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Andrew Pyper (2015)

Andrew Pyper is a Canadian author, who was born in Stratford, Ontario in 1968. Pyper’s parents emigrated from Northern Ireland and had 5 children in total, Andrew the youngest. Growing up he found a love for books and hoped to one day write them. As a child Pyper wrote imaginary stories with a magic pencil, it is all he ever wanted to do, but never thought he would make a living off of it. He proceeded to obtain a law degree from the University of Toronto. He has never used his law degree for any cases but has been called to the bar once in 1996. While in school he published short stories in literary magazines, he published quite a few in Quarry and The New Quarterly. After his law degree, Pyper realized he didn’t love law and went on to receive a B.S. and M.A. in English Literature from McGill University. Pyper became a professional writer and is living entirely off of his work. Pyper currently lives in Toronto with his wife Heidi Rittenhouse, who works as a Toronto arts administrator, two children, and their dog. Now that his career is well on its way and his name is getting popular, Andrew Pyper is being said to be the new master of modern horror.

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About the Andrew Pyper Interview

I'm Andrew Pyper, a novelist who writes supernatural thrillers. My previous books include The Guardians, Kiss Me, The Trade Mission, The Wildfire Season, The Killing Circle, Lost Girls, and The Demonologist. My latest novel just came out yesterday and it's called THE DAMNED. It's the story of Danny and his evil sister Ash Orchard, fraternal twins who both die in a mysterious fire on their 16th birthdays - except Danny returns to life, leaving Ash behind.

And Ash is not happy about it. She haunts Danny his entire adult life... and when Danny dies again, this time, when he has his second near-death experience and returns to the living world, he doesn't come back alone...

You can learn more about the book here and check out the book's video trailer here!.

I'm incredibly excited that THE DAMNED is being developed for film by Legendary Pictures (the company behind Inception, the Dark Knight movies, Interstellar) and I'm looking forward to answering your questions about the book, evil twins, whether you've encountered a ghost yourself, or really anything!

PROOF: https://twitter.com/reddit_AMA/status/565542278459322369

Andrew Pyper Feb 11, 2015