Today I'm pleased to welcome urban fantasy author Justin Gustainis back to the blog to give us a fun top fifteen list. Take it away Justin!
THE TOP FIFTEEN THINGS PEOPLE SAY WHEN I TELL THEM I WRITE URBAN FANTASY
15. “That’s, like, stories for black people, isn’t it?”
14. “Oh, you mean children’s books?”
13. “Yeah, well, I could do that too, except I have a life.”
12. “You do? Tell me -- what’s Joss Whedon really like?”
11. “Isn’t that just another name for porn?”
10. “I’ve got this great idea for a series about vampire cops. Will you write it for me?”
9. “Wow, that’s fantastic! Let’s go to my place and have sex.”*
8. “Is that right? So, what’s your real job?”
7. “You mean dragons and trolls, and shit like that?”
6. “You spent all those years in grad school to do that?”
5. “I hear that stuff’s hot right now – you must be rich, huh?”
4. “I thought only chicks wrote that stuff.”
3. “That’s nice. What name do you write under?”
2. “Oh? I only read literature, myself.”
And the Number #1 response that I get when I tell people I write urban fantasy is:
“Cool! I just loved those Twilight books.”
*Okay, that one hasn’t happened. Yet.
Justin Gustainis is author of the “Haunted Scranton” series, consisting of Hard Spell, the recently released Evil Dark, and Known Devil (scheduled for 2013). He is also author of the ongoing “Morris and Chastain Investigations” series, and a standalone novel, The Hades Project.
Thanks so much for stopping by Justin! I have to say #9 had me snorting while making this face O_o :) More information on Justin and his books can be found here:
Justin is generously offering up a copy of Evil Dark to give away on the blog today! This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, with the winner able to choose from either a signed print copy or a digital copy, and will run through midnight EST on Friday, June 29th after which time a winner will be chosen and emailed. Good luck everyone!
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