Monday, November 19, 2007

Authorpalooza Press Release

The following is a copy of a press release for an event in which yours truly is participating. For those of you in Utah, I hope you'll come by and see me! It's on DECEMBER 8TH.


Many of Utah's top children's writers and illustrators will be featured at a giant event to be held on Saturday, December 8 at the Jordan Landing Barnes & Noble in West Jordan, Utah. The event, titled "Authorpalooza" is a day-long autographing party featuring award winning authors and illustrators such as Shannon Hale, winner of a Newbery Honor; Sara Zarr, finalist for the
National Book Award; Mark Buehner, winner of the Caldecott Award; and many others.

The event is an opportunity for residents to get personalized gifts in time for the holidays, as well as to promote the talented pool of local children's writers and artists. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store at Jordan Landing.

The authors and illustrators scheduled to appear are:

11:00 - 1:30: Ken Baker, Mette Ivie Harrison, Sherry Meidell, Christine Graham, Guy Francis, Jessica Day George

1:30 - 4: Sara Zarr, Becky Hall, Randall Wright, Anne Bowen, Mark & Caralyn Buehner

4:00 - 6:30 - Shannon Hale. James Dashner, Kim W. Justesen, Rick Walton, Nathan Hale, Ann Dee Ellis

For more information, contact Kim Justesen at (801) 597-7416, or Angie Wager, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7157 South Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, Utah 84084, (801) 282-1613


Tamra Norton said...

Whoa, James. You're schmoozin' with quite a crowd these days. :) Have fun!

Tristi Pinkston said...

There are some serious names on this list!! Wow!

Are you still going to want to hang out with little ol' us after you're done with this?

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Sounds like a blast! Hope you're swarmed over by adoring fans. I'll spread the word to all the Utahans I know.

Unknown said...

Woo Hoo! I got my mail and guess what was in it? Yes! My ARC has finally arrived. Just in time, I was about to start another book. Thanks James!
Oh and there were some cool little booklets with the sample chapters you have mentioned before. I will have fun giving those out to my relatives on Turkey Day.

James Dashner said...

Cool, I'm glad the ARCs are showing up! Those of you who won a copy keep looking and let me know.

If you like it, please slap a review on Amazon or something.

Scoops Mangum said...

James, I will try to make it out there! I just got word that my good friend Mark Wright will be doing the recording for the CD version. He's amazingly talented and a really fun, cool guy. I am excited this is all coming together for you!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!


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Luisa Perkins said...

So very cool! If only I didn't live 2,000 miles ARC yet; I'll let you know.

Marsha Ward said...

Whoopee! My ARC came today, along with 15 booklets. Simply amazing!

LaFemmeSimple said...

Well Jamestown, it took me 2 days but I finished the book last night!! Awesome man, just awesome. It was the first time that I've "forgotten" that you were the one writing the book, I was so absorbed. It really is an excellent book and thank you so much for your sweet words at the beginning.

I can't wait to read it again!

James Dashner said...

Has everyone gotten the ARC that was supposed to? Sorry I've been so quiet; we were out of town for Football, I mean, Thanksgiving weekend.

Shanna Blythe said...

Karen didn't get hers.

Tamra Norton said...

Got mine and enjoying every minute. I wish I had the time to read for hours on end, but alas, these pesky kids think they need to eat! ;)

I'm at the part where Tick meets Rutger--good stuff, Dude! :) Oh, and LOVE the references to "Savage." LOL!!!

Time to read some more...

LaFemmeSimple said...

ME!! *sniffle*