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Isaac Marion

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After 9 years, 4 books, and 1 pretty good movie, R and Julie's story is about to reach its conclusion.

THE LIVING, book 4 of the Warm Bodies Series, is available now.

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Isaac Marion This is an important question that I get asked a lot and the answer is complicated, so I'm going to take my sweet time here...

No, I won't claim that I…more
This is an important question that I get asked a lot and the answer is complicated, so I'm going to take my sweet time here...

No, I won't claim that I started writing Warm Bodies with the intention of it being a series. I expected it to be a standalone novel. But that wasn't because the story was over, it was because I was a broke young writer with nothing published and had absolutely no reason to think this book would generate enough interest to allow for a sequel, if it ever got published at all. It wasn't a time to be planning epic sagas.

So I ended the book with what was really the first act of the story, always knowing there was more. What would life be like for R as a newly human person? How would he fit into society? How would such an alienated, socially stunted infant handle a romantic relationship? Would he ever remember his past self, and what would that do to the new person he's trying to become?

There's a book's worth of drama just in R's own life, but there's a lot more than that going on. What happens to the Dead after this "cure" begins to spread? What is the cure? What are the Dead and why do they exist? What else exists? Just how weird has the world become if it's allowing mythical undead creatures to become real? How does humanity deal with this new reality, and how do bad people exploit it to reclaim power and rebuild the old status quo? And most importantly: how do R and Julie spread the revolution they started? Can something as ancient and tenacious as human nature be challenged? If given a blank page, can society rewrite itself? Can the world truly change?

Those were questions I was asking when I wrote the last page of Warm Bodies. I had a much bigger story in my head and had even hinted at it with references to militia groups and a strange, subhuman power behind the Boneys, but I knew it was too big and ambitious for where I was at the time, both career-wise and maturity-wise. So I wrapped up Warm Bodies as neatly as I could and prepared to move on.

I never DREAMED that this weird little tale would become an international bestseller with a hit movie and a beautifully insane fandom full of people who connect to its world strongly enough to write their own stories in it and paint pictures of its people and try to imagine what happens next. Once I realized that there were all these people inhabiting this world with me, eager to explore more of it, I knew I had to take on the rest of the story, even though it's fucking huge and scary. Warm Bodies is a satisfying first act, but it was never really a conclusion. This book will be a conclusion.(less)
Isaac Marion I think it's a fun and clever and sometimes really touching film that was inspired by my book. I wouldn't say it captures what I was trying to do with…moreI think it's a fun and clever and sometimes really touching film that was inspired by my book. I wouldn't say it captures what I was trying to do with the book--although it comes close at times--but that's okay. A book is a book and a movie is a movie and I never expected it to be a literal translation of what I wrote. I view it as a separate work with its own unique charms.(less)
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I don't know if I can continue as an author.

I know that sounds dramatic, but this is a very real question facing me right now. Will I always “be a writer,” in the sense that I’ll continue to write? Yes. Writing is part of who I am and I will always find time for it somewhere. But that’s a very different thing than being a full-time author whose whole life is dedicated to creating the next story.

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message 6: by Dove

Dove Winters Nice to meet you! I look forward to reading your future works!

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Gloria Hi Isaac!! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! :)


message 4: by Dayla

Dayla Thanks for accepting my friend request!! I can't wait to read the sequel to Warm Bodies :D


message 3: by Lisa

Lisa Hello Isaac! I just returned home from watching Warm Bodies, and I absolutely loved it. It stayed true to the book and the actor choices were amazing. Awesome, amazing, and fantastic. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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Isaac Marion Timothy wrote: "Is there going to be a sequal to warm bodies? Saw the previews during breaking dawn pt 2 it looks fantastic."

Read this. :-)

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Timothy Is there going to be a sequal to warm bodies? Saw the previews during breaking dawn pt 2 it looks fantastic.


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