16 March 2013

Pitch Green

Hey all,

Today you have the honor and privledge of meeting the Brothers Washborn.  Andy and Berk.  Supposedly Andy is below in the green shirt, and Berk is in blue.  But who knows?  I mean really, they could say whatever they wanted to, right?

Anyway, their novel, Pitch Green, comes out on March 16th!  Wait, that's today.  Yay!

So the Brothers Washborn have agreed to a quick interview.  Below are there answers to my (as usual) bizarre questions.

<> If you could eat anything for breakfast, what would it be?
Both Andy & Berk: Hotcakes (buttermilk), Bacon (crispy) and two eggs over-easy, with a tall glass of ice-cold grapefruit juice.

<> Do you prefer leather or cloth seats in cars? Why?
Both Andy & Berk: Cloth, because it does not get too hot or too cold.

<> If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Andy: One of two places. Anywhere or to bed.
Berk: An isolated South Pacific Island.

<> What is the most interesting job you've ever had to this point?
Andy: Repossessing cars.
            Berk: Organizing finance subsidiaries in foreign countries.

<> Tell us about a strange writing habit that you have.
Andy: I occasionally yell random things at the dog while I am writing.
Berk: I occasionally have to stop writing to go eat fast food.

<> What is your favorite quote/saying about writing? What does it mean to you?
      a. It is better than working for a living. b. If it’s fun, it’s not work.

<> What scene of this novel proved to be the most difficult for you to write?
Where one main character, Cal, buries his dog after it was killed saving
Cal’s life.

<> What scene turned out exactly as you imagined it?
As far as we can tell, each scene turns out like we imagine it. We just don’t know for sure how the reader imagines it.

<> What aspect of your life has most influenced your writing?
Reading and daydreaming.

<> Why should people read your book? What does it have to offer them?
If you like interesting characters in a scary story, something to get your heart beating, then you should read this book. (And the monsters are awesome.)

<> If you could write a spin-off novel about a side character, who would you choose?
FBI Special Agent Linda Allen

<> Tell us why you love this story.
We love the mystery and suspense, the scariness and the characters who have taken on lives of their own.

If' you're into scary stories, this book is for you!

Trona is a small, smoggy, mostly insignificant town in Colorado. Besides a booming chemical plant, the only thing that characterizes this dismal town is dirt, sagebrush, and an enormous abandoned mansion.

The mansion is, admittedly, the only notable addition to Trona, but it's something everyone tries to avoid due to its creepy facade. Everyone except for Camm Smith, who is obsessed with the need to get inside.

Seven years earlier, as Camm herded a pack of little trick-or-treaters past the mansion, her young neighbor, Hugh, disappeared, becoming just one of many children who have vanished from Trona over the years without a trace. Now a senior in high school, Camm is still haunted by the old tragedy and is sure the answer to the mysterious disappearances lies hidden somewhere in the decaying mansion. Joining forces with her best friend, Cal, who also happens to be Hugh's older brother, Camm naively begins a perilous search for the truth.

As things spiral quickly out of control, and others die, Camm and Cal discover it will take all their combined ingenuity to stay alive. An unseen creature, lurking deep within the bowels of the mansion, seems to have supernatural powers and is now hunting them. Making matters worse, they become entangled with hostile federal agents, who care only about keeping old secrets permanently hidden. Left with only their wit and seemingly ineffective firearms, they know they are running out of time. Unless they can make sense out of the few pieces of the puzzle they manage to unearth, the monster will certainly destroy them, and like so many others before them, they will be gone without a trace.

If you'd like to stalk these gentlemen, feel free to do so through the following avenues:

Twitter:    @BrosWashburn
Facebook:    TheBrothersWashburn
Blog:    thebrotherswashburn.blogspot.com

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