This is a quick post to keep all you non-Twitterers up to date.
1) Alan Cumming is performing the audiobook version of Leviathan! For those of you who don’t know, he’s a broadway actor who became famous starring in Cabaret. He’s also known to X-Men fans as Nightcrawler, and he was Fegan Floop (AKA the bad guy) in Spy Kids.
But I was a fan of his way back when he was unknown on these USian shores, and doing a BBC2 show called The High Life, which he co-wrote as well as starring in. It’s about two flight attendants on a somewhat miserable airline called Air Scotia, and really captures what it’s like to have a somewhat miserable job and dream of bigger things.
I knew then that Alan was destined for big things, but it never occurred to me that recording a book of mine might be one of them.
2) My interview with Ana Marie Cox is up on iTunes, and it’s free! So if you desire 35 minutes of me, Ana, and Lizzie Skurnick talking about YA lit and politics, you should check it out. Here’s how:
a) Search the iTunes Store for “Maddow 960”.
b) Click on the green Rachel Maddow icon.
c) Select the 06/30/09 episode.
d) Listen and be amazed (or at least amused).
That’s it. Only 87 days till Leviathan comes out!
Which is . . . a while.
If you read Spanish, there’s a long interview with me in the YA journal El Templo de las Mil Puertas. Click here and flip to page 47.