I get a real kick out of reading the blog blast tour posts -- especially Hip Mama Writer's interview of Cynthia Leitich Smith, who I think is such a phenomenal person. The video interview of Dan Santat at Fuse #8 was by turns hilarious and ...well, more hilarious, because two such silly people just can't help being funny. And, there are hand puppets. Nova Ren Suma at Shelf Elf made me excited for a book I hadn't yet heard of, and Ann Marie Flemming at Chasing Ray was just phenomenal -- an unusual use of family history and stick figures in memoir. Love it.
Sy Montgomery, Part II @ Chasing Ray is all pigs and birds,
Laini Taylor @ Shelf Elf wants a positive future,
Jim DiBartolo @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast shares the contents of his breakfast: Clementine Pie. Of course.
Amanda Marrone @ Writing & Ruminating uses vampires as a catalyst for change. It works! And then some...
Thomas Randall @ Bildungsroman has tricked me into reading a Christopher Golden novel. Wonder how he did that?
Michael Hague @ Fuse Number 8 owes it all to Mad Magazine. And Prince Valiant, of course.
Read and enjoy, and stay tuned for a brief chat with Sheba Karim, author of Skunk Girl here, tomorrow!