1. “Monster Night” was based on a dream I had as a child.
2. The evil sweater was originally named Wan, not Stan. I changed it because I was afraid people would hear the name aloud and think I was being racist.
3. I now play (well, “play”) the ukulele, but I didn’t when I wrote this book. So far my instrument has not bitten me.
4. When working on “Dolores on Duty” in a park in 2000, I narrowly avoided this creepy dude who was skulking around trying to steal my laptop.
Man, aren’t you glad you read this?!