So, I'm back from my DARK DAYS tour, and already I'm missing all the people I met, especially the other authors I toured with:
Cynthia Hand (the Unearthly series)
Courtney Allison Moulton (the Angelfire series)
Jodi Meadows (the INCARNATE series)
I'll give a quick recap, borrowing liberally from other people's pictures of the events.
Here's me standing by the poster:
Here are all the authors together:
|(top row: me, Jodi Meadows. Bottom row: Courtney Allison Moulton and Cynthia Hand)|
Jodi Meadows: She makes her own yarn and knits. Constantly.
Cynthia Hand: She smells like citrus.
Courtney Allison Moulton: Things like to fall on her head.
Here are some donuts somebody brought us:
|They were delicious|
Strangest Echo Sensation: While speaking to the crowd, my phone would buzz with tweets about the things I was saying. Like when I said, "I imagine brains would taste like tofu"
And then my phone buzzed and showed the tweet: "@brodiashton says brains taste like tofu!"
Or the time someone asked when I first started writing, and I answered something like, "Well, I hated writing in high school. I was more into math and science. It wasn't until I was older that I really got into it."
and then my phone would buzz:
"@brodiashton hated writing! It made her puke!"
Okay, it wasn't quite like that. But I was suddenly very careful of the things I was saying.
Strangest question from the audience: "If you could eat any other author's brains, whose would it be, and what would they taste like?"
(Hence the 'brains taste like tofu' remark). For the first time all night, I had to raise my hands in a helpless manner, and say, "I got nothin'."
Strangest out-of-context comment during a car ride with four authors: "Ferrets are good for cleansing the palate."
Awesomest media escort: So, there were these media escorts who would take us around to all the places and get us water and stuff like that. Our media escort in Austin showered us with animal crackers, Diet Coke, and our new favorite snack, the "Crawtators".
Best Part: The enthusiastic crowds!
Another best part: Kayla brought me Diet Coke and my mocha-honey!
|That was a good day, when Rafa gave me his soul.|
Courtney Allison Moulton: She loves horses, and she gets locked out of hotel rooms easily.
Jodi Meadows: She owns ferrets, and she loves to take long showers in hotel rooms.
Cynthia Hand: Her friends in high school wanted her to date a guy with the last name "Foot".
Courtney did a little video montage of the behind the scenes images. All I can say is... do I really look like that from behind?
More interesting nuggets:
*Two authors write about angels, one writes about reincarnation, and yet during an interview for Voices of America, I'm the only one who got asked about "religion" in my book. Go figure.
*When asking the audience whether they were Team Jack or Team Cole, they were about evenly divided.
*If you sign your name enough times, eventually it doesn't look right. And then you forget how to get from the "r" to the "o", and you end up messing up on that part fifty times in a row. And then you look stupid because, duh, it's your name, and you should be able to spell it without hesitating in the middle.
Okay, that's all for today. I have a deadline on Monday (again) and so I'll see all y'all later!