Will there be a fifth Andrew Mayhem novel?
What’s going on with the Pressure movie?
Not a thing, to the best of my knowledge.
What’s going on with the Stalking You Now movie?
It’s called Mindy Has To Die and starts filming June 2016 in Belfast, Ireland.
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 Wolf Hunt, so start there.
Do you write full-time?
Now I do. So please buy my books. Please…
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?
Will there ever be a sequel to How to Rescue a Dead Princess?
I actually did write the first chapter of How to Avenge a Squished Jester many, many years ago, but the odds of my returning to it are pretty close to non-existent. Would you write a sequel to How to Rescue a Dead Princess? I didn’t think so.
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.
More FAQ coming soon…