Boys’ Life magazine, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is hosting world-renowned authors Christopher Paolini, (Eragon, Inheritance Cyle Book Series), James Patterson (Daniel X and Maximum Ride Book Series) and Michael Scott (The Alchemist, Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series), at the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree, to be held in Caroline County Virginia, from July 26th- August 4, 2010. The authors will speak at several stage shows on the 12,000 acre Fort A.P. Hill Jamboree site and will meet many of the 37,000 Scouts, ages 12-17, who are attending the 10- day event. Sponsors of the authors’ appearances include Boys’ Life, Hachette Little Brown Books and Random House Publishing, who will provide free copies of the author’s books for several hundred Scouts on July 27th, 28th and 30th. The Scouts will have a chance to have their new books signed and many will receive custom-made patches, chapter samplers and other fun giveaways!
Boys’ Life is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America and is one of the most beloved magazines in the U.S. It has influenced millions of young boys and girls, ages 6-17, since it was first published and it will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2011. Reaching almost 9 million readers in each issue, Boys’ Life is both entertaining and educational, serving the active lifestyle of it audience, while fulfilling the vision of the Boy Scouts of America to develop good character and leadership qualities. For more information, visit www.boyslife.org.
About The Authors
Michael Scott is the author of the New York Times bestselling and internationally known series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, which introduces readers to legendary historical and mythological figures—weaving history, mystery, and magic together seamlessly. The first book in the series, THE ALCHEMYST, will be featured at the Jamboree. Michael Scott is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and prolific authors, and an authority on mythology and folklore.
Christopher Paolini is the author of the phenomenally bestselling Inheritance cycle, whose books include Eragon (2003), Eldest (2005), and Brisingr (2008). Paolini began writing Eragon when he was just 15, and Paolini’s family self-published the novel. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers acquired the series and published Eragon in hardcover in 2003, when Paolini was just nineteen years old. It quickly went from self-publishing obscurity to worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Inheritance cycle has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. There are 50 foreign-language licenses for the series.
James Patterson is the author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels, the Daniel X series, Witch & Wizard, and the bestselling detective series featuring Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club. His books have sold more than 180 million copies worldwide. In total, his Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series for younger readers have spent more than 200 weeks on national bestseller lists, and all three series are in Hollywood development. His lifelong passion for books and reading led James Patterson to launch the website ReadKiddoRead.com to give adults an easy way to locate the very best books for kids. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.