Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts. Visit him online at djangowexler.com.
Django was kind enough to answer a few of my question about his new book for young readers, THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY!
Kristin Centorcelli: Congratulations on your new book, THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY! Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired you to write it?
Django Wexler: Thanks! The Forbidden Library is about a girl named Alice who lives in New York in 1931. She comes downstairs one evening to find her father talking to a fairy in her kitchen, and a few days later he mysteriously disappears. She’s sent to stay with an uncle named Geryon, who lives in a big house with a library she’s not allowed into. Once she sneaks in (because what self-respecting heroine wouldn’t?) things start to get really strange…