Wicked Bugs: The Video!

If you want to read the book, you're going to have to wait until May 2011. (Actually, I'm sure we'll give away some galleys before then.  Garden bloggers, start your engines! More soon on that.)

But for now, I'm happy to share the Wicked Bugs cover and the official Wicked Bugs video!

I'm lucky to have a brother in the film industry who not only has the skills and the technology to make a video, but who also understands the difference between a book and a three-minute video. He gets all the credit for this thing; I just showed up and did what I was told.

This one was a hoot to put together.  I was sitting in front of a green screen in his childrens' bedroom, which had been mostly emptied of its toddler beds and toy boxes for the shooting of the video.  I had a general idea of what sort of footage might be behind me in the final video, but for the most part, my job was to sit there and read off the news, which is about all I'm capable of doing in front of a camera anyway, having no idea how the whole thing would look in the end.

He gets most of the credit for the script, too. As you can imagine, for the entire weekend we walked around saying, "You ever feel a tickle up your nose?  There's probably maggots in there." This cracked us up, and the four year-olds in the house liked it, too.

So here it is.  I do hope you will grab the embed code and post it on your own blog, share it on Twitter and Facebook, comment on YouTube, and otherwise share the love!