Cover to Cover #411A: Dan Wells

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Voicemails: Jason from Perth is interested in why it's considered "illegal" (grey market) to sell a UK published book retail the US, and Stackpole explains how the foreign markets sales are the reasons why, and how ebook publishing is changing how those markets might be covered;

Interview: This week, Dan Wells joins us to talk about his new novel, I Am Not A Serial Killer, a story about a 15-year-old sociopath who worries that he's becoming a serial killer, and the lengths he goes to to stop a real serial killer.

Dan talks about how the psyche of a sociopath fascinates him, and how the story came out of the many books he's read on the subject, and how while the story has a teenaged protagonist, it's not specifically a YA novel.

Look for the sequel, Mr. Monster, due out in October 2010.

Dan also talks about Writing Excuses, the writing podcast that he co-hosts with Brandon Sanderson and Howard Tayler, and how teaching and talking about writing has actually improved his own writing and insights about writing.

Follow Dan on Twitter: @JohnCleaver

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  1. "Can I touch your thing?" Hehehe

  2. Does one show per week mean no more library segment?

  3. the lows says

    There are things going on with rebooting Draco Vista, so Mike is very busy these days. This will be only temporary. Plus Mr Stackpoole is off doing the Cons. How do I know all this? My wife hangs out in Second life on Wednesday night at Third life books. And you should too.

    See what I did there? Marketing people, marketing. lol