Tell us a little bit about your book.
Sure. Think: offbeat comedy. Edger (pronounced Ed-jer) is a 26-year-old gadget retail dork who gets to become the world’s first superhero. His power? The ability to channel the Collective Unconscious, a psychic network connecting the living and the dead. The skills of Bruce Lee, the strength of Samson, and the dance moves of Michael Jackson (including that one twisty foot move, the crotch grab, and the fedora tilt) are his to command. The catch? Someone seems to have misplaced the component necessary for stabilizing this awesome power. Without that, Edger has only three days before his brain blows up.
At its heart, Edger is a superhero romantic comedy. But, you know, it’s got a little something for everyone, including: a sexy super spy, a horny boy choir, a Calvin Klein underwear model (with an absolutely spectacular butt), a Cookie Thief of Destiny, a rather dickish magician, juvenile acronyms, and, naturally, a compelling scene where two people drink tea in the kitchen for a heart-to-heart.
Have you published before?
Yes, twice. One is a short story about a talking breakfast sandwich with a mysterious past. The other features the Ark of the Covenant and a cellist aikido master who runs around on the tops of trains to save the world. Surprisingly, one of the two is not a comedy. You’ll have to guess which.
Are you currently working on anything else?
Yes. A time machine. I’m building it out of katanas and bamboo cutting mats. Because real men MacGyver that shit.
What is your favorite writing snack?
What gets you in the mood to write?
(Seriously, though. I love Beethoven almost as much as I love bananas. Nothing gets me in the mood to write like Beethoven and bananas: Ba-na-na-naaaaaa! Ba-na-na-naaaa!)
Who is your favorite character and why?
That’s a toss-up. On the one hand, there’s Don Quixote. I mean, Don Quixote starts off unassuming enough. He’s just an avid reader, you know? He could be any of us. But then he starts to lose himself in all these tales of daring do, knights, and chivalry. He starts thinking he’s a character in his book! Things get weird. He dedicates himself to becoming more than just a man. He wants to become a symbol. Something elemental. A bat. Next thing you know, he’s patrolling the streets of Gotham—boom. Mind blown. Don Quixote was really ahead of its time.
Another favorite character is Stick Dog from Stick Dog Chases a Pizza. I mean, who can’t identify with that? I guess I’m saying it’s hard to choose just one favorite.
Favorite book of all time?
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
Cereal. But I like to chop it up into small little bits. Call me a cereal killer, but that’s how I like it.
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
The Cretaceous Period. I think humankind really peaked with the foot-powered cars and the rock wheels. There’d be less morbid obesity in this world if everyone had to foot-power their cars on rock wheels. Also, I crave a Triceratops burger with guac.
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
That’s easy, because it’s better than the movie!
Edger by David Beem Meet Edger (Ed-jer), a twenty-six-year-old gadget retail dork destined to become the world’s first superhero! His superpower: the ability to channel the Collective Unconscious, a psychic network connecting the living and the dead. In his arsenal are the skills of Bruce Lee, the strength of Samson, the wisdom of the ages...and the dancing chops of Michael Jackson—including that one twisty foot move, crotch grab, and fedora tilt. But there's a catch... Like every psychic superpower to get administered through a hypodermic needle, this one comes with a prick. Someone seems to have misplaced the booster necessary for stabilizing his superpower. Without it, Edger has three days before his brain turns to pudding. Join our Dork of Destiny as he overcomes the world’s greatest butt, two rival Cluck-n-Pray gangs, an evil cow, a Green Bay Defensive Tackle, rifle-toting assassins—and a pair of stoners who inadvertently create the world’s first supervillain after a wild night on Twitter!
David Beem enjoys superhero movies, taekwondo, and flossing. He lives in Djibouti with his family and crippling self-doubt. Help actualize David’s inner confidence. Visit his website today, and buy all the stuff. www.davidbeem.com / Facebook / Twitter