To wrap up our awesome read-a-long of HOUNDED we are amazingly excited to have a fabulous Q&A with author Kevin Hearne! We hope you enjoy them and get a little taste for what you can find in The Iron Druid Chronicles!
Will you be writing more Atticus stories (what I'm hoping for is a lot)? They're so much fun - so hopefully you aren't planning to stop after 5 or 6?
If the Iron Druid Chronicles series could be adapted to a graphic novel (which would be awesome) or TV series/movie (which would be epic), would you consider it?
Heck yes to both! Iron Druid Chronicles (IDC) was originally conceived as a comic, so I'd love to see that happen. The project needs the right artist who can handle the tattoos.
Is Atticus going to have a love interest?
Doesn't he already have one? :) Heh! His love story will definitely become clearer in books 4-6.
What kind of research did you do on Druids? Where did you look for it?
The problem with Druids is that they never wrote anything down. Ever. So what we have are accounts written by people who weren't Druids and probably didn't like Druids (such as Julius Caesar). Less than reliable, I'd say. Keeping that in mind, I tried to assign Atticus the powers that multiple sources said Druids had--some shapeshifting abilities, weather control, herbal talents, divination, and even teleportation. These came primarily from written accounts by Herodotus, Caesar, and the Annals of the Four Masters, as well as old legends about the Tuatha De Danann.
After book 3, will we see more of Laksha?
Provided that the series continues past book six, yes. The only way series continue is if people keep buying them, so let's hope folks continue to like it. I'm really grateful to you all for spreading the word, by the way. Thank you.
It has to be asked, is Atticus ever going to travel to Las Vegas in future books? Are we going to see more of the sex demons?
If you're asking about the Bacchants, thralls of the god Bacchus, then yes, you will see them again in book five, TRAPPED. If you're wondering if TRAPPED contains any bow-chicka-bow-wow, well, yes, it does. There'es a whole chapter of it! Get the cold shower ready!
Is there any actor or person you picture as Atticus when you write him? If so, who?
Not really...I'm not that up-to-date on my actors. I haven't had television in my house for a year now, and I have to admit that I don't miss it. I see Atticus as a comic book hero, since that's the way I originally envisioned him.
Atticus is a tree hugger, is that a reflection of you?
Yeah, it is. I do my recycling and contribute to nature charities and all that stuff. Eat granola. Wear sandals. I do bathe more often than the average hippie, though , so you don't have to fear me.
Atticus: do you stay in touch with any of your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grand kids?
I actually spend some effort trying not to interact with them at all. It would cause me no little embarrassment and they'd never believe that I was their ancestor anyway. I have a genealogist in Brussels keeping track of the family for me.
Leif: What is your favorite thing about being a vampire?
I know everyone says the long undeath and the screams of fear, but I quite rather enjoy the power and defending my territory.
Oberon: What is your biggest human peeve?
Without a doubt, their mating habits. They're ridiculously complex. Dogs know how to get things done--especially French poodles. Especially WITH French poodles. Yeah...Sorry, but can I just hump your leg for a minute and call you Fifi?
Oberon: What is your favorite story from bath time?
Atticus told me a great story one time about Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, but that turned out to be a fictional character and something of a disappointment. Still, I dream of becoming a Sausage King someday. Stranger things have happened. Napoleon Dynamite, for example.
Granuaile: Your name is pretty unique. Do you know why your parents picked it and what it means?
They wanted to give me an Irish girl's name that wasn't Siobhan or Katie. I think it was a s simple as that.
Mrs. MacDonagh: What is the best advice you could give a lass looking to find her own perfect Irishman?
Less is more, me dears, until the bedroom door is closed, and then more is more, if ye take my meanin'. Be the sort of woman in public whose honor is never in question, but the sort of woman in private he'll be havin' daydreams about. And a drop or two of whiskey never hurt, either.
What did everyone think of the read-a-long? I hope everyone had as much fun as we did! If you have any thing that you thought we could have done differently, please let us know in the comment section? We're going to be doing more in the future and I always love input.
Okay everyone, don't forget that TRICKED is released APRIL 24TH! If you're as excited as me, you can PRE-ORDER TRICKED HERE.
Winners of the Read-a-Long
Dianne at Sweet Tea and Book Reviews (Tote bag)
Lynn at Lynn's Book Blog (Book)
Christy at Love of Books (Beer Glass)
(all winners have been notified and confirmed)
Thanks everyone who participated. We hope to see you around for our future events!