Once again, I have to thank a WEbook intern for
bringing this WEek’s
WEbooker to my attention. Saraelizabeth gave me the
head’s up on a great new WEbook project, So
God and the Devil Walk into a Bar. After reading a few installments of this absurd, well-written, and
ridiculously entertaining serial fiction, I thought: Bingo! This guy is definitely WEbooker
of the WEek material.
I wrote to project leader Danahi to congratulate him on
this honor and ask him a few questions about himself. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that
the author of this mature, assured collection is only eighteen years old, and a
junior at the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Rhetoric and
Writing. Now, that’s impressive! We have a prodigy on our hands, WEbookers.
, “I've lived in Texas most of my life, though I did do a brief appearance in
Providence, Rhode Island from eleven to almost-thirteen. I've been
writing off and on since I was about seven, but I didn't really think to
myself, ‘Oh, I really want to be a writer’ until I was twelve. (Blogger’s note: Practically an old man!)
I wrote my first ever novel inside of a
notebook, and I just haven't been able to stop.”
I asked Danahi
the tough, revealing questions that this blog is known for, and here are his
Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: My weirdest hidden
talent is probably my ability to tell what the ingredients of desserts are – I’m
really good at it!
Q: What’s the worst lie you’ve ever told?
A: The worst lie I've
ever told would have to be this time when I apologized to this girl because of
something I said for the sole purpose of appeasing the teacher, not really
because I was sorry; I've also told a few people who aren't my friends that
they are my friends.
Q: What five words would the person who loves
you most in the world use to describe you?
prudent, reliable, witty, and amiable.
Q: How about the person who hates you the most?
A: Arrogant, proud,
pompous, selfish, and boring.
started three projects
on WEbook, and participated in three more. The bulk of his writing is in So
God and the Devil Walk into a Bar, which tells the story of Amato. According to the project
overview, “Amato is a hardworking guy: he has two jobs to help his mom out
with the bills, and he goes to school full time at the community college.
While at work, he notices two people obviously talking about him: a man in an
Armani suit, and a girl with dirt in her hair. What Amato will soon
realize is that the world acts as a playground for Divine beings – and beings
not so divine. Angels come here to dance and talk; demons do much the
same, and soon, the entire host of heaven – and hell – is talking about the
human boy whom God did not know about.”