Jessica Day George

Monday, February 2, 2009

Let's do launch!

It's time to give Princess of the Midnight Ball its official launching into the world! Come see me at three (yes, three!) different locations:

The King's English, February 7th, 2 pm.
Jordan Landing Barnes & Noble, February 13th, 6 pm.
The Purple Cow Bookstore, February 14th, 2 pm.

More details are on the "Meet Jessica" page! Hope to see you there!

Also, I have a celebrity page on Facebook, so log on and become a fan! I send out updates from there, so if you are one of those people who likes a little email nudge when a book comes out, this is your chance!

And that's all I'm gonna type for now, because my right wrist is in a brace, and typing is harder than it looks when you can't move your hand.

Ta ta!

Oh, wait . . . . You want to know why it's in a brace? Well, you see kids, back on Boxing Day (December 26th, in case you were confused), I shoveled our driveway with That Darn Snow Shovel, a horrible contraption that creates twice as much effort as a normal snow shovel. When I was done, I played a little Guitar Hero with the hubby, and then I noticed a horrible pain in my hand. And, a month later when the pain was still with me, I finally went to the doctor, and lo, I had pulled a tendon in my right thumb, thus requiring this awkward half-cast-type brace. It's great for getting sympathy, but crap for typing.

8 comments:

Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury said...

Ah, Jessica. Don't tell me you have de Quervain’s tendonitis too?

Do you remember the brace I wore a year ago (I still wear it when I sleep)? You have my total and absolute sympathy, and I hope you have better success with healing than I have had.

I could use the computer and knit while wearing my brace. I'm curious to see yours.

Anonymous said...

I give you much sympathy. I'll pray for you, and this not just because I'm selfish and want you to keep up the wonderful writing, but because I genuinely hope you'll get better soon.
(I've had a wrist brace before, but at least it was only on my left)

Jade said...

Jessica,

OW! You're right about the sympathy part!

But at least you won't have to type at the launching events!

It has been snowing pretty heavily where I am in England; London is a foot deep in snow!

There has never been so much for decades (as Boris Johnson said - mayor of London - you would love him; he is quite blustering and funny without meaning to be, much more entertaining than other politicians!)

Wait... how on earth did I get from your brace to Boris?!

Sorry for waffling, but my secondary school has been closed for the past two days and I am ecstatic to the point of babbling.

Hem...

Hope you heal up soon

Jade X

PS: good luck with the launching! :)

The Malama said...

Oh, dear. That doesn't sound so good (about the brace I mean, the launch sounds wonderful!). So sorry! I can't even imagine how much of a pain it must be to take care of a baby too!

And when are you going to come to AZ to do a launch???? I'm thinking it must happen sometime! lol

Sheila said...

So sorry about your wrist! That is not good news for a writer.We are excited about being at one of the launch parties, not sure which one we will be going to yet.

I just loved the book and I am sharing it with people in my neighborhood.I will tell them about the launch parties.

Kellie said...

Jessica, I just wanted to tell you that I was in charge of my ward's book club last week and we did Dragon Slippers. It was great. People loved it. You're awesome!

Enna Isilee said...

Hey Jessica Day!

I'm coming to see you again this Saturday at LTU&E, I'm bringing chocolate!

See ya there! :)

~Enna Isilee

Daisy said...

Hello, found your blog while Googling your books! :D Sorry about the wrist there; it must hurt. And make it harder to knit and type too. X|

have a good launch though! you could probably milk a lot of sympathy from the people you meet on those events.

take care!

p.s. and oh, dragon slippers was amazing. I opened it past 12 thinking of just looking at one page and ended up finishing the book. XD