Merry Wanderer of the Night  + [weekend]

More Jessica Day George awesomeness + a visit from the Giveaway Fairy!

This is Ashley talking — just so we are all clear. Readers of my blog, Hey there! What's up guys?!
Readers of Misty's blog — I have taken over temporarily. I have locked Misty in a tower for a few minutes, because I had a lot of really awesome stuff to share with you, but I promise to give her back soon... Really. I promise.

Alright, fine. I'll pinky swear. Now, can I move on? Thanks. I appreciate it.

Anyway, Last Friday (April 22) my cousin Emily and I spent 3 hours in the car driving down to Logan, Utah to attend an author event with some seriously awesome authors. Attending the event were Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, James Dashner, and (yup) Jessica Day George!

I'll say more on the event on my blog after the awesomeness that is Fairy Tale Fortnight has ended, but for now, it is simply important for you to know that I went there, and that I was able to meet all five of these awesome authors. I had emailed Jessica prior to the event, letting her know I was coming, and asking if it would be alright for me to record her saying something nice to all you awesome Fairy Tale Fortnight readers.

And, she said yes!! I am going to apologize in advance for the bad sound on the video — There were over 1,000 people at the event, and it was loud in there! But, you can still hear Jessica, so here she is! Saying hello to all you awesome readers!

As if that wasn't cool enough, Misty and I had a strange visitor last weekend. I won't tell you how or why or what really happened (I'm not really sure I even know). But, Misty and I were visited by this magical being, known as the Giveaway Fairy. She sprinkled some magic dust (don't ask me how she managed to be in both Michigan and Idaho at the same time. She's a magic fairy, remember?!) and suddenly, it would seem that all of the giveaways for Fairy Tale Fortnight have been changed! Don't be alarmed, the giveaway fairy only brings good tidings. (It's that nasty giveback fairy you have to really watch out for).

So, thanks to the giveaway fairy, and the awesomeness that is Misty and myself, all Fairy Tale Fortnight giveaways will now end on Sunday, May 8th!! That gives you even more time to enter, tell your friends, comment away and get those extra entries in by spreading the word! (Note, not all the giveaways have extra entries, but many of them do! And, I imagine that, since we are dealing with fairies after all, good Karma definitely doesn't hurt!)

Misty escapes and comes bursting in, gasping and out of breath; She says: Ashley! What are you doing? Three hours. I have been in that tower for three hours, Ashley! Without any books!

Ashley freezes* (said in falsely cheerful voice) Misty! Hi! Umm... Hi! Oh, I said that already. I... Well, I... I just had to, okay?! I just had to share the awesome news with everyone and I didn't think you'd mind.

The awesome news? *lowers her voice* About the fairy? But Ashley... I don't know if they can take much more awesome. The fairy warned us --

Ashley interrupts: I know that. I know, I know... But I just had to risk it! I figured keeping that much awesome to ourselves would cause that whole global meltdown from awesome faster. Spontaneous awesome combustion, and all that.

Misty: Well, I guess when you put it that way. Okay go ahead and tell them.

Ashley: Oh, ya... Well, about that... You were gone for three hours... And, I kinda sorta... Well, I... I already told them.

Misty looks at Ashley. Sighs. Walks away, mumbling.

Ashley: Enjoy the rest of the Fortnight, everybody!