Here’s the transcript of the interview with author Kathy Reichs. She wrote this week’s episode of Bones and the show is loosely based on her life.
Q: I was wondering, do you see Brennan as two separate people: The character on TV and one that your readers know?
Kathy: No, I really don’t. I think of book Tempe and TV Tempe and I think of TV Tempe as an earlier point in book Tempe’s life. She’s 30-something rather than 40-something. She’s unmarried. She‘s living in Washington, which I find very appropriate because that’s where I started my career at the Smithsonian. It’s the very first place I ever worked with skeletons, so I think of TV Tempe as a prequel.
Q: Were you told which intern to use and what needed to happen in the B-plot line of “Witch and Wardrobe” or was that your specific idea?
Kathy: That was pretty much formulated by the executive producers. I was told that we were going to be using Clark.
Q: Well, we just had our hundredth episode of Bones not long ago. I was wondering how you see the longevity of the show.
Q: Kathy: Well, I think we should go to a thousand episodes. Yes, what do I know, but everything I hear is that we’re going strongly. It’s been picked up for the sixth season, of course, and that hopefully we can go several more beyond that.
Q: You’re on Twitter. How do you see social networking becoming such an important part of promotion and interacting with fans?
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