I honestly can’t remember if I’ve mentioned the title for the new book anywhere yet. I said something on Twitter the other day but outside of that…well at the very least there has only been informal chatter. So today I decided to do a quick Q&A with myself as part of the official title announcement. This is like when they held a press conference to tell us that the new Star Wars movie was going to be called The Phantom Menace. Only this won’t be horrible.
JD: So, let’s get right to it. What’s the title for the new book?
JD: Persistent Illusions.
JD: Interesting. Interesting. What’s the explanation behind that?
JD: Well it’s taken from a quote by Albert Einstein concerning the rather fuzzy nature of things at the quantum level. As he put it: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” It seemed like a fitting notion for my current group of characters.
JD: I see. And that’s the entire reasoning behind it?
JD: There’s that, but also there’s the fact that Einstein is sort of woven lightly throughout the book. No appearances by him or anything, but his presence is felt.
JD: Of course, every author knows that the way to draw the teen crowd in is to include references to science.
JD: Nothing sexier than a physisict.
JD: Hahahahahahaha….how about that.
JD: Yes. This interview is sort of a strange exercise.
JD: No it’s not. Now before we let you go, is there anything else you care to share with us? Any teasers or things like that?
JD: I dunno. What do you want me to do, say the same crap that everyone always says about their new books?
JD: (sighs) Well you’re going to be seeing all of your favorites, Kyo and Epp and Mary and Matthew and the rest of them, in a whole new light. Their characters really get explored. And of course they meet some new friends along the way…not to mention a few new surprises.
JD: You’re right, that was terrible.
JD: Told you.
JD: So that’s it. All we get from you is the title?
JD: Yup…but seriously you get to see all your favorite characters in a new light as they face old foes and new surprises.
JD: I think we’re done here.
JD: Yeah, maybe we should stick to letting our readers do the promoting. They’re so much better at it…