About the Author:
Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.
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Q: Is insanity an
in Wonderland retelling where fact and fiction intermingle like in your
previous series the Grimm Diaries?
A: It’s not quite a retelling of
Alice in Wonderland as much as inspired by
it. It has all the whimsical and nonsensical wonderland fantasy parts, but it’s
more grounded to reality because it happens in our time. Fact and fiction do
walk side by side in this book. For instance, Lewis Carroll is present as
Q: Why did you call it Insanity?
A: Well, insanity is the main theme of the book. All what
has seen could be interpreted as madness in many ways. Also, when you read the
book, it’s insane. I mean like really insane. You will either love or hate it.
I don’t think there is a middle zone.
Q: Is the story told from many point of views like the Grimm Diaries?
A: Just a few, but most of the story is
Alice’s personal journey.
Q: The Grimm Diaries was filled with research, how much did you put in Insanity?
A: I think the research in Insanity is even greater than the Grimm Diaries. The book is also more action oriented.
travels from Oxford, London,
Vatican City then Belgium in a couple of days. Each
city had to be researches and connected with Lewis Carroll and his books.
Q: The blurb says
sanity can only be proved through Lewis Carroll’s photography and writing. We
thought this is about Wonderland.
A: It’s about Wonderland. The idea is that all puzzles, action scenes, and even romance have a Lewis Carroll background to them. The main reason why this book came to my mind is my fascination with both
Alice in Wonderland and
Lewis Carroll himself. If you learn the reasons behind each character and
location in his book, you will love Alice
in Wonderland even more. It’s no coincidence that we all relate to the book.
It’s a masterpiece.
Q: You said Insanity is more of a TV pilot. How so?
A: I did write it as a novel but also as TV pilot. The reason is that once you get the idea of the book, the possibilities are infinite, and incredibly amusing. When outlining my plot, I found out it would take books and books to write it. So I wrote one story with a beginning, middle, and end. It’s satisfying on its own, but if I succeeded in peaking your interest you should like to read the next books. The beauty of it is that once you read one book, each other book will be a story of its own. It’s very much like a TV series.
Q: Anything you want to add?
A: I wish everyone and awesome Christmas and a Fantabulous new yearJ And if I messed with you childhood memories of
Alice in Wonderland a bit, don’t hate me.