” California Bones’ is the first volume in my trilogy about Daniel Blackland, a wizard trying to survive in a world that eats wizards. It’s a book about friends and family, trust and betrayal, the love of power and the power of love. “


” As a kid, I didn’t need to be convinced the future promised peril and oppression, so when I started thinking up the middle-grade science fiction novel that became ‘The Boy at the End of the World,’ it seemed only natural to build the story around a dark vision of the future. In my book, civilization has nearly destroyed itself. “


” Back in 1982, when there were still only a manageable number of ‘X-Men’ titles on the racks (by which I mean just one), Marvel quite reasonably figured the world could stand another team of beleaguered mutant superheroes. And so were born ‘The New Mutants,’ junior X-Men whose powers had just begun to manifest at the onset of puberty. “


” There’s a certain amount of world-building that I hold off on until I need it for the story. World building in advance isn’t really my thing, maybe because I didn’t grow up playing RPG’s. “


” The stakes in my books tend to be kind of ridiculously high. In ‘Kid vs. Squid,’ the question is whether or not the California coast will be subsumed by the ocean in favor of the creation of a new Atlantis. In ‘The Boy at the End of the World,’ what’s at stake is the survival of the human species. “



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