What are you working on now, and can you tell us anything about it?
I’m working on a science-fiction comedy called The Magnificent Moots. It’s The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Ender’s Game meets A Wrinkle in Time meets The Royal Tennenbaums. There might be a graphic novel aspect to it. If it comes off the way I hope it does, it will be delightfully strange, much weirder and funnier than The Order of Odd-Fish.
Other than imagining humorless critics as parasites living in your fingernails, how do you handle bad reviews?
I actually write all my bad reviews myself, in the occasional drunken fit of self-hatred, and publish them under pen names. No actual, competent reviewer would ever give me a bad review. What could they possibly criticize? To ask such a question is to answer it.
If you were to pretentiously start writing your autobiography tomorrow, what would you tentatively title it?
The language in Odd-Fish is advanced. What is one word you really like that is NOT in the novel?
Let me see . . . nope, sorry, I got the words I wanted in there.
What is one thing that you have always and will always find hilarious?
Finally, has the fire really been burning since the world’s been turning, or can we actually place blame on some individual, generation, or entire culture?
Billy Joel protests too much. I’m guessing he’s the one who started the fire.
Check back tomorrow for the following:
- Unlike V.P. Biden, James weighs in on the Great Chocolate Milk Debate, and the answer will shock you!
- The Order of Odd-Fish soundtrack
- My two-year old "reading" from James's book. (This one's iffy. She's a fast learner and all, but just a tad strong-willed.)
And on Thursday night, be the first to enter The Order of Odd-Fish contest!