James Dashner Scorch Trials Release Party

13 Oct, 2010 by in Heather Gardner Photography, maze runner, scorch trials 27 comments

Last night was another fabulous release party hosted by The Kings English for James Dashner’s new book “The Scorch Trials,” book two in his Maze Runner series.

We learned that:

Thrive magazine announced The Maze Runner has been optioned by 20th Century Fox. They are currently writing a screenplay and selecting director for the movie. He hopes Robert Pattinson or Zac Efron play Thomas (LOL!)

The author that most inspired James is Dean Koontz, whose style he tries to emulate. Fast paced, short chapters. And the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is his favorite book of all-time.

A very big player in this book “The Scorch Trials” is a certain disease called the Flare. He had to do a lot of research on the brain and viruses.

There is a thing in the second book called “Flat Trans”, very advanced technology

He is currently working on three series, including “The Thirteenth Reality”

James speaking to his readers

The scorched sugar cookies

Twilight MOMS Natalie, Christy, Amy O and book blogger Catie S

Also in attendence were YA writers and member of “The Six” Emily Wing Smith, Bree Despain, Brodi Ashton, Valynne Nagamatsu, author Nichole Giles and book blogger Maw Books. Special thanks to James for being so kind to us and teaching my oldest not to use the word “fart” in public. He has a new little fan!

We are giving away a signed hardback copy of The Scorch Trials to our readers.
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Contest ends November 12, 2010 and is open to US Residents only.

27 Responses to “James Dashner Scorch Trials Release Party”

  1. Suey

    Looks like an awesome time. I wish I could have been there, but we were at the play instead… the one we won at the Writing for Charity action! 🙂

  2. Laura Brady

    I so wanted to go last night, but Tuesdays are hard for me to get away.

    I tried reading Maze Runner and couldn’t get into it. Guess it is time to give it another try.

    Bonus author points for trying to teach kids not to say “fart” in public.

  3. Mundie Moms

    Great picture! James is so much fun to meet and hang out with in person. I’m eagerly awaiting on my copy to arrive in the mail.

  4. Bere

    Awww, it sounds like you had so much fun! The cookies look super wonderful. I have not read The Maze Runner yet but I’m really looking forward to it. I actually won a copy of The Scorch Trials so I need to catch up soon. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing! =)

  5. FireandIce

    James is very nice in person. Suey, the play sounds like a blast. Try as I might I could not win anything at the charity auction!

  6. Wicked-Sassy

    So BUMMED I didn’t make this. My excuse is excellent, though! I was a bridesmaid at a wedding the entire time. Solid alibi.

    Great pics 🙂

  7. lulilut

    I loved Maze Runner and I’m looking forward to reading his next installments.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Vivien

    I wish I lived in one of the states he visited. I absolutely adore James’ writing. I fell in love with The Maze Runner. It was my favorite book of last year! Great giveaway!!

  9. Nonie

    I love the cookies! 😀 And I love James Dashner’s books! He seems really nice (lol at the movie casting comment. :D).

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. 🙂

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