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WELCOME BACK SWOONIES!
We missed you oodles last week. We had to reschedule our interview with Michelle Hodkin, but promise she’ll be here soon!
And this week, we have Mike Mullin visiting Swoontini Headquarters. He is made of so much win (and looks fantastic in the Swoontini fuzzy jammies and slippers). He also wrote one of our favorite posts ever (really, you must read it). Also? Have you read ASHFALL yet? IT IS AWESOME. And super scary.
Lo & C: Hi MIKE! *high fives*
MM: Down low! Too slow!
Lo says: AWWW SNAP! My five year old gets me with that one all the time, you think I’d be prepared. So hey, when I was little, my parents used to hide the newspaper from me because I would get so terrified about the possibility of a natural disaster. True story. (1) WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR BRAIN? (sort of just kidding) and (2) Why a supervolcano versus, say, an earthquake or tsunami?
MM: PROBABLY SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT PESKY Y CHROMOSOME! Someone should start a scientific personals ad site: “Heterogamete seeking sexy homogamete for…” But I digress. I’ve always been fascinated by disasters, but I didn’t specifically set out to write a disaster novel until I read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything and learned about the Yellowstone supervolcano. So there was never any question of writing an earthquake or tsunami novel. Plus, both those topics have been done often in fiction, but as best I can tell, ASHFALL was the first novel set in the immediate aftermath of a supervolcano.