Thursday, November 06, 2008

Book Video!

Hey Y'all!

Exciting news! The Forest of Hands and Teeth was one of three books used for the Teen Book Video Awards! This is a really cool program run by Kirkus and sponsored by Random House Children's Books where they send books out to film students and ask them to create a book trailer. I was so so excited to hear that TFHT was one of the books! When I was up in NYC at the RHCB offices I got to see a few of the finalists and it was just amazing to see different visions for the book -- it was like getting to see what it would be like as a movie!

So, without further ado, the book trailer for The Forest of Hands and Teeth created by Jessica Pilkes (the sound is low so you might want to turn up the volume!)

If that link doesn't work, you can also view the trailer here and here. Thanks Jessica for a fantastic trailer! I love it!!

In other news, I've started to settle into a routine a little more. I've got the office mostly set up (except we're in dire need of more bookcases which I think will just be our lot in life -- can never have enough bookcases!) Here's a pic of where things stand now:

You can see one of my co-workers outside the window. Jake enjoys jumping up on the bench outside and checking in (and yes, just over the big monitor you can see his "jaunty" curly tail -- it's a very ridiculous tail!). In the corner is the blow up of the FHT cover that was at the dinner in NYC -- the folks at RHCB sent it to me! How cool is that!? I get so excited every time I glance at it! Also, it might be hard to see in this photo, but shambling along the windowsill is a glow in the dark zombie army (care of Saundra Mitchell).

And then there's the boss man. I was out running errands yesterday and came home to this. Clearly the look on his face is "And where have you been young lady? I believe the work day is not yet over!"

Hopefully when I sneak out early this afternoon to meet up with Sarah Prineas (yay!!) the boss will be too busy napping to notice...

And yes, having an iPhone makes it SO much easier to take and send pics so you will continue to get lots and lots of co-worker pics :)


MySharonAnne said...

I just got an ARC of your book yesterday. I'm so excited! It looks so good.

Lenore Appelhans said...

Love the huge poster!

And the book trailer rocks. I saw it last week.

Carrie Ryan said...

Oh cool Sharonanne! I really hope you like it too!!

Thanks lenore -- it sounds strange but I always wanted a big blowup of my cover :)

Erik said...

That trailer was phenomenal, in fact all of them were.

Anonymous said...

I love love love love love the trailer. Wahhhh! I want an ARC! I absolutely cannot wait for this book! (Maybe I'll go back to high school and borrow one from one of the teens....)

Helen said...

Oh, gosh, I can't wait to read TFHT! The trailer was amazing. :)

Brooke Taylor said...

Awesome trailer--I can totally see it as a movie! And always buyer the biggest bookshelve you can--I'm needing to replace mine... again.

JenWriter said...

That trailer is awesome. Creepy! I actually jumped there at the end.

JKB said...

That trailer is fantastic! She did a good job.

I'm looking forward to reading it!

Vicki said...

Loved the book trailer! Your office is looking great too. If there's an ARC line...I'm so getting in it, cyber sleeping bag and all. :)

Seriously, I can't wait to read this book.

Jessica Burkhart said...

That trailer is freaking awesome!! :)

cindy said...

wow, FANTASTIC! i got chills!


Liz said...

OhMiGosh - the trailer looks awesome. I am so close to the end of reading the MS which RH sent onto me - I can't wait to go home and tear through the last few pages - it's driving me nuts sitting here at work!

The Compulsive Reader said...

Wow, the trailer is fantastic! It's driving me crazy!

And I'm liking the big poster...very cool!

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marcie said...

Completely creepy! I loved it. I watched it at Aprilynne's and had to come over here and comment too. I'm so excited to read your book!