A little bit of background (btw you don’t have to read this. You can just skip ahead to the interview with Patrick Ness because Patrick Ness!!! But for context I thought why not give some details…) back in May Walker Books sent an invite for the 16th June #TheRestofUs Press Junket where you had the chance to interview Patrick Ness.
When I got the email my initial reaction was YIPPEE followed about 3 seconds later with reality kicking me by A) reminding me that I was 300 miles away from London and B) I would be at work (& yes I did check but no I could not have the day off *sighs*)
Sean at Walker did however encourage me to still send questions in (which of course I did) and then I completely forgot about it. So when I met Patrick Ness at YALC and he seemed to recognise the name Luna’s Little Library I was thrilled (but also confused and seriously regretting having introduced myself as the ‘back-end of his signing queue’). But nothing clicked…
Then I got an email with video files –
Turns out a very nice person (thank you Paul!) interviewed Patrick Ness for me, apparently my questions were the first ones. *gulp* no pressure. I’d deliberately not picked ones about the plot of The Rest of Us Just Live Here because I assumed there would be a lot of them.
I hope you enjoy the interview.
Interview with Patrick Ness #TheRestofUs
I’d like to say a big thank you to Patrick Ness. I promise if I ever get the chance to do this in person I will bring doughnuts.
And thank you Walker Books. 🙂
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.