Alright so I am SUPER excited for this. Carrie Ryan, New York Bestselling Author of The Forest of Hands&Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places, will be at the Myer’s Park library in Charlotte, NC at 6 p.m. tonight teaching a writing workshop. On top of being an incredibly talented writer and one of my personal favorites as well, Carrie Ryan is an inspiration to me. Her books speak volumes. They are the types of books that can get young teens to turn off the gaming systems and phones and televisions, that make non-believers into readers. I am thrilled to have her coming, and stoked that I was able to register for the workshop so late.
I will definitely disclose full details upon my return home tonight. I truly cannot express how excited I am to meet her and talk to her. Although we live in the same city, and have probably crossed paths at least once in the last 19 years, I cannot help but feel she is as distant from this place as an author in California. I do wonder, If meeting her will perhaps take away some of the mystery surrounding her and her writing. Sort of like if you meet an actor or actress, their performances become less magical. Because now, their existence isn’t really in question any longer. They are real. Tangible, and the person on the screen is just a figment of someone’s imagination.