Lotsa Launches!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 38 comments

If you’re a Utah type, please watch for all of these launch parties!

First, well…mine. On Wednesday, Sept 9, 7 pm at The King’s English in Salt Lake City, we’ll have the launch party for A NIGHT DIVIDED. I’ll talk a little, we can eat a little (a lot), and sign books a little.

If you can’t be there, but you still want a signed book (any of my books), click the link above and scroll down the page for instructions on how to order. Then at the launch party, I’ll sign it to you, and then King’s English will mail it directly to you.




Second is the launch for a friend of mine, Frank Cole, for his new series, THE AFTERLIFE ACADEMY, a really fun middle grade adventure about Walter Prairie, who, upon his untimely death, is assigned to become a Guardian Agent. Frank Cole’s launch party will be on Tuesday, Sept 15, 7 pm, at The King’s English. If possible, you should totally go! Ditto the paragraph above, except Frank will be signing the books, not me. Because that’d be weird if I did.


51mBm3beYAL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_And third is the launch for J. Scott Savage’s new series, MYSTERIES OF COVE with the exciting first book FIRES OF INVENTION. I’ve read this book. I’ve blurbed this book, and I can tell you that you will love it! It’s got a futuristic steampunk feel, a great mystery, and some characters you won’t soon forget.

On October 1st, I will join J Scott Savage, James Dashner, Brandon Mull, and other amazing authors and performers in a FREE launch party for the new Steampunk Dragon books series, Mysteries of Cove. There will be free face painting, Dole Whip, posters, bracelets, and other goodies, a hilarious stage show, a book signing, and a chance to take pictures with the actors from the book trailer.

Sign up here to make sure you have seats.


GIVEAWAY BONUS: J. Scott Savage is giving away a VIP package containing up to five reserved seat tickets, a goody bag, and a pre-show meet and greet with the authors. If you are a Utah type, there are three ways to win.

1) Come to my launch party on Wednesday! I’ll have a box for entries. (Also food. Really yummy food!)

2) Come to my table at the Barnes and Noble Authorpalooza at South Towne on Sept 19th from 1-4 pm.

3) Leave a comment below about a book you are looking forward to reading. Be sure to tell me that you are entering the contest (i.e. you are a Utah type). Otherwise, I will assume you are merely leaving a comment, but not entering.

I will draw the winner on Sept 19th after the Authorpalooza! Good luck, and many thanks to J Scott Savage for the giveaway!


  1. I love launch parties – and a giveaway? That’s great.
    Unfortunately, I am not ‘Utah type’, but it doesn’t bother me.
    Have fun at the launch parties!
    – Loreley

  2. I wish I could come, but Utah’s too far from NYC 🙁

  3. Hi Jennifer!! My name is Emily – my aunt just gave me a signed copy of The False Prince for my birthday, and I just wanted to say thank you! I love The Ascendance Trilogy soooo much. I can’t wait to read your other books. 🙂

    • Your aunt really wanted a unique gift for you, Emily. I’m glad it arrived safe and sound. Happy birthday!

  4. Id love to come but there’s just the minor issue of it being in the completely wrong country………. Ireland’s so far away 🙁

    • Well, between a launch here and anything in Ireland, personally, I’d take Ireland! 😉

  5. I looked at your calendar and it looks like you’re coming to Houston in October? Is that event available to everyone? I’d love to come meet you!

  6. Hi Jennifer! Just let me get this out…
    Ok, it’s out. I want to thank you for writing it and all the other books you’ve written. The False Prince is my favorite book ever and I fangirl at random times in the day. It’s the book I’ve always wanted to read but never found anything close enough. I write stories too, and let me say this, you’ve inspired me beyond belief!
    P.S. Logan Lerman as Jaron! He’s a bit old… but I’m sure it would work out. Hailee Steinfeld as Imogen. Dylan Everett as Tobias. Conner Jessup as Roden. Annasophia Robb as Amarinda.


    • Thank you very much, Rachel. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed The False Prince, and even happier that you are a writer too! Keep going – perhaps one day I will get to read your stories!

  7. It was great meeting you today at the Texas Tween book festival! Thanks for being so wonderful! May God bless you and your son in Mexico 🙂

    • It was great to meet you too, Michelle! I can’t wait to hear of your future successes. They are coming, probably faster than you think!

  8. It was so awesome meeting you at J Scott Savage’s Book launch. I already read my new copy of Mark of the Thief. My book has a problem though! The book is missing some pages. It couldn’t possibly end with so much still wrong!

    Just kidding, but I seriously can’t wait for Rise of the Wolf to come out.

    • Hmm, so your copy is missing like page 1-300 of Rise of the Wolf? That’s weird! Maybe we can fix that in January!

      Thank you very much, Kayla! It was great to meet you too!

  9. You got it!

  10. Will you have a giveaway for Rise of the Wolf because I’m really excited for the book to come out.

    • There will be a giveaway, Larisa, probably in November! I think you’re gonna love it!

      • OMG really? Yay I seriously can’t wait and in November omg can’t wait even longer. But I still got school so that would get my mind off of this but nooooo every day I’m going to think about it even if I’m taking a test…lol

  11. I got a copy of A Night Divided a few weeks ago. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m in the 40s, chapterwise. And oh. My. Gosh. It is soooo tense. I can hardly stand it! I haven’t been able to put it down all day. The suspense is KILLING me! This book is by far the best historical fiction I have EVER read.

    • Wow. Thank you so much, Paige. I’m very proud of that books, so I’m very glad you’re enjoying it!

  12. Hey Jennifer,
    Congratulations on all of your signings and launch parties. I hope you can come to California soon so I can meet you! I write poetry in my free time and have been wanting to publish it or enter contests for a while now. I have researched a little, but I don’t really know where to start. I know poetry and novels are obviously very different, but I was wondering if you had any advice about where or how I can publish my poetry.

    • Hi Payton! I’d love to go to California – if it enters my plans, I’ll put it on my Events page.

      For publishing poetry, I’d look at magazines as a starting place. Maybe go to your library and thumb through the mag’s there to look for any that publish poetry or search online for mags that publish poetry. Also, I’d definitely look at submitting your poetry to Scholastic’s writing contest (http://www.artandwriting.org). If you win – they’ll publish you in an anthology of all other winners plus many other prizes! Good luck!

      • Thank you so much!! It means a lot to me and I’m sure your others readers that you respond to every comment on your blog and keep us updated!😊

  13. Is there going to be a False Prince movie? Well I mean are they thinking about it?

    • Hi Larisa! Paramount is still making the decision on the movie, but also continuing with revisions to the screenplay. Fingers crossed for them to decide sometime in February!

      • I really hope they’ll make one because it’ll be so cool. Oh well, guess we have to wait

      • That would be the BEST idea ever!! I would go there every single day, and watch the movie, until they take it down, I would just buy the CD.
        P.S you inspire me in so much ways! I want to be a writer- not just any writer, an exciting writer like you! And an artist!

        • If you are a writer and an artist, Nicole, then you will have the rather rare luxury of being able to both create and design your books – I definitely hope you will continue to develop those skills!

  14. Hello Mrs.Nielsen! My name is Dominique Ruedaflores and I’m 11 years old. I am currently doing a report on my favorite author and I chose you. I read the Ascendance Trilogy and I fell in love with it. If you could answer some simple questions for my project I would really appreciate it.
    When is your birthday?
    What does your middle initial A stand for?
    What inspired you to write the Ascendance Trilogy?
    If you have any other interesting facts please include!!!:)
    If you could reply as soon as possible that would be great be cause it’s due in 2 days:)

    • Hi Dominique! Thanks very much for your kind words – let me answer your questions…
      1. July 10, 1971
      2. Anne. It was my grandmother’s name.
      3. Click here and go about halfway down the page for the answer: http://jennielsen.com/faq
      4. For other interesting facts, you could look on my bio here: http://jennielsen.com/about2 or just browse my blog for something that catches your eye. If you can find anything interesting, just make up some cools stuff about me. If your teacher contacts me to verify it, don’t worry – I’ll back you up! 😉

      • Thank you so much for the information! Thank you again for responding so quickly. It is such a coincidence that Sage was born from a lyric from a song by Pearl Jam. Because… i LOVE PEARL JAM!!!Thank you Mrs.Nielsen, you are such an inspiration. I wish I could talk to you in person!~!!I have so many questions about the False Prince!!
        – Dominique

  15. Dear
    Ms. / Mrs. Nielsen,
    I am a HUGE fan! I have read the false prince before it was a golden sower. And since then, it has been my #1 favorite book (now series!)! I was so excited when book 2 came out, and rushed to the library to get the only copy, I read it in less than 3 days. Mainly because my eyes were glued to the words, and I can’t take my eyes off them even if I tried with all my might. When I was done, I felt sad, and down. I read through the acknowledgements and the page right after that said “Book 3 released!!” I’m on the hunt for that book now. And I will not stop/ rest until I find that book, and read it once and for all! Please tell me there is a book 4 to be looking forward too! My heart would drown if there wasn’t! Thanks! And please reply, it would mean more than the universe to have someone as awesome as you reply!

    Thanks for taking part of your time reading this super long comment! I really apprrciate that,
    -Nicole Lin

    • Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for being such a big fan of the series – I’m so glad you are! The Shadow Throne is out in the world so I hope you can find a copy soon. However, there are not currently any plans for a fourth book. Sage may one day come and whisper that he is ready for more trouble, but for now, I’m focused on other projects.

  16. So sorry to have yet another comment.. BUT YOU AND J. SCOTT SCAVAGE ARE MY FAVORITE AUTHORS IN THE WORLD!!!!(My third is the writer of the unwanteds) THAT IS AWESOME!!! I wish you can have a launch party here in Omaha. But that might be bad… I might be a little TOO excited, if you know what I mean XD

    • J. Scott Savage and Lisa McMann are both awesome people and wonderful authors. I’m honored to be named with them. A launch party in Omaha would be a blast – that’s a fun place to visit. Though if I ever do, I will have them warn me when you arrive! 😉

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