Q: Hey, Jeff Strand, is it true that you’re going to cut off your own nose if The Severed Nose doesn’t sell out by April 7th?
A: Yes. And the reason I said April 7th instead of April 1st is because this is no joke, baby!
Q: Your whole nose? Really?
Q: But wouldn’t that discourage sales?
Q: It would be kind of cool to see an author cut his nose off as a marketing device. It’s demented, sure, but as human beings we share a morbid curiosity about such things.
A: Hmmm. Okay, change of plan: If The Severed Nose sells out by April 7th, I’ll cut off my nose!
Q: Sweet! Are you going to show the severing live on the internet?
A: I said I’d cut off my nose, not let the world watch me being a total wuss about it.
Q: What are you going to use? A scalpel? Scissors? Razor blade?
A: My fingernails.
Q: So where can we purchase this awesome little book to encourage your self-mutilation?
Q: Your short story collection, Gleefully Macabre Tales, is up for a Bram Stoker Award this year. Does this mean that everything you write, including The Severed Nose, is brilliant?
Q: Awesome! I’m off to buy six copies right now! Seeya!