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 Tiger Eyes — It's a movie!

 NOW PLAYING: Video On Demand, DirecTV, Itunes 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.
                       ---Judy

 

 

 

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Since Judy discovered Twitter in October 2009, she's been tweeting instead of blogging. She still blogs occasionally. Click here to check out Judy’s Blog

 

 New Book!

I'm writing again and it feels good! I'd hoped to finish a second draft before summer (I came close) but I've had to put it away until after the official (June 7) opening of Tiger Eyes. Though I tend never to talk about a book while I'm writing it I'll just say I'm enjoying being back in the 50's, a decade I hated when I actually lived through it. So bland, I thought, so boring! But this time I know everything that's going on underneath, everything that was left unsaid, the secrets that were kept not only from the children, but from friends and neighbors, and I find it fascinating. This is a complicated story to tell -- my job is to tell it as well as I can. Is it YA or adult (or maybe both)? Too soon to know.

 

Judy's Coming Appearances

April 15, '14 - ACLU of Florida. 7:00 p.m. EDT
Current Trends in Censorship - ReLeah Cossett Lent will speak followed by a panel discussion with Judy.

For Info and to RSVP: KeysACLU@gmail.com.
Location: Key West, FL

 

June 1, '14 - Hay Festival. 1:00 p.m.
Judy makes a rare trip to the United Kingdom to discuss her books.

Click here for info.
Location: Hay-on-Wye, Wales

 

A Few Highlights from Judy's Recent Events

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.