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  • You MAY claim more than one table at a time.
  • You MAY do crossovers, fusions, and AU fic! If you intend to write crossovers and/or fusions, claim the table for the MAIN WORK (so, for example, if you want to write 100 godly-parent-fusion fics, your claim would be “Percy Jackson,” unless all 100 fics would star characters from Anna and the French Kiss or something. SOME ASPECT of all 100 fics must be constant for the book/table you choose!)
  • Fics can be ANY LENGTH. You may write 3-sentence fics, drabbles, one-shots, six-word-ficfests, whatever. The whole point is just to encourage more YA lit fic! :)

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If the rumors are to be believed, author Carrie Ryan may soon be responsible for taking Kristen Stewart away from vampire-infested Forks and dropping her into the zombie-infested "Forest of Hands and Teeth." In the meantime, she's doing her darndest to make the rest of us fans of that other undead genre. So, in honor of Halloween, we asked Carrie to give us a list of her favorite zombie-flavored movies, TV shows, books and video games. And because she has fiancé John Parke Davis to blame/thank for her zombie obsession, she let him weigh in, too.

#10: "Fido" (2006 movie)
JP Davis: This "zomedy" explores a '50s-style world where the zombie outbreak has been turned into a convenience as zombies are reprogrammed to be manservants. In case you have never seen a zombie movie before, this does not end well.
Carrie Ryan: Even though I'm not as big of a fan of sentient zombies, this is a great movie, especially for those who prefer their zombies with a touch of comedy rather than too much terror. Plus, like all great zombie movies, it still makes you think once the credits start to roll.


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Carrie Ryan had just found out that the paperback edition of her first book, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," made the New York Times Best-Seller List when she was whisked off to do her promotional tour for the YA post-apocalyptic zombie novel's sequel, "The Dead-Tossed Waves." And then she found herself almost as trapped as one of her characters as New York City was temporarily crippled by a freak storm.

"It was funny, having written post-apocalyptic books and going to schools where they say, 'Things couldn't fall apart that fast,' I'm like, 'We had a little bit of wind and we couldn't leave New York by train, by plane, by car,' " Ryan recalled from the safety of a Detroit hotel. At least she didn't have to face any other dangers to talk to us while on her virtual "blog tour." We don't usually bite.
MTV: We're dying to know, have you heard anything new about the movie adaptation of "Forest"?
Carrie Ryan: Not a thing yet. ... It's fun for me, though, because I know who they want to play Mary. And so I sort of follow her career a little bit, and it's funny to see the timing of things. Suddenly, I find myself very curious about certain movies that I'd never even know about, because if she stars in them, that affects what could happen with ours. [Ed. note: This actress is rumored to be Kristen Stewart.]
MTV: Not knowing would drive me crazy!
Ryan: There's a saying someone told me: May your book always be optioned but never be turned into a movie. If they keep re-upping your option, you get a check every time.

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05 July 2010 @ 09:14 pm

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Carrie Ryan's young adult zombie novel The Forest of Hands and Teeth has just been sold to Seven Star Pictures, the studio behind Kristen Stewart's upcoming movie K-11.

The novel, which was published in March by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, has been an instant hit with critics and book bloggers. It tells the story of Mary, a girl living in a small village bordered by a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated -- savage zombies intent on destroying the town and everyone in it. Add a little bit of romance and a gutsy female heroin, and you've got a teen thriller to rival Twilight.

Rumor has it that an A-list actress is tipped to star in the movie (could it be Kristen Stewart?), and a first draft of the screenplay is being written as soon as possible. With the popularity of vampires, werewolves, and all things supernatural currently dominating the literary world, it seems book adaptations are the way to go. What could be next? Our money's on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments trilogy. Somewhere, somebody will be closing a movie deal on that one soon.

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05 July 2010 @ 06:44 pm
The Dark And Hollow Places: Book III
(announced on Carrie's website here)

The DAHP goodreads page now has a cover image for the book. No word yet as to whether its official or not, as it hasn't been revealed or announced on any of Carrie's websites. According to the same page, the 352 page hardcover will be released on March 22nd 2011.
Cover and blurb below the cut.

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05 July 2010 @ 06:30 pm

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