DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, March 26. Jessica will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please select morning or afternoon slot -- or either, if you're flexible!
ABOUT THE BOOKS: Jessica has written A LOT of books. The one she's touring for is: Between Burning Worlds (System Divine #2)
Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in the out-of-this-world sequel to Sky Without Stars that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series). A traitor. A prisoner. A fugitive. Wanted by the Regime. Destined to save the planet. Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray... Marcellus is now a traitor to his planet, willing to do anything to stop his grandfather from seizing control of Laterre, even if it means joining the Vangarde, a rebel group back from the dead. Chatine is a prisoner on Bastille. Desperate to survive the harsh conditions of the moon, she becomes embroiled in the Vangarde’s dangerous attempt to free their infamous leader. Alouette is a fugitive who has been lied to her entire life. Searching for the truth about her mysterious past, she soon finds herself hunted by the Regime for reasons she’s only beginning to understand. But when Laterre is threatened by the emergence of a deadly new weapon, these three renegades must risk everything, traveling to the far reaches of the System Divine and into the white hot center of a planet ready to ignite.
Other Books by Jessica Brody: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need, The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, In Some Other Life, Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up, A Week of Mondays, Unremembered, Unchanged, Unforgotten, The Karma Club, My Life Undecided, 52 Reasons To Hate My Father, The Chaos of Standing Still
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape. After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author. Since then, Jessica has sold over twelve novels for teens, tweens, and adults including 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, The Karma Club, My Life Undecided, and the three books in the Unremembered trilogy, the first of which is currently in development as a major motion picture by the producers of The Vampire Academy, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Slumdog Millionaire. In 2016, she will release two new contemporary novels, A Week of Mondays (August) and Boys of Summer (April), and in 2017, her debut middle grade novel entitled, Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, will hit bookstore shelves. Jessica also writes books for the Descendants: “School of Secrets” series, based on the hit Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants! Jessica’s books are published and translated in over twenty foreign countries. She lives in Oregon with her husband and many dogs.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATIONS
45 minutes, including Q&A. Jessica will speak about how she became a writer, her books, etc.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Middle School & High School; grades 7-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
At least 50 students, but hopefully many more!
Showing book trailers can be really helpful to get kids excited about the books, the author, and the visit in general. These, in particular, are produced like hig-end movie trailers. (Jessica comes from Hollywood! Here's a link to the making of the 52 Reasons To Hate My Father book trailer... it's absolutely facsinating and helps connect reading, movies, and future occupations as well. Jessica says, "Unfortunately I only have these three. They’re SO time consuming and expensive. I wish I could do them for all my books, but then I wouldn’t be able to write the books! Each trailer takes about 3 months to complete. I write, cast, direct, and edit them all myself... along with a crew of about 5-7 people. ")
Jessica will bring her own laptop, cords and clicker. She will need a projector, projector screen. (There is no sound in the presentation.) Microphone. And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Jessica's books:
Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.