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Interview: Emily Witt

Author Book Review (10).pngMUAHAHAHAHA!

You know what my maniacal laughter that sound means.  Another authors has become prisoner to my blog.  Are you ready to meet our latest test subject guest?

Hiya, I’m Emily. I’m an Australian librarian/archivist living in Canberra. I tend to write romance with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure. When I’m not reading or writing, I can also be found singing in choirs or doing musicals with local theatre groups.

Ooooooo… I like to sing too!  But I sort of follow the Geneva Convention and that bit about torture sometimes, so I’ll spare you this time.  In exchange for my kindness, would you tell me your writer origin story?

I’ve been writing pretty much as long as I can remember. In creative writing assignments in primary school I always went above and beyond what was actually asked because I’d always get carried away. Once we were asked to write about what job we’d do if we belonged to a circus and mine was about three pages long because I wanted to be the ringmaster, lion tamer, acrobat, trapeze artist and probably every performer as well. Everybody else wrote maybe a paragraph. 

Are you sure that isn’t some kind of super power? If it isn’t, that’s a good ground floor attribute to have before becoming a superhero.  But if writing made you a superhero what would be your superpower and what would be your super weakness?

I spent most of my teen years writing fan fiction (mostly of the Doctor Who variety) and thanks to that, I’m quite good at character development and dialogue, but I really struggle with world-building. A lot of my dialogue will stay the same from draft one, but descriptive parts need a lot of feedback and subsequent drafts to get them right.

Gotta love the Doctor!  Though I doubt he’d approve of my experiments.  Speaking of which…  If you could have any superpower, what would you want the radioactive gummy bear to give you?

This is a very good question! Probably the ability to teleport places or at least get there really fast, as I am a fan of a lot of places but not such a fan of the getting there. But depending on the in-universe physics and knowing the limitations of the human body, it’s highly possible that once I got there, I’d be too exhausted or in too much physical pain to actually do anything. I’d have to watch how I used it.

Why don’t you guys check out Emily’s book, while we wait for the gummy to kick in?

AMCFTsmallMost of the young women in Nardowyn swoon over Crown Prince Felipe, but Caitlin has never seen the appeal. When she catches his eye during a royal festival, she has little choice but to begrudgingly go along with his attempts to form a friendship between them, and soon learns that there is more to him than meets the eye.

When Felipe goes to war to avenge the death of his brother, Cait enlists as a nurse to be nearer to him. Here, Cait’s connection to the prince will put her in more danger than she can imagine. But Cait’s never been one to take the easy way out, so if her life is going to turn into some sort of fairy tale, with a prince and a happily ever after, it’s no surprise it will be a more complicated one.

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Interview: Tiffany Shand

Author Book Review (9).pngIt’s Monday and I’m MUAHAHAHA-ing!  That can only mean one thing.  I’ve captured got another author interview.  Shall we see who fell into our trap came to the blog today?

Hi, I’m Tiffany Shand from Essex, UK. I write urban fantasy and all things paranormal when I’m not being terrorised by my demon cats.

Demon cats?  I think I need to get me some of those.  I think they’d make good henchmen pets.  I wonder where you get those, though.  As for you, Ms. Shand, why did you decide to pursue a life of crime writing?

I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. After I left school due to health reasons writing really helped me learn to cope with that. After doing a creative writing course, I felt inspired to go ahead and publish my first novel. 

I’m glad to hear it has helped you.  Usually crime writing just lands people in Arkham with the Joker Cthulhu.  Of course if you have the right skills, you can escape.  What crime writing skill is your best?

I think the strongest part of my writing is dialogue. I love seeing what my characters have to say.

Weakness?

The hardest part of writing for me is writing descriptions – that’s definitely something I struggle with.

Now, drink this and tell me what result we’re hoping for?

I’d love to be able to teleport, but the downside with that is I probably wouldn’t be able to go everywhere.

Yes, there’s usually some sort of range limit with that power.  Here’s hoping, though!

[CRASH!]

Oh, dear. Ms. Shand escaped on us.  But she dropped this.

Denai Bound Cover.jpgDenai witch, Cate McCray should be enjoying married life with her new elemental husband, Jason. But their arrival in a new city soon has them stumbling headlong into a new case with dangerous connections to the very people that govern their world.

Cate and Jason face opposition from those they once considered allies. Together with their team of enforcers, they must find the killer before anyone else dies.

With danger from all sides and the threat of ancient, dangerous magic, the team must pull together and use all their strength to find their enemy before disaster strikes.

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Interview: A.B. Funkhauser

Author Book Review (8).pngCome one!  Come all!  See my latest captive author interview!  Let me take off the sheet so we can see who we have today…

I’m A.B. Funkhauser and I’m an undertaker living in Toronto, Canada. When I’m not doing what I’m trained for, I write, lecture, draw, listen to R – E – C – O – R – D – S, and Chill and Netflix. I enjoy long walks in the woods, don’t mind the beach, and love tooling around the chilly Canadian countryside in winter in a convertible with the top DOWN. I wear a tuque when my hair isn’t big and I do say “Eh” and I say it proudly, eh?

Woot!  The interview and my crimes has gone international!!! So, what comic goodness are you reading up there in Canada?

The New York Times Best Seller list never lies, so I’m keeping an eye on ONE-PUNCH MAN, VOL. 4 by ONE and Yusuke Murata and NARUTO: THE SEVENTH HOKAGE AND THE SCARLET SPRING by Masashi Kishimoto. Blame the kids, they got me hooked.

Manga is an excellent choice!  Heck, even Stan Lee has worked in manga.  He had a hand in making Karakuri Dôji Ultimo.  And- Whoa, I better stop or I’ll end up monologue-ing like a villain.  Speaking of villains, got a favorite?  Other than me, of course.

I totally got into Fish in season one of GOTHAM, but now I can’t take my eyes off Penguin. Robin Lord Taylor is AMAZING. Of course, it helps that he’s a snappy dresser and loves his mum, but there’s more to it than that. His relationship with Jim Gordon is so complex and curious. In Gordon he seeks a friend, a brother, someone who can approve of him. It’s touching and heart breaking. Now, when he goes off the wall as he often does, he is high camp: zany, homicidal, funny beyond belief, even at his most sadistic. I think his vulnerable side is a great balance to all the crazy. I keep hoping he’ll find some peace, but then, if he did, he wouldn’t be Penguin.

Well, we villains are quite zany!  Know what else is zany?  Superpowers!  They can be so helpful, but there’s always a price, the weakness.  Tell me which superpower you’d like and I’ll dump the radioactive ooze on you.

Easy! I’d be a more controlled version of Storm. Let it rain a half hour each day between four and four-thirty in spring-summer; let there always be snow Christmas Day; keep the water behind the levees at all times; and let there be enough humidity to keep skins soft and mosquitoes down. What’s the weakness? The planet is busted up into different hemispheres limiting my dream to where I dwell, so many will be left out. That makes me sad.

Tell the lovely people why you’re here today, as we wait for the ooze to take effect.

OFFICIAL SCOOTER COVER.jpgI’m getting the word out on my second novel SCOOTER NATION releasing March 13 through Solstice Publishing and Amazon. It’s a bewdy, combining gonzo mortuary revenge themes with a little bit of romance and a lot of humor. There are many players vying for control of the street they live on, but only a handful will triumph against the evil wafting from City Hall and an over inflated showboat of a fitness guru, all hell bent on transforming a real community with real people into fakey punk plastic. I’m so excited because the unlikely avengers in this scenario are a rag tag crew of funeral directors and a gang of scooter bound sextenarians crusading for the rights of the disabled. The challenges are herculean in that they must put aside civilized behavior—everything they’ve been taught to believe is right—to achieve their ends. The question I hope to leave readers with is: Are these people heroes or villains? What is the difference?

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Interview: K. C. Sprayberry

Author Book Review (7)MUAHAHAHAHA!

I mean, hi everyone!  Today I trapped interview another author.  Captive Honored guest, please introduce yourself.

Hey, my name is K.C. Sprayberry. I love writing about teens in trouble, romantic suspense, westerns, and military lives. In my spare time, I read and adore watching Supernatural and NCIS.

Writers gotta write.  Villains gotta villain.  Totally love your TV choices too.  I also love superheroes.  Have a favorite?

Rogue from X-Men.

She’s a popular one.  Is there a special reason you picked her?

Rogue has the inadvertent ability and sometimes remove memories, physical strength, and superpowers from people when she touches them skin from skin. Because of that, she can’t get close to people, making her very lonely and certain her mutation is a curse. She wants acceptance for herself as a person but is unable to have a normal relationship. In a lot of ways, her life seems to mirror mine. Acceptance for who I am as an author has been difficult to get from those around me. It often leaves me feeling left out, standing on the outside looking in.

Well, K. C. you are more than accepted here and always welcomed.  Feel free to come anytime you want,  as long as you don’t mind being in a cage.  Onto happier things, like food!  Dinner is a nice thing.  So which comic character do you want to have dinner with?

Wolverine from X-Men.

I’m noticing a theme.  (Nothing wrong with that!)  And why is he your dinner date?

He’s totally cool. Doesn’t judge anyone except by how they treat him.

Well, when you put it like that, I’m even tempted!  What should the waiter bring you?

Steak and all the trimmings.

Okay, I’m totally going to muscle in on your dinner!  What are we all going to talk about?

I’d want to know if he prefers to be called Logan or Wolverine. What’s his favorite thing to do, when he’s not saving the world. What kind of movies he enjoys. The normal, ordinary things that define us as humans.

I’d probably ask him to slice my steak.  Hehe!  Okay, the radioactive gamma rays are ready, so what superpower would you like?

The power to walk into a room and immediately discern what others are thinking about me. To be able to figure out in a moment if I have to get involved with the ongoing conversation or sit back and let the others do all the taking. The super weakness that goes along with that I would probably know if others are ready to use me for their own schemes or don’t care about me at all.

lie.jpgThis might hurt a bit, so to distract you… Please, tell everyone about what you’re promoting today.

I’m promoting my newest young adult psychological thriller The Lie. It asks the question “How well do you know your friends?”

Blurb:
For high school siblings, Amy and Bryce, the night began with a football game. Bryce was stuck at home with a cold, brought on by an uncaring coach. Amy was in the stands, playing with the band whose funding had been taken away and given to the football team.

Her best friend, Jane, brought the band together to play a prank on the team in protest.

The prank went wrong. Horribly, tragically wrong.

And the lie that started it all would not stop.

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Interview: Caren Rich

Author Book Review (6).pngFinally my author trap got another!  I really should up grade from that carrot, stick, and box deal.  Maybe a nice net…  I digress.  Look!  It’s a wild author strapped to the chair here on my blog!  Caren, want to introduce yourself?

My name is Caren Rich, I live in coastal Alabama. I usually write mysteries and light fantasy.  I have difficulty sticking with one genre, so I don’t. Regardless of the genre my work is always set in the South. I have an imaginary pet gator named Roux, who loves to eat marshmallows and book critics.

I’m not sure of Roux is a good guy or a bad guy, but I like that gator’s style!  You know what else I like?  Comics!!!  Tell me what you’re reading.

There are several comics I read, two are:  Extraordinary Xmen and Silk. I haven’t made my mind up yet about that Xmen comic. I’m still trying it out.  I’ve always loved the Xmen. I’ve read one variation or another since college.  They always have a great mix of characters and flaws. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s the hero and who’s the villain.

I’m reading both of those! I can’t help but super approve!!!  I also approve of eating dinners with fictional characters.  Which comic character?  What food?  Topic of discussion?

This question could get me into trouble! Wolverine is one of my favorites, but I don’t think I want to have dinner with him. Rogue would be interesting, we’d have dinner in the French Quarter. Over Shrimp Creole we’d discuss her on again off again romance with Gambit. Or better yet, Catwoman. Over grilled salmon, she could give me lessons on breaking and entering. Strictly for research reasons, of course.

Research?  Suuuuuuure.  Uh-huh.  Now, all the tubes and electros are in place we get to the fun part!  Pick a super power

I have a recurring dream of flying, unfortunately I am scared  terrified of heights. That could actually be an interesting story arc. The ability to fly but too scared to use it. Do mermaids have superpowers? I could rock a fish tail! Not to mention luring sailors to their death could be fun. Just kidding.

Maybe it isn’t the gator that should have me worried.  Oh, well too late to be scared of you now.  We’re almost done.  Stop squirming.  It only hurts at first. Tell the lovely people about your latest work.

Mystic Brew - High Resolution(1).jpgI think fans who like a twist and enjoy dark characters would enjoy my newest release, Mystic Brew.

Blurb:  Coffee shops are  the place to meet and share, Mystic Brew is no different. But not everyone  wants to join in the fun. Jane, a socially awkward writer, prefers to watch from the safety of the back corner. Until vivacious redhead, Margo, pulls her out of the coffee shop and into the world around her.  What secret is Jane hiding? Will Margo succeed in bringing Jane into the light? Or will the ghosts reemerge? A dark and twisted tale of friendship, secrets, and coffee.

It’s only available at Amazon, $0.99

Seems like I’m all done here.  Time to let her go.  If you enjoyed this interview and want more Caren, you can find her at:

blog: http://ckrich.com/
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