I was lucky enough to attend the most awesome conference in the world last month, and Adam Gidwitz, who wrote A Tale Dark and Grimm, presented. By presented I mean he told us a fairy tale. And by fairy tale I don’t mean a clean Disney story, but a bloody goopy story with bones being buried.
As a result I am pretty much obsessed and his books are currently the most recommended books in the kid section when I’m working.
So please, if you have some time watch Gidwitz tell a story in this video. He is funny and enthralling and had a room full of adults dropping their jaws and sitting on the edge of their seats that day I saw him.
This is a video of him speaking at Darien Public Library: