Jessica Day George

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Some Honey for Midnight Ball!

I'm never one to toot my own horn, but HONKITY HONK HONK, people!

PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT won the Beehive Award! WHOOPEE!

The Beehive Award is essentially the People's Choice Award for the state of Utah. Librarians pick the finalists, and then for a year readers have a chance to vote at public and school libraries. Each state has a similar award- Check yours out!

And so, while I am shamelessly flaunting my own awesomeness, in other award news:
SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW has been nominated for next year's Maud Hart Lovelace Award, the Minnesota state award. So, readers of Minnesota, beginning in the fall you have a chance to vote for SUN AND MOON! I find this terribly exciting, because as many of you know, SUN AND MOON is kinda my baby, and I love it when it gets attention. But also, let's think about it: Minnesota was pretty much settled by Norwegians . . . so could there be a BETTER book for them to nominate?!

(No!)

And also . . .

PRINCESS OF GLASS is a finalist for the Utah Book Award! It's up against two very fine books, however, but at least I get to go to the fun ceremony in October! (The other books are PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White, and FORBIDDEN SEA by Sheila A. Nielsen.)

But now, some other news!

My awesome PR person over at Bloomsbury is helping me set up some book signing dates for TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE. The first one, the big launch, is finalized. I will be having a party at The King's English on October 15th from 2-4 pm. There will be refreshments, and readings, and prizes, and all sorts of goodies, so save the date! And more signings will follow, so make sure to keep an eye on the calendar on my website.

Big things, much excitement! But first I must return to work on PRINCESS OF THE SOMETHING SOMETHING NUMBER THREE!

17 comments:

Lucy the Carrot said...

yes! amazing! your books deffinately deserve the attention! and i hope i can make it to the party and the book signing

Katie said...

That's awesome! I'm sad we won't be there for the signing of the next book, but i can't wait to read it.

Josiphine said...

Whoop! I'm from MN and Sun and Moon is one of my favorite of your books. (And my very most favorite books in the whole world are the Betsy-Tacy books, by Maud Hart Lovelace. I'VE SEEN THEIR HOUSES!) I'll vote for you as soon as I figure out how.

And most of us are Norwegian, though I'm not, :)

Shelby said...

Unfortunatly I don't live in Minnesota, but if I did, I would definantily vote for 'Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow'! I can't wait fot TATC and 'Princess of the something something number three'! Great name, by the way;)

Allison said...

So excited for 'Princess Of The Something #3'!!!! I was hoping you would do another one!! :) This just made my day!

Meriaten said...

can you please do a book signing in Seattle? :) Congrats on all the kudos! You da bomb!

Amber Argyle, author said...

Yay for Sun and Moon. I LOVED that book so much that I ended up not giving it away as a prize on my blog. I just couldn't part with it.

I hope you win!

Also, impotent trolls! (you laughed, admit it!)

Melinda said...

Hooray and congrats!!! I'm so excited for all the good things happening to you and cannot wait for you next book!

Kim said...

Yay, Jessica!!! How wonderfully exciting! You rock, girl!

Jen Gallacher said...

Just finished rereading all of these listed and so glad to hear they are getting the notice and awards they deserve. :)

Julie said...

that is so great!! my name is julie and my friend recently (as in, 4 days ago) introduced me to your books, and i have read Princess of the Midnight Ball, Princess of Glass, and Sun and Moon, Snow and Ice in that time!! and they. are. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i really can't describe how great they are!!! the right amount of fantasy and adventure, with the perfect romance attached!!! i loved the mystery of PotMB, the way the characters interacted in PoG, and the legend of SaM, IaS!!!!!!!
i am SOOO glad my friend told me about your books, and i will soon be reading the triple Dragon books, haha!!
<33
your books deserve all these awards!!!!
<33333 julie

Emma Heuchert said...

Just made my day with Princess of the...#3!!! I actually just bought #1 on wednesday, and #2 in July! So, YAY!!!!!!!!!

Aubrey said...

Congrats! That is so so exciting!

I want to come to your book launch!!! I don't know if I will feel up to it so close to having kidlet #2, but we will see. I will certainly keep my eye open for your other dates too!

jalissa the kat said...

OMG!!! I totally love your books my teachers said to right top three of your favorite books/magazine and i put your book in the first box right away. I'm currently reading the third book of dragon slippers...well its called dragon spear but anyway i love them and hopefully get to read your other books like "princess of midnight ball"

RAQ said...

so happy for you! I hope I can make it to the signing party! Very excited about princess book #3--I was hoping you'd do a spin off of all the princesses!:)

princessjen098 said...

So excited for 'Princess Of The Something #3'!!!! I was hoping you would do another one!! :) This just made my day!and could you try to do a book signing in Cagary,AB,Canada

Jill Freestone said...

congratulations! Happy for you! Thanks for continuing to write, can't wait for october! Love the books!