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Giveaway: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

So when I got home from meeting George Romero on Friday, guess what I found? Boxes of my book! Hooray! It reminded me of that scene from the end of Back to the Future when George McFly gets a box of his debut SciFi novel (which Biff carries in). Except my box was much smaller - lol.

Anyway, in celebration of getting all these books I'd like to give some away! I'd hoped to come up with some clever way to decide how to pick winners, but since the book is coming out two weeks from today (!!) I decided it might just be easier to go with the old standby: leave a comment on this post in my blog or LJ for a chance to win. Link back to the contest for an extra entry. I'll choose winners Weds at midnight!

Also, Arya Darcy interviewed me on her blog (interview here).  She has a great blog that I highly recommend -- tons of author interviews that I've loved reading!

It's still hard to believe that The Forest of Hands and Teeth comes out in two weeks (or could already be out in some places since I guess the books are shipping!).  On the one hand, it's just crazy to think that years of planning, thinking, day-dreaming comes down to this.  To right now.

But that's kind of dramatic.  And on the other hand, I tend to think of time as a relative thing.  So I don't think of the release date being two weeks away but rather in relation to other things going on.  And before the release I have a party at JP's firm to go to, a house to clean for guests, a Ben Folds concert, a trip to Ireland.  So in my head, the release seems MILES away!  Which might explain why I'm feeling a little behind in the planning-launch activities arena (which, anything in particular y'all would like to see around launch time?)

Then there are moments when I'll catch myself and realize that this is really happening.  The books are sitting on my dining room table.  People will be reading them.  This book that I wrote for JP, that I thought would never sell is coming out soon.  Wow.  

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learningtoread
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! Books! THIS BOOK! Add me to the contest, por favor! I'm totally looking forward to this!
kathleenfoucart
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Congratulations! *happy dance for you* and all other assorted confetti-throwing activities :) Though I suppose I'll have to save some confetti for release day.
lalam
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
George Romero? as in Night of the Living Dead, George Romero? Is he making your book into a movie?

and YAY on books;)

Sorry, but George Romero??? ;)
jonnyskov
Feb. 24th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
LOL, that's what I was thinking.
(no subject) - carrie_ryan - Feb. 25th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC) - Expand
jessicaburkhart
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Pick. Me. Carrie.

:D
anywherebeyond
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
I am not entering. I am just here to say OMG YAY FHT!!!!!!!! Whoever wins is a LUCKY DOG!
sarah_prineas
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Book = AWEsomest!

Ben Folds concert = also extremely awesome.

Have fun! It's going to be a great ride!
lit_mischief
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Your book is one of my most-anticipated at my library - we've got undead-fans aplenty! Please add me to your contest!
madrigalist
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Ain't that just a kick in the pants when you find those books outside your door!

CONGRATS
latteya
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the impending release! I have been dying to read this book ever since I read about the sale, it sounds soooo good.
wldhrsjen3
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
I am so excited to read this book, and I am absolutely thrilled for you. Congrats, and enjoy the adventure. :)
patesden
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Please enter me. I'm so excited for you !
christy_lenzi
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read it!
dawn_metcalf
Feb. 24th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
SQUEE! Are you floating on Cloud 9 right now? Are you jumping up and down? Are you pinching yourself?

THIS IS REAL!!

Congratulations!
ladyleonore
Feb. 24th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for you!
Enter me in the contest, alstublieft (as they say in amsterdam, where I just got back from).
cyn2write
Feb. 24th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yay books!! Have you licked the cover yet?
lalam
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
is this a ritual of yours? :)
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My name is Carrie Ryan and my debut book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, came out from Delacorte Press in the spring of 2009 with the paperback releasing February 8, 2010. A sequel/companion book, The Dead-Tossed Waves, will be out March 9, 2010. To learn more, visit my website.

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