Interview | William Kerig

October 1, 2008

Local author William Kerig will be signing at the downtown Library, 210 E. 400 S., on Friday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

The Next Big Thing: Rapunzel

August 5, 2008

Rapunzel’s Revenge, written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Nathan Hale (no relation), is already making waves! Estella’s Revenge has featured it in their latest zine, with the following glowing recommendation:

In my house, it is very rare that my 8-year-old and 12-year-old daughters will agree on anything, let alone both agreeing with each other and with both of their parents. This miracle happened recently, however, by the time we all finished Shannon and Dean Hale’s most excellent graphic novel.

And Al Roker has picked it for his kids’ book club — a mighty coup.

Salt Lake, you are lucky we’re here. We’ve already planned a huge party to celebrate the release! Shannon, Dean and Nathan will all be there, plus six more fantastic local authors: Ann Cannon, James Dashner, Jessica Day George, Mette Ivie Harrison, Kimberly Heuston, and Sara Zarr, each of whom has a new book out. So mark your calendars for August 23rd at the Foothill Library, and keep your eye on the blog for posts leading up to the event, featuring each author and their new book!

[where: The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City UT]

No Spoilers Here

August 4, 2008

Words can’t really do last Friday night justice. It was a huge party, hundreds of fans, tons of fun … superlatives all around! We’ve got loads of pictures; if you were there, check ’em out — you might be in one!

My very amateur slideshow will have to tide you over for now, since WordPress is very stubborn about these things (oh WordPress, when will you make my life easy and integrate Picasa?!), but you MUST go see this one that Geoff from the Deseret News put together, complete with audio. I don’t think anyone could have captured the night better than he did.

Congrats to our Design Bella’s Wedding Dress winners: first prize went to Becki Burgess, second to Morgan Carlson, and third to Jennifer Hansen. Great job, ladies!

It was a very long day — I was up for Channel 2 news at 5 a.m., then in the store all day prepping, then here at the PARTY till 12:30 a.m. How did I spend Saturday recovering? Why, reading the book, of course! I won’t give anything away, but talk about happily ever after! Stephenie is definitely a “happy ending” kind of writer. Having read all of them, I have to say that Breaking Dawn might just be my favorite.

[where: The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City UT, 84105]

What Do These Three Things Have in Common

July 29, 2008

[where: The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City UT]

Here Comes the Bride, Indeed

July 21, 2008

Our Design Bella’s Wedding Dress Competition is popping up all over the place, and for good reason! We’ve got fabulous entries pouring in — I do not envy the judges their job.

Barbie Bella at The Kings English Bookshop

Barbie Bella at The King's English Bookshop

The entries will officially be on display starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 22nd, but if you’ve been by the store then you’ve already seen our two 3D entries: a full-size

Full Size Bellas Wedding Dress at TKE

Full Size Bella's Wedding Dress at TKE

wedding dress and Barbie Bella (note to Matel: you saw it here first!).

I’ll be posting more pictures of the entries starting tomorrow, and they’ll all be on display until the PAR-TAY (!!!!) on Friday, August 1st.

Also, yours truly will be on Channel 2 (KUTV) on Friday at 5 p.m. talking about how awesome the books are and how cool our party will be. Unless they decide to edit me out, which is totally fine by me; I’m even considering not watching it, since there is probably nothing more heinously embarrassing than making a fool of yourself on TV. Unless it’s on YouTube.