Hi, peoplessss. I'm still not really back on a normal blogging schedule, but I think the interviews are mostly done and Book 2 is slowly getting to the place where it needs to be, so I really-really need to post this before I put it off again.
While on tour, I got to visit a school outside of Chicago, annnnd. . . it was pretty incredible. The kids decorated the school with Peculiar-related things, and made Peculiar-related food, and dressed up in Peculiar-related costumes, and my mind = basically blown. I kept telling the kids this, but I don't think they believed me. It's like they didn't even realize how awesome they were, and I was just like, "AHHH, THIS IS SO AMAZING."
I stupidly didn't get pictures of even half the things they did, or of the posters they made, or of the life-size doorways they taped onto the walls, which makes me sad now, but here are the pictures I do have:
|Black feathers sprinkled around our parking lot.|
|Why, yes, they *did* make a giant replica of the book's cover and on the floor of the entrance hall. The ring of mushrooms is from the book, too. Very important. And I stepped on them by accident. I SORRY.|
|A faery house. With a ribbon and spoon and crumbs inside, as is necessary for luring an industrious faery servants.|
|The menu. :)|
|The welcome committee! You guys were way too cool.|
|This is blurry, but the point is all the green in the background. SEE? They decorated the school library to look like the green library from Nonsuch House.|
|I love how the spines read things like "Dark Magic for Dummies" and "Kung Fu for Faeries" and then "PANDAS". I mean, what faery library would be complete without a book about pandas?|
|The Lady in Plum! This girl was awesome. Also, she had one of the best questions from the entire tour.|
|Steampunk Victorian kids!|
|LOOK AT THE COSTUMESSSS. And the branches on that one girl's head.|
I don't know if any of these people read my blog, but if you do, thank you again, so much. :)