What’s the Big Idea with Amortals?

Over at John Scalzi‘s blog Whatever today, I have a guest post in his “The Big Idea” series, in which writers explain what inspired them to write a particular book. For mine, I explain how Amortals got its start with a, um, snuff film. As John writes in his introduction:

In the annals of the dreaded author question “where do you get your ideas?” It’s entirely possible that Matt Forbeck has got the most interesting response, at least when it comes to his novel Amortals.

Go on over there and read the piece, and let me know what you think of it.

[For those few of you who don’t know, John’s a stellar writer with a huge following for both his blog and his books. He’s also the current president of the SFWA. Be sure to check him out and read his stuff. You’ll thank me later.]