It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Halloween. For the past few years, we've had work celebrations, and it's become tradition to come dressed as characters from the books we publish. This year was no exception.
Last Monday, I dressed up as the chimaera Madrigal from Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone:
|(Madrigal has antelope horns--which were surprisingly hard to find. I had to make do with the devil-like horns I bought on etsy.com. The bat wings are also from etsy.)|
|Connie Hsu at the kid on the cover of Todd Parr's The I'm Not Scared Book|
|Andrew Smith and Ames O'Neill as the young Jane Goodall and her monkey Jubilee from Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell|
|Allison Moore at Birdie from Birdie's Big Girl Shoes by Sujean Rim|
|Liz Casal as Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers.|
(more of a creative interpretation than literal)
|Leslie Shumate as author Laini Taylor! Hard at work.|
|This is a cake. Dressed up as a skull. Really.|
|me, "Laini", Faye Bi as the marionette Zuzana, and Zoe Luderitz as Karou, all from Daughter of Smoke and Bone|
Also, in case you missed it, check this out: "Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance"
And also see Daniel Handler's interview with Rachel Maddow. Good stuff.