On Tuesdays, I conduct interviews with writers on Twitter (5 Q, 5 A, 1400 characters). Today's #twitterviews subject is Justin Sirois, author of So Say the Waiters. Sirois took a sharp left turn away from previous pursuits in poetry, the promotion of experimental literature, and the very serious topic of Fallujah (his debut novel, Falcons on the Floor) to write and self-publish one of the funnest books out there at the moment. Don't let the self-published label fool you; this is well-packaged, well-written, and optioned for television. So Say the Waiters tells the story (over the course of three books and 12 "episodes") of Henry and Dani, whose lives are changed by a new app called kidnApp, which does exactly what it sounds like it does. Click the link, you'll understand.
Question 1: Let's play waiter or taker ...
Question 2: What was the inspiration for kidnApp?
Question 3: Any influence of comics in So Say the Waiters?
Question 4: How do you approach writing suspense and/or violence?
Question 5: What is the news on a possible TV adaptation?
This is a series you should definitely check out. Brilliant concept. Well executed. Never takes itself too seriously. And the best news? Books 1 and 2 are currently free on Amazon.
"Me? Taker. All day."