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Jessica Day George

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Jessica Day George likes chocolate, knitting, books, travel, movies, dragons, horses, dogs, and her family. These are all things to keep in mind if you ever meet her. For instance, you could bring her chocolate to make the meeting go more smoothly. You could also talk about how adorable her children are, even if you have never seen them. You could discuss dog breeds (she had a Maltese named Pippin, and grew up with a poodle mix and a Brittany Spaniel). You could talk about Norway, and how it's the Greatest Place On Earth, and Germany, The Second Greatest Place On Earth. You could ask her about yarn, and indicate a willingness to learn to knit your own socks, if you can't already do so.

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Jessica Day George As of right now, there will be four: Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower, Thursdays with the Crown, and Fridays I'm Just Barely Starting.
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Well, hello there!

Maybe you're here because you just super love my blog, which is good! Or maybe you're here because you were just at the Davis County Literacy Night! Either way, you're about to see The List.

The Big List.

This is a list of books, based on fairy tales and legends, which I recommend. Read them if you like books. Read them if you're doing a retelling! Either way, they are good!


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Princess of the Midnight Ball Princess of Glass Princess of the Silver Woods
The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy (3 books)
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Dragon Slippers Dragon Flight Dragon Spear
Dragon Slippers (3 books)
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Tuesdays at the Castle Wednesdays in the Tower Thursdays with the Crown Fridays with the Wizards Saturdays at Sea
Castle Glower (5 books)
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Stolen Crowns (1 book)
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“I've faced worse than a dressmaker who breaths fire.”
Jessica Day George

“Galen Werner, you may choose one of my daughters to be your bride, and when I die, you shall sit beside her as co-ruler of Westfallin."
"Your Majesty.... I - I don't know - "
Rose felt her knees shaking. Did he not love her after all?
"Psst, Galen?" Pansy tugged on his arm. Galen leaned down. "If Rose doesn't want you," the little girl whispered loudly, "you can marry me."
Galen laughed shakily. "Thanks, Pansy."
"Oh, Rose! Don't just stand there like a lump," Poppy said, poking her in the back. "If he's too embarrased, you should be the one to say something."
"Poppy!" Daisy looked scandalized. "It's not Rose's place to - "
Under cover of their squabbling, Rose took Galen's hand and moved closer to him. "Do you want to marry me?" she whispered in a much quieter tone than Pansy had used.
"Yes," he said.
"If neither of you is going to speak up," King Gregor said, "I shall simply have to decide it for myself!"
"Father," Rose protested, "that won't be necessary!"
"I choose Rose," Galen blurted out at the same time.
"There. Done. Easy." King Gregor clapped his hands.”
Jessica Day George, Princess of the Midnight Ball

“It looks as though your shop is doing well," Luka said gazing around, "Could you help me find a gift for a lady friend of mine?"

My heart plunged to my grenn satin slippers, and I had to stare down at Azarte for a minute, petting him hard. Naturally Luka had a "lady friend." She was probably nobly born: the daughter of a count or a duke. I imagined her having thick dark hair and clear skin, and was bitterly jealous. "Of course," I stammered after a time. "What would she like? A gown? A sash?" If she came in for a fitting, I decided to "accidentlly" poke her with every pin.”
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message 1: by Maya (last edited Apr 11, 2008 05:29PM)

Maya Irena Oh, I love fantasy books!!
I've checked your books' reviews and they're awesome!! I think I'm going to love them, but I don't know if I can find them in my country..

Hmm, if you're an author, so why don't you join as a goodreads author?

Candace Salima Hey Jessica - I loved Dragon Slippers. I'm looking forward to reading Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.

Dorlana Hi Jessica,
Thanks for the adding me to your friends list. Have a great day.

Clare D' Lune Hey, loved your Dragon Slippers book... My library system still hasn't gotten your other books in and I've been sending in book requests in like crazy : ) Can't wait to read them though!

Kaylee I love all your books and I can't wait until our library gets Dragon Flight.

Ashley I love Dragon Slippers And Dragon Flight they are my most favorite books!!!

Sylvia Hey
I finished Dragon Flight. Again, an awesome book!
Thank you.

message 8: by Priya (last edited Feb 16, 2009 05:04PM)

Priya Thanks for adding me as a friend. I love all of your books.

message 9: by Priya

Priya I love the Dragon Spear cover!!!

message 10: by Alexis

Alexis Hello! I just finished Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon is my favorite fairy tale, and I wanted to thank you for crafting such a wonderful retelling.

message 11: by Krista

Krista Hi Jessica, Thanks for adding me as a friend!

message 12: by Kelsey

Kelsey Hello Jessica! Are you currently working on any new books?

message 13: by Pam

Pam Howell I put Princess of the Midnight Ball on my Unsung YA post. I didn't know there was a companion.

message 14: by Kellee

Kellee I cannot wait until Princess of Glass comes out!! I wish there was a way to read it now! :)

message 15: by Kelsey

Kelsey Jessica, I just had a few thoughts that I'd like to share...
1. Today I went to my library to look at the books I was on hold for... the book next to mine was your new Princess of Glass. It made me sad that I couldn't read it until after the 65th person reads it (It's on hold and I'm 66th in line...) until I get to magically take it off that shelf and take it home with me. Oh well, a few more weeks!
2. I have a maltese mix, and her name is Sadie. I think Pippin and her would be friends.
3. My last dog was a Brittany Spaniel- she lived only a 1 1/2 years, due to cancer. :( But, I wanted to let you know that I love that breed, and they make a wonderful pet :)

message 16: by Joyzi

Joyzi Thanks for accepting.

message 17: by Hope

Hope Thanks for accepting! :) I really love your books! Especially Princess of the Midnight Ball, it was wonderful!

Danielle Thanks for friending me. I love all your books but my fav has to be dragon slippers.

message 19: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Jessica! :D

Kimberlee Jessica your books are wonderful! I really loved them! I learned a lot when you visited my school, thank for sharing your love for writing with me and my friends! We had a blast.

message 21: by Liz

Liz I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! you can go to schools? i want you to come! Dragon slippers is a great book and series i have to read the 3rd book still.

message 22: by Cassandra (last edited Jun 21, 2012 12:38AM)

Cassandra Hey! It's really cool that you friend your fans on here, that's a nice touch. I'm a big fan of your blog (and your books, of course!), which is how I found out that you did! Anyway, can't wait 'till princess Petunia makes her appearance!

P.S.-- Come to San Diego some time! I would happily drag my friends and family over to you!

message 23: by Johanna

Johanna Hi Jessica Day George - Thanks for accepting my friend request.
I think your books are epic, and I can't wait for the next ones to come out!

message 24: by Alicia

Alicia Rivoli Hey Jessica,
I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for The Booker Award! Check it out!!

message 25: by Jessica

Jessica Alicia wrote: "Hey Jessica,
I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for The Booker Award! Check it out!!"


message 26: by Cassandra (last edited Nov 24, 2012 10:57PM)

Cassandra Jessica:
Since I know you're into knitting (and dragons, of course!) thought I'd just point you to a super awesome knitting book that my mom and I own: KNITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Nicky Epstein. It has a pattern for an amigurumi dragon (the reason we bought it in the first place) that I'm working on--So cool! There's also a ton of super cute clothing items in there.
Nicky Epstein's Knitting on Top of the World: The Global Guide to Traditions, Techniques and Design

message 27: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jessica,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and i do hope that i get the oportunity of reading your work at some point in the future as it is something of great interest to me.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

message 28: by Kara

Kara thanks for the add, Jessica!! love your books and your movie choices, blessings :)

message 29: by Lillian

Lillian When does the next Castle Glower book come out?! i just finished the 2nd, i read the whole thing in one day! I'm so excited for the 3rd!

Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) Thanks for the add!

Madeline Rose Thank you for friending me! Love your Castle Glower books :)

message 32: by Ria

Ria Therese Oh my gosh, thank you so much for friending me!! :):) I absolutely love your books.

message 33: by Linda B

Linda B Here you go! Just for you. Have you heard of this one?

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