On April 2, the Vikings Read! Book Club got to talk with author Carrie Ryan about her New York Times best-selling book The Forest of Hands and Teeth. They used Skype to hear Carrie talk about her inspirations for writing and the process of having her writing published. They also had an opportunity to ask her questions about her novels.

Samantha Wesnak, a senior at Riverside High School, was the student who chose Carrie Ryan and the rest of the club read one of her books before the class Skyped with her.

Samantha chose Ryan because the author treats the zombie theme differently than other authors. She explores the mythology of zombie culture. Samantha remarked that she “can’t put down her book, they are suspenseful to the last page”