Friday, September 10, 2010

Decatur Book Festival Post #3

Alright peeps, it's time to 'fess up. Which one of you googled "cute programmer" to find my blog? I think he's cute too, but he's cute and taken.

I've been getting some crazy keyword hits lately.  That one made me laugh.  And the picture made me resolve to start working out again.  I will be skinny for Christmas this year!  Hold me to it.

Back to DBF.  After seeing David Levithan and Terra Elan McVoy, we went to the Zombies Vs. Vampires panel, featuring Carrie Ryan and Alyxandra Harvey.  I have some serious love for The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves, so it was awesome to get to meet Carrie and tell her about how her books changed my mind about zombie lit (along with World War Z by Max Brooks which I can't not mention in a zombie post).  We saw what we thought was a copy of The Dark and Hollow Places, and Heather was ready to make off with it, but it turned out to be just the cover.  Looks like I'll still be waiting for that one.  But the cover is gorgeous.  It's on Goodreads, so you can see it through my link.

I got my copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth signed too of course, but I loaned it to Leah.  I was really sad because we got awful seats for the panel and couldn't really hear much of what was going on.  I know that we were supposed to be voting (audience participation!) between vampires and zombies, but I couldn't hear what we were voting about.  So that was sad.  And if I'm stuck at the back, someone tall inevitably sits in front of me, so I couldn't see either author or the moderator.  I'm sure it was amazing, but I can't say much about it, since I'm not really sure what happened.  But meeting Carrie was awesome and totally worth waiting in line.  I was awkward and embarassing as usual, but she was still sweet and gracious and I managed to get my books signed without falling on my face in front of her or passing out in line, so I say it was a success!


  1. On behalf of tall people everywhere, I apologize for blocking your view. (But just because we are tall doesn't mean we want to sit in the very back either ;-) )

  2. I can deal with the tall people it's the hats and tall hair that always make their way in front of me

  3. I had to miss the Zombies vs. Vampires panel, but I picked up a signed copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth afterward. This was my first year attending the DBF, but I thought it was GREAT.