the forest of hands and teeth

April 18, 2013:
Foreign rights to The Pirate Stream sell to Fischer in Germany, at auction; Mondadori in Italy, in a pre-empt; Modan in Israel, in a pre-empt; Bayard in France, at auction; AST in Russia; 21st Century in China; and Mondadori in Spain.

April 13, 2013:
Publishers Marketplace announces Carrie's new middle grade series:
"Carrie Ryan and husband John Parke Davis's middle grade series, about a girl from our world who must join forces with a boy from a magical seaside world to save their families by navigating among pirates, sorcerers and children who can fly, to Kate Sullivan at Little, Brown Children's, at auction, by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House."

January 24, 2013:
Orion Children's Books acquires UK rights to The Pirate Stream:
"From Acclaimed Author, Carrie Ryan, and John Parke Davis: In a deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, Amber Caravéo, Editorial Director, Orion Children's Books has acquired The Pirate Stream, an exciting new adventure series for readers aged 9-12 years from the acclaimed author Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth) and John Parke Davis, from Angharad Kowal at Writers House UK on behalf of Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House US."
Read more in the press release here.

December 10, 2012:
Carrie's new Middle Grade series announced in Publishers Weekly:
"LBYR Wins Ryan & Davis's 'Map': Winning a four-way auction, Kate Sullivan at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers bought North American rights to the new series by Carrie Ryan and JP Davis, The Pirate Stream. Ryan is an established author (who's written, among other things, the series The Forest of Hands and Teeth), and Davis, her husband, is a published short story writer who works as a public defender. The series is a quartet, and LBYR acquired all four titles. It follows two children who wind up on a boat, as stowaways, traveling between two worlds. The pair is hunting for a map that can lead them away from their predicament. Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House represented the authors; the first book in the series, The Map to Everywhere, is planned for fall 2014."

November 25, 2012:
Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer debuts at #9 on the New York Times Bestseller list!

November 19, 2012:
Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer debuts at #22 on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list!

November 6, 2012:
Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer releases along with Revenge of the Redcoats the second episode in the Infinity Ring online game!

Carrie Ryan

August 28, 2012:
Foretold hits shelves!

Divide and Conquer

May 3, 2012:
USA Today reveals the cover for Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer.

December 19, 2011:
The New York Times announces Scholastic's next multi-author, multi-platform series for kids: Infinity Ring, with Carrie Ryan as author of the second book, Divide and Conquer.

August 26, 2011:
Carrie will be joining Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman, Kelley Armstrong, and Melissa Marr in Rags & Bones, an anthology of short stories retelling classic tales to be edited by Marr and Tim Pratt.


August 25, 2011:
A new sale! From the Publishers Marketplace announcement:
"NYT bestselling author Carrie Ryan, ed.'s Foretold, an anthology about prophecies and predictions featuring stories by Laini Taylor, Jen Lancaster, Meg Cabot, Richelle Mead, and Michael Grant among many others, to Krista Marino at Delacorte, for publication in Fall 2012, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management."
For more information including the list of authors involved, click here.

April 15, 2011
More movie news! Done Deal Professional announces that The Forest of Hands and Teeth movie is moving forward with Peter Iliff as scriptwriter and director and with 7 Star Pictures and John McAdams producing!

April 15-17, 2011
The Writers League of Texas kicks off their first YA A to Z Conference specifically focused on writing for teens with Carrie as a guest author and panelist.

April 14, 2011
Carrie joins Tim Wynne-Jones, Gayle Forman, Todd Strasser, Gail Giles, and Ivy Devlin for Tayshas: Hot High School Authors panel at TLA.

April 9, 2011
Carrie and a bevy of YA Authors kick off the inaugural Teen Day at the RT Convention in LA.

March 22, 2011
Dark and Hollow Places hits shelves everywhere!

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March 21, 2011
Carrie Ryan heads out on The Dark and Hollow Places tour.

The Dark and Hollow Places
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February 22, 2011
Carrie announces the Dark and Hollow Places tour! Is she coming to a store near you? Details here.

February 20, 2011
Cassandra Clare, mega-bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices Trilogy chooses The Dead-Tossed Waves as one of her favorite books.

February 17, 2011
Carrie joined Jay McInerney, iconic author of Bright Lights Big City, and his editor, Gary Fisketjon for a panel on The Writing Life at Williams College.

February 15, 2011
SciFiNow awards The Dead-Tossed Waves the Potter Award for Adaptation Potential saying, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth was practically built for film and the follow-up is cinematic too."

February 4, 2011
Jen Lancaster, hilarious author of Bitter is the New Black and several other amazing memoirs (and an upcoming novel, Wish You Were Here) recommends The Dead-Tossed Waves for her winter reading list.

November 19, 2010
Carrie has the great honor and pleasure of attending the NCTE annual convention and ALAN workshop in Orlando, Florida.

October 30, 2010
Carrie gets to revel in her inner geekiness as a guest judge for the Charlotte Geeks annual Geek Gala.

October 14, 2010
Carrie explains what a nerdfighter is as a guest on WCNC television while discussing the Charlotte Geeks and their annual Geek Gala.

October 9, 2010
Life comes full circle as Carrie has a chance to participate in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Library System's Novello Festival of Books where she first met Libba Bray two days after she sold The Forest of Hands and Teeth (read about it here.

September 24, 2010
Carrie, along with other Team Zombie panelists Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld, duke it out against Team Unicorn Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund and Kathleen Duey at the Baltimore Book Festival.

September 21-22, 2010
Carrie joins several other YA authors for The Smart Chicks Kick it Tour in San Diego and Chicago.

June 14, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is mentioned in The New Yorker. Click here to read the article!

June 13, 2010
Foreign rights: More foreign rights sales! So far The Forest of Hands and Teeth has sold in over 16 territories! For the full list click here.

March 3, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth paperback debuts at #8 on the New York Times Best Seller list (for March 14, 2010).

March 2, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is named to the 2010 New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age List.

February 15, 2010
Publishers Weekly reviews The Dead-Tossed Waves saying that "readers are sure to be hooked."

February 15, 2010
Publishers Weekly mentions The Forest of Hands and Teeth & The Dead-Tossed Waves in discussing the rising popularity of teen dystopian novels.

February 9, 2010
The paperback of The Forest of Hands and Teeth is in stores now!

February 3, 2010
NYT Bestselling authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, blurb The Dead-Tossed Waves: "Proving once again why she is one of the most gifted voices in modern YA, Carrie Ryan threads life, love, and subtle beauty throughout a monstrous, post-apocalyptic world."

February 2, 2010
Romantic Times gives The Dead-Tossed Waves 4 stars and says "The second book in Ryan's zombie series moves the story ahead in some surprising ways as it introduces compelling characters. Readers will be up late with this one, turning pages and biting their nails."

The Dead-Tossed Waves
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February 2, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth makes the Bram Stoker Award preliminary ballot.

February 1, 2010
Kirkus Reviews calls The Dead-Tossed Waves "fast-paced" and says it "will be gobbled up by fans of the first volume like brains."

January 20, 2010
The American Library Association names The Forest of Hands and Teeth to the Best Books for Young Adults list.

January 5, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth chosen as a Best of the Best Book by the Chicago Public Library.

November 30, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a Borders Original Voices finalist.

November 23, 2009
Librarians at the Denver Public Library choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth as one of the Best Teen Books of 2009

November 17, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth makes the 2010-2011 Texas Library Association TAYSHAS High School Reading list

November 1, 2009
Jo Fletcher picks The Forest of Hands and Teeth as one of the most notable books of the year at the World Fantasy Convention describing the book as a "Bleak but beautiful post-apocalypse novel combined with coming of age story. Never read a poetic zombie novel before. Carrie managed something very special with this."

October 30, 2009
For Halloween, MTV asked Carrie and her fiancé, John Parke Davis, to list their favorite zombies. Click here for # 6-10 and here for their top 5.

October 10, 2009
The Greensboro News & Record calls The Forest of Hands and Teeth "lovely and depressing... lyrical and elegant."

September 23, 2009
Rights to The Forest of Hands and Teeth have sold to Pegasus Yayincilik in Turkey and Hagiang Comcul in Vietnam.

September 14, 2009
io9 lists Mary's village in The Forest of Hands and Teeth as one of The Cities you can Never Leave.

September 1, 2009
School Library Journal gives the audiobook of The Forest of Hands and Teeth a starred review saying, "Love, conflict, terror, life and death are all powerful elements within this well-developed, riveting sci-fi/horror story....Vane Millon's narration is flawless as the voice of Mary. Pacing is excellent and the switch between characters is seamless, with each individual given a distinct voice. Listeners will be kept on the edge of their seats right up to the ending which leaves plenty of room for a possible sequel."

August 18, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth releases in Germany under the title The Forest—Wald der tausend Augen.

July 16, 2009
MTV News calls The Forest of Hands and Teeth "a pretty freakin' amazing, empowering and absolutely thrilling young-adult post-apocalyptic zombie love story."

May 7, 2009
Movie News! Seven Star Pictures has picked up the film rights for The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Publishers Weekly has more information on the deal here where they report that "Supposedly Seven Star is developing the project for an-as-yet-unnamed A-list starlet, and fast-tracking the project with a first draft of the screenplay already in the works." More information on the Seven Star Pictures website here.

May 1, 2009
In a starred review, School Library Journal says "putting the book down is not an option."

April 24, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is #2 on Borders Australia's Shortlist.

April 22, 2009
Listen to Carrie read from The Forest of Hands and Teeth and discuss her debut on ABC Radio National's The Book Show!

April 9, 2009
Books-A-Million calls The Forest of Hands and Teeth great fiction for Twilight fans.

April 2, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth has been nominated for the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults 2010 list.

March 26, 2009
Publishers Weekly newsletter, Children's Bookshelf, highlights Carrie and fellow debut authors Saundra Mitchell (Shadowed Summer, Delacorte Press) and Jackson Pearce (As You Wish, Harper Collins) at the launch party for The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

March 24, 2009
Launch Party for The Forest of Hands and Teeth held at The Open Book in Greenville, SC!

Carrie Ryan

March 18, 2009
Publishers Weekly writes about Team Castle!

March 6-14, 2009
Team Castle! Carrie, Diana Peterfreund, Holly Black, Cassie Clare, Ally Carter, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Cross, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan all head to Ireland for a writing retreat dubbed Team Castle. Follow them on Twitter!

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March 10, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is now available!

March 5, 2009
Read Scott Westerfeld's exclusive review of The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

February 12, 2009
IndieBound has chosen The Forest of Hands and Teeth as #4 on its Spring 2009 Kids' Next List!

February 11, 2009
British rights! Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Publishing, has acquired the rights to publish The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves! The Forest of Hands and Teeth will be coming out in Australia in April, 2009 and in the UK July, 2009!

February 2, 2009
Review! In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls The Forest of Hands and Teeth "Fresh and riveting."

January 12, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection for April, 2009.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
US Paperback

January 1, 2009
Review! Booklist calls The Forest of Hands and Teeth "reminiscent of the paragon of the genre, George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead," and says that "Ryan's vision is bleak but not overly gory; her entry in the zombie canon stands out for how well she integrates romance with flesh-eating."

October 31, 2008
German rights! Verlagsgruppe Random House has acquired the rights to publish The Forest of Hands and Teeth in Germany.

October 29, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth gets a mention in GalleyCat.

October 28, 2008
Audio rights! Listening Library has acquired the audio rights to The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

October 27, 2008
The book trailer for The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a finalist in the Kirkus Reviews 2008 Teen Book Video Awards sponsored by Random House Children's Books! The trailer was created by Jessica Pilkes, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking.

October 24, 2008
I returned home from the pre-publication buzz tour to New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. A huge thanks to Elisabeth Irwin High School, Washington Irving High School, Jefferson Junior High School, Naperville Central, Santa Clara High School, The Girls' Middle School and the Shoreline Library for their amazing hospitality and to all of the students who took the time to meet with me—it was awesome! Thanks also to all the booksellers, librarians, teachers and book lovers who took the time to meet with me over dinner and talk about my favorite subject: books!

Carrie Ryan    Carrie Ryan

August 18, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth featured as a Kids' Galley to Grab in Publishers Weekly.

July 21, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth listed as a Spring Sneak in the Publishers Weekly Fall 2008 Children's Preview.

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