Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spotlighting Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH

I feel privileged to be spotlighting one of the stars of our Debs Blog Tour, Carrie Ryan, author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is about a young girl named Mary growing up generations after an apocalypse in a village surrounded by fences protecting them from the Unconsecrated, zombie-like creatures inhabiting the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Cut off from the rest of the world and told they are the last survivors of the Return, every part of her life is controlled by the religious order called the Sisterhood. As Mary starts to fall in love with someone she shouldn’t, she learns the extent of the Sisterhood’s power and starts to discover more of their darkest secrets. When the security of the fences is threatened and her world is thrown into chaos, Mary must decide what she’s willing to risk to find out if there’s life beyond the Forest.

Carrie was Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer fiancé, two fat cats and one large puppy in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

Here are Carrie's answers to the Thorough Three:

NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?

CR: I'm never specific about her age, but I'd guess she's around 16.

NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?

CR: Smile and enjoy life.

NM: Complete the following sentences:

Everyone should definitely, for sure ______

You should NEVER, EVER ____________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ___________.

CR: Everyone should definitely, for sure, daydream.

You should NEVER, EVER go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. But if you absolutely must, make sure to develop a resistance to iocane powder.

Thanks, Carrie!

Click here to learn more about Carrie and her work, and here to purchase your very own copy of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH!

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