We caught up with Dillon just a few days ago and asked him a few questions:
Hi Dillon! So it’s been about a year since you snuck your book onto the library shelf. How do you feel about it now?
I feel good about it and that people actually liked it.
What cool things happened as a result of being brave and putting it there? Did we hear that you helped teach a writing class?
It was nice to get appreciation cards from all around the world, and people said I inspired them to write their own books. Plus, it’s been a lot of fun helping to teach a writing class for kids, so they could write their own books too.
You are a total rockstar! What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing is that I get to draw pictures with my writing because it helps people understand the story.
What are your favorite things about librarians and libraries?
That the library is a quiet place for my mom and librarians are helpful in helping me find the graphic novel section.
Librarians are the best! What are you up to these days? Are you working on any new books? What else do you like to do with your time?
I’m working on two new books called Dillon and the Missing Fairytale and Dillon and the Army of Cyborgs, both by Dillon His Self. I also like to write comic books, build stuff on one of my video games, and I love to make “Stop Motion” and short adventure movies. I spend a lot of time doing that. I put them up on YouTube. You can see them here if you want. [Note from CYOA: Watch the Little BigFoot movie. Seriously. Watch it now. It’s amazing.]
The crew here at Choose Your Own Adventure fell in love with you and your story for so many reasons, one of which is the unique way you had an adventure: by daring to share your creativity! What do you think adventure is?
What I think adventure is, is that it’s something you can have fun in and experience things you have never experienced before.
And finally, we gotta know a few “favorites” facts! What is your favorite book—that you didn’t write?
Agreed. Excellent series. What is your favorite ice cream?
Yum. And what is your favorite animal?
Puppies are awesome, and we agree, a series of ice cream flavors is the way to go!! Thank you for talking with us Dillon, and keep writing!