When an author is being hyped up, you always want to know what makes them tick, and so it was for Gareth who reviewed Stop Me by Richard Jay Parker. Here are his answers.
Gareth: How did you come up with the idea for the novel?
Richard: I've always suspected there's something sinister about chain emails. You never know who it's come from and who it's going to. Also the idea of the recipient being cursed if they don't forward it to ten friends is pretty skewed. I just took that idea to its extreme - what if someone were to die if the email isn't forwarded?
Gareth: What persuaded you write the story as a novel rather than a screenplay?