Friday, October 08, 2010
Michael Grant in Charlotte Monday!
Here are the details:
When: Monday, October 12 at 4:00 PM
Where: Park Road Books
What: He's touring for his new MG series The Magnificent 12 which has been getting some truly excellent reviews. But I hear rumor he'll also be signing his other books as well!
One of the questions we got asked while on the panel in NYC was about the limits of what we can and can't write about as authors (or rather, what limitations we feel put on us by editors, publishing houses, readers, etc). Michael discussed the interesting intersection between writing violence and the words authors can use to describe that violence and how often that creates a situation where something violent happens and the character's response is "oh darn" rather than an expletive. His answer has always stuck with me because I think there's a similar intersection between writing about violence and sexual situations -- how much more leeway I feel writers have in writing violent situations than they do writing about sexual situations.
If you're interested, you can actually watch the panel here. It was a post-apocalyptic teen panel featuring Michael Grant, Scott Westerfeld, James Dasher and me.
Hope to see some of y'all on Monday at the signing!