Where did you get the idea for your book?
I wrote a crazy story in 1995 about superhero kids, mad scientists, and a garbageman who becomes the absolute and uncontested ruler of the world. It wasn’t a very good story. You wouldn’t want to read it, unless it were completely rewritten, and maybe even not then. A couple years later, a [...]
What is your writing process?
I like to write in coffee shops, but when I really get into the scene I’m writing, the environment around me slips away and it’s like there’s no background chatter, no smell of baked goods, and no rapidly cooling mug of hazelnut decaf on my table. I sometimes make a “book soundtrack” [...]
What books had an impact on you when you were growing up?
Some that stick in my mind are the Wrinkle in Time books by Madeleine L’Engle, the Hitchhiker books by Douglas Adams, every Ellen Raskin book I could get my hands on, Isaac Asimov's books about robots and Foundation, short story collections by Frederic Brown, and P [...]