Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DPK and the Woven Book Tour

Hey y'all!

I'm bloggin'! So there must be a good reason, right?

The answer is yes. Yes, a very good reason, indeed.

And the reason is this:

"What is DPK?" you ask. "Is it a secret anagram? Or acronym? Does it stand for Dr. Pepper King? or Delicate Platypus Kingdom?"

"No, no, no, dear friend," I reply. "These are the initials of dear friend, David Powers King. The man. The myth. The legend. See."

"What a nice looking young man with an epic nickname," you say. "Tell me more about the legend of DPK."

"Where do I start? How about with bullet points?!"

  • Once upon a time DPK wrote a fantasy book with a friend Michael Jensen.
  • They sold the book to a small publisher who turned out to be unprofessional (i.e. unfairly discriminatory since they  wouldn't publish Michael's biography to include his husband).
  • There was public outcry.
  • A huge literary agent heard the cry all the way from Utah to NYC and offered to represent DPK and Michael, and obtain a much, much, much better deal with the national and highly respected publisher Scholastic.
  • The book, WOVEN, released last month and is receiving all kinds of amazing reviews like this one: "It’s not often that you read a fantasy that feels as epic and original as Woven by King and Jensen. Clever, well-paced, and full of intrigue, it’s a superb read. Highly recommended."

    —James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner

  • Behold... 

Buy the book HERE.
Or enter to win a signed copy of the book HERE.

You're welcome.


  1. I have a copy and I am so happy for DPK and MJ! They are awesome and they totally get Bart The Cat in their lives.

  2. This was great! Thank you for having us over, Jessie. :)

  3. Wow! I've seen the book around, but I hadn't heard the background behind it! That just adds another dimension.