JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
E.E. King, author of “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife”
(Exterminating Angel Press)
Worried about where you’ll spend your vacation? Planning the perfect get away? Why worry about a measly few weeks when you don’t know where you’re spending eternity?
How can you be certain which religion will provide the most enjoyable afterlife? If you’re going to follow a lot of arduous rules in this life, don’t you want to be assured it’ll pay off? Be confident you’ll spend eternity in the best possible place! After all, eternity means forever …
Now it’s simple, “Dirk Snigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” (Five ***** rating system for food, accommodation, liquor and entry requirements) can provide you with the knowledge to choose wisely.
Dirk was once an unfulfilled advertising executive, whose life lacked meaning. Like so many others before him, he decided that “true meaning” must occur in the afterlife. But which heaven to choose?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife“?
E.E. King: “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife“ was inspired by divine inspiration.
JP: What sets “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” apart from other books in the same genre?
EEK: “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife“ is a funny, irreverent but factual guide to many afterlives. It’s a mixture of fact and fantasy, fiction and science.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” getting out to the public?
EEK: I am a great public speaker.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife?
EEK: “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife“ went though many phases. It took years.
JP: What’s next for E.E. King?
E.E. K.: I am teaching at the writer’s conference in San Miguel, MX, Feb. 2013.
Her newest novel, “The Card Game” is being serialized at www.IsotropicFiction.com and will be release online and in print February 2013. Her second anthology of “Shorts, Another Happy Ending” is due for release December 2013. She has contributed to Now Write! , with Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, William Nolan, Ursula K. LeGuin, Larry Niven, Jack Ketchum and Harlan Ellison.
http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.eve.king.evie also fan pages “Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife” and “Real Conversations with Imaginary Friends.”
E.E. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain. She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles.