A bit about your hosts . . .
Jessica Day George has lived in four states and traveled extensively in the US and Europe (there was also an ill-fated trip to Brazil which we will never speak of again). She has a degree in Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Studies, making her an ideal docent for rare collections of Icelandic manuscripts, but otherwise unemployable. In her free time she knits, plays viola and piano, reads, eats chocolate, and teaches old dogs new tricks. She is the mother of three children, and the author of nine books: Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, Dragon Spear, Sun and Moon - Ice and Snow, Tuesdays at the Castle, Princess of Glass, Princess of the Midnight Ball, Princess of the Silver Woods, and Wednesdays in the Tower. (Amy is going to add this bit, because Jessica didn’t . . .) Jessica has also been on the New York Times Best Seller list, won numerous awards, and has been listed on American Library Association’s 100 Best Books for Young Adults.
You can learn more about Jessica by clicking on these links:
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Or visit her at http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/
You can learn more about Amy by clicking on these links: Amy on Facebook Amy on Twitter
Amy and Jessica met at a conference for writers just before Jessica's first book got published, and when Amy was a brand new writer. Amy heard a sample of Jessica’s Dragon Slippers manuscript, thought it was brilliant and belonged with Bloomsbury, and told Jessica about a small writer’s workshop she was organizing, where a Bloomsbury editor would be reading manuscript pages. As Amy predicted, Jessica's manuscript was snatched right up by the editor, and eight books later, Jessica is one of Bloombury's bestselling authors. (But Amy gets to brag about her great literary eye. And the fact that Jessica dedicated Dragon Spear to her!) Several years later, through a series of wonderful twists and turns, they ended up with the same editor at Bloomsbury! What lucky gals!
You can learn more about Kim by clicking on these links:
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