Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Favorite Movie: Superman (the Richard Donner version); Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Album: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis; Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Favorite TV Show: A Bit of Fry and Laurie; How I Met Your Mother; Smallville; The Flash
Favorite Video Game: LEGO Batman
Favorite Dish: Pizza; Kaeng phet
Favorite Drink: Coffee
Favorite Soda: Diet Mountain Dew
Favorite Treat: Donuts
Favorite Candy: Nerds (You are what you eat)
Favorite City: New York
Favorite Destination: Disney World
Favorite Superhero: Superman; The Flash
Favorite Muppet: Animal
Favorite Disney Character: Stitch
Isaiah was born and bred in Texas, and spent his childhood reading a blend of Dickens, Dumas, and Stan Lee. He dreamed his whole life of becoming a writer. And also of being bitten by a radioactive spider. Unfortunately, only one dream has panned out.
For fifteen years he taught and coached students in writing and the arts before he finally took his own advice and wrote The Troubles of Johnny Cannon.
He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, three children, and his sanity, although that may be moving out soon. He occasionally searches the classifieds for the bulk sale of spiders and uranium but hasn’t had any luck yet.
Q. Where did you get your idea for The Troubles of Johnny Cannon?
A. Short story: It came from my long standing love of comic books and history, and my own terrible social skills. Long story: Read the STORY BEHIND THE STORY.
Q. How long does it take you to write a book?
A. From idea to finished product, anywhere from a few months to eleven years.
Q. I've got a great idea for a book, want to hear it?
A. Nope. Sorry. I'd much rather read it after you've written it. I just haven't had luck writing somebody else's story.
Q. Is there going to be a movie?
A. I'd LOVE for there to be a movie, but right now there isn't one planned. The rights are available, though. So if you're looking...
Q. Why can't I find your book in my local bookstore/library/etc?
A. Either because they are sold out or because they didn't order it. Both of those problems have the same solution, though. Find the nearest worker and request a copy.
Q. Any tips for writers?
A. Don't try to write a story before it's ready to be written. And then, once you start, don't stop until every last word is on paper. Worry about everything else later, just get the darn thing down.