Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Meet Us At The Crossroads Blog Tour - Day 4
What made you want to write about anorexia & famine?
I wanted to write a book that tackled eating disorders to help people understand that the ED mindset isn’t something you turn on and off; it’s a disease. (I’ve had body image issues for as long as I can remember; for a while, I was bulimic.) Eating disorders suck. That’s why I’m donating a portion of proceeds to the National Eating Disorders Association.
I’ve had the idea for HUNGER for about 10 years, but I didn’t think anyone would want to read about it. I told my agent, “Eating disorders aren’t sexy; no one will care.” And she told me I was crazy, and that I should write the book. Thankfully, I listened to her.
Do you still draw any comics just for fun?
Sadly, no. But I had the opportunity to script two short comics for Dark Horse. Set in the Buffyverse, “Carpe Noctem” Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 is a Tales of the Vampires story about two vampires, one of whom is unhappy with the new world order while the other one is thriving. I had a lot of fun! (And dude: THE BUFFYVERSE.)
I hoped you all enjoyed Jackie's stop & are planning on going out & buying HUNGER today since it was just released! Lets make release day fantastic!
Check out Jackie's blog & Twitter too!