Live Video Chat With Seth Grahame-Smith

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Patrick Brown:
May 15, 2012 04:16PM
Join us on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 pm ET, 4 pm PT for a live video chat with author Seth Grahame-Smith. We'll be discussing his wickedly entertaining new novel Unholy Night, as well as his previous books, the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie, and much more.

If you have a question for Seth, please ask it below!
Angel / YA rules!/:
May 16, 2012 12:27AM
will you be writing another book like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, by that I mean, merging a famous person in history with fiction?
Nicolo Yu:
May 16, 2012 01:03AM
Will you do comics again with any of your properties or a new one altogether?
Dina Sandoval:
May 16, 2012 01:24AM
DINA : Will you be doing any books about JFK, Dr. King,or Monroe?
Makg:
May 16, 2012 02:52AM
Have you considered doing books on mythology and magic, since you've already done quite a few on zombies and vampires?
Annelise Lestrange:
May 16, 2012 06:39AM
q Hello, nice to have you here! I wondered what was your inspiration to insert zombies on pride and prejudice. I never took many notice on jane austen 's books before i read yours and it was amazing! After, reading the original, i caught myselft laughing, remebering when you intervent with the zombie stuff and how amusing it was. Or the fight of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. I love Jane, but your version was better ! LOL Anyway, all of this makes me wonder how did this started and if you intend to do it too other classics rather then austen's. Thanks for joying us here!
Erin:
May 16, 2012 07:04AM
I love Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen....add zombies? Yes!! Such a great idea and now I am reading Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter. I must ask - what has been, or is your inspiration?
Jamilla Rice:
May 16, 2012 01:00PM
How long did it take you to complete research for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter? What was the most interesting thing you discovered that you decided to leave out of the book?
Salimah Bu:
May 16, 2012 03:31PM
Are you enjoying how your words are coming to life (no pun intended) with the movie-version of Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?
Kim Richardson:
May 16, 2012 05:10PM
Q I would like to know two things: 1) where do you do your writing? I am am non-fiction writer but can only write in my office. Is this the case with you? 2) if you were to do it all over again,...do you have any regrets? What would you do differently?
Tahani:
May 16, 2012 05:15PM
q Why didn't you change the plot of Pride & Prejudice? It was actually kind of boring having the same plot of Austen's because we already know what was Pride & Prejudice about. Your novel would rather be more interesting if you've added an utter change and a completely different story with the same characters.
Bud Cobb:
May 17, 2012 09:56AM
I just finished Unholy Night and loved it just like your past books. Have you already been approached to adapt this book to the big screen?
Bud Cobb:
May 17, 2012 10:23AM
Tim Burton is the producer for Abraham Lincoln and you were involved in Dark Shadows which was directed by Burton. What was it like working with Tim? Did you two have the same ideas concerning Vampire Hunter?
Pamela:
May 17, 2012 01:33PM
Q I quite enjoyed Abraham Lincoln Vampire hunter, and saw a reference to a rather special man at the end of the book, are you planning to write a book based on him (name left out to reduce spoilers for those who haven't read it yet) or another book based on an important historical figure with a supernatural twist?
Angela Moncauskas:
May 17, 2012 10:40PM
yes
Maria M.:
May 19, 2012 01:40AM
Q How do you feel about Vampire Hunter hitting the big screens soon? And if Abraham Lincoln were alive today, how do you think he'll react to Vampire Hunter? I really enjoyed reading it, by the way.
Robert Ricks:
May 19, 2012 10:47AM
What is some advice you'd give to new writers as far as getting their content out to the masses... Was there anything that helped you that you think is "universal" in approach? (By the way I'm a fanboy and love your work...)
Adetokunbo.o. Akinosho-thomas:
May 22, 2012 12:07AM
i wonder what went on in your mind when you were writing unholy night, was it just to be sensational, weird different or controversial?ade thomas:authour "Never Say Never"r
Rachael Younger:
May 22, 2012 09:27AM
Have you considered picking up any other "classical" novels and inserting vampires, zombies or other mythological vilians?
Estela Rivera:
May 22, 2012 10:31AM
Are you working on any new books
Silver Prion Chemistry the Martian Blob:
May 22, 2012 11:30AM
What gave you the idea to involve zombies, instead of something else, in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?
Deanna Crites:
May 22, 2012 11:54AM
Hi Seth,

I enjoyed reading Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter! Have there been any thoughts of adding other prominent historical figures into another great story? If so, can we get a hint of it?
JazzyCat:
May 23, 2012 10:13AM
I've never read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Is it good?
Julie:
May 23, 2012 12:34PM
Will you send me a copy of your books to read???
Silver Prion Chemistry the Martian Blob:
May 23, 2012 01:37PM
If there was anything you could change about your books, what would it be?
Silver Prion Chemistry the Martian Blob:
May 23, 2012 01:38PM
What is it like preparing your books for film? Are you fine with or unhappy with having to cut out description and dialogue to make a book into a movie?
Allison:
May 23, 2012 02:17PM
Q What was your inspiration in writing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? How did you get the idea to make a famous president a vampire hunter?
Mariah:
May 23, 2012 02:23PM
Myself and a partner are using Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for our modern literature project in English, so thank you for writing that book:) What would you say are the key points in that book that should have more focus than others?
Mariah:
May 23, 2012 02:24PM
q Myself and a partner are using Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for our modern literature project in English, so thank you for writing that book:) What would you say are the key points in that book that should have more focus than others?
Rinji:
May 23, 2012 02:36PM
Q What advice do you have for up coming authors who want to get published? What steps should they take to get their writing seen?
Ray Sheets, Jr:
May 23, 2012 03:19PM
Q If you could choose between being one of your characters (Zombie, Vampire, or Unholy Man), which would you be, and why?
Manni:
May 23, 2012 03:34PM
Q Is there an idea you would love to be put into one of your ideas but is so crazy, you have not managed ot include it or has been edited out? What is the most bracest thing your characters have ever done, though others might not think so?
Manni:
May 23, 2012 03:34PM
* I meant bravest!
Kellie Ann:
May 23, 2012 03:57PM
qWhen books are turned into movies some authors like to be more involved in the movie making (example Tom Harris with Hannibal movies) and some aren't (example Dean Kootnz, "The Servents of Twilight"), were you involved alot with movie?
John:
May 23, 2012 03:59PM
Can I get your autograph? just type it
Jayla P:
May 23, 2012 03:59PM
Q Love the book. How long did it take you to research everything about Abraham Lincoln? Did you already know most of the facts presented in the book?
Patrick Brown:
May 23, 2012 03:59PM
Hi folks. We'll be starting in just a minute.
John:
May 23, 2012 04:01PM
Unholy Night is talking about stuff a lot of people are narrow minded and violent about. Have you had any negative attacks or death threats?
Monica:
May 23, 2012 04:06PM
Q Did you ever think that Unholy Night would cause controversy in a religious sense? I mean, taking Jane Austen's work and twisting it to include zombies was a very good idea, and the book was enjoyable, but it is also fiction. The Bible is the base of many religions. Before you wrote and published the book, did you ever think that people may be offended on how you interpret the Three Wise men as a band of thieves, led by a murderer?
John:
May 23, 2012 04:07PM
I think a great thing about your book subject matter is that we readers learn a lot while having fun experiencing the action through your modern relatable english. We can tell you do a lot of research because of the details that can be fact checked on the internet. We readers are not as easily fooled as in the past before the internet.
John:
May 23, 2012 04:09PM
while reading Unholy Night I'm seeing it in my head something like Monty Python's The Life of Brian. Did that movie influence you or are you way to young to know it?
John:
May 23, 2012 04:12PM
I think you walk the tightrope well on all of your work so far. They all work on different levels. Its a lot of fun to read them keep it up.
Monica:
May 23, 2012 04:15PM
Q Did any people help you with research? How did you get information on books such as Unholy Night and Abraham Lincoln?
Larry Kerr:
May 23, 2012 04:16PM
q I seem to remember seeing your name associated with other works in different media. Were you working in the film industry before writing books? If so, what are some of the things you have done and in what roles.
John:
May 23, 2012 04:16PM
Did you just write the screenplay for your LIncoln book as well as Dark Shadows? How does screenplay writing differ from nove writing and did you cringe on the Lincoln screenplay because of all you have to leave out?
Shona Smith:
May 23, 2012 04:16PM
Is there any method behind the subjects you choose to write about, or are Austen/Lincoln/Jesus topics you feel any special affinity for? Basically, what makes you write about these subjects?
Rinji:
May 23, 2012 04:20PM
Q What advice would you have for someone who wants to become published and what steps should they take?
Shona Smith:
May 23, 2012 04:21PM
Where is most of your writing done? Home office, coffee shop, on the toilet (haha)? Where does inspiration strike?
Monica:
May 23, 2012 04:25PM
Q What projects are you interested on working on in the future? Any new books we should watch out for?
Monica:
May 23, 2012 04:27PM
Q What projects are you interested on working on in the future? Any new books or movies that we should watch for?
John:
May 23, 2012 04:28PM
q What is your writing schedule like in terms of hours a day, working at home or at an office?
Rinji:
May 23, 2012 04:34PM
Q What advice do you have for future authors and what steps should they take to get their work out there?
John:
May 23, 2012 04:36PM
thanks for the video chat guys
renee g:
May 23, 2012 04:36PM
thank YOU! love the book, great chat
(deleted user):
May 23, 2012 05:23PM
wow
Bud Cobb:
May 23, 2012 07:31PM
Thank you Goods Reads for presenting my questions!! My mother had Stephen King at my age...... I have Seth Grahame-Smith!!! Loved the interview, love the site, love books!!!
Дарья Усова:
May 23, 2012 09:42PM
Thanks!
Christopher T.:
May 21, 2013 02:13PM
Q Seth, what books, comics, authors, and movies/television series would you say have provided some inspiration to your own work?
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About Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith (born Seth Jared Greenberg) is an American author and film producer. He is most well known for his 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which reached number three on the New York Times' best seller list. Grahame-Smith lives in Los Angeles.
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