This month’s issue of Nick Magazine had a page long interview with Christopher, asking questions about his childhood during the time he was writing Eragon:
Did your friends know you were writing a novel?
I mentioned it to them, but I didn’t make a big deal out of it. When you’re 15 and you say “I’m writing a book,” everyone smiles and goes, “Okay, right. Good for you. Get a job at McDonald’s.” So the book’s success caught everyone by surprise. It caught me even by surprise!