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Judy's New Novel - NOW Available!

 

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.

   Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters. She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

    In the Unlikely Event is a gripping novel with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling.

Join Judy at her coming book events, she'd love to see you!

Thursday, September 24, 7:30 pm

Friday, September 25, 11:00am

Minneapolis, MN

Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343

Pen Pals Author Lecture Series, Judy in conversation with Nancy Pearl

Tickets

(For latest book tour updates, please visit Judy Blume Tour Events)

 

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 Tiger Eyes — It's a movie!

 NOW PLAYING: Netflix, Video On Demand, Itunes, DirecTV, and Dish.


For the latest Tiger Eyes movie news, go to TigerEyesMovie.com


Tiger Eyes marks the first major motion picture adaptation from the work of iconic author Judy Blume, whose books have sold more than 82 million copies in 41 countries. Davey is a 17 year-old girl abruptly relocated by her grieving mother to the strange “atom bomb” town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With the sudden and violent death of her father, the displaced Davey no longer knows who to be or how to fit in. Everything that once mattered suddenly seems insignificant. But when she meets Wolf, a mysterious young Native-American, while exploring the surrounding canyons, she feels he is able to see past her pain and into her true self. The connection they make brings Davey back from the edge and sets her on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to life and love after tragedy.

 

 

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Now Available: Movie Tie-In Special Edition of Tiger Eyes!    Includes Behind the Scenes with Judy commentary plus 16 pages of exclusive photos.

I can only say filmmaking is a crazy business, stressful and intense, most of it out of your control. It's amazing that any movies get made, let alone good ones. Let alone on an indie budget. I have such respect for those filmmakers who keep going, who have a vision and don't give up.
                       ---Judy

 

 

 

For the latest Tiger Eyes movie news, go to TigerEyesMovie.com

 

 

 

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Judy's Coming Appearances

For Judy's coming events, please check out her Book Tour provided above.

 

A Few Highlights from Judy's Recent Events

Sunday, May 31, 2:30 pm
BookCon event in conversation with Jennifer Weiner
Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street

 

Monday, June 1, 5 pm
Elizabeth, NJ
Launch event in conversation Mayor J. Christian Bollwage of the City of Elizabeth
City Council Chambers, City Hall
50 Winfield Scott Plaza.

Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 8 pm
New York, NY
92nd Street Y “92Y Talks” event in conversation with Samantha Bee
Kaufmann Hall
1395 Lexington Ave
Tickets

 

Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm
Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Books  event in conversation with Meg Wolitzer
Lenape Middle School
313 West State St

 

Thursday, June 4, 7 pm
Washington, DC
Sixth & I event with Politics & Prose in conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes
600 I Street, NW

 

Saturday, June 6, 7 pm
Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Book Festival event, in conversation with Walter Mayes
Berkeley Community Theater
1930 Allston Way

 

Sunday, June 7, 6:30 pm
San Francisco, CA
Commonwealth Club of California event in conversation with Molly Ringwald
Castro Theater
429 Castro Street

 

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA
LA Public Library/ALOUD series event in conversation with Alex Cohen from KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”
Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street

 

Thursday, June 11, 7:30 pm
Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts & Lectures event at Town Hall in conversation with Nancy Pearl
1119 8th Avenue

 

Saturday, June 13, 4 pm
Austin, TX
BookPeople event in conversation with Sarah Pitre
603 North Lamar

The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required for the signing.

 

Monday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Coral Gables, FL
Books & Books event in conversation with WLRN’s Alicia Zuckerman
Temple Judea
5500 Granada Boulevard

 

Wednesday, June 17, 7 pm
Chicago, IL
Chicago Tribune “Printers’ Row Live” event co-sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival in conversation with the Chicago Tribune’s “Balancing Act” columnist Heidi Stevens
Francis W. Parker School – Diane and David B Heller Auditorium
2233 N. Clark Street

 

Friday, June 19, 7 pm
St. Louis, MO
Left Bank Books event in conversation with Ridley Pearson
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive

 

Sunday, June 21, 2 pm
Carle Place, NY
B&N Carle Place – signing only
91 Old Country Road

Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, June 22, 7 pm
Paramus, NJ
Barnes & Noble Paramus event
765 Route 17 South

 

Tuesday, June 23, 7pm
Greenwich, CT
Greenwich JCC event at Greenwich Public Library
101 West Putnam Ave

Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, June 24, 6 pm
Brookline, MA
Brookline Booksmith event in conversation with NPR On Point host Tom Ashbrook
Coolidge Corner Theater, Moviehouse 1
290 Harvard St

 

Thursday, June 25, 7 pm
South Hadley, MA
Odyssey Books event in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld
Amherst College
Johnson Chapel

 

Friday, June 26, 7 pm
Madison, CT
RJ Julia Booksellers event in conversation with Judy’s editor, Carole Baron
First Congregational Church
26 Meeting House Lane

 

Monday, June 29, 7pm
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Reference Library as part of the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon series

Free and open to the public with ticket.

 

November 22, '14: Miami Book Fair International
Conversation between Judy and Alicia Zuckerman of WLRN about The Sally J. Freedman Reality Tour. Judy and Alicia discussed South Beach and the years Judy describes as the most important of her childhood. For additional insight into The Sally J. Freedman Reality Tour, check out Alicia's blog.

 

October 10 & 11, '14: Virigina Book Festival

Following special screenings of Tiger Eyes movie, Judy Skyped with her son Lawrence for Q&As.

 

June 29, '14: American Library Association (ALA) Conference
Judy participated in an ALA "Meet the Author" event and book signing.

 

June 3, '14: Waterstones Picadilly, London
A very special evening of conversation between Judy and British journalist Lucy Mangan.

 

June 1, '14: Hay Festival at Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Judy made a rare trip to the United Kingdom to discuss her books with her fabulous fans.

 

April 15, '14: ACLU of Florida
ReLeah Lent joined Judy in a panel discussion on Current Trends in Censorship.

 

November 23, '13: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE
The ALAN Award was presented to Judy.

Click here for info.

 

November 21, '13: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
ReLeah Lent presented Judy with the NCTE/SLATE National Intellectual Freedom Award.

Click here for info.

 

June 9, '13: Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest
Judy received the 2013 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize. Former Chicago Tribune cultural critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller presented the award and led a conversation with Judy.

Click here for video.

 

February 26, '13: PBS MAKERS: Women Who Make America.
MAKERS tells the story of the women's movement through the firsthand accounts of the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century. Judy is part of this story of how women have helped shape America over the past 50 years.

See a segment about MAKERS on Extra.

 

February 13, '13: NBC Rock Center with Brian William
In-depth interview of Judy conducted by Chelsea Clinton.

Check out Chelsea's blog.

 

June 21, '12: Hartford, CT
The Mark Twain House and Museum presents The Clemens Lecture with Judy Blume.

 

June 19, '12: New York, NY
Algonquin Book Club: Conversation between Judy Blume and Tayari Jones.

 

April 2012 Judy Celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!

April 21, '12: Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Discussion with Judy and book signing.

April 19, '12: -Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art "BooksmART." Conversation with Judy followed by book signing.


April 18, '12: Houston, TX
Texas Library Association Convention at which Judy spoke and signed books.

 

December 13, '11 - BookTalk Nation: Judy participated in a half-hour, national phone-in interview event with author Rachel Vail. BookTalk Nation is a new series of phone-in author interviews sponsored by the Authors Guild, which seeks to support traditional, physical booksellers and highlight the key role they play in promoting a vibrant literary culture. "They just should be cherished and celebrated," said Judy of indie booksellers. Did you miss Judy Blume's booktalk with Rachel Vail? You can listen here.

November 28, '11
- NPR: Talk of the Nation interview including questions from the listening audience.

 

November 28, '11 - The Smithsonian Associates' presentation of McGovern Award to Judy Blume.

 

May 27, '10: Washington, DC

The White House celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month (see Judy's Blog of Friday, June 4, 2010: THE PURPLE JACKET GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE)

 

May 16, '10: New Jersey

Rutgers University Presentation of Honorary Degree - Doctor of Letters (see Judy's Blog of Monday, May 24, 2010: THE GRADUATES)

 

May 8, '10: Harvard, MA

Induction into The Harvard Lampoon at Harvard University (see Judy's Blog of Wednesday, June 2, 2010: VIXEN)

 

May 2, '10: New Jersey

Induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame - Class of 201o (see Judy's Blog of Wednesday, May 12, 2010: JERSEY GIRL)


March 16, '09: Key West, FL
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series - Meg Cabot and Judy chat about writing fiction for young adults. Check out Judy's Blog of March 28, 2009 for insight into their conversation.

images/news/Meg+Judy.jpg Meg and Judy.

August 27, '08: New York City, NY
The Today Show on NBC featured Judy. (see Judy's Blog of August 27, 2008: Yesterday on Today)

Judy on Today Click to view.

 

 

E-Books

So many of you have been asking,
the following are available for your e-readers ---

Forever
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
Deenie
Blubber
Iggie's House
It's Not the End of the World
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
Then Again, Maybe I Won't
Just as Long as We're Together
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Tiger Eyes

The Pain and the Great One, a four book series
Soupy Saturdays
Cool Zone
Going, Going, Gone!
Friend or Fiend?

The Fudge books
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Superfudge
Fudge-A-Mania
Double Fudge

Adult Titles
Summer Sisters
Smart Women

Wifey

Coming Soon ---
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
Freckle Juice
The Pain and the Great One, a picture book


New Audiobooks

The Pain & the Great One
: Series of 4 chapter books for ages 5 - 8

Also available as a box set of 4 paperbacks.
Watch for more Audiobooks coming soon.