Judy's New Novel

Coming June 2!


When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people were understandably terrified.”

   Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by these events, either directly or indirectly. But life goes on and Blume digs deep into her characters—we see them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent’s love, a widower’s hope, and everything in between. . . . Most important, In the Unlikely Event is filled with the same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts and minds of readers of all generations.

Join Judy on her tour to celebrate the release of
In the Unlikely Event.

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.


Tuesday, June 2, 8 pm
New York, NY
92nd Street Y “92Y Talks” event
Kaufmann Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave


Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm
Doylestown, PA
Doylestown Books event
Lenape Middle School, 313 West State St


Thursday, June 4, 7 pm
Washington, DC
Sixth & I event with Politics & Prose
600 I Street, NW


Saturday, June 6, 7 pm
Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Book Festival event. Location to come.


Sunday, June 7, 6:30 pm
San Francisco, CA
Commonwealth Club of California event at the Castro Theater
429 Castro Street


Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA
LA Public Library/ALOUD series event at the Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street


Thursday, June 11, time to come
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


Monday, June 15, 7:30 pm
Coral Gables, FL
Books & Books event
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
Location to come


Friday, June 19, time to come
St. Louis, MO
Left Bank Books event at Skip Veragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade Preparatory Academy in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld


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


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


Tuesday, June 23, time to come
Greenwich, CT
Greenwich JCC event at Greenwich Public Library
101 West Putnam Ave


Wednesday, June 24, 6 pm
Brookline, MA
Brookline Booksmith event at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Moviehouse 1
290 Harvard St


Thursday, June 25, time to come
South Hadley, MA
Odyssey Books event. Offsite location to come.


Friday, June 26, time to come
Madison, CT
RJ Julia Booksellers event in conversation with Judy’s editor, Carole Baron. Offsite location to come.


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



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 Tiger Eyes — It's a movie!

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

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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.




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Judy's Coming Appearances

Details of future events coming soon.


A Few Highlights from Judy's Recent Events

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.

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

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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.

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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.




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

Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
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
Double Fudge

Adult Titles
Summer Sisters
Smart Women


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.