031 - Simon Stephenson - Author of Set My Heart to Five: A Novel - Pixar Screenwriter

Simon Stephenson came to writing in a more round about way than most. Before finding his true calling, Simon was a Doctor. In reading his new novel, Set My Heart To Five, you'll realize he made a smart move.

Set My Heart To Five is a book that examines the oddities of human behavior by observing them from the outside, via an Android named Jared. It's set in 2054 in what Simon calls a Mistopia. He and Jeniffer talk about how he came up with the idea for the novel and the ways we may relate to Jared when we really start thinking about it. They discuss how he transitioned from Doctor to Writer, a bit about his creative process, and whether he prefers writing screenplays or novels. They share their opinions about Japanese Whiskey Vs Scotch and you'll find out whether or not, Simon himself, is actually a robot.

Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart to Five is a love letter to outsiders everywhere. Plus it comes uniquely guaranteed to make its readers weep a minimum of 29mls of tears.*

*Book must be read in controlled laboratory conditions arranged at reader’s own expense. Other terms and conditions may apply to this offer.

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