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Kim Tomsic, author of THE 11:11 WISH (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2018), was the “new girl” at 8 different schools. She now lives in Arizona with her husband and her dog, Sushi. Beyond writing, she is also a yoga teacher, a pet wrangler, a hiker, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Lastly, the most important thing to know about Kim: she believes in magic and miracles!

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Critical Praise for THE 11:11 WISH

Wishes, magic, and dares abound when a 7th grade math whiz tries to fit in at her new school by wishing on a magical cat clock only to suffer funny yet catastrophic consequences! In this “be careful what you wish for” story, magic goes haywire, so Megan turns to what she knows best—STEM—and uses the scientific method to try and sort everything out. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Wendy Mass, and Ingrid Law.

Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southwest Region!

“Debut author Tomsic infuses Megan’s first-person narrative with lots of personality and a distinctive voice, and secondary characters are all complex and multidimensional. Light fantasy firmly grounded in the realities of middle-school emotions.”

ALA Booklist

“While Megan’s home life is referenced in healthy doses, the action is firmly centered on the drama at school. Megan is endearingly transparent. Readers will empathize with [Megan’s] tenuous position and her tenacity despite the hilarious situations she gets herself into.” And “A fin, funny fix.”


“This middle grade fantasy is a strong choice for tweens who enjoy stores about magic and social drama.”

School Library Journal

“Tomsic puts a pawsitively magical twist on middle school mayhem. Whimsical and wacky, The 11:11 Wish is a romp of a read sure to please young teens and tweens.”

— Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of Savvy

“Full of unexpected twists and turns, this sweet, funny book is pure magic.”

Tara Dairman, author of All Four Stars

“Readers will be enchanted by this delightful story of friends, family, fitting in, and finding yourself. The 11:11 Wish mixes the pitfalls of middle school with much humor and heart, and the results are pure magic.”

McCourt Thomas, Head of Youth Services, Lyons Regional Library

“A magic infused romp that will make you wince and cheer. Perfect for readers struggling to find their own voice in the tricky social landscape of middle school.”

Ida Olson, Library Media Specialist, McCormick Junior High

“From social outcast to social butterfly – can the enchanted cat clock grant Megan’s impulsive wish? This debut novel is full of mean girls, magic, teenage angst, and ultimately the satisfying discovery of self.”

Susan Dunn, Children’s Librarian, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

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