Friday FabOoolousness – New York Times bestselling author, James Rollins

On Saturday, May 7th, I was sitting around (eh-hem, I mean doing research) watching television, when I decided to give a shout out to a fellow Twitter-mate that Kristen Lamb had recently introduced me to.  Imagine my surprise when he responded that he was at the Pirates premiere in California and would tweet more after the movie.

Questions started circling in my head: Pirates premiere?  In California?  The Pirates of the Caribbean premiere?  Pirates, as in Captain Jack Sparrow and Johnny Depp? 

The answer to all of those questions was – YES!

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins

Who in the world had Kristen just introduced me too?  Don’t get me wrong, I knew the name James Rollins, but was @jamesrollins the James Rollins?  The James Rollins New York Times bestselling author??

Did I think that I had been chatting with a NYT bestselling author the past few weeks?  No, I didn’t.  Had I actually been chatting to a NYT bestselling author on Twitter?  Yes, I had! 

For those who may not know, James Rollins is indeed a New York Times bestselling author.  He’s written over sixteen books as James Rollins, and seven under the pen name James Clemons.  His works span several genres including action-adventure, thriller, suspense, mystery, and fantasy.  For all you Indiana Jones fans, James wrote the novelization of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. 

We could celebrate James for any of his many accomplishments.  For one, he’s a licensed veterinarian.  We could also celebrate James for any one of his literary series, like his Jake Ransom series for children and adults; his many individual works such as Subterranean or Ice Hunt; his short stories, including his most recent release: The Skeleton Key; his The Banned and the Banished series; but, today we’re celebrating James for his SIGMA Force series

James Rollins' SIGMA Force Series

The first novel in the SIGMA series, Sandstorm, was released in June, 2004.  The SIGMA Force is a fictional division inside the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and consists of highly trained and skilled operatives as well as expert scientists whose primary focus is fighting terrorism and protecting sensitive and confidential information. 

The SIGMA series also includes Map of Bones (May, 2005), Black Order (June, 2006), The Judas Strain (July, 2007), The Last Oracle (June, 2008), and The Doomsday Key (June, 2009).

Guess what?  It’s June, 2011.  Do you know what that means?  It’s time for a new SIGMA Force novel! 

The Devil Colony, book number seven in the SIGMA series, releases this Tuesday, June 21st

Join us, Tuesday, at the world premier launch party of The Devil Colony!  Find us gathering for twenty-four hours on Twitter in the hashtag #DevilColony.  This gathering may be online, but make no mistake – this will be a HUGE cyber-party. 

What’s the party’s theme?  You guessed it – Devil

Dress up for a costume party, or dress up for a fancy New York or Los Angeles book release party.  Wear devil costumes, eat deviled eggs or deviled ham, and take pictures!  Not in the costume mood?  Put on that sexy cocktail dress and high heels or your Mad Men suit, and take pictures!  Post all of your pictures on twitter in the #DevilColony hashtag.  Why

James will stop by periodically to say “Hi” to all of his friends, family, and fans.  Why else? 

James will also select his favorite pictures from our cyber-party and post them on his site’s Wall of Fame.  Why else? 

The best pictures will win a big mystery prize

Camera shy?  That’s okay!  Join us anyway.  Tuesday’s #DevilColony hashtag will be the social event of the Twitter-verse.  Come, have fun and hang out! 

Do all the writers out there need added incentive?  This is James Rollins, the NYT bestselling author.  What if other agents, editors, and bestselling authors stop by?  Do you really want to miss that opportunity? 

All success aside, James Rollins is an everyday guy.  He’s funny, smart, compassionate (he’s a veterinarian for goodness sake), and most importantly, he’s my friend.  

In the meantime, stop by James’ website here and his bookshelf here!

Check out Jenny Hansen’s fun post about James here and read a fun interview with James by Kristen Lamb here

Have you read any of James’ books?  Will you join us Tuesday at our cyber-party?  Have you ever pinched yourself when you realized you were talking to one of your favorite authors via social media?   Leave a comment and share; I’d love to hear from you! 

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23 Responses to Friday FabOoolousness – New York Times bestselling author, James Rollins

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  2. Elisa Michelle says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve been hearing a lot about Rollins these past few days. Now I know why!

  3. Jenny Hansen says:

    Thanks for the blog love!! And in the same sentence as Kristen *so proud*! Love the pics and the info. I have a Friday post on James and some more Man-Speak…you’ll have to tell me what your guy says. 🙂

  4. Pooh says:

    WooHoo, Tiffany you rock!!!!!

  5. curiocat says:

    Looking forward to the party on Tusday. See you there!

  6. pamelavmason says:

    Tiffany, I’m digging out my Halloween pitchfork & devil horns! And… there’s a tail somewhere….
    Thanks for the intro & see you there!

  7. Jeff Greene says:

    I have read all of James Rollins books except the two latest. Just haven’t gotten to them. He is a great read and his early stuff are my favs. It was a huge surpise how much he interacts with the “common people” so to say. Made me like him even more.

    • Hey, Jeff! Isn’t James great? You’d never know he was a NYT best seller the way he interacts with the rest of us. Have you read The Skeleton Key yet? I just purchased and downloaded the Barnes & Noble Nook so that I could…thanks for stopping by! See you on Tuesday! 🙂

  8. Pat Newcombe says:

    great blog post! Looking forward to the launch. I must read some James Rollins…

    • Hi, Pat! Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment. I found you on twitter and now I’m following…. I’m working on collecting the complete set of James’ Sigma series in hardback. Some girls like to buy shoes; I like to buy books!

  9. River Jordan says:

    I love his books! Awesome job Tiffany! 🙂 Looking forward to the event of the summer!! :))

    • Hey, River! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog & commenting. I’m looking forward to seeing you Tuesday at the cyber-book release! See you back at our FB writing group. 🙂

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  13. How fun! I will try to make room in my (not so busy) schedule to make an appearance!

  14. I love all the tidbits about James Rollins. I’ve quickly become his fangirl too. 😀 Definitely looking forward to the party.

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