WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Heidi Hanley

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Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

Wolf: Thanks for stopping by today, Heidi. Tell us a little about yourself.

100_1022_resizedHeidi: There are worse things than living in a world of kings, queens, warriors, bards, and all manner of magical beings. After a life spent burying myself in the imagination of others and lamenting my inability to create such a story myself, I was challenged by my husband and a friend to bust down the barriers to my own creativity and just do it! I did, and the Kingdom of Uisneach series is the result.

I have been blessed by careers as a Registered Nurse, an interfaith minister and a hospice chaplain, but ever-flowing beneath the surface was my passion for books and writing. Whether I was writing care plans, weddings or journaling my own personal odyssey, I crafted words in ways that others found . . . interesting.

The Kingdom of Uisneach series taps into the core of my Irish heritage, evoking the spirit of ancient myth and legend. I hope you enjoy this story and would love to hear from you.

Wolf: Sounds interesting. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?

Heidi: I am drawn to swords, which represent many things such as justice, ritual, power and strength. Specifically, I would choose the longsword. On the physical level it is the common weapon of the warriors I write about in the mythic fantasy genre. It requires a great deal of strength and dexterity to manage in battle and can get the job done completely. Granted, it is usually more difficult for women to use effectively, but not impossible. It is both an elegant and earthy weapon, crafted and honed by the hands of a smithy in a simple wood-fired cottage. On the symbolic level it is power and strength, two attributes of the men and women I write about. It plays a key role in The Prophecy in the magical sword Nuada, one of the four treasures of Uisneach.

Wolf: There is nothing like a good blade. You’ve just been turned into a plant. Describe yourself.

Heidi: I adore ferns for their diversity and grace. They remind me of faeries and whimsy. Being one who is often referred to as ‘a bull in a china shop’ the lithe grace of ferns is something I can only dream of. Living in forested places, changing color with the seasons and hosting shelter to small or magical beings, is all I could hope to be in the botanical world.

Wolf: And some of them taste good. I mean the ferns, not the faeries. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?

Heidi: Definitely canine! I adore dogs and have often said I’d have one of every kind, though that would leave little time for writing. In my mundane world, I have a very un-mundane Scottish Terrier named Riley, who people on Facebook have come to know as my office buddy. In Uisneach, Briana has Dara, an Irish Wolfhound. She saved him when he was wounded and in turn, he became one of her loyal guards. I cannot imagine any world without dogs in it and none of my future books will be without some form of canine hero.

Wolf: I know exactly what you mean. While walking in the woods you come across…

Heidi: Well, obviously a magical oak tree that is a portal to another kingdom in need of a savior-queen.

Wolf: Of course. What else could there be? If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Heidi: All my life, I have had this occasional dream of being able to fly. They are rare, and I really treasure them.  It feels so good to be able to fly fearlessly above the world, seeing everything from a higher perspective. I am also inspired by watching documentaries where they are looking down on say, the African savannah or the Amazon River and birds are flying below. It gives me the same feeling that I’m flying.

Wolf: I’ve had those dreams as well, which is kind of funny. I don’t like heights. Do you have a favorite character?

the-prophecy_03Heidi: Every character in The Prophecy is my favorite for a different reason. However, I am really beginning to appreciate Briana as a force to be reckoned with. Readers have so far either loved her or have rolled their eyes and picked her apart. I guess she makes an impression and that is exactly what I like about her. She isn’t ordinary, though she thinks she is. Up until she walked through a tree in the woods near her house and ended up in Uisneach, she lived a pretty sheltered life. On the other side of the tree, she immediately discovers she is the savior to a land of gnomes, dryads, witches, druids and very mythic men and women and must adapt quickly to this new paradigm. She goes from being a young woman who cries at the drop of a hat and rejects most men because they don’t meet her dreamy expectations, to a woman who makes hard, sacrificial choices for the greater good of a kingdom she falls in love with. I freely admit it is cosmically cliché. I meant it to be. Her character arc seems complete in The Prophecy, but through the writing of the second book, The Runes of Evalon, it is clear she has room to grow, and is. She impresses me more and more with each passing day.

Wolf: Describe a meal you (or Briana) would be served while visiting another world.

Heidi: So, I’m on Uisneach and it’s the season for Christmas and Briana wants to celebrate the holiday she remembers so fondly. She consults with Moira Flannigan, the head cook and Reilly Doherty the butler, to create the meal. Slabs of cheese and baskets of nuts and fresh berries start the meal. The main course is roast turkey, pheasant, rabbit and venison, with sautéed mushrooms and wild onions. Brimming bowls of potatoes, turnip and carrots are set on the tables. Fresh oat bread with herbed butter is a staple at the castle and one of Briana’s favorites. Apple crisp and wild berry cobbler with whipped cream will be dessert. Cups will overflow with red ale, Uisneach mead and fresh goat milk. What won’t be served is plum wine, an Uisneach specialty that makes Briana act a little crazy.

Wolf: Yummy. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)

Heidi: Two bodies of water play important roles in my life. Waterfalls are magical and play a significant role in my writing as you will see as the story of Uisneach unfolds. I live within a couple of hours drive of the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. When I’m feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or overtired, I head for the ocean. The timelessness of wave after wave, crashing on rock or breaking on the sand is healing and reassuring for me.

Wolf: I agree, sunny day ocean waves are soothing. What story are you working on now?

Heidi: The Runes of Evalon is book two of the Kingdom of Uisneach trilogy. I have just finished the first draft and hope to have it edited and published in the spring. This book is written from Briana’s and Silas’s alternating points of view. Silas is on a quest to find important magical runes to restore magic in Uisneach and Briana and Brath are trying to capture Lord Shamwa and stop him from wreaking havoc across the kingdom.

Wolf: If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?

Heidi: What is the meaning of life? Ha! Isn’t that everyone’s question? Doesn’t everyone want an answer? In my work as a hospice chaplain, I often ask people what gives meaning to their life. I think the answers to the question about the meaning of life are varied and personal. So, for me, I will answer that the meaning of life is to find the place where I am connected to the song of the universe and then to discover how to work with that energy in the quest to be all that I am capable of being and bring something of meaning and value to the other souls and beings I share this life with.

Wolf: I hope everyone enjoyed Heidi’s visit to Wolf Notes. You can connect with Heidi through these links:

Facebook: Heidi Hanley Author Page
https://www.facebook.com/heidihanleyauthor/
Kingdom of Uisneach (closed group on Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1936863969722285/
https://www.instagram.com/heidi_hanley/
http://kingdomofuisneach.com/
https://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Kingdom-Uisneach-Book-ebook/dp/B079DS3R2M

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WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Catherine Lundoff

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Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

Wolf: This week we have Catherine Lundoff.

clundoff publicity photoCatherine Lundoff is an award-winning writer, editor and publisher from Minneapolis. She is the author of Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and editor of the fantastical pirate anthology, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), as well as a number of published short stories in different genres. She is also the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a genre fiction publisher specializing in fiction from out of this world.

 

 

Wolf: If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?

Catherine: I love swords, but I also have long term damage to the tendons in my arms, so it depends on how realistic I’m being. Fantasy Me would love to wield a rapier with finesse and panache because they look cool and elegant. They’re also the kind of sword you can use to disarm or disable, rather than necessarily kill.  Real Me recognizes that I don’t have the arms, hands or, based on my brief flirtation with fencing, the physical coordination to pull off using a nice sword properly. Real Me probably just needs a small maneuverable tank.

Wolf: That sound very familiar. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

Catherine: Make my characters fall in love. Falling in love is new and glorious and exciting. It can happen on so many different levels, emotional and physical. It’s a big motivator for change, and change makes for interesting stories.

Wolf: It certainly does. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

Catherine: Make my characters try to stay in love despite the obstacles. I mean, I could say turning them into werewolves and sundry other monsters, but they generally want some version of that. Falling in love is hard. Staying in love is harder. It’s also sometimes a very bad idea, but they don’t always know that until they’re in trouble.

Wolf: Yes. Sometimes relationships can be hard work. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?

Catherine: Cats! So much cats! I like dogs okay, but they’re a lot of work. My cats are too, but they make it seem like you’re lucky to be serving them. My cats are also Egyptian Mau mixes so they’re very soft and cuddly and people-oriented. And they invent interactive games, so it’s a bit like having dogs that don’t have to go for walks, I suppose.

Wolf: Do your cat’s like belly rubs? My daughter is living with one that loves them. (For real, not the usual cat trap.) While walking in the woods you come across…

Catherine: A mysterious object that is clearly more than it seems and a crone with a wolf who is waiting for me in a part of the forest I have never wandered into before. Instaquest! And no, I don’t know what the mysterious object is yet. Maybe something small and portable, like a glass orb or a ring. Those are always popular. Part of my fantasy involves having both a bag for carrying stuff and pockets, just to make all this more convenient. And maybe a few scraps of meat for the wolf.

Wolf: Yum. Can you make those filet mignon scraps? If you could have a super power, what would it be?

ebook qosp scourge 432 x 648 72 dpiCatherine: Healing, self and others. This would come in so handy right now! While it would be fun and useful to have my own illnesses and injuries heal very rapidly, it would be even better to be able to share that power and help others. I think that’s something I’d be happy to fantasize about.

Wolf: I love that. Some of the characters in my novel Star Touched can heal. Speaking of, what five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?

Catherine:

  1. A Swiss Army knife
  2. A bottle of rubbing alcohol
  3. A box of bandages
  4. A box of energy bars
  5. A box of water purification tablets

Dull, but practical. I’d say a favorite novel, but I can compose my own and make due on the storytelling front.

Wolf: Practical helps you survive. What story are you working on now?

Catherine: I’m working on one of next year’s Queen of Swords Press titles, but when it comes to my own writing, I tend to work on several projects at the same time. Right now, that’s Blood Moon, the sequel to Silver Moon, my menopausal werewolves novel, a gaming tie-in project that I can’t discuss yet and a new short story set in the late 1700s. The last one is about a young woman who wants to be a playwright.

Wolf: menopausal werewolves? Interesting. I’d like to read that. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Catherine: Or editing or publishing? I like hanging out with friends. I love theater and concerts and some films and I like to read. Also, high tea, preferably combined with the hanging out with friends and/or reading. Really, tea, friends and reading in some combination are all lovely. Cat snuggling is also a big part of this vision of relaxing fun times.

Wolf: Thanks for stopping by. You can connect with Catherine through these links:

Websites: www.catherinelundoff.net and www.queenofswordspress.com
Twitter: @clundoff and @qospress
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clundoff/

Can you be who you are meant to be?

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Eighteen year old Tatiana is running from her past and her Star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population.

Her power to heal is sometimes overshadowed by the ability to create ravaging fires. Fleeing the fear induced persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge in a small town she once visited. This civil haven, in a world where society has broken down, is beginning to crumble. Tatiana is once again left with the choice to flee or to stay and fight for the new life she has built. Only by harnessing the very forces that haunt her can Tatiana save her friends… and herself.

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7th Annual Book Festival In College Park

I’ll be at the College Park Book Festival On March 23, 2019.

Stop by and say hello.51342643_2140908992638130_7128752018860015616_o

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WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Rebecca Gomez Farrell

 

081Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

RGF meerkat whiteRebecca Gomez Farrell writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. Her first epic fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. You can find her short stories in over 20 anthologies, magazines, and websites including Dark Luminous Wings, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fright into Flight. In California, Becca co-leads the 400-member strong East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup group and organizes a chapter of the national Women Who Submit Lit organization, which encourages female writers to send their work out for publication. She also co-moderates Facebook discussion groups for female-identifying writers and is a regular participant in the Bay Area literary reading scene. Becca’s food, drink, and travel blog, theGourmez.com, has garnered multiple accolades and influences every tasty bite of her fictional world building.

Wolf: If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?

Rebecca: The universe is so big! I’m going to take a page from Doctor Who and be a star whale, which feeds on the light of stars that it passes in the galaxy. Star whales can travel freely in space, and they live quite a long time. I’d imagine that’s an adventuresome, fulfilling life.

Wolf: I loved that episode. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?

Rebecca: I’m a food blogger, so this is actually a hard question to answer! There’ve been a number of times that I’ve had to close my eyes and just dig into a bite, choke it down fast as I can. Head cheese is one of my least favorites for sure. For the past decade, foodies and chefs have been entranced with the idea of whole animal butchery, appreciating all the parts of a creature that’s been slaughtered for our consumption. I honor the morality of that aspiration, but dear lord, head cheese—the combination of, yes, meat from the head and gelatin—does not need to exist. And it’s so salty! RUN AWAY.

Wolf: My mom used to get head cheese but I never tasted it. Now It’s hard to find. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

Rebecca: Writers are sadistic beasts, as there’s not much of a story if you’re not subjecting your characters to mean things. Excluding death, the meanest thing I’ve done is revoke the happy endings for characters who thought they had one coming.

Wolf: Harsh. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?

Rebecca: Cat person, for sure. Dogs are totally fine, and I had dogs, cats, lizards, rabbits, fish, and hamsters growing up. But cats are as independent as I am, and that purr is excellent when you need soothing on a bad day.

Wolf: There is definitely something to be said for that soft outboard motor. While walking in the woods you come across…

Rebecca: Beautiful, tiny, white flowers that I’ll take pictures of to add to my floral photography collection. If I’m lucky, I’ll also glimpse some rabbits hopping between the trees. If I’m feeling imaginative, nothing is better than a hanging mist between redwoods that I can’t quite explain.

Wolf: Sounds like the beginning of a story. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)

Rebecca: Growing up, my answer was lakes, as I didn’t visit them often and enjoyed the still water and fun of easily swimming coast to coast. But once I learned about the existence of leeches? Oh, sorry lakes! Oceans have been my favorite ever since, especially at night as waves beat against the cliffs.

Wolf: Give me an ocean any day. I got turned off of lakes when I saw a huge spider on the dock at camp. What story are you working on now?

Rebecca: I’m working on the first draft for a sequel to my fantasy novel, Wings Unseen. The working title for the rough draft is Wings Unfurled. All the things I feel like I got away with in writing the first book will be addressed in this one. The metaphorical becomes physical, throwing the world of Lansera into tumult once again.

Wolf: Sounds good. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Rebecca: Feel guilty for not writing. Just kidding! I don’t like that part at all. What I do like is going for a swim, going out to new restaurants and bars, seeing theater, and breathing in nature on a fresh, clear day with a hint of rain.

Wolf: But that guilt always seems to follow. What would you like to do if you won 1 trillion dollars?

Rebecca: Why, I would like to hire the brightest minds in the world to figure out how we could provide universal healthcare, housing, and enough income to cover basic needs for everyone on the planet, because we absolutely could with that amount of money. And then I would like to tackle how we, as a species, can better protect all the other species the Earth sustains.

Wolf: Amen. I like that idea. How can readers find out more about you and your books?

Rebecca: You can find me anywhere @theGourmez! But mostly, you’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

STAR TOUCHED

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Eighteen-year-old Tatiana is running from her past and her star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population. Her power to heal may be overshadowed by more destructive abilities. Fleeing the persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge in a small town she once visited. But this civil haven, in a world where society has broken down, is beginning to crumble. Will Tatiana flee or stay and fight for the new life she has built? Only by harnessing the very forces that haunt her can Tatiana save her friends…and herself.

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5 Questions for A. L. Kaplan by Loren Rhoads

Check out this interview of me on The Home of Author Loren Rhoads

https://lorenrhoads.com/2019/01/28/5-questions-for-a-l-kaplan/

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WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Loren Rhoads

081Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

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Photo taken by Anna Carson Dewitt.

Loren Rhoads is the author of a space opera trilogy, co-author of a duology about a succubus, and has written a whole bunch of short stories about Alondra DeCourval, a witch who hunts monsters.  You can learn more about her work at lorenrhoads.com.

Wolf: Great to have you here on Wolf Notes. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?

Loren: When the Eat-A-Bug Cookbook came out, the local science museum hosted a book release party.  Instead of a simple signing or a reading, the author did a cooking show.  I tried the Orthopteran Orzo (pasta salad with cricket nymphs) and a sugar cookie starred with white chocolate chunks and pudgy wax moth larvae.  It was the first time in my life that I thought: make sure you get a bite with a bug in it.  I still regret that he didn’t make enough Scorpion Scaloppine for everyone to try.

Wolf: That’s a cool idea. I haven’t eaten any bug, but that’s probably the best way to try them. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?

Loren: I’d like to be able to kill people with my mind. I promise I wouldn’t misuse the power.

Wolf: I’ve heard that before. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

NoMoreHeroes coverLoren: In No More Heroes, the third book in my space opera trilogy, I set the human main character Raena up with her big lizard boyfriend Haoun. After she’d had two really bad relationships in the earlier books, I decided she deserved to be happy.

Wolf: What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

Loren: Lorelei, the succubus heroine of my work-in-progress, is subjected to some nonconsensual body embroidery.  The scene is pretty far out there and I’m kind of horrified at myself for coming up with it.

Wolf: I think most writers have some really scare scenes banging in their heads. They can be very hard to write. (or terrifyingly easy.) There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?

Loren: I would knock and ask, “Is everything all right in there?”

Wolf: You’re brave. What five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?

Loren: Water purification tablets, matches, a shotgun, a case of shells, and a composition notebook.  Hopefully I can find some ink pens that still work.

Wolf: Charcoal should be easy to find. Which of your characters is your favorite?

Alondra's Adventures coverLoren: Alondra DeCourval is a witch who travels around the world fighting monsters.  Her stories combine my love of mythology and fairy tales with my wanderlust.  The latest of her adventures – a werewolf story — just appeared in Weirdbook in August.  Another of her stories should be out in Occult Detective Quarterly before the end of 2018.  She’s also appeared on Nina D’Arcangela’s blog in the last couple months: https://ninadarc.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/ladies-of-horror-flash-project-horror-author-loren-rhoads-morbidloren-sotet_angyal-loh-fiction-2

Wolf: I’ll take a look. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)

Loren: I’d have to say the Pacific Ocean.  I moved to California because I saw the sun set into the ocean and fell in love.  Well, there was a man involved, too… All these years later, I am continually awed and amazed by the ocean.  This year was the first time I’ve seen whales while standing on Ocean Beach.

Wolf: Cool. What story are you working on now?

Rhoads LostAngels coverLoren: I’m finishing up the second Lorelei book, which is called Angelus Rose.  It’s a sequel to Lost Angels, which came out a couple of years ago.  Lorelei is a succubus who falls in love with an angel.  In the first book, she was possessed by a mortal girl’s soul.  In this second book, she’s trying to learn to fit when she has been radically changed by love.  It’s part urban fantasy, part paranormal romance, and a splash of horror.

Wolf: Wow. I don’t usually read horror, but that sounds interesting. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Rhoads Angelus Rose CoverLoren: I like to hang out in graveyards.  A year ago, I had a book out called 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die.  I still have more to see!

Wolf: That’s a bit too creepy for me, but I like to hang out with wolves. To each their own. Connect with Loren through these links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2rhJ38v
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loren.rhoads.5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/morbidloren
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morbidloren/
Blog: https://lorenrhoads.com/blog/

 

STAR TOUCHED

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Eighteen-year-old Tatiana is running from her past and her star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population. Her power to heal may be overshadowed by more destructive abilities. Fleeing the persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge in a small town she once visited. But this civil haven, in a world where society has broken down, is beginning to crumble. Will Tatiana flee or stay and fight for the new life she has built? Only by harnessing the very forces that haunt her can Tatiana save her friends…and herself.

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WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Juliana Spink Mills

081Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

2017-11-09 09.36.39-2Juliana Spink Mills was born in England but grew up in Brazil. Now she lives in Connecticut and writes science fiction and fantasy. She is the author of Heart Blade and Night Blade, the first two books in the young adult Blade Hunt Chronicles urban fantasy series. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and online publications. Besides writing, Juliana works as a Portuguese/English translator, and as a teen library assistant. She watches way too many TV shows, and loves to get lost in a good book. Her dream is to move to Narnia when she grows up. Or possibly Middle Earth, if she’s allowed a very small dragon of her own.

Wolf: Good luck getting a dragon. I think there’s a waiting list. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?

Juliana: Although the characters in my Urban Fantasy series tend to use swords, and I actually did a year of longsword lessons in the name of research when I was writing the first novel, I’ve always wanted to learn archery. Put that down to a childhood obsession with Robin Hood!

Wolf: Archery has always been one of my favorite sports. You’ve just been turned into a plant. Describe yourself.

Juliana: I’m a nice fat dandelion sitting in the sunshine in a tangled overgrown lawn. My flowers bring a splash of color to people’s lives. My leaves feed the wild rabbits. My seeds give wishes and please small children. I might be a ‘common weed’, but I’m a glorious one.

heart blade front cover finalWolf: Dandelions are great. They also make great fritters. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?

Juliana: I love both, but I’m allergic to cats so sadly can’t have one at home. We do have a six-month-old rescue pup named Misty, though. (Yes, like from Pokémon.) She’s awesome, when she isn’t chewing everything in sight.

Wolf: Yup, that’s a pup. I’m partial to dogs myself. While walking in the woods you come across…

Juliana: The inspiration for my next novel! I always have an eye open for ideas, as you never know what will emerge from a simple walk. And speaking of woods, I have a sci fi thriller I’ve been working on which actually draws inspiration from the Amazon jungle…

Wolf: Sounds interesting. Let me know when it comes out. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Juliana: My actual superpower is walking into things, which is kind of a lame skillset and results in lots of bruising. If I could choose a power, it would be super speed. I could get so much done, and still have time for reading and binge-watching TV shows.

Wolf: Or bump into things faster. There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?

Juliana: Open it, of course. There is clearly a dragon behind it and all dragons should absolutely be set free. Fly, you amazing fire-breathing beastie, fly!

Wolf: Love it. Which of your characters is your favorite?

Juliana: My half-demon Camille! Probably because her personality is closest to my own. Well, apart from the fact that I’m not actually an immortal succubus, of course.

Wolf: Good to know. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)

Juliana: The Iguaçu Falls that straddle Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina are amazing! I could have stood there and watched them for days. This is one of those ‘marvels of the world’ that truly lives up to its hype.

Wolf: I’ll have to put it on my list of things to see. What story are you working on now?

nightblade_frontJuliana: I’m working on Star Blade, the third and final book in my Urban Fantasy trilogy. It’s a weird feeling, writing a series ending. There are so many loose ends I have to remember to tie up, so it’s almost overwhelming, but at the same time it feels good to finally work towards the happily ever after my characters deserve.

Wolf: It was great chatting with Juliana today. You can connect with her through these links:

Website: www.jspinkmills.com
Twitter: @jspinkmills
Instagram: @jspinkmills
Facebook: jspinkmills

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Eighteen-year-old Tatiana is running from her past and her star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population. Her power to heal may be overshadowed by more destructive abilities. Fleeing the persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge in a small town she once visited. But this civil haven, in a world where society has broken down, is beginning to crumble. Will Tatiana flee or stay and fight for the new life she has built? Only by harnessing the very forces that haunt her can Tatiana save her friends…and herself.

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