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» Ok so I am 14 and looking for a book to read so I didn’t have to do extra work over the summer. The librarian and I were talking for about an hour on books that I like and she recommended me the Virals books. They are so good and I heard about your new book that you are writing, so my question is what will Nemesis be about?

asked by Sara C from Carbondale, K

My response:

Nemesis is about a girl named Min Wilder who just turned 16. Every two years, on her birthday, she is murdered by the same man in black suit. Except she always wakes up a few hours later, unharmed, in a field about a mile away from home. Without scratch on her.

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» Hi! I’m a huge fan of the books (I’ve read them like five times each) and it’s been a while since I heard anything about y’all trying to get a movie deal. Are you still working on that idea?

asked by Tori B. from KY

My response:

Still working on it, but nothing new yet. But I’ve gotten some good buzz on a possible movie for Nemesis, which I think you’ll like too. Fingers crossed for both!

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» So, can Virals have kids? Most hybrids are sterile/infertile. Can they have kids with normal humans, or can they only have kids with other Virals (Hi and Shelton would be sad if that was case). Also, are the children of Virals also Virals? And, finally, my last question: After the mysterious sixth book is released, would you be free to read fan fiction?

asked by Kari from Bedias, TX

My response:

Interesting questions, Kari! I have no awareness of anything about being Viral that would prevent a person from having kids, but as to what those kids would be like …. ? I’m focused on Nemesis first, but make that book sing and we’ll talk about the next step for the Virals. I don’t read fan fiction — authors really aren’t supposed to, for legal reasons — but I highly encourage readers to write it! Go nuts!

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» Okay, firstly, let me just say thank you thank you thank you for writing this series. I love it so much, it’s honestly my favorite series ever and I love these characters beyond words. Onto my actual question. We hear about Colleen ever so often in the books and I’m intrigued about her as a character because I mean she raised Tory and her death had such an impact on her so I was just wondering if there was anything you could tell us about Colleen? Also I swear I didn’t even plan to send this question on Mother’s Day but it seems fitting. Thank you and I hope you have a lovely day with your mom :)

asked by Cerimar Olivares from Bronx, New York

My response:

And I’m sorry it took me so long to get to your question. SHAME. Colleen is intentionally vague in the series because I wanted to focus on Kit, but the clues are there. She was a warm, caring mother, but maybe not the most equipped. They never had much, but she always made Tory feel safe. And that’s why losing her was such a blow. She thought that her mother was all she had, until she met Kit.

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» Hi! I’ve been doing some fan art of the Virals series, and I really want to draw the town houses on Morris Island, and I was just wondering if you could maybe give us a little more details on the house? I love the series so much, and I want to do it the justice it deserves. Thanks!

asked by Ella from Australia

My response:

I’d love to see it! A cool representation of the townhouses, and lots of other neat Virals stuff, can be found on the Virals series website. Click on the interactive map! (www.viralstheseries.com)

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» Hi there! I follow you on Twitter and saw that you had made a deal to make another Virals book, following Spike, if your audience could make nemesis just as widely known and attentive. And this had me thinking: in your spare time, do you ever think about what’s next for your characters? Do you still get ideas for these characters even after the series has seemingly ended? Thank you so much! Sending love from Arizona!

asked by Bria Gastelum from Arizona

My response:

I think about what the Virals would do next a lot. If another book happens, I imagine it would be a bit forward into the future, perhaps even outside of high school. But we’re a long way from planning that book yet! I’m 100% focused on Nemesis and I think you guys are really going to like it. Min is like Tory, but with a mean streak.

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» Let me start by saying that the Virals series was amazing, and I am literally shaking in my seat due to my knowledge of nemesis coming 2017. The Virals series was cleverly executed, and I am begging my best friend to read them (she hates books and is always on her phone ,while I on the other hand love books. I’ll probably be found dead clutching a book.) I always say to anyone asking for books to read that the Virals series are the best books I’ve ever read. Even better than the Harry Potter series! And that is tough to beat! But my question is where did you find the inspiration for your characters? They are all very interesting.

asked by Molly from Great Britain

My response:

What an amazing email, thank you  Molly. And I’m excited for NEMESIS too. It will be published in the UK! I should have some cool stuff for the website very soon.

I usually don’t give fluffy answers to questions, but the Virals characters really came to me pretty fully formed. I knew I wanted Tory to be a young Tempe, but her friends just kind of … already existed. Hi is me talking through the pages, Ben is just a quiet (and a little angry) dude, and Shelton is every neurotic friend I’ve ever had. It was easy.

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» First, I wanted to say thank you for always answering my questions. I can’t tell you the excitement I get every time I check your site. Secondly, thank you for writing such amazing books. I purchased them all digitally so I could read them as soon as possible. I cannot wait until I buy the hard back versions because they are some of my favorite books. Which leads me to my question; is there any chance you could sign them through the mail? It is incredible being able to write to such a great author. Your books are the books that I re-read and they never become dull. The more I read them, the more I notice, which is really exciting! I know you get this a lot… but the Virals can’t end yet!! They still have yet to [SPOILER]. I mean, don’t you think the mini fridge with the sandwich was a little too cruel? :) To sum up my rambling… I just love your writing and the Virals; they will always have a place in my heart! <3

asked by Shelby Erickson from Liberty, Missouri

My response:

THANK YOU SHELBY. Very, very kind. And yes, we all hate to lose a good sandwich. I will sign anything sent to my PO Box with return postage:

Brendan Reichs/Temperance Brennan

PO Box 471725

Charlotte NC 28247

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» Just wondering what happened between Ben and Jason that made them hate each other so much. You must be tired of answering this question but I am really curious as to what happened. I know there was all the rivalry about Tory but it seems like there is to much for it be just over that one thing. I hope you answer my question and I just wanna say your may favourite author along with Cassandra Clare and I enjoy airing down in a window seat with a Virals book. x

asked by Alyssa Jayne from Burton Upon Trent

My response:

Thank you Alyssa! I think Jason was always basically okay with Ben, to begin with, but that feeling was not mutual. I think we all can guess why by the end of the series. Boys will be boys. And thanks so much for the nice words!

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» Firstly thank you so much for the best reading experience in my LIFE. You guys set the bar when I first got Exposure I was confused and bored, but now I have all the books!! Virals made my heart leap and thanks to you guys I started to laugh or think out loud… in the class. Thank you and my question is more like a begging.. Please write another book you left so many unanswered questions in SPIKE. I believe Virals fans will agree… more Virals!!! Anyway if I have to battle my way to get Nemesis for another Virals book I’ll do it!!! I do know karate…

asked by Stacy Rudder A.K.A Virals LOVER!!! from South Africa

My response:

Thank you, Stacey! I really think you guys are going to like Nemesis. Like, for real. Min is Tory on steroids.

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