Ohio University’s Bobcat Book Club reading Holly Black’s “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.” Loved it!
I write books. Sometimes I write other things. My website is here: www.blackholly.com
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite
I want to tell you something I am really thankful about.
Theo and I waited until everything was final to talk about him online, although maybe I mentioned him if you saw me in person. Anyway, I’m happy to announce that the reason I haven’t been around the internet all that much lately is because my husband and I adopted a baby!
Here’s is a picture of me with our son, Sebastian. The picture is from Maureen’s apartment, right after we got back from court.
Isn’t he the best?
Isn’t he a tiny turnip?
What does that even mean?
Isn’t it weird how one addresses babies like they are delicious?
Doesn’t he look delicious?
This is his first Thanksgiving, so I am making him what I hope to be a succulent yam glop. I am making the rest of us a succulent yam glop too, but with more marshmallows and refined sugar.
Here’s hoping you and yours are eating delectable things, no matter where you are or what you’re celebrating, or whether you’re celebrating anything at all.
Smeared Walls and Staring Eyes / a coldest girl in coldtown mix
Dust in Your Pocket - Glass Animals // Grand Union - Arthur Beatrice // 3. Nightcall - London Grammar // The Saddest Thing I Know - Birds of Tokyo // This is Not Love - Well Hung Heart // Night Terror - Laura Marling // My Body is a Cage - Arcade Fire // Where is My Mind? - The Pixies // Fangs - Sarah Jaffe // Dark Doo Wop - MR MS // Vampire Smile - Kyla La Grange // What’s A Girl To Do? - Bat For Lashes // Ocean of Noise - Arcade Fire // Bad Things - Meiko // To Lose My Life - White Lies // Dangerous Times - Wildlife // Meant - Elizaveta
More Dangerous than Daybreak by becksw.
Fanmix for Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
1. Deadman Wonderland/One Reason - Fade
2. Temples - Keep in the Dark
3. Daughter - Youth
4. Jake Bugg - Trouble Town
5. Imagine Dragons - Who We Are
6. Alt-J - Fitzpleasure
7. Dry the River - No Rest
8. Mazzy Star - Into Dust
We labor under so many illusions about ourselves until we’re stripped bare. Being infected, being a vampire, it’s always you. Maybe it’s more you than ever before. You, distilled. You, boiled down like a sauce. But it’s you as you always were, deep down inside.
So I have a couple of events before the end of 2013 and hope I’ll see you at one of them.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
Miami Book Festival
1:30-2:30 pm YA PANEL
I will be presenting The Coldest Girl in Coldtown on a YA panel alongside Kami Garcia, Lauren Oliver and Alex Flinn. Each of us will get about 20 minutes to speak about their own work, then there will be a joint Q&A.
2:30-3:30 pm YA PANEL SIGNING
After the presentation, all authors will be led to a nearby autographing area to sign books for readers.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th
Miami Book Festival
1:30-2:30 pm MIDDLE GRADE PANEL
I will present Doll Bones on this panel with fellow panelists Conor McCreery and Amy Herrick.
2:30-3:30 pm MIDDLE GRADE PANEL SIGNING
After the presentation, authors will be led to a nearby autographing area to sign books.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th
8:30-9:05 am ALAN Panel: Celebrating Fantasy
Hynes Convention Center
Ballroom B, Level 3 Laurie Renzi, ALAN Board Member, will moderate a discussion between Tamora Pierce (Battle Magic), A.G. Howard (Unhinged: Splintered Book Two), Nancy Werlin (Unthinkable), and me (Doll Bones). There will be a signing after the panel.
*This is a conference, so you have to be a conference attendee to come to this presentation.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
Odyssey books in South Hadley, MA - this is not an event, but rather I will be helping out for Small Business Saturday (you can read about Sherman Alexie’s call for authors to do some bookselling here), wandering around the store, giving recommendations and bugging them to let me shelve things. Want to ask me for some book recs? Want to buy some books locally? Want to help me slack off like a bad employee by chatting? Come on in.
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st
Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY - joint event with the lovely Robin Wasserman (which I nearly mistyped as Rovin’ Wasserman), author of, among other things, the absolutely terrifying and wonderful, THE WAKING DARK.
Oblong Books and Music
6422 Montgomery St.
(You can RSVP over at the site.)
Come see me if you get a chance!