~Post by the BookPeople Teen Press Corps
We’re super pumped that the one and only James Dashner will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Festival!
James Dashner is the best selling author of The Maze Runner series for Young Adults. If you haven’t heard, The Maze Runner is being made into a live action movie with Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien!!! The movie will be hitting the big screens on September 19th and we are sure it will be a hit with YA and Sci Fi fans alike. The Maze Runner is told from the point of view of Thomas, a teen who wakes up with no recollection of his past and is thrust into a post- apocalyptic maze-like world called the Glade. As things become more and more complicated, Thomas has to piece together why he was sent to the Glade and how he plays an important part in how to get out.
James Dashner’s newest Sci Fi series is called The Mortality Doctrine. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyper-advanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares. The latest book in the series, The Rule of Thoughts, will be available at TTBF14, along with Dashner’s other books.
5 Fun Facts About James Dashner:
1. He used to be an accountant.
2. He was obsessed with the TV show LOST.
3. He once saved a kid from being hit by a bus.
4. He once had cupcakes and tea with “Judy Freaking Blume” (his words).
5. He’s into movies just as much as he’s into books.
Are you Excited Yet?? You Should be!!
The BookPeople Teen Press Corps is very excited to once again be the official Press Corps for the Texas Teen Book Festival. We’ll report all the action live from TTBF on October 18th! In the mean time, you can read up on all of our YA book coverage over on our blog.