Last month we told you about the release of Dan Brown’s new book Inferno and how excited we were about it. To celebrate the publication of Inferno we gave three lucky blog readers the chance to join us here at Tesco HQ to meet the man himself, have a few photos taken, and quiz him about being an author. Sean, Nicola and Anna had a great time talking Inferno and having their book signed, check out the photos from his visit…
Before Dan left us we set him up with a desk and pen and asked him to sign copies of his new book for members of staff, all the money we raised will go to the Tesco charity of the year, Diabetes UK. It was a very exciting morning for all to say the least!
Now this wasn’t the only chance we gave you to get your hands on a signed copy of Dan Brown’s new book, on the day it hit the shelves we hid golden tickets inside Inferno books up and down the country. To find out who the winners were and how the golden ticket search went down click here! We also asked you to tweet us your questions for Dan Brown that we would ask him when he stopped by. We had many questions but we managed to narrow it down to 10, and here are the answers along with a few words from Dan…
Thank you all for submitting your questions. It’s always a pleasure to hear from readers and I really appreciate all your enthusiasm for my writing. Thanks to everyone at Tesco for their support too!
1. If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be? @CricketDrew
A: Dante; Virgil and Leonardo da Vinci
2. If there was one archaeological find that you could discover what would it be? @LemonFancy
A: The first person gospel of Jesus
3. If you had to pick just one of your books to take with you on a desert island which would it be and why? @JohnTarbet71
A: Inferno, because I haven’t had a chance to read it yet!
4. If you wrote a children’s book, what would it be about and who would you choose to illustrate it? #Inferno @mrs_meep
A: It would be about a young Robert Langdon and illustrated by my wife, Blythe
5. Who were your inspirations growing up that have helped to influence your books? @Joe_Violentine
A: The Hardy Boys mysteries; my parents
6. Where do you find out about the artwork that you references in your books? And how do you keep it secret if you go to look at it? @peaceltj
A: I travel extensively around the world to research my books and the artworks I incorporate within the narrative… I always try to arrive incognito to keep my research secret and keep the mystery intact
7. If you could go back & change one thing about any of your books would you do it & what would it be? @Coistycat
A: I wouldn’t change anything about my books – there coms a time in the creative process when you need to set down the pen, and move on.
8. How much research goes into each book and do you travel to locations? @MarieMlsmyth
A: I travel widely to all the locations I write about. It’s really important to do that. My research is wide and extensive.
9. @AuthorDanBrown which location that you’ve visited has been the most mystical when researching your amazing books? @Rosel_butterfly
A: I think the Rosslyn Chapel and probably the location at the finale of Inferno – which I won’t reveal here, to avoid spoilers!
10. Who inspired you to write? @nette246
A: My writing inspirations were really my parents – I started writing at the young age of five, and my parents always encouraged me.
Well done to all of our winners, we hope you enjoy your new book!