A: Glass is the sequel to Crank, so comes after. Fallout is a companion to those two, and comes after. The others are totally different stories and can be read in any order. If it interests you, I wrote them in this order: Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, Identical, Tricks, Fallout, Perfect.
Q: What happened at the end of Burned? Will there be a sequel?
A: I purposely left the ending of Burned ambiguous, so readers could decide which way Pattyn goes. But in my mind, suicide was not an option. Revenge was. I never planned a sequel, but I now plan to write Smoke, from the POVs of both Pattyn and her sister Jackie. That book will likely be a 2013 YA.
Q: How about a sequel to Impulse? Tricks?
A: The funny thing is, I never planned a sequel to any of my books (not even Crank!). But I have had many requests for sequels, and they are always a possibility. But do see information on Perfect, below.
Q: Okay, so what happened to Cody at the end of Tricks?
A: Cody is still deciding, as much as he can in his condition, whether or not to come back. But I don’t think he’d leave his mom alone, do you?
Q: How is Kristina? Do you still talk to her?
A: Kristina is alive. Mostly stays clean, although she has relapsed. She struggles daily to make ends meet and care for the [youngest] three of her five children, who she had after she got out of prison. That is prison, after the jail time in Glass. She has some brain damage and health issues because of her use. Yes we talk, although she lives 500 miles away from me, so we’re not close. My hope for her is she’ll find a way to return to her art.
Q: What does she think about you writing books about her life?
A: First of all, the books are not only about her life. The