Time to Update #yolo

Hi everyone, and welcome to March! I have a feeling this is going to be a very exciting month for all of us. I can’t imagine why. Trailer, what? Who said that?

It’s been awhile, so I thought I would jump on here and give everyone a very random list of updates.

Remember, to stay fully in touch with my daily shenanigans, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@jamesdashner) or Facebook (James Dashner fan page).

And, here we go:

1. This is very short notice, but I have two events coming up this week in Utah: I’ll be a guest at the official launch party for Brandon Mull and his new book, THE FIVE KINGDOMS. Also, on Saturday, I’m giving a keynote address at the Teen Author Boot Camp at Utah Valley University. I’ll be signing books at both venues. You can find more details on my EVENTS page (CLICK HERE).

That EVENTS page is now fully updated, at least for the events I currently know about. That includes my keynote address at the WIFYR conference in Sandy UT this June 19th, a really amazing conference that I highly recommend. It catapulted me in a very big way when I attended it 10 years ago. Be there or die. Too harsh?

2. Have you read THE EYE OF MINDS yet? No? Crack that whip! Now, I know that currently the Dashner Army is consumed with the movie excitement, and understandably so. No one is more excited than I am!!! But to keep you occupied until it comes out in September, give my new book a try. I really think you’ll like it. And the sequel (THE RULE OF THOUGHTS) comes out in August (in the USA and Canada), so you better hurry. For more info: CLICK HERE. Also, here’s a great trade review we received for it if you think I’m biased (Ha! I am!):

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Thank you

To my dear, amazing, awesomely awesome fans:

I’m kinda speechless, but I also know I need to say a few things. I know the MTV Movie Brawl might not mean much in the grand scheme of things, but it sure has lifted my spirits these last few days in the midst of a difficult time in our family. My sweet cousin, Stefanie, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer only 4 months after being diagnosed. She was 29. To know her was to know an angel, and my family will miss her terribly. She, like myself, was an artist, her love coming in the form of theater. In her short time on Earth, she shared her talents by teaching drama, and I know many lives were touched by her.

I only tell you that so you have some background of why your tremendous outpouring of support and love for me, my books, and our movie, has meant so much. Not just in the relentless voting you’ve all done over the last couple of weeks. I know many of you have bloody fingers and worn-out keyboards and phone screens. THANK YOU. I don’t think anyone would’ve guessed we’d make it to the Final Four, and I’m honored and happy and thrilled that we did. All because of my ridiculously fantastic readers. I have to say, and this is a compliment, you guys are insane in the brain. Crazier than Cranks. Rose would never get your nose.

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Lots and Lots of Stuff

Hi everyone!

I’ve done a lot of things lately for other websites, all together containing a plethora of informational nuggets on yours truly and my books and my movie and stuff like that. It’s all worth a good dozen or so blog posts, so I thought I would provide you all of the links in one central place, and you can read them when you are utterly bored!

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My Trip to England, Ireland

It’s been a crazy month, but I’m finally back at home and ready to do some work and enjoy the holidays. My trip to England and Ireland was an unforgettable one, and here is a day-by-day report. Stay tuned to the end for some pictures, too!

Sunday. My wife and I arrived in London around noon, more excited than words can express as this is our first trip to England (and indeed, Europe). After checking into the Random House apartment, we immediately ventured out into the streets of London, doing our best to avoid the appearance of dumb American tourists. Saw Big Ben for the first time ever, a very exciting thing. Then we attended a service at Westminster Abbey, hearing a children’s choir and gawking in awe at the awesome beauty of the structure. We’ll never forget it. We walked around London until exhausted.

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The Blog, Resurrected

Hi.

James Dashner, here. Remember me? You don’t? I used to blog a lot.

Then came Facebook. And Twitter. And Instagram. And Tumblr. I can barely keep up with it all. The blog sorta got left in the dust.

But I missed it. I really did. Twitter is cool, and I use it a lot, but I missed being able to say whatever I want for as long as I want, nice and simple. And hearing your comments, all contained in one sweet little place. I’d been wanting to resurrect this thing for awhile.

I know there’s Tumblr, the modern, young, cool person’s blog. Maybe I’ll reach that status someday. But for now, there’s this, my official website (an update coming soon), my official blog.

So. Anyway. Here we are.

Now, I used to do a LOT of Top Ten Lists, randomly throwing things at you that popped in my head. The James Dashner method of updating his readers. What better way to rekindle the flame than to do that again? Here we go. As usual, the following are in no particular order, meaning, or significance. Just me, spouting. And for the sake of all those who are NOT on Twitter (@jamesdashner) or Facebook (James Dashner Page) or Instagram (@dashnerjames), I’m not going to assume you know the latest stuff.

1. The Eye of Minds. My latest book, out since October 8th. I’m so proud of it, and I want to hear from those of you who’ve read it! The book is out in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Coming soon in many other languages. It was bittersweet to leave Maze Runner behind, since that consumed my life for a good 5 years, but also very fun to begin something new. The best way I can describe it is The Matrix meets Inception.

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