Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall Approaches

Hey everybody! I know it's been a long time since I last blogged. I blame it on a tough, crazy summer. But the best time of the year is approaching, and I can already smell autumn in the air...


Over on twitter (follow me! CLICK HERE), I promised I'd blog today, so here I am. Keeping my promise. The only problem is I have no idea what to talk about. Hmmm...

1. First, I've never really officially announced this, but many of you have asked about the fourth (and last) book in my series, The 13th Reality. Right now it's planned to come out next spring or early summer. I would've really had to rush it to come out this year, and I didn't want to do that. Hopefully, the wait will be worth it. The series is going to have quite an ending, I promise.

2. Lots of people have also asked about what comes after the Maze Runner trilogy is done. Well, for some reason, no one ever lets me talk about anything. But I'll just say this: we have a couple of big announcements coming soon. Really big. You guys aren't getting rid of me yet. Ever, actually.

3. The Death Cure is coming out on October 11th. In case you're calendarly challenged, that's really soon. I'll be touring for three weeks, and I now know which cities: Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Billings, Austin, Chicago, Milwaukee, Vancouver (Yay Canada!), Lexington, Atlanta, and Las Vegas.

4. Until then, I'm just at home, working hard, writing. For my breaks, I've been watching the show called Breaking Bad, now up to Season 2. Holy crap. I love this show. My favorite since Lost.

5. The paperback for The Scorch Trials comes out three weeks from tomorrow, on Sept. 13. Random House has started a new imprint called Ember, and this will be one of the first releases under that imprint. Why? I honestly don't know.

6. How would one or two of you like to read The Death Cure early? Really? Okay, I'll ask my publisher if we can do a contest and send a couple out for the blog. Stay tuned...

7. My eleven year old son is playing quarterback. How cool is that?

8. I thought it was really cool that Elizabeth Banks, who will be playing Effie in the upcoming Hunger Games movie, mentioned my book in her interview for New York Magazine. If you want to read it, CLICK HERE.

9. We also got our first "official" review for Death Cure, by Jason Kennedy from the Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee. It made my day, and they said I could share it with you guys. Slight spoiler warning:

"I was hesitant to start The Death Cure, what more could WICKED put Thomas through? What horrible, what torturous, what painful journey would Thomas have to complete? Would it be enough? In the clutches of WICKED and infected with the Flare, the outlook does not look promising. James Dashner does not disappoint in this bleak and exhilarating finale--I can't wait to see what he comes up with next."

Thanks, Jason!!!

10. Has anyone else out there gotten their hands on an ARC? I'd love to hear what you think.

Okay, more soon. A lot sooner than later. I promise.

33 comments:

The Book Heroine said...

Hey Dashner Dude! I am hunting for an ARC now and hoping to spot one. If I am lucky enough, I will write my review on my blog The Book Heroine.

Looking forward to finding out more!

Cheri Chesley said...

Very cool! We're moving the family to Oklahoma. It'd be cool to see you out there :)

Blue said...

That was good of you to link to THE REAL JD on Twitter! (Still kicking myself over being duped all that time!)

I don't have a book blog, and I'm almost cypherish in my influence in the world, but I love your writing and an ARC of anything (or even a WP file, lol!) would brighten my spirits. But either way, I'll ingest all your books eventually. Props on all the good stuff going on for you these days!

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I love these updates! Super cool for Elizabeth Banks to mention The Maze Runner as well :)

Q said...

I officially love living in a big city.

Lesli Muir Lytle said...

Blogged and tweeted on the same day? We must have shamed you into it!

Everyone loved having you at the RWA meeting Saturday! Just so you know.

Melina said...

The #DashnerArmy reports seeing an arc on another blog's In My Mailbox post yesterday. It looked like it wanted to be read.

I need the cure...The Death Cure!

Renee Collins said...

Breaking Bad is brilliant! My husband and I got hooked on it last season.

Also, #2 on your post made me slightly giddy, even if it was a total tease. ;)

Dave said...

I got the ARC and wrote a review. you are welcome to check it out. www.thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com

no real spoilers and i thought it was just as good as the first 2! check it out if you want. May even be giving away the ARC in a contest soon!

Dave
tlgbrs

Matt Hayes said...

You said something about THE 13TH REALITY Book 4! I am happy now. I will no longer have to kill you. :-)

I would like to read THE DEATH CURE early.

I thought you were dead. I was about to find your grave and put flowers on it. Then, of course, sneak into your house and get THE DEATH CURE and take it back. :-)

-Matt

Amanda said...

I would love an ARC! Can't wait for the contest!

Emily said...

I'm haunting my mailbox/doorstep for my copy to arrive. I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival.

Bethany said...

DASHNER!!! It's very simple. I need The Death Cure. Right now.

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

No no no. I (I) need the arc. Please??? Pretty please with cherries on it? (Hey, it works for my daughter when she says it). I can't wait to read it!

Magenta said...

Wow, it's been way too long, Dude. Waaaaaaay too long!!! But I'm glad you're back with great news.

A contest would be fun! I want to know what happens to Thomas!

Please don't let another 2 months pass before you write another post. You will be missed by a ton of people. ^_~

Macotar said...

I'll have to figure out my voices again! I'm glad it's coming out.

Caledonia Lass said...

Wow! You really did blog! I had to come over from FaceBook just to see for myself.
And totally awesome, Death Cure comes out on my birthday. Nice. :D
Good to see you around.

Kellie said...

2. Lots of people have also asked about what comes after the Maze Runner trilogy is done. Well, for some reason, no one ever lets me talk about anything. But I'll just say this: we have a couple of big announcements coming soon. Really big. You guys aren't getting rid of me yet. Ever, actually.

I hope you're not talking about the movie rumor that is going around. I don't want it to be a movie, it will just ruin the series.

Curtis Moser said...

Hey Dash, my 11 yro is playing QB as well. Maybe they'll play each other and my son will smoke your son. I have a fiver on the side says it's so. :)

Alice Beesley said...

I'd love to find an arc. not sure where to look. That's so cool about your book being mentioned in the interview!
My daughter and I anxiously await your next Maze runner book.

Melinda said...

I assume you have been writing away the summer like I have. With all your "secret projects" and stuff. I hope to see you at someone's book launch or something....geesh.

Alyce said...

I can't wait to read The Death Cure! I'll be looking forward to hearing your exciting news too! :)

Melissa R said...

Death Cure early copy.... yes!
What's next??? Can't wait to know!
Hmm, maybe we can stop by when you are in San Fran! Be sure to post your tour dates!
We are very excited about Hunger Games, cool that "Effie" mentioned your book in her interview.

Tricia-wa said...

Hey man! You should post more often! Those of us who are banned from twitter have no way of knowing what's going on!
I found an ARC, and I LOVED IT. Can't wait for the whole book!
It would SOOOOO make my day (strike that-- my YEAR) if you gave away a few copies via a contest!! (please please please? ^_^)
Thaaaaanks!

Aydel said...

Hi!
Mmmh I think that your son is cool (xD)
I wish I can read The 13th reallity, but I speak in Spanish, and I think that I can read a complete book in English. But I can try :)
The Maze Runner!! I can wait for the death cure. I read the second book (i Spanish, of course) and I really loved. I JUST LOVED!!!
Elizabeth name your book! That's amazing :)
I don't know what more can I say. Just I loved your books.
Keep writting!!!
Bye and I'm sorry for the bad Inglish

jack!e said...

I can't wait for The Death Cure... Hope to see you in Seattle!

Anonymous said...

why only one canadian city???

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David Powers King said...

(Big typo--sorry).

October 11th? On my birthday? Nice! What a thoughtful present, James. Appreciated! :)

Looking forward to your big announcement!

Vanessa M. said...

Vancouver! EEEK!!! This has just made my day! I wasn't able to go to the last signing because nothing was close but this is within an hour of me! Hope to see you then!

booksforyas said...

Sorry, I read this blog post second, so my comment on your latest blog is irrelevant...

I would love to get an ARC of Death Cure and write a review of it for my (new YA book reviews) blog. My blog is booksforyas.com, where I've already done reviews of Maze Runner and Scorch Trials. Adding Death Cure to the list (before it comes out!) would be fantastic.

Anyway, I'll be watching closer to see when/if this comes about. Thanks!

PatrickD said...

I would LOVE to get a copy early! I'm always suggesting this series to people and I really can't wait much longer for The Death Cure.

Also, I'm super excited that you're coming to Lexington! No one I like ever comes here.

paglf said...

Wait does this mean there is a maze runner movie coming out sign me up if any one hears anything tell me!!!!,!