YA Scarefest ‘08!!!

Lauren Myracle, you suck!

In the best way, of course. Since Lauren is one of the nicest and funniest authors I have ever met. But yes, she SUCKS!

Because Lauren has challenged me and 13 other YA writers: M.T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Shannon Hale, Maureen Johnson, Stephenie Meyer, Kirsten Miller, Sarah Mlynowski and Scott Westerfeld to scare ourselves. And provide proof that we conquered our fear.

Oy. Vey.

Lauren is going to perform the “Thriller” video. Holly Black is going to watch a zombie movie. (But I agree with Lauren: Shaun of the Dead is NOT scary. It is funny. Holly: man up!) Meg Cabot is going to dress up as a fairy for Halloween (Can’t wait for the pics!!). Sarah M. is scared of diapers (who isn’t??? Even I am still appalled I have to change them.) Cassandra is going to eat brains (she’s in book tour in France, lucky gal!).

What am I going to do?

Well. Sadly mine is SO boring and yet SO scary to me. I told Lauren my real biggest fear is going to the dentist. I have to have dental surgery and I’ve been putting it off for about five years now. I always had an excuse: I’m trying to get pregnant, I am pregnant, I have a baby, a one year old, a two year old.  The baby will be eighteen and I still won’t have had the surgery. The reason I don’t want surgery is because I’m scared of DYING from the anaesthesia. That they’ll put me out and I’ll never get up. Arggggh. This is also the main reason I have never gotten lipo. Because of the anaesthesia. (Which have killed other beauty-chasing authors before like Olivia Goldsmith.) Can you imagine??? “She died getting lipo.” She was FAT and DEAD??? LOL!

I’ve never even got up the courage to make the appointment and then cancel. I know if I make the appointment, I’ll have to go. Because I’ll have to make arrangements for someone to take me there and pick me up, and inconveniencing people after I’ve already asked them for a favor (even my husband) scares me even more than breaking the appointment.

My blood is LITERALLY running cold right now at the idea that I am actually going to HAVE TO GO TO THE DENTIST. Arrrgghhh!!!!! Lauren!! (Fist to the sky!)

Okay. I will post a video of making the appointment. I think this Apple Camera built-into my MacBookPro does video that doesn’t it? Otherwise, I’m really Internet-handicapped. As you can see I don’t even know how to post photos on my blog. I don’t think I will be able to get the surgery done before Oct 31st (have you ever met a Beverly Hills dentist who can accommodate you at the last minute?) but at least I can get the appointment in and I’ll post before and after photos when I do go (but since I don’t how to do that on my site, I guess I will have to send them to Lauren. The Taskmaster. I am her bitch.)

Did I mention that Lauren has a new super-scary book out too? It’s called BLISS. Go buy it!

Did you watch the Revelations trailer yet?

Don’t forget – if you buy your copy from Target you’ll be directed to a special website with an extra bonus chapter which you should only read AFTER you’ve read the book! Target has the exclusive on the story for three months!

You can order your copy now from B&N or Amazon!

And don’t forget – tonight! Pasadena! Vroman’s! 6:30! We have treat bags! Oh yes, I’m bribing.
October 28, 2008
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-449-5320

And here’s a final quote of the day from Revelations:

Which is actually, the last sentence in the book:

“One day he would thank her for saving his life.”

Now I must return to finishing my other book which is on deadline. The fun never ends, does it?