DC Pierson joins Jen this week to talk about his latest novel Crap Kingdom, which is about a teenager who discovers he’s the Chosen One in a fantasy kingdom that to his disappointment turns out to be, well, crappy. DC also chats about his first book, The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To, and the various ways he interacts with his readers, from writing their names into custom rap songs if they pre-ordered Crap Kingdom, to replying directly to a query about his book on Yahoo Answers. Former theater nerds, current comedy nerds, really nerds of any kind will totally relate to DC’s protagonists. And of course, idiot douchebags won’t get it at all.
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You can follow DC on Twitter, watch sketches by DERRICK comedy, see him in Shitty Jobs on Sundays at 11pm at Upright Citizens Brigade, and check out his weekly stand-up show Big Money on Thursdays at 7:30pm at The Virgil.
Buy Crap Kingdom!
See DC at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30pm at the Young Adult Fiction: Guffaws & Giggles panel at the YA Stage.
And check out the custom raps for people who pre-ordered Crap Kingdom!
Theme song: Alps by Motorama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.