Today’s guest is Jennifer Willis, author of Valhalla, and editor of the 2014 Northwest Independent Writers’ Association anthology, Underground. Brave and unwavering, today she’ll challenge my seven deadly questions.
Hi Jennifer, welcome.
Thanks! I’m happy to be here. I accept your challenge, and raise you a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked.
1) When we first met, you were signing copies of your novel Valhalla in downtown Hillsboro. Would you tell us a little bit about your book series?
You know, this is probably the question I dislike the most because I’m terrible at describing my own work. But for you, I’ll give it a shot. Valhalla is a YA, urban fantasy series set mostly in Portland, Oregon (also in Norway, Ireland, and the Three Sisters Wilderness). It’s about the old Norse gods—Thor, Heimdall, Freya, Odin, et al.—having to work regular jobs because their power and immortality are waning. And, of course, they have to save the world in spectacular and unobtrusive ways. There’s also a teenage witch running around, and Loki is a constant presence. It’s magickal mayhem! The tag line: “Hilarity ensues.”
Today’s guest is Patrick Freivald, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the 2014 World Horror Convention and then again at the 2014 Bram Stoker Award Ceremony. He’s helped me become a better writer and today, he’ll challenge my seven deadly questions.
Hi Patrick and welcome.
Thanks! Happy to be here!
1) Patrick, please tell us a little bit about you.
I’m an author, teacher (physics, robotics, American Sign Language), robotics coach, and beekeeper. I started writing with intent to get published eight years ago, and after three or four years hammering on my first novel late last decade, I’ve now submitted my fifth to my publisher, and have several short stories in a variety of anthologies. I live in the middle of 6600 acres of state forest with far too many pets, and grow most of my own food, including unreasonable amounts of hot peppers.
My writing tends toward the off-center: science fiction, fantasy, horror. A lot of “what if” goes into my scrawlings.
Today’s guest is Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days series. I had the pleasure to meet Armand at the 2014 World Horror Convention. We’ve also shared pages in Angelic Knight’s Horror/Erotica/Spoof, Fifty Shades of Decay. Enjoy some words with this fantastic author; Armand has survived zombie apocalypses and my seven deadly questions.
I own a shirt just like the one Armand wears.
Hi Armand and welcome.
1) Please tell us a little bit about you.
I was born in New Jersey. I’m a Scorpio. I hate long walks on the beach. I have a fondness for M&M’s and big butts. I cannot lie. (I lie all the time, just not about big butt liking). I once ate 37 White Castle cheeseburgers in their parking lot in 90 minutes and I wasn’t even drinking.