In the wake of the launch of Quintessence, a number of bloggers have been kind enough to interview me. If you wonder what they asked and how I replied, read on! As I mentioned earlier, Fantasy Literature asked me some insightful questions about some of the themes in the book. My Bookish Ways focused on literary inspirations and book recommendations. Fantastical Imaginations wondered what actors I would choose to play the main characters in the unlikely event that Quintessence was made into a movie, and Rebecca Roland asked questions about my experience of being a writer. Finally, John Scalzi (author of the wildly successful Old Man’s War series, which is being made into a movie) asked me what he asks every author: what was the Big Idea that prompted you to write this book?