James Zerndt is the author of THE CLOUD SEEDERS, THE KOREAN WORD FOR BUTTERFLY, and BRAILLING FOR WILE. His short story, "THIS JERKWATER LIFE", was recently chosen as an Editor's Pick in Amazon's Kindle Singles store. He received an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.
Do you have plans to write a sequel to The Cloud Seeders? If so, when?
I am finally just starting to work on a sequel to the first book. I have it mapped out somewhat, enough anyway to get started. If everything goes as planned, there may even be a third book. As to when, I have no idea. I spend most of my free time watching my insane four-year-old son. (I mean that in the nicest way possible.) But I'm hoping to have something ready toward the end of 2016. Tentative title: THE HINGES OF THE WORLD.
Have you written the opening lines yet?
"You were conceived in the rain, baptized in the ways of this world right from the beginning." -Jerusha
The Roadrunner Café is a unique novel told from multiple points of view about loss and the lengths some will go to heal the human heart. Ultimately, it is a story about what it takes to go on living even when everything in the world might be telling us it isn't possible to.