SINGULARITY was written by Helena Hann Basquiat with Sara Litchfield, Sandy Ramsey, Lizzi Rogers, and Hannah Sears. It’s a companion piece to JESSICA, which was released last year. (It’s not required reading, but I urge you to pick it up.) Jessica B. Bell is the brain child of Helena Hann-Basquiat, but she’s somehow pushing beyond just the stretches of the imagination. She wants to be more.
What happens when the creation surpasses the creator? How far will Jessica go to be real?
I’m going to add “wordsmith of epic proportions” to something.
You wrote Liza didn’t you?
I did write Liza, though I didn’t know her name was Liza until I got a sneak preview of the whole OHMIGOSH YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT [censored – spoilers] and then discovered she’d been rechristened
I fell, face first into her…no, wait, that was the OTHER thing we…NVM! All down to Ken. Or Helena. One way or another she got caught up in my world, that beautiful, crazy Darkling, and somewhere between the poison pen letters and my determined application of duct tape, she decided to let me stay
I took an event from fiction which really affected me (the accident at the beginning of The Horse Whisperer) and I imagined what could have happened if it had gone worse. That chapter is so transfixingly, powerfully awful that it’s stayed with me, and the horror I felt reading it for the first time still lingers at the edges of my mind
I can’t say for sure, I’m pretty sure my readers just tolerate me to meet other writers like yourself. **thanks guys!**
Tell me a little about your writing process, Lizzi. How do you find those gorgeous words?
He sounds like a must read author.
Fantastic! What would you say is your go-to to in the writing world? What are you most comfortable in writing?
I don’t go out much and I don’t have a whole lot of ‘living’ under my belt – very few raucous anecdotes, but my brain is a fascinating playground and I love what I end up thinking and I just sort of assume (with the arrogance which comes with being an egocentric blogger) that other people will be similarly fascinated…
Thank you. I’m glad too – because when it comes to brains which are fascinating playgrounds, then I have encountered none better than that of our wonderful Dilettante. I want to lick Helena’s brain. And then Ken’s. And then I want to lick Jessica’s NVM! Where were we? What to keep in mind? For readers? Oooooooh, take NOTHING for granted, darlings. Not even the book in your hands (seriously – available for pre-order. Don’t get the e-version unless you have to, because the cover art is SU-FUCKING-BLIME and you are going to WANT to hold it in your hands. And smell it. And maybe rub it on you..NVM!)
P.S. Dear Tamara (or Tata, as Facebook prefers to call her)’s readers – PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK – I just want to take a teeny tiny moment at the – PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK – end of my lovely interview to say what a thoroughly wonderful – PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK – and fascinating crowd you are. And I wonder if – PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK – any of you were astute enough to pick up on the – PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK – fact I’ve been sending you subliminal messages?
(Did she mention it’s available for pre-order?)
Here’s the next trailer in our SINGULARITY lineup. This gives you a peak into Liza’s fiery obsession.