Last Friday (September 7th, 2012) I was fortunate enough the attend the release party at the Doylestown Bookstore for Jonathan Maberry’s new book, FLESH AND BONE. Jonathan’s release parties are always fun (if you remember last year I helped make zombie cupcakes for the release of DEAD OF NIGHT). There was a great book to buy, fun people to talk to, cake and, at this party, a make-up artist and zombie costume contest.
There was also gingerbread.
Jonathan teaches a Teen Experimental Writing Class. It’s full of creative and astonishing people and to surprise Jonathan and celebrate the release of his book they created their own dystopian out of gingerbread.
Jonathan was certainly surprised.
And delighted with the creators.
I was fortunate enough to be around during the planning process (I have a child in the class). They decided to have a clock tower, townspeople, bounty hunters and, of course, zombies. One of the teens whose family owns the wonderful Crossroads Bakeshop in Doylestown made the clock tower and road. For days before the class the creators made cookies until there were over two hundred.
Some of the cookies looked innocent enough.
And some didn’t look innocent at all.
An hour before the party started they banished Jonathan to the back of the store and set up their gruesome yet tasty display.
One of my favorites was Hawkeye, complete with arrows.
As I said, Jonathan’s release parties are always fun, even when the cookies look downright menacing.