Jessica Day George

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Teen Writers, Come One, Come All!

I've got a really great post planned, called "Strawberry Shortcake Has Friends?" But that will have to wait for a later date. Why? Why do I tease you with this? Because, my friends, I am in the throes of launching/advertising/flogging to death a little book called Dragon Spear. I'm running around, frantically trying to remember all the places I'm supposed to be, and occasionally throwing some cookies to the kids (cookies are rich with vitamins, you know).

So let's talk about where I'll be.

I'll be at a school on Friday, and I don't think I'm supposed to invite strangers to the school, so we'll skip them. But Saturday and Sunday I will be at CONduit, Salt Lake City's local sci fi/fantasy convention, along with David Farland, Brandon Sanderson, James Dashner, and other exciting people. The link is: Saturday night, though, Dave Farland and I are slipping away to the Sugarhouse Barnes & Noble to do a signing from 7-9, so come and say Hi! Next Saturday, May 30th, I'll be at the Jordan Landing Barnes & Noble, reading and signing and handing out cookies under the kind benevolence of the inestimable Manager Angie! That's at 2 in the afternoon, giving us all ample time to catch a late matinee of Disney*PIXAR's Up. ("My master made me this collar so that I can talk . . . Squirrel!")

And the NEXT Saturday, June 6th, I'll be here:

Teen Writers Conference
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

Ages 13-19

$39.00 Registration fee (includes lunch)
Don’t forget to enter the Writing Contest

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2009!

Presenters include best-selling authors:
Jessica Day George, James Dashner,
J. Scott Savage, and Lisa Mangum

Join us, won't you?


Meredith said...

As a live on the other side of the country, I, alas, will not be able to come. But I just got Dragon Spear, and in the 20 minutes I was able to read at lunch today, I already love it! Also, my sister saw you last week in Provo and said you were awesome. She really enjoyed your reading. So kudos!

Heather B. Moore said...

You are the best pinky-swear promise-keeper I know in the whole world. Good luck with all of your signings this weekend and next!

Aria said...

You should some to Texas... Casue I have all your books and love them dearly. Also, I'm so looking forward to UP!

you should watch the trailer for Disney's Princess and the Frog. It also very exciting. Disney's return to hand animation and Disney's first African American Princess

Anonymous said...

I'm moving to Utah when I grow up. Living near all those big lakes you can see on the US map, I will never make it, as I cannot drive. (and am very scared to)
But have fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Come 2 DC

The Malama said...

Congratulations on the new book! My kids asked me today how many books you have now. They were suitably amazed. lol

And cookies are definitely a must!

Wren said...

Well, I can't make it to any of the book signings and events...
I have finished Dragon Spear, now! I will admit that Slippers is still my favorite, but the second and third were still "thumbs up" and recommendable.

ls said...

If only I lived closer...or could drive...or afford a plane ticket...or knew someone who could...I KNOW! I'LL BEG GRANDMA!!!! wish me luck 'cause I know this won't work.

Jade said...

Awww Strawberry Shortcake.. I remember her...! (please tell me you are talking about the character and not the food or i'll be suitably embarassed!)

Love to come to get those vitamin rich cookies but sadly time and space matter (not to mention money)and being in another country does tend to have its drawbacks :(

Oh well! Have fun...

Anonymous said...

I haven't read it yet but I wrote a book recently and I want to publish and maybe bloomsberry would like to see it. If they want to hear about it please contact me at