Pastis


About the Author:

Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. Stephan spent many childhood hours by himself, drawing in his room. When Stephan wasn’t drawing, he was spending time collecting baseball cards, his other childhood love. About entering the world of children's books for the first time, with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Stephan says, “For me as a kid, I liked to laugh. And I’m hoping this book does that for both kids and their parents. I just really want to give them a story that has something humorous in every chapter.” TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE is his first novel for young readers.


Eleven-year-old Timmy Failure is the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of a budding investigative empire. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total, and you get an agency unparalleled in ineptitude. Of course, Timmy’s plan for business world domination and crime solving does not factor in a bitter rival super sleuth whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include best friend Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brain spy mission. Or classmate Molly Moskins, who smells like a tangerine and is crazy about Timmy, making her his obvious (and only) prime suspect in every one of his cases. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is a historical record of his life as a detective. It has been rigorously fact-checked. All the drawings are by Timmy himself. (He tried to get his business partner to do the illustrations, but they weren’t any good).

What:  Stephan Pastis will discuss and sign his new book for kids, TIMMY FAILURE.

When:  Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood, Houston Texas  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Stephan Pastis for book personalization, please purchase TIMMY FAILURE from Blue Willow Bookshop.  At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Stephan will sign and personalize TIMMY FAILURE and will sign up to three additional PEARLS BEFORE SWINE books.  Stephan will sign books only.

A limited number of autographed copies of Stephan’s book will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us at (281) 497-8675.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
West Houston Community Center
725 Bateswood
77079 Houston
ISBN: 9780763660505
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 26th, 2013

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you please
select this option. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order
notes, add personalization details.