The original idea of this character and the world he inhabits was born in 1999, as in “party like it’s.” I also kicked around the idea that Spencer was born on Friday the 13th, which seems a little cliche, but I thought it would be fun that occasionally his birthday would fall on a Friday. Today he turns twelve years old.
In any case, it just kind of happened that the series got going in such a way that the main character’s timeline is very close to real time, and rather than try to force things into being timeless (which is virtually impossible in a modern setting unless you dislocate your characters to an alien landscape), I decided to just run with it.
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And for anyone not on Facebook, I have officially announced the name of the third book: “Schoolhouse Number Five.” For a peek at the cover, check out my Thinking Skull page on FB.