Q: Is there going to be a movie about Tithe, Valiant, or Ironside?

A: All of the books have been optioned before but are currently not optioned. So, at the moment, no.


Q: Will you write a fourth book in The Modern Faerie Tale series?

A: Currently, I have no plans to write a fourth Modern Faerie Tale book. I have a bunch of other projects (White Cat and its two sequels, the third Good Neighbors book, a middle-grade novel about ghosts) that I want to see to their conclusion before I consider writing another book about Kaye, Corny, Roiben, Val or Ravus.


Q: Do you have any pets?

A: I have three cats: Lily, who is a hairless Sphynx and possibly a demon of some kind, Fizzgig, who is a grumpy blue Persian, and The White Cat, a white cat that walked into our house during the writing of my new novel and whose name I am superstitious about changing.


Q: How did you know you wanted to become a writer? / Why did you choose to become a writer?

A: I've always loved reading and I've always loved making up stories. I wanted to be a writer since I was young and I guess I just never stopped wanting it.



Q: Do you have any advice for writers?

A: I have an entire section of this website devoted to advice for writers. I hope it helps.


Q: What is your favorite book of all time?

A: I have more than one and I guess it depends on my mood. See here for a list of the books that I love and books I think you'll like.


Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Spiderwick Chronicles?

A: Tony and I met three kids who told us they'd had real experiences with faeries. We had no idea whether or not to believe them, but we became intrigued by the idea and we'd also been looking for a project to do together. It was a perfect fit.


Q: Do you really know the Grace children? Can I have their address?

A: I really know the three kids who told us the story, but their real names were changed in the books. I also can't give out their address. Their parents are very concerned about protecting their anonymity.


Q: Did you like the Spiderwick movie?

A: I liked it a ton. I thought Mark Waters did a great job directing and that Freddie Highmore and Sarah Bolger played the kids pitch-perfectly. They really seemed like the characters from the books. I was also extremely happy that the faeries seemed organic and a little bit frightening.


Q: Are faeries real?

A: I don't know. I've never seen one, although I have met lots of kids and adults who have seen them. I want to believe faeries are real, but I also want proof. I hope someday I will see a faerie myself so that I can know for sure.


Q: How can I find out if I have faeries living in my house/yard?

A: Strange lights, things going missing or being rearranged, an abundance of clover among the grass and/or seeing things moving out of the corner of your eyes.


Q: Where did you go to college and what did you study?

A: I graduated from The College of New Jersey and studied English Literature.


Q: What was your favorite subject in school when you were growing up?

A: Creative Writing. I know; you're shocked.


Silly questions :

Fill in the blank:

Q: My new amazing discovery is ________.

A: Scrivener.


Q: ________make(s) me go insane.

A: Puns.


Q: My favorite thing in my house is____________.

A: My secret library.


Q: If I were in animal, I would so be a_______

A: I have no idea, but I get asked this more than you would think.