Friday, February 4, 2011
I wish this post had all the many things I want to tell you about regarding what's coming down the pipeline in my career. Ya know, things like the cover for The Death Cure, what projects might come after that, other... stuff...
But, you'll have to be patient, I'm sorry. Patience is a virtue, ya know. Stay close, though. I don't want you to miss anything. There'll be lots to talk about. Soon.
At the end of this post I give you some absolutely free pop culture recommendations. But first...
There ARE a few events on the horizon, however, and I thought I'd pop in here and make sure they're all laid out. I hope I get to meet some of you...
Saturday, Feb. 5, 1:00 pm
Um, that's TOMORROW
Barnes and Noble, Southtown Mall
Sandy UT, 1:00 pm
This is an Authorpalooza, with over 40 authors, none of whom I'll name because I'd certainly leave out a friend!
Thursday through Saturday
Feb. 17 - 19
LTUE, a symposium at BYU (Harman Bldg)
I'm the Guest of Honor (hey, quit snickering!), so I'll be on lots of panels and will be giving the keynote address on Saturday at 11:00 am.
I'll also be doing a reading (first chapter or two from The Death Cure) at 10:00 am on Friday.
For more details and a full schedule, CLICK HERE.
April 12- 15
TLA (Texas Library Association)
I'm not sure yet of my schedule, but I DO know I'm going!
Salt Lake City, UT
For details, CLICK HERE.
Battle of the Books
St. Louis, MO
Sorry, I don't know many details, but I'll be there.
Festival of Books
Those are the only events that are solid on the schedule, but other things will happen, especially as we get closer to the release of Book 3 this fall.
Absolutely free pop culture advice:
Anyone else watch Downton Abbey on PBS? I am officially an old person, because I loved it. Blame my mother.
I'm reading an incredible book. Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes. I've always been interested in the Vietnam War, and this is about as authentic as you can get. Not for the faint of heart.
If you want a funny, leave-your-brain-behind movie to watch, go see The Green Hornet. I was pleasantly surprised (but I wouldn't call it a kid's movie) and laughed a lot.
If you'd rather be creeped out and see Anthony Hopkins channel Hannibal Lecter one last time, go see The Rite.
And I can't say this enough: go see The King's Speech. One of the best movies ever. I'm not lying. Ever. Unless you're eight, and then you might be bored.
Finally, I'm officially the last person on earth to join Netflix. I usually see movies in theaters, so I never got around to it. But... what? This is for real? 10 bucks a month? Unlimited streaming of bazillions of movies and TV shows? For real? Way too good to be true. I may have to stop writing books.....
(No, I'm not fishing for "you better NOT quit writing!!!" comments. Don't be silly.)
Have a great day and a great weekend.
Posted by James Dashner at 9:31 AM