Jessica Day George

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Done, baby! Ooooooh, YEAH!

Oh, YEAH!!!!   WOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I just sent a thrilling little electronic package off to my editor called DRAGON BOOK #3! 

(It actually has a title, but since that title has changed in the last 24 hours, and may likely change again before it hits shelves, I'm just going to head off the confusion now, and call it something generic.)

Ah, the feeling of relief!  The feeling of freedom!  The feeling that now, I have no excuse will have to clean my house!

Ick, let's not dwell on that.

Again, I will reveal no spoilers!  I will not even repost that hint I put here a couple of blogs ago.  You just needed to be paying attention to my blog, don't you?!  HA HA HA HA HA!  Yes, I'm pure evil!  EVIL!

Now all I have left to do is work on the nine thousand other books knocking around in my head before I go insane.  That won't be hard, no not at all!  Hee hee hee hee!  (That's the insane giggle, not the maniacal laugh, if you're wondering.)

Also, seriously, I should clean my house.  Bleah.  What if I have so much fun cleaning my house that I decide to never write another book, but just spend the rest of my life cleaning my house?!

Um, yeah, that's not too likely.  But just in case, maybe I'll let the house go another day. . . .  The bathroom isn't too scary.  And if things get bad enough, the husband usually notices, and does it for me! 

How evil is that?!  HA HA HA HA HA HA!

ps-Jessica Recommends: The Shadow Children series by Margaret Petersen Haddix.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So far today, I have posted two blogs that have disappeared into the ethosphere, never to be seen again.  One here, one on MySpace.  I'm becoming very annoyed.  VERY.

Here we go again:

This Saturday, for those of you who may not have heard, is the big launch party for Rapunzel's Revenge.  If you are not a Shannon Hale fan, and don't know, it is a graphic novel co-written by her and her husband Dean, and illustrated by our good friend Nathan Hale.  It is AMAZING, and to give it an equally amazing launch, there will be a big party at the Anderson Library in Salt Lake City.  There will be live music, and games, a panel and signings by not just all three Hales, but also yours truly, plus James Dashner, Sara Zarr, Kimberly Heuston, and Ann Cannon.

Not only that, but it is a Western-themed party, and so this is your one and probably only chance to see me WEAR COWBOY BOOTS!  That's right, I own cowboy boots!  I inherited them from my grandfather, and they are very cool.  I just, you know, don't really wear that type of thing.  But this is a special occasion, so I'm breakin' out the boots, people.  Bring cameras.

Check out the crazy scene Saturday, August 23rd, starting at 1 pm.  The Anderson Library in Salt Lake City, with books provided by The King's English!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Swedish Chef Sings Carmen

I don't normally direct people who might be young and impressionable to YouTube . . . but oh, my golly!

There is a clip on YouTube of The Muppets' Swedish Chef and Beaker singing "Habanera" from the opera Carmen.  After the first three seconds, I was laughing so hard I couldn't see.  So here's the link, use it responsibly:

You can thank me later, if you don't die of laughter.  I don't know what it is, perhaps the dramatic way they both appear onscreen . . . I can't get enough!

"Bork, bork-bork-bork! Bork, bork-bork-bork!"

"Me me me, memememe memememe. . . . "

I can't stand it!

The other YouTube video I can't get enough of (and neither can Boy, he wants to watch it every day) is the Misheard Numa Numa Lyrics.  Now, some of you may be familiar with the Numa Numa Guy.  A few years back, when weirdo video clips first started circulating on the internet and being relentlessly forwarded via email, this chubby guy named Gary Brolsma became wildly popular for lip-synching this song into his webcam.  The song, "Dragostea O Din Tei" is in Hungarian (? Romanian?  Actually, not sure. . . .), something which seems to have escaped the average viewer.  All anyone knows for sure is that the chorus contains the words "Numa Numa", hence the nickname for the song.  Having watched Gary rock out to this song a number of times, I was well aware that whatever he was singing, it was not English.  But a large number of people seem to think that it is, and have "figured out" the words.  Someone has now taken the misheard lyrics and illustrated them using stick men and photographs.  They are hilariously incoherent, and you wonder what kind of person thought he was saying, "Raise a fresh pear!  No my no my A!" 

Because all good pop songs contain a reference to farming, right?

So, yes, I should be working hard on a couple of manuscripts, but instead I'm watching stick men act out misunderstood Hungarian pop songs, and Beaker and the Chef do Verdi.

Fine, I'll get back to work!  Slave drivers!

But let me also point everyone to the "Meet Jessica" page, where there are shiny new events posted, two of them for this week.  So if you live in or around southern Utah, come and see me!