James Dashner: So, you have a brand new book out in July—it’s the beginning of a new series.
Aprilynne Pike: Well, hello James. Nice to see you too. Why yes, I am looking lovely today.
JD: Oh, are we supposed to do hellos and stuff in this?
JD: Hello then.
AP: Weren’t we talking about my new book?
JD: You’re impossible.
AP: I know.
JD: Okay, so, Earthbound. What’s it about?
AP: It’s about Tavia, the sole survivor of a plane crash who can make stuff.
JD: Like . . . crafts? I love crafts! Does she make those cool glass bead necklaces? I have this one I wear to bed that—
AP: No, James. Not like crafts. Like matter out of thin air. She’s a goddess. But cursed.
JD: Oh. Yeah. Well, I hate crafts.
JD: Don’t look at me like that. You put two guys in your book after promising you wouldn’t, didn’t you?
AP: It was an accident! Seriously!
JD: Sure it was. But the important question is, are there any Grievers?
AP: No, that’s your book.
JD: How about mazes?
AP: Your book again.
JD: How about a movie coming out on Valentine’s Day next year?
AP: Still your book.
JD: Oh, yeah . . . How about guns?
AP: Some of those.
AP: Those too.
JD: Dead people?
AP: I’m afraid so.
JD: Sounds like my kind of book!
AP: No. Too much kissing.
AP: How many kids do you have?
JD: Don’t change the subject.
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