{Apollycon 2017 | Giveaway} Author Feature Jessica Khoury

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{Apollycon 2017 | Giveaway} Author Feature  Jessica Khoury

by Jessica Khoury
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I find it very hard to believe that Jessica Khoury lives in the same city that I work in and I haven’t ran into her yet, nor messaged her to meet up so I can get my books signed.  (By the way it’s a huge city so it would likely never happen.) 🙂  So I totally look forward to Apollycon 2017 to get them signed!  Below are some interesting facts about Jessica.  Enjoy!

A Few Fun Words for Jessica Khoury…

Thing you’re most excited about for Apollycon 2017: Seeing some authors I love and haven’t seen in a while, and meeting readers old and new! It’s been a while since my last Florida book event, so I have some bookish peeps down there to catch up with! ☺

Last book you read: SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson. 860 pages!!! It was really fascinating and I enjoyed it a lot. I think it had the highest body count of any book I’ve ever read. Basically, the entire human race. A cheerful book it is not! But if you’re a science geek, you’ll find it fascinating. And you’ll also learn more about orbital mechanics than any sane person should know.

Favorite quote: “He touched the butt!” – Finding Nemo. But a close second would be from the Persian poet Rumi: “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” I think that’s beautiful. All of Rumi’s work is so very lovely and memorable. He also said “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Gosh, I could go on all day. Go read some Rumi! It’ll do your soul good.

Best moment as an author: Gosh, there’ve been so many! But one of my favorites happened at the Decatur Book Festival in 2012. I met Robin Hobb, one of my greatest author-idols. I may have completely humiliated myself while gushing at her about my love for her books. I was shaking. And then, later, she came to my signing and bought one of my books, and I got to sign it for her, and my heart nearly exploded. It was amazing.

Favorite place in the world: If there’s one place I could teleport myself to this moment, it would be a pebbly beach on Lake Pukaki on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s literally the most gorgeous spot of earth I’ve ever had the privilege of standing on. Google it! You’ll see! *dreamy sigh* Why must airfare be so expensive??




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About Jessica Khoury

Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom. Since that day, she’s dreamed of being an author.

When not writing, Jess enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and traveling the world in search of stories and inspiration.

Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the author of Origin, Vitro, and forthcoming Kalahari.

11 Responses to “{Apollycon 2017 | Giveaway} Author Feature Jessica Khoury”

  1. Rachel

    It’s fantastic to meet an author you love. I was super excited when I got to meet Tamora Pierce at NY Comic Con a few years back.

  2. Rita Wray

    Thank you for your feature on Jessica Khoury, she is a new author to me.

  3. Linda Szymoniak

    This is a new author for me, but I look forward to reading some of her books.