Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Mayhem (and vote now!)

While perusing my blogroll, I came across an absolute GEM from the amazing Carrie Harris, and I just HAD to share. This is so hilarious, I have no words.

I give you the Sleep Talkin' Man. (Sorry, embedding is disabled).

You can thank me later.

You should follow Carrie if you aren't already. She comes up with genius like this all the time. (For further info on awesome people you should follow, see my fun interview with Heather Kelly).

Finally, I'm going to another conference! Squee! The SCBWI FL Summer Workshop is June 4-5. I'm soooooo excited. I'm going to the Novel intensive with Kathleen Duey (the genius) and Alvina Ling (HELLLOOOOOO), and the Picture Book track with Tammi Sauer and Dan Santat (no, I'm not kidding). Can you feel the awesome? Oh, yeah.

So, if you recall, last time I went to a conference I brought back books for you! Yay! I've decided to make this a habit. Every time I go to a conference, I will bring back books for you. Because I'm so nice (and awesome). :)

This time, I'm going to let you vote! So. Look at the line up here and tell me in the comments which author and book you'd like to see me giveaway. I will pick the top two. (I know I gave away three last time, but summer is coming and three of my four jobs stop over the summer).

Okay, go! :)

ETA: I'm entering Maggie's contest for Linger stuff. If you haven't seen the new trailer for Linger, you must watch it now. It is AMAZING. She also did four making-of posts on her blog. Super cool!


  1. Awww. You're so nice to me! I'm glad you like the funny.

    And I would kill for a signed book by Cynthia Leitich Smith. ANY signed book. If she signed One Fish Two Fish, I'd still think it was awesome. :)

  2. LOL at Sleep Talkin' Man. If he is not a writer, he ought to be! You find the funniest stuff, Larissa! I showed my kids the "Are You Paying Attention" video, and we were all howling.

  3. Hi, Carrie. Thanks for your congrats on AUDITION. Delighted to have discovered your blog and look forward to following your writing journey! (Also very jealous about your upcoming SCBWI conference--what awesome panelists.) Stasia

  4. Thanks, Carrie! Cynthia is at the top of my list, too. :)

    Hi, Ruth! There's some great funny stuff out there. :)

    Hi, Stasia! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so excited for you, and glad that the awesome Lisa and Laura led me to your blog! Yay!

  5. Carrie always cracks me up!
    And I'm so jealous over your conference. I'm arriving in Orlando a week later so I'll just miss it. I might go to the Miami one though. Have fun and I tell us all about it!

  6. Cynthia Leitch Smith gets my vote. Have fun at the conference. Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it. :(

  7. Carrie is pure hilarity. Who else would put her face in the hole with a veggie-encrusted nude Richard Simmons?

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  8. Very Funny Stuff! Congrats on the contest!
    My vote would be Terri Ferley!

  9. Christy - Thanks! I'm sad you won't be there. We'll have to do lunch or something when you do get here, though! :)

    Jessie - I'm sad you won't be there, too! :( I will definitely blog about it, though.

    Angela - Thanks for stopping by! The veggie-encrusted Richard is hilarious (and disturbing).

    Doreen - Hello! I got another vote for Terri Farley on my livejournal blog post (copied from here), so so far it looks like it'll be a Cynthia Leitich Smith book and a Terri Farley book. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. There's nothing better than going to a conference! Hope you have a great time in June!

  11. I love Linger's trailer. Awesome. Just look for the books you think look good and we'll like them!

  12. That video was PRICELESS!

    Have a great time at the conference. I can't wait 'til I can attend one! Until then, I can only read the experiences of the wonderful writers of my blogroll :)

    Do me a favor and bring back some awesome stories, will ya?

  13. Thanks, Elana and Laura! I'm so excited!

    Alex - I will be full of awesome stories when I come back. Promise!

  14. Woohoo on the conference! Have an amazing time!