3Q’s – Andrew Pyper scares us in our dreams!

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Week two of 3Q’s begins with a bang! When I launched this feature, I actually had several people DM me in shock that today’s guest wasn’t the very first guest of this feature. Truth is – while I bother him and tag him relentlessly week in and week out, I get super nervous asking him anything that encroaches on his time (except signing books for me!).

But, alas, I broke down and asked and he accepted! So, please welcome, Andrew Pyper!

Welcome, Andrew!

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Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?

Andrew: When I’m working on a draft, I try to keep it Monday to Friday, starting first thing in the morning after the coffee and kids’ lunches are made. I tend to fade as the hours go on, so by noon I’m typically at 50% power (or less!). Hopefully by that time I’ve hit my word count, which varies the deeper I go into a project. At the outset, it could be as little as 600 words, but toward the end I’m often up to double that.

Steve: Out of all your releases, do you have a favourite character you’ve written?

Andrew: There’s a few different ways to evaluate “favourite,” from “the character I’d like most to hang out with,” to “the character I feel best realized in prose.” But splitting the difference, I think Ellen O’Brien from The Demonologist came to life in a way I was most pleased with.

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!

Andrew: My most recently released project is Oracle 2: The Dreamland Murders, the audio drama sequel to my audiobook, Oracle. It’s an entertaining way to consume a story: the voices and sound effects of a radio play, with terrific performances from Joshua Jackson and supporting cast.

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https://www.audible.com/pd/Oracle-The-Dreamland-Murders-Podcast/B09CLMJPJ4

Steve: Bonus Question! Do you have a cherished book?

Andrew: I have a few very special volumes, but I think my signed copy of Dance of the Happy Shades, Alice Munro’s first collection, is the most valued prize.

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Whoa! How amazing!

Thank you, once again, Andrew!

To find more awesome books by Andrew, check the links!

Website: andrewpyper.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewpyper

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Pyper/e/B001HD0266/

Archives: https://theandrewpyperarchives.ca/

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