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Monday, May 25, 2009

Dragon Spear, by Jessica Day George

The wait is over and now we can all read "Dragon Spear" by Jessica Day George. The book was released this month and is the final book in the Dragon Slippers trilogy.

Here is a little teaser about Dragon Spear that I found on Jessica Day George's website, http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/

The exciting conclusion to the Dragon Slippers trilogy

As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with the world. The dragon king, Shardas, and his queen, Velika, have made a comfortable home on the Far Islands. And with a tentative peace declared between dragons and humans, it seems the perfect time for Creel and Prince Luka to plan their wedding...or maybe not. Because when Velika gets kidnapped, Creel and Luka will join their dragon friends on their most dangerous adventure yet--only to discover that the real enemy may be one of their own. And if dangerous new foes and volcanic eruptions weren't enough to throw off the wedding, add in a bushel of unwanted relations and a little accident involving not one but two wedding gowns, and Creel's dream wedding might be turning into a nightmare.

Filled with humor, heart, and feats of derring-do, this newest novel from Jessica Day George will delight both returning fans and new readers alike.

local independent bookstores
Barnes & Noble

There will be a Dragon Spear launch party on Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
at Barnes & Noble in West Jordan, UT at Jordan Landing. Jessica's launch

parties are a lot of fun. I took my kids to the Princess of the Midnight Ball launch party and we had a great time. My daughter even won a copy of the book that night. Plan on going that day, purchase the book and get it signed by Jessica. If you have never met Jessica she is a very funny and a very nice lady. I plan on going; see you there!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Podcasting with Tristi Pinkston

This past Saturday, Sheila & I had the privilege of interviewing author Tristi Pinkston on the LDSWBR podcast. She is such a sweet lady and a lot of fun to interview. Tristi brought along a copy of her most recent novel, Agent in Old Lace, so we could take a peek. She'd received the first copies of her book only days earlier, and was headed for her launch party right after the podcast. During the interview I managed to read a few pages and I can't wait until it's on book shelves so I can get my own copy! Let's just say Tristi knows how to hook the reader right from the start. Tristi also told Sheila & I a little about her first three novels. They sounded so good I bought the copies she brought with her on the spot. I'm excited to join the ranks of those who have read and enjoyed Tristi's books.

Tristi is in charge of the Story Makers Conference next year and she discussed with us some of what they have planned. There will be a few changes and improvements in anticipation for even more attendees than years past. I'm not an author, but even I want to go after hearing how much fun Sheila had at the Conference this year.

Watch for the release of Episode 34 to listen to the full interview. Thanks again, Tristi!

P.S. Visit Tristi's blog: tristipinkston.blogspot.com and check this out while you're at it!