Friday, September 25, 2009


Just a quick post to say that The Book Academy conference was truly amazing yesterday. Over 300 attendees and very well organized. My favorite part was Brandon Sanderson's keynote address. I had a lot of fun serving on a panel and teaching a class, too. Kudos to the folks at UVU!

Also, THE MAZE RUNNER had a great article about it in Publisher's Weekly yesterday. To read it, CLICK HERE. My sincere thanks to Shannon O'Connor at Doylestown Bookshop in Pennsylvania.

If you missed the new cover for The 13th Reality paperback, CLICK HERE.

Eleven days to Oct. 6. Eleven days. Can't wait for single digits!

Lyrics of the Day:

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a sun
In somebody else's sky
But why
Why can't it be
Why can't it be mine?

Black, Pearl Jam


L.T. Elliot said...

Great to see you yesterday, James! Lunch was a riot. And BTW, did you ever tell Jeff about his gender role in the writing community. Brilliant discovery that. ;)

Erin G. said...

Come do a writers conference up at Weber State. Please? :)

Magenta said...

This has nothing to do with this particular post, exactly, but I just realized something...

Sept. 28, when you're going to do that Random Buzzers chat event thingy? I only recently remembered that it's going to be the holiday Yom Kippur on that day, and I'm jewish!

If you don't know anything about this holiday, it's supposed to be a day of atonement, when Jews fast the entire day and apologize for any wrongs we've done to others, as well as forgive those who have wronged us. Very serious holiday. ~,~

We have to feel quite guilty and torture ourselves by not doing things we normally do. I'm not sure about all the rules, but one of the rules in my house is that you're not allowed to use any electricity. No T.V., no lights on, and NO INTERNET! For the whole day!

So now you see, I won't be able to go on the computer and go to the site to join you and everyone! ~,~ I'm pretty sure I'm not the only jewish Blogger here, so this might be a big problem!

Is it possible that this chat thing can go on for more than one day? Because I do NOT want to miss such a fun event! It would torture me if I did! (Of course, I'm supposed to feel tortured, but come on!)

Unknown said...

Good seeing you too, James. One of these days we'll sit down and talk Maze, I promise :-)

Unknown said...

I can't wait 'till no digits!

KA said...

I officially give up. I've been trying to win myself a copy of Maze Runner, and have not succeeded. I have only ever won something once in my life, and it was not a blog contest. For whatever reason, it's hopeless. So I ordered a copy of my own because I don't want to have to wait any longer than necessary or lose any more contests before I read it.

Anonymous said...

Quite a push Random House is making. My contact at the local Barnes & Noble tells me she received an ARC yesterday.

Nichole Giles said...

Awesome song! I love that one.


James Dashner said...

What's up everybody! Thanks for the comments.

Magenta, no need to worry! I'll be doing those chats for a whole week. I'm proud of you for being so faithful!

Magenta said...

Yay! Thanks for reassuring me, James! ^__^ I'm sooo relieved!!!

Phew! So I'll only miss 1 day out of 7. No big deal. ^,~

numberonedashnerfan said...

ITs at Single didgets now!!!...How long are you staying at your signing on the 6th?....TIKI TIKI

Emily Wing Smith said...

Way to go on the PW article. You are a star!

Unknown said...

Was sent an ARC of Maze Runner by fellow writer Sarwat Chadda (Devil's Kiss), have just start reading Maze Runner - brilliant stuff!

James Dashner said...

Wow, thank you Absolute Vanilla! What an honor that you and Sarwat would think of me. I really enjoyed meeting him at BEA. I hope to meet you, too!

Emily - thank you. You're redeemed as the sweetest in our writing group.

#1, I'll be there till 6 or 6:30 I'd guess.

numberonedashnerfan said...

Ok thanks James, I will just have to go to a differnt signing to see your amazingness for driving ranges are from 3-6pm....Oh well btw nice cover for the paperback.... Tiki Tiki

J.N. Future Author said...

Sounds like alot of fun! ^.^

Sorry I have so quite recently! I hope I still have a spot somewhere among the #1 fans list!

Deb said...

Can you believe it?? I feel like I've been waiting forever!

The Falcons finally lost...errr... I mean, Maze Runner is releasing soon. Yeah, all about the Maze :)

Looks like our teams are tied at 2-1. Might be an interesting season after all.

And, really, you must be dancing in anticipation for October 6.

Mary E Campbell said...

Hi James,
Just wanted to let your fans know I'm giving away an ARC of The Maze Runner on my blog -

momofa2e said...

Loved the conference. Loved your class. Can't wait for The Maze Runner.

Cranberryfries said...

It was fun to get to meet you at the conference!