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Everything You Need to Know About HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR Author John Corey Whaley

When’s the last time a fictional character jumped off the page, climbed into your heart, and set up camp for good? Meet Solomon, a 16-year-old agoraphobe who hasn’t left the house in three years – until an old classmate unexpectedly shows up and could change everything. Highly Illogical Behavior is hilarious, heartwarming, and the kind of read that will make you want to hug the person next to you. Here to tell us more about the mind behind the masterpiece is author John Corey Whaley!


Name: John Corey Whaley

Novel: Highly Illogical Behavior

Available: May 10, 2016


Who’s your favorite author, living or dead?

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


What’s your favorite thing about your book?

The holodeck.


If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose?

Victor Frankenstein.


Where do you write? 

Anywhere, really. I have a desk and office but I usually end up writing at the kitchen counter or on the couch.


Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history?

Oprah. End of story.


Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted?

I do. I get political on Twitter pretty often, so I think my funniest, most recent one (If I’m forced to judge my own sense of humor) is:


What is your favorite season?



If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go?

My parents’ house in Louisiana.


Do you have any writing rituals?

No. Just as long as it’s quiet.


What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Being surrounded by the people you love and always finding humor in the absurd world.


What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Sufjan Stevens. Age of Adz Tour. Dallas.


What are you currently working on?

It’s a secret.


Now that you’ve met the author, start reading Highly Illogical Behavior!






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