Kyra & a Human Skull

Update: I should point out, too, that I did not take these pictures. They were taken by a fan of my work who is an artist…and who happens to own a human skull.

Sometimes the minivan of fate collides with the tourist bus of destiny and the result is something completely unpredictable and yet totally right. Like, for example, the pictures below.

Yes, that’s Kyra (in pocket-convenient minimate form) and that is an honest-to-God human skull. Seems sort of appropriate, doesn’t it? (Er, I point out here that this is not a skull in my possession. I do not have random human body parts lying around the house, no matter what the subject of my new series.)

I was going to ramble here about the weird perfection of this particular photo-shoot, but you know what? The pictures speak for themselves.

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Interview: YARN Pt. 2

The second and final section of my interview with YARN (Young Adult Review Network) is now posted.

Check it out!

Teen Author Reading Nights – Summer 2010!

Every month, Guru of All Things YA David “Yogikrishna” Levithan gathers YA authors in New York City to read from their new works. It’s a terrific, informal occasion where fans and authors mingle and have a great time.

Below you’ll find the schedule for June and July of this year. Readings take place at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, located at 425 6th Ave (at 10th St.). Each night’s event runs from 6-7:30 pm.

If I’m in town, I always make sure to attend — join me!

June 2
Cathleen Davitt Bell, Little Blog on the Prairie
Lila Castle, Star Shack
Susane Colasanti, Something Like Fate
Donna Freitas, This Gorgeous Game
Emily Horner, A Love Story Starring My Best Friend
Eliot Schrefer, The Deadly Sister

July 7
Jen Calonita, Reality Check
Sarah Darer Littman, Life, After
Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
Kieran Scott, She’s So Dead to Us
Alyssa Sheinmel, The Beautiful Between
Jennifer Sturman, And Then I Found Out the Truth
Maryrose Wood, The Poison Diaries

Chris Crutcher vs. Deep-Fried Oreo

Posted on: 05/06/10

When I was in Gadsden, Ala. for the 2010 GeekFest, I got to sample my very first (and, indeed, my very second) deep-fried Oreo, a sublime experience the likes of which will surely amuse the cardiologist who someday gets to clean out my arteries.

Chris Crutcher had his first deep-fried Oreo, too, and I caught it on video. And so, I present: Crutcher vs. the Oreo!

Interview: YARN Pt. 1

The folks at YARN (Young Adult Review Network) conducted a pretty extensive interview with me a little while back. Now they’re posting that interview in two chunks.

The first one is here.