Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interview and Author Info : James Dashner

Hi all!

I am pleased to provide for you some fun questions I asked James Dashner! I was lucky enough to attend his mini-class at a writer's conference. He is hilarious and very talented. (If you ever have a chance to hear him speak, do it!)

Q:If you were a character in The Maze Runner who would you be and why?
JD:I would definitely be Thomas, because he's kind of based on me, which means I'm actually already him. Whoa. I just blew my mind.

Q:Your name pops up in a Janette Rallison book! How do you feel about that?
JD:I can't believe Janette had the gall to put my name in her book without paying me some kind of royalty. It also offends me on so many levels. Namely that I'm not the main character. Ha! Just kidding - I love Janette!

Q:What is your favorite thing to eat before or while you're writing?
JD:Hmm. My favorite thing to eat... I would have to say some kind of nuts, especially cashews. Or pizzeria flavored Combos. Yum!

Thanks James!

For more information on James, check out his website at . James is great at updating his blog. I don't know how he has time for it all! There are some great links on his publishing history, and answers to some FAQs from people wondering about how to get into the writing world.

Here I have embedded a great interview that makes me SO curious for the next books in the series of THE MAZE RUNNER world! Plus he answers a lot of the questions I would have asked had I done an interview with him anyway.

This is from the official The Maze Runner Website at where you can also play an EVIL game where you can run through the Maze. Took me like 20 times to get past level 2!

I hope you enjoy this stuff as much as I did! Be sure to come back tomorrow! You won't want to miss it!


Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

Oh come on people! Where are the comments! I loved these answers from James!

Sara said...

I've met James before and he is really funny! I had never even heard of him before I met him and he was so nice and funny that I bought his book, the 13th Reality and liked it. I just ordered the second in the series. Loved the interview!