So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is the awesomely quirky Jasper Fforde! Take special interest in his incredibly hyperlinked website where you can literally spend hours and hours and hours looking at stuff that is “barely rubbish at all.”
Author: Jasper Fforde
Books: The Thursday Next Series (the first book of the series, The Eyre Affair, won YALSA’s Alex Award for Adult fiction that appeals to teens), Nursery Crimes Series, and his newest book, Shades of Grey.
Author Website: http://www.jasperfforde.com
Thursday Next Website: http://www.thursdaynext.com/index2.html
Nursery Crime Website: http://www.nurserycrime.co.uk/index.html
AND EXTRA BONUS!!!! CHRISTMAS QUIZZES!!!! “Designed to use up very little brain power, the jasperfforde.com Christmas Quiz comes with almost no plugs for his latest book and guarantees minutes of entertainment.” Yeah, Christmas is over…but the glory of the Christmas Quiz lives on!
AND EXTRA EXTRA BONUS!!! Check out Jasper Fforde’s answers to questions from a MAUREEN JOHNSON back in 2002!!! Could this be the Maureen Johnson, author of Suite Scarlett, who will be the subject of next week’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesdays????
And here’s Amber’s Jasper Fforde Adventure:
I consider meeting Jasper Fforde to be my very first YAuthor Stalking Adventure. My friend, Lindsay, found out that Jasper would be visiting a bookstore in Milwaukee on his tour promoting The Fourth Bear, so we hopped in the car and drove up to meet him. His reading was fantastic (and hilarious, but that was to be expected) and the line was super super long for the book signing afterwards. Both wearing our Jurisfiction T-shirts and going completely fangirl on him, I fear we were horribly annoying.