Monday, March 4, 2013

Guess what I can do with a Parrot on my Shoulder?

Hey y'all!  How's it going? I feel like I haven't seen you (yes, you!) forever. I've been flailing under a deadline for Book 3 in the Everneath series, tentatively titled "EVERNEATH 3: It's Everneath-iest".

Here are a couple of things I've been doing:

1. I've made my acting debut!

Yep, that's me in the book trailer for Lindsey Leavitt's darling new book GOING VINTAGE. Give it a looksy...


A few things I noticed while watching this video. 

a. I blink a lot.
b. There's a chance that if flattened out, my cheeks would reach from here to Milwaukee. 

What do all y'all think of the trailer? 

2. I will be appearing with the Dark Days tour on Wednesday night, March 6th, at 7 pm at the Provo Library. 

Did you catch a glimpse of the other fabulous authors who will be there? Kiersten White? Dan Wells? Lauren Oliver? Debra Driza?

It is going to be quite the event, full of shenanigans and I'm sure several instances where I insert my foot in my mouth. (Did I tell you about my first stop on the Dark Days tour in L.A.? Where an audience member asked, "How do you like doing so much research for your books?" and I answered, "Yuck. I don't do any research. I HATE READING."

Yep. "I hate reading," she said to a room full of readers at a book event. It's a good thing no one in the audience had a phone or an internet connection. Oh, wait...

3. Tonight, at some point, the behind-the-scenes video of the Dark Days tour will be up. I don't want to give anything away, but if you watch it, you'll discover why Cynthia Hand and I shared a bag of underwear. 

Follow @harperteen to find the link. It will be up tonight. At some given hour. Have I ever told y'all that I'm not good with details? Like times and stuff? 

4. Since it's a day full of videos of myself, here's me playing the piano with Pidge on my shoulder. My hairless dog is filming. Because I live in a zoo. 

5. And here is a video of me in my first ballet recital when I was eight. 

Kidding. I won't show you that. :)

So, how was all y'all's week? Anyone adopt any hairless animals? Anyone want me to star in their book trailer? Anyone think they can draw a map of the United States on my cheeks?


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  2. :D I loved trailer. and your comments. Thinking of reading :D
    Can't wait for second book here. (Everbound)
    Lots of love from Turkey.

  3. You are a triple threat - author by day, actor by night and piano player by, by, dusk? Pidge the bird was thoroughly entertained by the concert.

    1. Pidge was what I like to call a captive audience. She can't fly anywhere. Her wings are clipped.

  4. I can't stop watching this trailer...It is hilarious! You two are really great in it. I didn't know you were an actress too. I am definitely getting Going Vintage, because 1962 was a very good year! The parrot and the piano...also awesome.

  5. Oh, Brodi, u are so silly, big cheeks are cute and urs arent that big! No US-Map-drawing necessary! I am writing a novel now, when it is done, will u please do my book trailer? :) I see the trailer skills that u mustered up for this one are epic ;) i hope u have a good day!

    1. Yes! I'm totally available to do book trailers!

  6. Great trailer. My kids loved it too. They watched it 10 times in a row!

  7. Loved the trailer! You look fab. And laughing on cue? That would be dreadful. You did awesome.

    And it's so fun to hear you playing the piano.