Interview at the Literary Asylum …

For those interested, I’ve got an interview running over at the Literary Asylum.  The Literary Asylum is a fantastic children’s book site run by screenwriter and author Matt Cunningham.  Matt is an awesome guy and something of a Batman expert.1  He and I talk about the differences between writing books and writing screenplays/comics.  I also give up some of the back story about about how Peter Nimble came to be. 

Even better, Matt hotseats me into answering this all-important question:

MATT:  Finally, if there was a zombie apocalypse (or I should say when!) and you were trapped inside a building with only one book to read, what would it be and why?

Now aren’t you just dying to know what I picked?  Click here to find out. 


  1. Lisa Yee used Matt as a Batman encyclopedia while writing her latest novel Warp Speed.

4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • kbryna says:

    I really like that the interview at Literary Asylum manages to mention Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Little Nemo, wordplay and zombies. well done.

    On the subject of both Gulliver and wordplay – have you (and/or Mary) read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Design??? I liked it quite a bit, but since finishing it, I find myself thinking of it fairly often at odd moments, which usually means something really good and/or really interesting was going on in the book.

    1 August! 10 days to Peter Nimble!

  • Lisa Yee says:

    Hey! Is that you standing next to Matt on my blog?

  • Lisa,
    That is indeed me next to Matt. It was funny when you introduced him to the crowd because he and I had known each other online for a while … so it was a freak thing to realize we were standing next to one another! I’m sort of convinced that you are a walking good luck charm!

  • Kbryna,
    Oh, I’m just getting started with the books-that-influenced-Peter-Nimble thing! At times, I feel like every line, character and motif somehow points back to something else I’ve read … hopefully in a good way!





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