Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blurb from Brandon Sanderson

This post has two purposes: to brag that I got a cool cover quote from Brandon Sanderson, and to encourage you, very strongly, that you need to read this dude. He is extremely talented and rocketing up the success ladder.

His first books were in the adult fantasy market, published by the biggest in that genre, Tor. ELANTRIS was a stand alone that was just awesome, original and intriguing. Next came a series called MISTBORN, of which Book 1 and Book 2 are out. These were even awesomer and originaler and intriguinger.

But then, to me anyway, came the real gem. His first children's book, ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS. I'm telling you, I don't care what you're doing, what you're reading, who you're entertaining at the moment. I don't care if you're in the hospital in traction. You need to run to the bookstore tonight and buy this book. It is awesome. Brandon's ability to write something original and fast paced and funny and intriguing and wicked good is just amazing. You will love this book.

In fact, NPR loved it, which is a HUGE deal. Check out this link: CLICK HERE. It was also mentioned on the radio show by none other than Nancy Pearl herself. (By the way, I happen to know that Brandon got a huge advance from Scholastic for the Alcatraz series. Yeah, that's right. Scholastic. Ya know, the publisher of Harry Potter.)

Anyway, I'm honored to say that Brandon read my new book and gave a quote to my publisher, which will appear on the cover of the hardback. But here, exclusively for the millions of Dashner Dude blog readers, you can read it first:

"The Journal of Curious Letters is witty, exciting, and fun. I found this book a delight to read." -Brandon Sanderson


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Is there anything quite like a compliment from someone you respect and admire? Congrats! And I'll add it to my rapidly growing order.

Shanna Blythe said...

Congratulations . . . and I won't even ask how much you paid him!


Autumn Ables said...

Okay, okay I will run the streets of Phoenix and will not stop until I have found Sandersons book! Thanks for the hot tip on a new book and author for us to read.

What an exhilerating rush you must have from receiving such positive and great comments from Brandon Sanderson. :) It would thrill me if I had such an awesome endorsement from an author I really liked. Congratulations!

Luisa Perkins said...

I have been envious of you before, but never as envious as I am right this minute.

Envious, but very, very happy for you! Brandon's books are amazing. What an awesome blurb! Congratulations.

Kelly M said...

That's so cool- congrats!! Hey, if I ever get around to writing a book someday will you read it and write a cover quote for me? Becuase you'll be pretty famous by then, I'm sure. Thanks.

Heather Moore said...

Very cool, James. And great for Brandon--well deserved praise.

Hey, how come only women are commenting on your blog? Do you have a cult following?

Shanna Blythe said...

Just got the ARC--If I weren't so exhausted from TESTS all day I'd be reading it right now!

Shanna Blythe said...

PS. It looks really good.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Awesome blurb, and I'll be sure to get Brandon's book.