making things up
By way of introduction, my name is Andrew Smith and I am happily honored to have been asked by Michael to be a part of this blog. I am the author of Ghost Medicine (2008, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan) and have a second YA novel called in the path of falling objects (yes… it’s all lower case) coming out in September.
The other day, I read every Stupid Blog Name post. It made me really tired. But afterwards, I felt smarter.
Well, not really. I’m just making that up. It’s what I do.
Being a novelist is really cool because it’s a job where you actually get paid to make things up. I mean, sure, there are lots of other jobs where people make a living by telling lies – just read a newspaper… the front page of any major is like “The Ladders” for lying sons of bitches. But with writers, our fabrications don’t routinely inflict harm on our clients.
And, of course, a lot of the things we write about have some base in our own personal experiences…or at least they do in my case. The brothers in in the path of falling objects, for example, ride around the Southwest in the backseat of a car alongside a life-size tin statue of Don Quixote.
I have actually done that. Not with a psycho killer, though.
You can see a little book trailer for in the path of falling objects by clicking on the title, which, I believe, is linked.
And that reminds me of something else.
Not only did I read every archived blogpost on SBN, I also clicked on every link.
Now I want Jake to marry my daughter.
She’s 25, Jake.
Just kidding. My daughter is the same age as you are. I will be a good father-in-law, too. My wife… I’m not so sure about. She can get pretty cranky around boys, which explains the nervous twitch my son and I have developed.
I’ll give you until the end of the week to come back with a definite answer. The caterer needs a headcount. That and a response to “beef or chicken?”
Oh yeah… we use Macs, too. I understand that’s a plus.
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