For those of you who follow Pure Textuality, this will not come as a surprise. (For those of you who do not follow Pure Textuality, for shame! Head on over to the site or twitter feed this instant!) My first honest-to-goodness interview has just gone up! I’ve been asked questions before, but they have always been in the form of a canned questionnaire that didn’t really have anything to do with me specifically. PT took the time to think up some really excellent questions, and I answered them to the best of my ability. I would like to thank Jena Gregoire for giving me this opportunity to share my own thoughts on my writing, and for the added honor of being the very first interview on her site! Please give it a read and let us know what you think.
In other news, I’ve been gathering up the info available from comments, reviews, and searches, and there are a few things I have been able to determine. First – and a friend of mine is enjoying a great big ‘I told you so’ about this – it seems like there are quite a few of you out there that would like to see a map of the book’s setting. I’ve got a few scribbled maps that I worked off of, but the thought of having a professionally illustrated one made hadn’t occurred to me until well after I had been published. Doing a map that is anything resembling accurate or useful is a fairly sizable task, but I’ll start talking to artists and try taking some notes and see what I can do in the weeks and months ahead.
There have also been a few more suggestions that finding my books in paperback would be nice. I poked my nose into the necessary procedures, and I’m a little reluctant to move forward with that right now. It should be clear at this point that I’m not the kind of guy who gets things right the first time, or even the third or fourth, and having a print book made does not provide much room for error. I’ll have to talk to my artist and do a phenomenal amount of tweaking on the manuscript before I’m willing to take the plunge there.
Speaking of my artist, in about a week I’ll probably be sending Nick an email to start talking about new covers for Jade, Bypass Gemini, and the as yet unnamed Bypass Gemini Sequel. Anyone who has read either Jade or Bypass Gemini is welcome to share their thoughts on what they would like to see on the covers. You can leave a comment, or perhaps start a thread in my brand new forum. I’ve also seen more than a few searches hoping to find a picture of everybody’s favorite baby dragon, Myn. Depending on what my finances and Nick’s schedule look like, I might, might, ask him to draw up a picture of the little beast. If you would like to see that, let me know. You’ll find I’m highly susceptible to peer pressure in this area. (If your comments start drifting into spoiler territory, make sure to warn people, or better yet, move the discussion into the forum.)
That’s about it for now. Thanks for reading.