Book of the Month: Author Interview with Sean Olin, author of Wicked Games


Book of the MonthI’m so excited to introduce all of you to Sean Olin, author of Wicked Games (HarperTeen.) I read this book 6 months ago, and I still find myself speechless thinking about it. It’s so good and so intense. Words can’t even really describe this book. I hope that all of you go out and read it!

Sean Olin is the author of Brother/Sister and Killing Britney. He lives in New York City but summers in a beach town that inspired the setting of the Wicked Games series.


Contemporary or paranormal?


Horror or action movies?

Neither. I look for the individual voice in my movies.

Popcorn or Kettle corn?


Cats or Dogs?


Favorite sports team?

The New York Knicks

Can you tell us about your book, Wicked Games, in 15 words or less?

How far would you go to get what you want?

Wicked Games is being called a sexy thriller series. What makes it so sexy?

The South Florida setting is inherently sexy.  Desire rises with the heat.

The entire time that I was reading Wicked Games, I kept thinking of that creepy stalker movie, Swimfan. The movie scared the crap out of me. This book scared the crap out of me. Did you ever scare yourself?

All the time.  It’s very dark inside my head.

There were times that I struggled with Lilah. Sometimes I would think she was crazy psycho, and other times I would feel Wicked Gamesreally sorry for her. What are you hoping people think of her?

She’s a tragic character.  She has a legitimate reason to be upset.  But that doesn’t excuse some of the things she does.

This is a series, yes?


How much other books will be in the series?

There will be three books total.

I know that I’m curious as to where it’s going to go next?

So am I.

I’m trying my hardest not to give spoilers here. Is Carter going to be in the next book? Will we see a different Carter than the ending showed?

Each book will revolve around a completely different group of characters.  What remains the same is the Dream Point setting.  If you pay attention, though, you may see a few characters from the first book showing up for brief cameos.

Are you currently working on anything else?

Not that I can talk about.

If you could cast anyone to play some of the main characters in Wicked Games, who would you choose?

I don’t know.  Who would you choose?


That was a pretty cryptic interview, but it just makes me want the second book even more! I’m so excited that there will be 3 books total, especially since he really could have been tricky and left it as a standalone. GO READ THIS BOOK! That’s all I can say!