Tuesday, March 16, 2010

me on tour... blog tour that is

My Dad tells me that I need to be blogging more.  I agree.  However, this won't be a long post because I still have a few miles left to go before I can sleep.  Right now I'm writing from Detroit having just come back from a signing at the Borders in Novi and polished off a dinner of blue cheese and bread that I stole from the little "snack room" down the hall (which has free diet cokes... this could spell trouble for me over the next two days!).

warm welcome at Jefferson JHS
So I promise to blog in the next day or two about everything so far which includes getting stuck on a train (and selling my book to an Australian in the process cause hey, there's always a bright side) and having some really and truly fabulous visits.  One thing I've learned on my trip is that media escorts totally rock -- they are just fascinating people with endless stories!  Also it's been really REALLY amazing to talk to fans and hear their thoughts and questions about my books -- nothing is really cooler than that.

Anyway, I'm just popping in today to share some links.  Today I kicked off a blog tour with the wonderful New York Times Best Selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith.  Read my interview with her here.  I also wrote a Big Idea piece for John Scalzi's blog about The Dead-Tossed Waves.

Over the next few weeks you can find me in the following places with guest blogs, interviews and top ten lists.  Thanks to everyone for hosting me!

3/16: Cynsations
3/17: The Book Smugglers
3/18: MTVNews.com “Hollywood Crush”
3/19: The Page Flipper
3/20: Through A Glass, Darkly
3/21: readergirlz
3/22: Mundie Moms
3/23: Cheryl Rainfield
3/24: Just Blinded Books
3/25: The Story Siren
3/26: Bildungsroman
3/27: Beautiful Creatures

Tomorrow I'll be at Schuler's Books and Music for a pizza party at 6 (yum!!) and on Thursday I'm going to a Zombie Prom (!!!!!) hosted by the Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills (prom starts around 5 and my talk around 7 I *think*).  So can't wait for both of these events - squee!!!

Also, just a note to say that for some reason I'm not able to send mail from my work account (the one listed on my website) away from home so if you're wondering about the radio silence... that's why.  Sorry!!

And yes, Dad, I'm still alive :)  If you want to know what's going on in between blog posts you can follow my tweets here.  I tend to update them more often (easier to tweet on the fly).


Sam said...

So, I guess this is kind of random. Hmm. Well, it can't hurt, I suppose.
I just wanted to say thanks for such an awesome book. I finished Dead Tossed Waves yesterday and ADORED it--seriously, it's making a circle around my friends now. I just wanted to say how cool it was.
Oki doki. Freaky teenage stalker moment over. :P

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

I have yet to read FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH and DEAD-TOSSED WAVES - they're next on my to-read list! - but I've definitely been following your blog and your tweets. Glad you didn't get stuck on those trains permanently! =)

Allie said...

I'm excited to meet you in ROchester hills on Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Carrie, I'm glad you are having such a great time on your tour. I am really looking forward to meeting you this evening at Schuler's in Lansing. I'll try to be there as close to six as possible (I'll be leaving school at 3:15, and it's approximately a three hour drive)but it will probably be closer to 7.

A couple of my high school students asked for pictures and a full report tomorrow - can't wait! :)

See you tonight!


B.E. Sanderson said...

Ah man, now you're making me homesick. I loved the Borders in Novi. It was a perfect place to stop between appointments when I had sales calls down that way. :wistful sigh: I'm so jealous.

I hope you're having a great time in my old stompin' grounds, and here's to a big bunch of sales from your tour. =o)

Amy said...

I'm reading THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES right now (and omg squeee! SO GOOD) but I can't bring myself to race through it just yet because I need to know, Carrie- will there be any more books in this series? Or is WAVES the last one? O= Either way I need to savour every line...must not devour it!

Unknown said...

Hey Carrie, it's Krys from Schulers. Thanks so much for coming out tonight. You made my night.

Much love.