Thursday, August 4, 2011

Salem Literary Festival

I've been asked by the one of the wonderful editors of DEAR BULLY (click the link for maximum Beiber and info on the book and it's raison d'etre), Megan Kelley Hall (visit her to sit in on a panel promoting the book and the cause at the Salem Literary Festival in mega-awesome Salem, MA. I have an essay in Dear Bully that tells the secret origin of the Gen Dead series. I'm glad to go, because both Megan and Salem* rock.

Also rockin' is Megan's co-editor Carrie Jones, who you can visit at her website here: One thing I know about Carrie is that she really likes Grover. Like, a lot.

The Festival is Sept. 23-25. I hope that I will see you there.

*Special Salem/Gen Dead trivia: both Increase and Cotton Mather had a role in the Salem Witch Trials** I loosely based my arch-bioist character Reverend Nathan Mather on some of their less pleasant beliefs and personality quirks.

**Special bonus book recommendation: track down the Shirley Jackson book on the Salem Witch Trials, a very quick and insightful read. Then read her novels. All of 'em.


Anonymous said...

i dont know if you will see this but im 15 and want to tell you that i just finished "Generation Dead" it had me in tears and i couldnt stop crying, it was by far the best book i've EVER read . i didnt want it to end! can you recommend another book you wrote similar to this one? please write back!! <3
and thanks for such a great reading experience (:

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Anonymous!

Aw! What a super nice thing to say! Try the rest of the series--Kiss of Life is next, and then Passing Strange!

take care,

Darkfallen said...

Hi there! Didn't really know how to get a hold of you so I figured I'd try this. My name is Darkfallen, me and Greta run Paranormal Wastelands book blog. We are putting together a Halloween event called Zompacolypse 2011, and wondered if you would be interested in joining in on the fun. We will be featureing reviews of your entire series as well. Here is the link to the event page with all the details:

Also you can email us directly at

Hope to hear from you!!

Rachel Brooks said...

Have a great time at the festival! What fun!

Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)