How many Rose Legacy books will there be?
It’s, you guessed it, a trilogy! The Rider’s Reign will be out in May 2020!
How many Dragon Slippers books are there?
It’s a trilogy: Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, and Dragon Spear!
What is DragonSKIN Slippers?
It’s the UK title of Dragon Slippers. Inside, it’s exactly the same, except for British spellings like flavour, colour, etc.
How many Castle Glower books are there?
Five, all of them currently available in hardcover and paperback!
What happened to Sunday and Monday?
I started the series on the most boring day of the week: Tuesday. And then I just wrote until I thought, these poor kids and their dogs and their griffins have had enough adventures! The poor Castle is exhausted as well! Everybody gets to live happily ever after now!
What’s Holidays at the Castle?
It’s a short story I wrote for a promotion, which was only available as an e-book. Well, e-story, it was about four pages long.
Will there be a sequel to Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow?
Nope, they all lived happily ever after!
How many Twelve Dancing Princesses books are there?
Three! Another wonderful trilogy, about the oldest, middle, and youngest sisters!
What about Lily and Heinrich! Will you tell their story?
Of everyone in those books, those two precious babies are the most deserving of a happily ever after . . . and privacy!
Will there be a sequel to Silver in the Blood?
Maybe one day! I had to set my notes aside in favor of other projects.
What is Stolen Crowns?
Stolen Crowns was the working title for a series I started with Random House. The story needed a lot more work than we originally thought, and so I took some time to let it simmer, and have been working on it between other projects. As of right now, we still don’t have a release date.
Are you going on a book tour soon? Will you come to my town when you do?
I usually tour with the release of a new book, but I don’t know if I’m coming to your town. My publisher decides where and when I tour based on how many schools and bookstores are interested in having me talk and sign.
Will you come to my school even if it’s not part of a tour?
Maybe. If your school is interested, have an adult who is in charge of author visits (often a librarian or reading specialist) email me! I charge a speaking fee in addition to travel costs, and it also can take several months to set up a visit.
I’ve written a book/story/play, will you critique it for me?
No, but good for you! The world needs more writers! Unfortunately, I don’t have time to read other people’s manuscripts, and I’m a terrible critic anyway. You don’t want my advice. Seriously.
How DO you get something published?
First you have to be rejected about a million times. Or at least, that’s what it feels like!
No, what you need to do is write the best story or book that you can (I don’t know anything about publishing plays or poetry). Then the REAL work starts. There are books you can buy, or check out from the library, that are guides to editors, agents, and publishers. They are usually called something like: The Guide to Editors, Agents, and Publishers, so they aren’t hard to find. They have the names and addresses of editors and literary agents, and information on what types of things they publish, and how to send your stuff to them. You can also look around for local writers’ conferences, which are frequently organized by universities. They give you an opportunity to talk with other aspiring writers, but also to meet with editors and agents in person. I highly recommend the writers’ conferences, which is how I finally got my big break.
Do you draw the cover art on your books?
Nope. I have no artistic skills whatsoever. I cannot even draw a stick man that looks like a stick man. I took two semesters of pottery in college, and all my pots were lopsided and kinda scary looking.
Fortunately, my publisher only wants me to write the books, not decorate them, so they hire artists to do the covers for me. But this doesn’t mean that I get to look over the artist’s shoulder and say, "Make that dragon’s head bigger! Now have Creel’s hair blow to the left!" I do get to make some suggestions, but there’s a lot of other people involved in "packaging" a book, and they get a say in matters, too.
What’s your address?
If you want to send me something, you can send it through my publisher. Please understand, though, that it takes me a looong time to reply. I know that sounds mean, but usually I don’t get the letters for months, and if I replied to them all, I would not have any time to write books. I basically had to decide that I would rather write books than answer letters, and I’m sorry. If you still want to mail me something, send it to:
Jessica Day George
c/o Bloomsbury Children’s
1385 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
What are your kids named?
I won’t tell! This way I can tell embarrassing stories about them, and they won’t get teased!
Can you help me with my book report?
Nope. I believe in you. You can do it!
I need to ask you a ton of questions for my assignment! Help!
Nope. Please check my bio and this handy Frequently Asked Question page. It should answer any questions you really need to know. I say this because when I do have time to answer my emails, I often find emails that are MONTHS old that say, “Help! My assignment is due tomorrow and I need to know x, y, z, about you today!”
Why don’t you make movies of your books?
Well, because I’m not a movie producer! Movies based on books are never made by the author, they are made by fancy Hollywood types. The fancy Hollywood types pay the author for the right to make a movie of their book, but after that, the author almost never has anything to do with the movie. The movie people write the script, hire the actors, and do all that stuff.
I want a signed copy of one of your books, but you are never in my town!
Sorry! If you want a signed and personalized (that means, with your very own name in it!) copy of any of my books you can contact The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. The phone number is 1-801-484-9100, and their website is www.kingsenglish.com. They will sell you any books that you want, and will have me come and personalize them before they ship them to you!
LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 2019