Okay so I've been freaking out over the past few weeks ever since I found out about Holly and Carrie having a signing an hour away from me! I've been dying to meet both of them and now I get the chance! The signing is in Spartanburg, SC and will be at an indie bookstore (can't remember the name). Were hoping to get there early enough to have coffee with Carrie (maybe Holly too) before the signing which would be amazing! My best friend and brother have already met Carrie and last time they spent over 3 hours just sitting and talking to her! Hopefully this time around we'll have that kind of luck! I'll be sure to take plenty of pictures and post them when I get home from it but I was just so excited and wanted to let ya'll know! Here's a little bit about the authors:
Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children.
Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster. The sequel to Tithe is Ironside (2007). Valiant was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.
Holly has also been a frequent contributor to anthologies, and has co-edited three of them: Geektastic (with Cecil Castellucci, 2009), Zombies vs. Unicorns (with Justine Larbalestier, 2010), and Bordertown (with Ellen Kushner, 2011). She has just finished the third book in her Eisner-nominated graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors, and is working on Red Glove, the second novel in The Curse Workers series. White Cat, the first in the series, is out now, and is about capers, curse magic, and memory.
Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.
Carrie Ryan is theNew York Timesbestselling author of two critically acclaimed novels set decades after the zombie apocalypse:The Forest of Hands and Teeth(Delacorte Press, 2009) andThe Dead-Tossed Waves(Delacorte Press, 2010). The third in the trilogy,The Dark and Hollow Places, will be released in Spring 2011. Her first novel,The Forest of Hands and Teeth, was chosen as a Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, a Best of the Best Books by the Chicago Public Library and a finalist in the Borders Original Voices program. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer husband, two fat cats and one large puppy in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse.