Jessica Day George

Sunday, February 27, 2011

TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE


Every day I get emails urging me to write another book. This baffles me, because it would not occur to me to STOP writing books! OF COURSE I'M WRITING ANOTHER BOOK! In fact, I'm usually working on several books at once, which can be very confusing and probably isn't very efficient . . . but oh well! That's just how my brain- SQUIRREL!


Right now I am about to begin editing a fabulous book, the first in a series, called TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE. It's the story of young Celie, a princess who lives in a magical castle that is, in truth, alive. Bloomsbury, my publisher, has come up with the perfect description of this, calling it a mix of Home Alone and Hogwarts' Room of Requirement. I am jazzed about this description, and jazzed about something else: the cover of the book! Isn't it AMAZING?! How much do you love this cover? I cannot wait to hold this book in my hands, it's going to be beautiful to look at as well as fun to read!


Those of you lucky enough (and also smart enough) to attend my reading at Life, The Universe, and Everything in Provo last week got to hear the first three chapters. I was very pleased with the reaction that I got to those chapters, and I cannot wait to read them at upcoming events. So be sure to check the events page in the next few months, because I will be reading this every chance I get!


The official release date of this book is, magically, my birthday! October 11, 2011! (I will not tell you how old I will be.)


So, coming somewhat soon to a bookstore near you: TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE!

25 comments:

Debbie Barr said...

It sounds so fun! My little brother was at your reading and loved it (and now wants to read all your books), so I'm bummed I had to miss it. Can't wait to buy and read it later! And you're right, the cover is AMAZING!

Amy said...

That is totally awesome!!! Best description ever! And it comes out 8 days before my birthday!!! yay early birthday present for me!

Jaleh D said...

That's 2 days before my anniversary!

What a fantastic cover and description. It looks like a terrific book.

Windybrook Spinner said...

Can't wait!

Brooke said...

This looks adorable and so much fun! When's the release date?

Nicky said...

Yea! It's already available for pre-order on Amazon! The cover is adorable and the book sounds great!

c'est moi said...

A magical book for a magical birthday! 10-11-11! Yay! Very excited.

Ems said...

I'm so excited for this book!

Jennifer said...

Ooooo, I want! Must put on library preorder list immediately! I had a tween girl come into the library a few days ago and ask me to find her "a good book" that had fantasy and adventure and "no vampires and mushy stuff". I gave her Kate Coombs and Princess of the Midnight Ball and she came back after a few minutes and informed me they were perfect and had Jessica Day George written anything else and could she take them all NOW please?

Meredith said...

Awesome! That's one of the best descriptions of a book I've ever read!

BrotherEvans said...

My 11 year old daughter and I went to your book appearance in Murray and we are way looking forward to this book. Can we get in line of the hopeful first readers?
Becky

A Backwards Story said...

The new book sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it. The description also reminded me of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, so add that to your mash-up, haha.

I love the cover. I'm a sucker for hand-illustrations. Going to add it to my Cover-Reveal list for the week since I was away on vacation and let it all stack up :)

Steph said...

I am really excited for this book, and I do love the cover. My daughter and I were at your event at Hillcrest Jr. High last week and I fell in love when you read the first line of the book. I've been thinking about it ever since. We would also love an advance copy.

Kim said...

This sounds like such a fun book, Jessica! The cover is gorgeous!!!

Amber Argyle said...

I'm still laughing about the SQUIRREL part. I'm afraid I'll be giggling about that all night.

Congrats on the cover! Ah, to be as rich and famous as my friend Jessica. . .

Sarah Beth Durst said...

Love the cover! And the story itself sounds fantastic! Looking forward to reading it.

Allison Madsen said...

yay! Happy dance all over the library! I think the cover will be a great draw! Yay!

Geoffrey said...

It's over six months Past my birthday -- but I'm excited anyway!

Ruth said...

Are you going to right another book in your princess series...a third book to go along with Princess of the Midnight Ball and Princess of glass. Awesome books! And maybe a 4th book in your dragon series? I haven't read Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow but I'm about to buy it...Awesome cover too!

Ruth said...

Have you read any Shannon Hale books? Her fantasy novels remind me a little of yours.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations! This book sounds so awesome. Can't wait to read it! :)

Chloe=) said...

I can't wait till it comes out!!! I remember last year Princess of Glass came out for my bday :) Jessica I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!! I've read them all about... 3-4 times! :)

Shelby said...

I love your-squirrel! bit. Its so funny!

Shelby said...

It also sounds a bit like 'Howl's Moving Castle'... CANNOT WAIT UNTIL IT COMES OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosebud said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can't wait until October 11!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover!!!