Susan: Do you have any intention of making Pandemonium available in print?
Am I crazy? Perhaps. I’m looking forward now to getting on with my next thriller, too, which has been bubbling on the back burner.
Can you elaborate on "creative differences"?
I don’t want to color the reader’s experience by going into too much detail. Suffice it to say that I felt the changes would have been, in my conception of the characters, inexplicable. Since this is a sequel that picks up some 120 days after FRAGMENT, and not merely another entry in a series, the dramatic events
Do you have thoughts about current trends and upheavals in the bookselling and publishing world?
The publishing industry has been damaged by the global economic troubles like every other business. Combined with the proliferation of illegal pirated downloads, sales have been down dramatically across the board. The music and movie business has been diligent about policing pirating. But publishing has become the Somali coast of pirating in the last few years.
Would you consider returning to a traditional print publishing contract for future titles?
PANDEMONIUM is a sequel to FRAGMENT. I have ideas for another sequel, as well. The difference between a series and a sequel is that a sequel continues to build the world whereas a series, not always but most of the time, starts fresh with only a few references to events from previous novels. I look at PANDEMONIUM as the “Aliens” to FRAGMENT’s “Alien.”
What's going on with the Fragment film? When will we see it in theaters?
There are several other novels of mine, an epic fantasy and a short novel set in the stone age, which I’m tempted to publish like PANDEMONIUM while I’m working on my next thriller, which is entitled “After” and has nothing to do with FRAGMENT or PANDEMONIUM. I have at least three other books in the works, as well.
Huge thanks to Warren Fahy for his candid responses to my questions! Did I forget any? If so, please pose them in the comments.
I'm now more anxious than ever to dive into the novel. Oh, and Warren, you're welcome to visit and guest blog on a subject of your choosing any time you want.
UPDATE 3/8/2011: Pandemonium is temporarily unavailable on Amazon and other ebook selling sites. Reader response was strong enough to interest several publishers in the book, and it is currently unavailable while negotiations are ongoing. I'll post updates as news is available. Congrats to the lucky readers who grabbed it quick!