Thursday, October 02, 2008

Pre-Pub Tour and Book 2 Done!

Hey Y'all!

Exciting news! At the end of October I'm heading out on a pre-publication tour for The Forest of Hands and Teeth!! I am SO excited about this!! Ever since I got the news a while back I've been pinching myself like crazy :) I think they're still finalizing the details, but right now I'll be spending the week of October 19th in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.

It's just going to be so strange to talk to people who've read FHT. And it's going to be super cool to talk to people who love books, especially YA books. I've never really talked to a lot of booksellers, librarians and teachers so I can't wait to get their take on things (and get some good recommendations!).

My other fun news is that yesterday I turned in Book 2! It does have a working title but I'm superstitious so for the time being I'll keep referring to it as Book 2 :) Now it's back to waiting to see what my editor thinks. I didn't have to turn in a synopsis or outline so she really has no idea what she's getting (thankfully my agent and beta readers liked it!).

A while back Steph, Reviewer X, asked about the Sophomore Slump and it's a good question. I wanted to wait until the book was turned in (didn't want to jinx myself) before I tackled it so I'll be blogging about that soon. I just have to gather my thoughts a bit :)


JKB said...

Congratulations on both!

Erik said...

Congrats on book 2 and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

Carrie Ryan said...

Thanks y'all!! October is going to be a fun month :)

Steph said...

Congrats, Carrie! Wish I were around those areas - I'd come and see you. :D

OH and of course I can't wait to see your take on the sophomore slump!


Lenore Appelhans said...

How cool - a pre pub tour! They must really believe in your book - a sign that it's as good as I imagine it to be!

JenWriter said...

Congrats on the tour and the completion of book 2! I live in the NYC area so I'll be sure to stop by the bookstore when you visit. :)

Vicki said...

WhooHoo on both! I'm a little late in commenting, but just got back from M&M. :)

Wish they had you coming near TARA. I know you're going to have tons of fun. Take pics and post them on the loop.