Hey, readergirlz! Exciting day! Carrie Ryan's here, and we announce a giveaway toward the bottom of this post.
Carrie Ryan is on a blog tour right now to celebrate the release of The Dead-Tossed Waves, the companion book (in the same world! with zombies!) to The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Today, Carrie's with us. We couldn't be happier to host her! We've got a video conversation with Carrie, me, and Holly Cupala!
Carrie talks about: How The Forest of Hands and Teeth was born from a worry over tuna.
Carrie talks about: Having a fiance who's also a writer and how they work together. (He'll become her husband on April 1!)
Carrie talks about: Her writing process.
Carrie talks about: What she's publishing next -- lots! (Also, Holly does her motherly duties with our adorable unseen audience member.)
Go here for more about Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, and with stories by lots of readergirlz faves including this month's featured author, Scott Westerfeld (woo!).
Special treat! Carrie reading from The Dead-Tossed Waves. She gave the audience a choice between Kissy Scene and Zombie Scene, and the audience promptly chose zombies. There's still plenty of kissing in it. :)
Many thanks to University Bookstore for giving us space to talk with Carrie, and for hosting an awesome Zombie Pizza Party with her, even if they might've only been kidding about brains on the pizza. Note the awesome forest/fence scenario they set up for Carrie to read in front of. Also had a soundtrack of waves going.
Carrie signed a copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth for one lucky readergirl! Comment on this blog post, and we'll pick a random entry to win!
Check out more of Carrie's blog tour. Here's where she's just been:
The Page Flipper
Through A Glass, Darkly
And here's where she'll be next:
Also! You can talk to Carrie on www.RandomBuzzers.com, Random House's interactive author site. She'll be answering questions there from tomorrow, Mon, March 22 through Sat, April 2.
So get reading The Dead-Tossed Waves and The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and then get talkin' to Carrie!
You can also friend The Dead-Tossed Waves on Facebook, and view Carrie's book trailers there. Plus, check out www.CarrieRyan.com to learn more, see trailers, visit Carrie's blog and follow her tweets.
Far be it for me to deny you readergirlz anything, so here's the latest Liz with Author photo (slightly modified classic pose).
Plus, bonus super-cute Holly with Author photo!