When a mysterious green gas crisis breaks wind, the Global Air Group (GAG) offers a million-dollar prize to the first person to discover the cause. Julius Caesar Brown dreams of winning the cash so he can pay off Jake the Snake, the blackmailing bully who threatens to ruin his chances with the cutest girl in fifth grade. But Julius can barely pass a math test, let alone solve an international scientific mystery. What he needs is money. Fast. His mom volunteers him to help the Zombie Lady. Yeah. The crazy woman down the street who every kid knows eats boys’ brains. But Miss Crabtree’s no zombie. And winning the million-dollar prize may not be as far-fetched as Julius once thought.
(Q) I think it’s pretty safe to say that most writers love reading. What are some of the books that influenced you the most? Subconsciously I was hugely influenced by all of Roald Dahl’s books, especially The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Anything you’d like to recommend? I recommend those books wholeheartedly!
(Q) What is your favorite part of the writing process? Drafting a new novel. What about it makes you love it? That moment when a wickedly funny idea pops into my big green head.
(Q) What’s your biggest pet-peeve when it comes to the writing world? The percentages. Such a small number of folks get published, and an even smaller number of books do really well. Does anything get under your skin and itch? My skin is super thick. Staying focused on the positive helps keep those pesky fleas away. ^_^
(Q) If you could meet any writer, living or dead, and pick their brain over coffee/tea/hot-chocolate, who would it be? John Grisham What would be your first question? What’s your best writing secret?
Ace has a question for all you lovely readers: If you woke up tomorrow and your gas was green, what would you do? ^_^
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