Will there be a fifth Andrew Mayhem novel?
Will there be a third Wolf Hunt novel?
Are you high when you write your books? Because I’ll be honest, some of them seem like books somebody would write when they’re high.
My books are written exclusively on caffeine and sugar.
What’s going on with the Pressure movie?
Not a thing, to the best of my knowledge, though somebody cool has expressed interest, so…
What’s going on with the Stalking You Now movie?
It’s called Mindy Has To Die and started filming summer 2016 in Belfast, Ireland. And then it stopped filming halfway through the process. Will it ever resume? Stay tuned…
I’ve never read any of your books. Where should I start?
It depends a lot of your personal taste, since I’ve got books ranging from absolutely ridiculous comedies to dark, bleak horror. Since I have to give an actual answer, I’ll say that the book most widely enjoyed is probably Blister, so start there.
Do you write full-time?
Now I do! So please buy my books. Please. Health insurance is expensive.
Do you outline your novels beforehand?
Only when I have to. (For example, I had to give my publisher an outline for Dweller and Wolf Hunt to get the contract.) How much I know about the story before I start writing varies wildly from book to book, but I usually know the ending and a few markers along the way.
What’s the punchline to the joke that’s never completed in “The Carver?”
There isn’t one. You, and the Carver, must remain forever frustrated.
What was the process of collaborating with James A. Moore on The Haunted Forest Tour?
Mostly it involved me being annoyed that Jim writes approximately 8000 times faster than me. Jim wrote about 60% of the first draft (not in any particular order; there are parts where I did three chapters in a row, and parts where we shared a chapter), I did the revisions, and then we both proofread and nitpicked each other’s contributions. We brought out the wicked worst in each other–the book wouldn’t have been nearly as gory as a solo effort!
What was the process of collaborating with J.A. Konrath on Suckers?
Much like Jim Moore, J(oe) writes 8000 times faster than me. The divison of labor is a little more obvious in this one–I wrote the “Andrew Mayhem” chapters, and he wrote the “Harry McGlade” chapters. However, there was plenty of rewriting of each other’s work, so the jokes that you found particularly amusing in Joe’s sections are probably mine, and the plot holes you found in my sections are probably his fault.
Who is your favorite author?
If I mail a book to you, will you sign it for me?
If you include return postage, sure! Please note that I absolutely SUCK at mailing stuff out (I mean suuuuuuck), and you may have to send me a friendly “Where the hell is my autographed book?” follow-up. If you’d like me to sign something, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your all-time favorite movie?
Shaun of the Dead.
Do you have an agent?
Do you really love gummi bears, or do you just keep mentioning them all the time because they have a funny name?
I really love gummi bears–but they have to be Haribo brand gummi bears. None of that off-brand nonsense. [JANUARY 2018 UPDATE: My sister sent me some non-Haribo gummi bears from Germany and they were awesome.]
More FAQ coming soon…