Friday, July 6, 2012

Mindy McGinnis Takes The Truth

It's time for me to take a truth, and while I'm more of a stretching-the-truth kind of girl, I did find one suggestion in the truths that definitely resonated with me. Follower Orchid F. wants to know if there's anything that scares one of us more than having our book out in the wild for the masses to read. My answer is - definitely.

So what scares me? Watch my fun vlog to find out.


Mindy McGinnis is a YA author and librarian. Her debut dystopian, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, will be available from Katherine Tegen / Harper Collins Fall, 2013. She blogs at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Another awesome vlog, BBC. I love it! :)

  2. Okay, you're scared of velociraptors -- I'm scared of mosquitoes. As in, screaming flailing terrified. I figure these two fears are equally rational. MOSQUITOES KILL PEOPLE. Or, they might not, BUT THEY WOULD IF THEY COULD!!!

  3. "let's cuddle!" <-- that may have been my favorite part. (Also: your cat at the end is adorable!!)

  4. Kela - Thanks :) I hope they come across as funny as opposed to insane.

    Jessica - WOO HOO! I'm so pleased to find another velocophobe!

    Sarah - Mosquitos are evil little bastards.

    Erin - Thanks - that's my man :) He'll delicately dip his paws into anything. Takes him about an hour and a half to finish up half a cup of milk, but he's too dignified to jam his face in there.

  5. Holy crap, McGinnis. That's the funniest thing I've EVER seen. The stalking scene ... the city scape ... raptors are scary not funny! ;)

  6. Loved this! Excellent choice of musical numbers at the end. =D

  7. You're such a spaz. I love it! MORE VIDS!

  8. Hahaha, love it! "If it wasn't for that meteor, guys, we'd be screwed."

    You rock, Mindy. :)

  9. Bethany - I love that you call me by my last name. Takes me back to college...

    Riv - Thanks :) You wouldn't believe you if I told you how much thought went into what to use. You might believe me, but then you'd think I was kind of a spaz.. er... wait.

    SLD - TOTAL SPAZ. And yeah, I've got more vids up the sleeve. It's like an hour of work for each minute though. Patience, young jedi.

    JR- Dude, we'd totally be screwed. There's some debate about whether or not raptors had opposable thumbs. I'm guessing not, b/c if they did even that meteor wouldn't have done the trick.

  10. I love it when cats make a vlog cameo!

    This is hilarious! I have an irrational fear of sleepwalkers. Is there anything creepier?! (besides velociraptors, of course)

  11. I think velociraptors are a perfectly logical thing to be afraid of-escepially after seeing how cunning they were in movies and books.

    Loved the vlog you did, and excited to see my question answered.

  12. Dorothy - I'm totally flattered that you liked it, after seeing your own vlog!!!

    Megan - Oh my.... I never even thought about it, but you're totally right. Sleepwalkers are freaky. They're walking... they're talking... and they're sleeping. I wonder if velociraptors sleepwalk?

    Orchid - Cunning is the word! Oh, they get me right in the gut. Which I guess, is what's tastiest. Thanks for contributing!