Here’s the answers to all your questions.
Q: I don’t get it, what’s a gamebook? And how do you click links in a book?
A: Whoa, whoa, whoa, one question at a time. First, in a gamebook you get to decide how the story progresses; it’s a much more active reading experience than a traditional novel. And second, as an ebook, you don’t have to flip around to whatever page to learn your fate–you simply click to it. To learn more about gamebooks, try here.
Q: Why “Click Your Poison”? Why not call it a “Choose Your Own Adventure” if that’s the genre?
A: Choose Your Own Adventure® is now a registered trademark of Chooseco, LLC, and is not associated in any way with Click Your Poison™ books. The genre for both is “gamebook.”
Q: Is this only available as an ebook? What if I don’t have an ereader?
A: If you’re reading this on a webpage (and odds are no one printed this off for you), you can read PATHOGENS. There are apps you can download to read kindle books on your PC, phone, whatever. BUT! It’s also available as a paperback, so fret not. The technologically-averse can Flip Your Poison.
Q: I found a decision loop!
A: Seriously? Okay, apparently I get this question too often, because you, Question Asker, get a blog post dedicated to your answer.
Q: Isn’t there something similar to this already out?
A: Is there? I couldn’t find anything. But then again, parallel development does happen.
Q: My favorite character from INFECTED isn’t in this book? Why not? And what are you going to do to fix it?
A: Because you didn’t write the book, that’s why. And to me, there’s nothing to fix. These are the characters that told me they had more stories to tell. Is someone else speaking to you? Go for it. FanFic is still legal last time I checked. I might even link to it on my blog if you drop me a line.
Q: So does this mean you’re going to write sequels to your other Click Your Poison books?
A: Eh, probably not. But maybe! I keep my metaphorical idea pond well stocked, allowing the newest spawn to grown into full fledged monsters. When it’s time to write a new book, I drop my line in and see what’s biting.
Satisfied? No? I missed one? Fine. Send me your question, and maybe it’ll get answered and/or added to this page.