Seven Questions with Jennifer Willis

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.

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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.”

 
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Keeping it Simple

There is a fair bit going on, so I’m going to approach this post in a simplistic fashion.

The revised version of The Wrong Way Down is near completion. I have seen the proof paperback copy and there are some minor adjustments to be made. I’m expecting a December 1st release.

Here is an interview with me and Pamela Cowan, who I collaborated with for the lead short story, Best Friends, written for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association’s fourth anthology titled Underground. Here is the link

here is a link to Amazon for more information about Underground.

AMOK! is out and available at Amazon. It is a collection of short stories about madness and rampages. I’ve only had time to read the first story, and it was fun. I anticipate the rest of the book will follow though at about the same pace. I’ll review it here when I’m finished. Here is a link to Amazon for AMOK!

I also received a copy of Timothy Baker’s latest, Monster Ink. I’m hoping to review it before Christmas, but it might be in the new year before I have time.

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