Monday, August 25, 2008

OUR FIRST BOOK EVENT!

















































































On Thursday, August 21, 2008, Tom and I visited Anderson's Book Shop in Naperville, IL., one of the finest bookstores in the country. We had a terrific time speaking to a large gathering of young readers and their parents, and even more fun taking their questions about our new book, "RuneWarriors." (We had fun eating pizza, too -- three different kinds!)

Some surprises: A vote was held and, by a fairly wide margin, the group's favorite character from our book was Astrid, Mistress of the Blade. Every bit as tough as any boy, she is an axe-wielding heroine who strikes fear into even the bloodthirstiest of barbarians. (A vote on the pizza proved pepperoni to be the crowd favorite that night.)

Thanks to Becky Anderson and Gail Wetta for all their help in hosting the event, and to our HarperCollins PR maven Cindy Tamasi for her help as well.

"RuneWarriors" will be invading bookstores on September 23, 2008. And we will be invading bookstores and schools across the country to do signings and give readings. If you'd like us to visit your school or store, email Cindy Tamasi at Cindy.Tamasi@HARPERCOLLINS.com and she'll coordinate it for you.

Feel free to visit our RuneWarriors website at www.runewarriors.net. There's more fun stuff there about the book and its co-authors. -- Jim


23 comments:

Augie said...

Hello Jim and Tom,

Congrats on the release of your book!
I've got my copy already pre-ordered
from Amazon. Love the images from
Norway, especially the old artifacts
such as a Real Rune Blade!
Best of luck to you and the RuneWarriors!!!!

Augie

Anonymous said...

Nice job on your website! It is very exciting to go through!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

omg i love ur website i love the sounds and effect please make more i realllly gooood! i cant wait to read the book AGAIN... i love it soo much all i can think about is the book the begginging and ending just makes me so EMOTIONALABLE...... I WANT TO MEET u!!!! <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVED IT!! JK! I didn't read your book cuz im not in to warriors or vickings but u did an ok job on the web site.

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great!! I wish one day you can come to our school and show us different things that you work on and discover!! I believe if you come to our school then you will teach us! I am hoping that you will becoming here really soon so I can learn some things in history! AWESOME INFORMATION AND WEBSITE! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

omg ur book was lik the best book eva even thogh mad dad didnt lik it i was al lik omg wen i finishd readin it i lik the stinky guy and all the otha dudes heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it was pimp wen they foht the terrifyin dude but u relay shuld of made mor peeps die

Anonymous said...

omg! i luv your website. it is so many funs to look at it. i might buy the book but it's to expensive! But i think its a good book anyway! i luv the jonas brothers and i hope you put them in your sequel. I think u should come to more schools. so ya. ill see you at Glen Çrest soon. I think the jonas brothers and you guys rock!! I hope you have a nice day! to all those jb fans have a good day!!

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG! I LOVE UR WEB!! :) AND I LOVED UR BOOK IT ROCKED! I WANNA MARRY IT!! IM TOTTALY!!! :) IT WAS SOO COOL I LIKE WANNA C THE MOVIE!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVED YOUR BOOK SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the book was lik so totaly beast i luv the part wth the guy who does that thing

Anonymous said...

oh, and by the way, the paragraph that says about the jonas brothers is Erin Manthei's so have a good day!!!! i hope u all luv the jonas brothers!!!

Anonymous said...

This website is awesome? Do you ever read these comments.... do you even know about that there are comments on here. Well if you do see these then:
1) (comment) I LOVE THE PICTURES!
2) I LOVE THE WEBSITE
3) I LIKE THE DIFFERENT SOUNDS!
~ :)

Anonymous said...

Can you guys come to our school! PLEASE!!!! i loved it so much you looked so awesome! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

doesntliketoread said...

do you actually read our commets

reallyreallysorry! said...

Same here as the poster above me. we are getting in big trouble because we wont supposed to be commenting. I'm sure that we are al lsorry and we wish we could take it back. But, we can only learn from mistakes. even though i havent read your book (yet)im going to try to push my self to say sorry to you in person. Again, im really sorry on everybodys behalf, and hope you know that. thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi I can't wait to read ur book!!!

Im reallllly sorrry :( said...

I wiht im reallreally sorry im really sorry for wat ive said and i bet every1 one else is srry 2 and we are really want to forgive u so when u come to my school im going to ay srry up in prson I REALLY cant wait to meet u guys the boook wass really good cant wait to meet u!!!!!!! And agin im reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly srry for wat me and my class mates said and i realllllly do wishi never said anything

please_forgive_us said...

Please book writers, forgive us. It was wrong. if we were all here, i know that they would agree. I am sooo sorry and I hope you can find it to forgive us. i should of never went on this blog. Please forgive us. I am truly, honestly, and forever sorry.

please_forgive_us said...

Again, please forgive us. WE WERE STUPID. if i could do it over, this would of never happend. i don't even like the jonas brothers anymore. look where it's put me. please mr's, find it in your heart to forgive stupid kids like us. we never ment it to get this far. Thankyou

reallyreallysorry (again) said...

Ok this is reallyreallysorry again. im really sorry. it was stupid of me to write about the fall out boy thing. i know that your book is set for vikings, and that no one can change that but you guys. by the way, you did a great job with the presentation

verysorrypleaseforgive said...

im am sooo sorry for the commets . I really regret it.I was at your presentation and i LOVED it.All of the people who did it are also very sorry.It was a BIG mistake.It was really stupid of me.I am now paying my consiquence.I would of never have done it.You are both very good authors and I am ver truly sorry.I was going to say sorry to u guys in person but i couldn't . I know I have made a big mistake .

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry for my classmates and I to write bad comments on here. I hope you will forgive us. I think you are really good authors and really excited when you make a movie! Thank you.

Mr. Brett Anthony said...

I liked your book okay but I wished that you would have more dialogue and more details. It was okay though and I'll continue reading the series. By the way, I liked the plot alot. It was very original.

Fellow blogger,
Brett Anthony

P.S. You should check out my site. I did a review on your book. My site's called Brett's Book Reviews.

P.S.S. I can't wait for the next book.