Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Texas is the Reason

I love the place...am I misunderstood?

Today I sang, without accompaniment, the entire song "Astronomy Domine" to my puppy, Star. She was confused. As am I. Why do we do the things that we do?

Going to Texas in just a few days. I love Texas, so much coolness comes out of Texas it isn't even funny. I'm going to meet a bunch of great people, see a friend I haven't seen in (gulp)seventeen years, hang out with the dream team from Hyperion, and hopefully sign a few books. My favorite book concerning Texas? Texas Music by Rick Koster. My favorite pulp writer from Texas? Robert E. Howard. My favorite culinary delight from Texas? Texas Toast. My favorite horror punk band from Texas? Ghoultown. My favorite Texan nickname? Tex. My favorite sports nickname from Texas? Phi Slamma Jamma. Favorite basketball player from Texas? Clyde Drexler. Favorite sport statistic from Texas? Clyde Drexler's near quadruple double, Nov. 1 1996 vs. Sacremento:25 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 10 steals

Oops, I'll be in San Antonio, just a stone's throw from the Alamo. They might not appreciate all that Houston love, I don't know.

I could go on and on about all the great things about Texas, but instead I'll write later about all the great things I see and experience when I'm out there.

Generation Dead got some nice ink in Publishers Weekly this week, along with a number of other great books in a sort of "state of the YA supernatural market" article. You can check it out here: The Next Dead Thing.

14 comments:

Anne said...

Congrats on the good writeup! Personally, I thought Generation Dead was amazing and in the last week I've gotten three or four of my friends wanting to read it. And the youngest of those friends is 19.

Paige said...

DANIEL I LOVE YOU.
I'm in Dallas (freezing my butt off, thank you very much) and hopefully I can come to San Antonio (and bring cake, per chance?) Can't wait!

Cheers!
Paige

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Anne!

Thanks, and thanks! I appreciate it!

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Paige!

Isn't it like five hours from Dallas to San Antonio? D'oh! And freezing? I thought Texas was supposed to be warm! Double D'oh! Anyway, it would be cool to meet you, with or without cake.

Take care,
Dan

Delaney the Undead said...

lol. Okay, yes...Texas is cool.

However, Illinois is also cool (Chicago area) so please come visit us there! :)

buhahaha...texas toast is an actual texan food?

-Dee

Meg/Minx said...

we do the things we do because they make us who we are. lol
Forget Texas! North Carolina is much cooler! (in both ways brrr!! lol) nah, not really. lol
~Meg

SuicidalFailure said...

OMG.
I was born and raised in SanAntonio!!!!
but i now live in houston...hmmm i believe i will be down there this weekend but im not sure....if i go i will surely be downtown!!

-ASHLEY :]

Anne said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention. You got a pretty nice writeup on my blog, too. If you want to see (I think that'd be pretty cool if you did want to see, actually), the link is in my name!

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Delaney!

I love, love Illinois, Chicago especially. DFW was from Illinois. Had one of the best meals of my life in Chicago (Gibson's Steak House). Had some great pizza there. Gotten stranded in your fine airport many times.

I don't need much of an excuse to go back to Chicago--hopefully I'll get back there before to long.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Meg!

North Carolina is very cool also. I haven't spent nearly enough time there (or in South Carolina, where I was born). I'll get back there someday.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Ashley!

That would be super cool if you did--but that's a long trek, isn't it?

If you do come, my "official" signing time is 11-12 on Saturday, but I'll be there all weekend.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Anne!

Well, I think I will go do that...

Take care,
Dan

PiirateKidd (Livbo) said...

Omgossh!
I love texas too xD
But mainly I wanted to tell you,
GENERATION DEAD IS BETTER THAN HARRY POTTER.
I am actually in love with Adam.
Please please please please write a sequal?
Thankss!
<333

Daniel Waters said...

Hi PirateKidd!

Okay! Thanks!

Take care,
Dan