I was wondering what to write today, and happened to wander over to James Dashner's blog, The Dashner Dude. He has been posting the interesting journey he took to publication. Instead of the continuing story, today I found the opportunity to win a free book. Well, I love anything free, and my son loves James' books.
In March I had the opportunity to attend the LDStorymakers conference in Utah. There was a bookstore set up where I spent way too much money, of course (I have a real weakness for books - what can I say?) When I travel I always bring something home for the kids. I had already found something for each of the girls, but I couldn't find anything for my son. Well, in this bookstore I found James Dashner's book, A Door in the Woods.
I confess I had never heard of him, but the book looked interesting and I though my son might like it. I purchased it and then went in search of the author. When I found him, he kindly signed the book for me and we visited for a few minutes. I can't wait to get down to the conference next year so he can sign the rest of the series for me. (If I had known how much my son would like the books, I would have bought them all.) I got him the second book for his birthday, and he bought the third with money he earned this summer. Now the books have to be good if a thirteen year old wants to spend money on them instead of candy and video games.
I am looking forward to reading more on his new blog, and my son and I are both looking forward to buying book four so we can finish the series. He also has a cool website with great creepy music that is worth checking out. His newest book, The 13th Reality, will be released next March.