In which I answer 10 commonly asked questions

I get a lot of ques­tions from peo­ple. A lot of com­ments. I wish I could address them all, but that takes up a lot of time and time is some­thing I need to write. I need buck­ets full of time. But I don’t like ignor­ing peo­ple either.

So I thought I’d answer some of the most com­mon ques­tions I’ve been get­ting right here, right now:

1. Why did you end On Demon Wings on a cliffhanger? Did you do that to entice peo­ple to read the next book? You’re a cruel bitch and I hate you.

- I know peo­ple are going to buy the next book. I did not end it on a cliffhanger for that rea­son. I ended it because to me that is where I had ALWAYS planned to end the story. Deduct points for that if you want, but to me that’s how that book was sup­posed to end. It fol­lowed the struc­ture I set out for it. The cli­max was the exor­cism scene. I’d be adding an extra cli­max in a sense if I were to add in the res­o­lu­tion of that cliffhanger. Could I have ended it right after the exor­cism scene? I guess. But that didn’t seem right to me either. Dis­agree with me all you want, but those were my reasons…NOT to sell more books. I’m pretty sure if I wrote a book about Perry and Dex shop­ping at Tar­get, that would sell.

That said, Book 6 will NOT end on a cliffhanger. So, breathe easy!

2. Why didn’t you write about the “blah blah” scene in The Dex-Files? Why wasn’t it longer?

- The Dex-Files was never intended to be a full-length novel and it was never intended to pro­vide every answer or every­one of his view­points to all scenes in the books. Some­times you have to trust that the author knows what they are doing. I don’t believe in lay­ing all the cards out for you guys to see. Dex needs to still be a mys­tery. There still needs to be top­ics and issues for future books. And, really, if you must know how Dex would react, what his thoughts would be dur­ing a cer­tain scene, just think about it. There were enough tid­bits in The Dex-Files and On Demon Wings for peo­ple to draw their own con­clu­sions (lol,  I hope).

3. When is Into The Hol­low com­ing out? Can you release it today?

- Octo­ber 23rd and no. The book has not been writ­ten (aside from the first few chap­ters). Also, I’m in no rush. The sooner I release books, the sooner the series is over…and who wants that? That thought gives me major sad face.

4. Can’t you write more than eight books, then?

- Don’t you hate a series that goes on and on when they should have ended a long time ago? Yeah, I don’t want that to hap­pen to EIT. I want to go out while peo­ple still love it. But, remem­ber, that tril­ogy in a few years :D

5. Why isn’t this a movie?

- I don’t know. I’m a writer, not a film­maker. If we’re lucky, my agent will sell the film/TV rights to the series. And if we are really lucky, it’ll go beyond being an “option” and actu­ally get made! *fin­gers crossed*

6. Is Max­imus Dex’s brother?

- Lol. Whut? How does that work? Sure, they can both be doucheca­noes but no, Dex has a brother called Michael. You will see him in Book 8. He’s a real, breath­ing, nor­mal dude.

7. What is up with Max­imus anyway?

- Many things.

8. Why is Dex so horny?

- He’s a dude. Maybe a more sex­ual, fucked up dude, but still a dude. Dudes get bon­ers around pretty girls they like/love. Dudes think about sex. Dudes have sex (and yes, from an early age). Or maybe I just tend to hang around horny dudes.

9. What’s with strong Dex in Bailout?

- Read Old Blood.

10. Why can’t I buy (insert book here:______) for NOOK? I can’t find it at Barnes and Noble.

- Because B&N are doucheca­noes, remem­ber? They take a long time to upload my books to their site, some­times over a month. HOWEVER you can always buy an epub Nook com­pat­i­ble Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror book at Smash­words — this site pub­lishes instan­ta­neously, it’s just as cheap as B&N and if you fol­low the instruc­tions, easy to use! I rec­om­mend them.

Ahhh, any other news while I have you here? Well, on Sep­tem­ber 23rd I’ve got 30 days of Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror com­ing. That means 30 days of cool posts, awe­some give­aways, inter­views, excerpts, etc. So stay tuned for that!

Awe­some pod­cast for Dark­house at Books for Bitchez:

Hmmm, oh! The Dex-Files made the Gal­l­ey­Cat Weekly Best Sell­ers List this week. Not long ago, Old Blood was kick­ing ass up there for 5 weeks in a row. NOW IT’S DEX’S TURN (we came in at #2 out of all fic­tion books in the Smash­words store).

Here’s a great review from the AWESOME For­ever Young Adult for Old Blood and Dex Files:

HOLY FUCK check out this AMAZEBALLS DRAWING OF PERRY IN ON DEMON WINGS by the Fab­u­lous Leabharlann

And once again, much love to the read­ers who have been send­ing me kind emails, com­ments and mes­sages and who are tire­lessly pimp­ing out the books to their friends, neigh­bours, dogs. YOU guys rock my world and help me live my dreams, so THANK YOU.

OK…back to writ­ing. I hope to have some Devil’s Metal excerpts soon :D