Jessica Day George

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Favorite things!

You know, I think I'm broken, because writing the title of this blog made me think of the song, and how most of those AREN'T my favorite things. Kittens? Nope! Bright woolen mittens? Double nope! Of course, I'm allergic to both those things, so it's not really my fault. I'm just broken, apparently. I do, however, love brown paper packages tied up with string! In fact, when I was in high school my mom and I discovered this GREAT bookstore in Idaho Falls called The Paper Bag Princess, and they would wrap each of your books in brown paper and stamp it with a big green "B". It was the neatest thing ever. They recommend Sarah Stewart's The Library to my mom, as a gift for me, because with my red hair and glasses I reminded them of the character. Still one of my favorite books!

So on to more favorite things!


Yes, kiddies, I'm hooked on Facebook. I have a celebrity page (yes, it makes me feel a bit vain), and you can Be a Fan of Jessica Day George! YAY!

Jeremy Davies on LOST.

Lost is good again, thanks in part to the weird, lanky, scruffy Davies as physicist Daniel Faraday, with the fabulous Fionnula Flanagan as his mom. Don't you just love the name Fionnula Flanagan?

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

So good, they restored my faith in the adult fantasy novel, on which I had mostly turned my back years ago. But Sanderson does an AMAZING job of creating a trippy cool world, with very inventive magic, and a political and religious crisis of world-changing proportions. Great stuff, people!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Neil should always write for kids. Always. If you loved Graveyard Book, and you've read Coraline, try M is for Magic, his collection of short stories for kids. "Chivalry" is my favorite.

And speaking of Neil: Coraline in 3-D!

Love the book? Haven't read it yet? Doesn't matter! It's a fun, wild ride from the people who brought you The Nightmare Before Christmas!

And now, if you'll pardon me, I've got a fussing baby, and once she's settled, it's back to work! (Insert whipping noise here!) I'm working on a little something, and just for ambience, I'm writing it longhand in a pretty, pretty notebook that my aunt made for me! (Well, she didn't "make" the notebook, but she covered with with beautiful scrapbooking paper and ribbons and things to make it fancy, and it's sooo fun to write in!)

And I shan't tell you what it is I'm working on! It's too, too much of a surprise!

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.