Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Website! Plus, Zombies...On Tour

Having a lovely time--many thanks to Kennedy Jr. High and Traughber Jr. High in Chicago and Hastings Jr. High in Houston for having me. And also to the wonderful staff of Anderson's Bookshop for having me. I go to Blue Willow Books tonight!

I'll probably write more extensively about the trip when I have more time (and more sleep) but here are, in no particular order, a few of the best things about my time in Chicago:

1. The kids
2. Seeing my friend Martel, with whom I ate my first Chicago deep dish pizza in a few years.
3. Meeting Delaney the Undead, one of the first and most frequent posters to my blog! Yay!
4. My media guide Judy, with whom I had my second Chicago deep dish pizza
5. Chicago deep dish pizza
6. Everyone at Anderson's. I went home with two books from Anderson's--Oblivion by David Foster Wallace, which they gave to me as a gift!--and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, edited by David Eggers.
7. Seeing that the new website that Hyperion created for the Generation Dead series is now live! Check it out!

Click the link:



Lily Benan said...


OMG I love the new awesome totally rockin' site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At school, we had to write a one page essay on our favorite book/book series today, and I wrote a six page paper on Generation Dead & Kiss of Life! Omigosh! i just can't get over how awesome they are! I got Kiss of Life yesterday... finished Kiss of Life yesterday!!!!!! OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!! Thank you so much for writing them! I don't know what I would do without them... are you planning on writing a third book?

~Lily Benan: Zombie Girl
Check out my blog at
Its called Lily Benan: Zombie Girl!!!
Check it out!

Sarah said...

Dan, its great to hear you're having such a good time on the tour!
I hope you'll get to do many more tours, we'd love to see you in the UK, and take you for that curry ;)

Oblivion by David Foster Wallace - Wow, I bet you were stoked :D

The new site is just stunning, love it!

Sarah x

Jess. said...

It was so awesome to get to meet you! Thank you so much for signing my books, and my friends book even though she was a ninny and hesitated on buying it.

Delaney the Undead said...

lol..yay! It was awesome meetin gyou finally! lol..I wore my gen dead bracelet today. so fun.

David Jack Bell said...


I'll be in the Chicago area later in the summer visiting family and hopefully "moving product." Sorry we couldn't cross paths, but it sounds like you're having a lot of fun.

Good luck!


Ash said...

I absolutely love generation dead. It is one of my favourite books and i don't say that often as it takes alot to impress me. Congrats! You impressed me. Please write more soon!

Anna-Tommy-lover said...

Hello Dan!
Best website E-V-E-R!
Did you see my last post?
On "Release me"?
I can´t wait for reading Kiss of Life, I´ll have it in June, it´s only 1 month, but I can´t wait.
In GenDead website, your photo that changes is sooooo cool!
I love it!
It´s like in Disneyland, the Haunted Mansion portraits!
Love it!
I want to do the zombie Quiz, what is it about?
Can´t wait.
It´ll be so cool if you put like games on it, or maybe fan art.
Oh-one question, is the model of Generation Dead jacket the same of Kiss of life?

Take care!

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Daniel Waters said...

Hi Lily Benan!

Thanks! A six page paper??? That is too cool. Let me know what you get for a grade, will you?

I will check out yer blog!

Take care,

hi Sarah!

Thanks! I'm hoping to get to the UK--GD made the shortlist for the Sheffield Award, which means I get an invite to attend the awards ceremony...we'll see!

Take care,

Hi Jess!

It was great meeting you as well, and your friend Ninny. Oh wait, that isn't her name, is it? Oops, sorry! But say hey to her for me, will you?

Take care,

Hi Delaney!

Yay! It was wicked cool meeting you, even if you momentarily did not resemble your avatar!

take care,

Hey David!

Good for you--that is great, and Chicago is a fantastic place.

NeCon? WFC?

Take care,

Hi AJ!

Why, thank you! I am writing more as often as I can!

Take care,

Hi Anna-Tommy-Lover!

I have always wanted to be in the Haunted Mansion! Glad you like the new site!

Take care,

Lily Benan said...

A+!! Whooo hoooo

Lily Benan said...

and ooops I put the website wrong:


check it out

FlightlessZombird said...


hey see you (possibly) at the Norwich Library. I'm so excited.