Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

I'm going to start listing book signings as they are scheduled. There is an events page on the official website, but I'd like it to be here, too. So I'll put a link on the side or something. But for now, here's what's on the docket so far.

Every day of the initial 2 week tour will be spent visiting schools in the areas listed. I don't have that itinerary yet from my publisher. Please come see me! Leave a comment if you think you'll be able to make it to one of the signings. Maybe we can have an exclusive Dashner Dude dinner out party afterwards.

There will be free 13th Reality posters for anyone who comes to the stores, purchase made or not. Here you go, mark your calendars:

Tuesday March 4, 2008
Barnes and Noble
11640 West Broad Street
6:30 pm

Friday March 7, 2008
Barnes and Noble
2205 Pleasant Hill Road
7:00 pm

Tuesday March 11, 2008
Barnes and Noble
1758 South Val Vista Drive
7:00 pm

Wednesday March 12, 2008
Barnes and Noble
7157 South Plaza Center Drive (Jordan Landing)
7:00 pm

To be scheduled soon: Orlando, San Diego, Spokane, Idaho Falls. Others to follow.
By the way, what do you think of the nifty countdown thingy on the right? Thanks to Kaleb Nation for tipping me on that one. The look of it actually fits in very well with the book. If you click on the little green icon on the bottom left of it, you can put the countdown on your desktop. Yeah, you know you want to.

Random Trivia: My editor and I are huge Rush fans. Well, a line from one of their songs fits in perfectly with the story. We were going to include it at the very beginning, but it never materialized. Surely I would've been the first children's author to have a Rush snippet, dang it!

Here's the line:

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

I also would've loved to include this very simple line from (anyone guess?):

It makes me wonder . . .

How did we go from signing schedules to lyrics by 70s bands? Well, there you have it. Be good.


Scoops Mangum said...

Neil Peart is a lyrical God. That is all.

Not THE God, just a God.

Scoops out!

Rachel Aaron said...

Wow, you're going to be in my state the day before my birthday!

Sounds like a fun birthday outting!

James Dashner said...

Well, Rachel, I hope you make it out. I'll give you a poster for your birthday. Yes, I know everyone gets one, but I'll write Happy Birthday on yours!

Okay, that's lame. I'll also give you a 13th Reality t-shirt if they get them done in time.

By the way, if any of my blog readers do come, be sure and tell me you're from the blog. You'll get special treatment.

LaFemmeSimple said...



I CAN take uber cool pics at the signing right? Your own personal paparazzi?

t-shirts? Got em in toddler sizes too?

I added the widget onto my Myspace page aaaand it's going on my blog ;)

Tamra Norton said...

Whew--for a minute there I thought you meant Rush Limbaugh. I'm feeling a little better now (no offense to RL fans, my dad included).

But if you're talkin' most excelent70's rock, it's The Steve Miller Band all the way. Have fun James tourin' around the nation on that "big ol' jet airliner."

James Dashner said...

Sarah, you can take as many pictures as you want. As long as you photoshop them afterward to make me look like Brad Pitt.

Not sure on the t-shirts yet. I do know what they say on the front, however:

Smart enough?
Brave enough?
The 13th Reality

Luisa Perkins said...

My kids now love you even more (if that were possible), knowing that you are a huge Rush fan as well as a huge Led Zep fan and an awesome writer of stories.

Kelly M said...

Jamie- that Barnes & Noble in Mesa is seriously 3 minutes away from us! Uh, yeah- we'll be there. How long are you in town? Do you have time to come over or do dinner or something? Do you bring family with you? Does someone put you up somewhere posh? If not, we have a hide-a-bed that you can use (I know it probably wouldn't be your first option- but it's there). Is that too many questions? Sorry. Also- I'll do my best to promote the signing for you, especially among my Beehives!