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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ask me anything...

This is that magical day when I turn the blog over to you, my wonderful blog readers, to ask any question you like.  I will even try to answer them!  Don't everybody crowd in at once!

23 comments:

  1. What does the JL stand for?

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  2. Will you write another series after pox?

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  3. The whole time I have been reading the paranormals series I have been wondering this; do you have an ending already in your head? I have really enjoyed reading these books and cannot figure out where the story is going next, and i love that.

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  4. Have any of your characters ever given you nightmares? Just wondering seeing as a certain tramp printer gave me the odd one ...

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  5. What do you want to read in a book review? Is the reviewer's opinion important to you, good or bad? Or would you rather the reviewer just talk generally about your book?

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  6. As a man how do you write a teenage girl character like Jenny?

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  7. You write really dark things. There is a sense of humor to them but...Wow...Your short story collection DARK TOMORROWS was really DARK and really scary. You seem so much more lighthearted on twitter and this blog. So are you somewhere "in the middle" in real life?

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  8. How do you do that eyebrow thing? LOL

    What authors do YOU read?

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  9. Did you always know that the paranormals series would be a trilogy or did the writing just bring you to 3 novels?

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  10. @anon #1: Jeffrey Lewis

    @anon #2: Yes, the first book of my next series is actually almost finished! I'll talk about it a lot after Alexander is released.

    @anon #3: I had the ending in my head from the time I started writing the second book. The third book is now written and away with the editor.

    @Slowest Bookworm: Hmm...I don't think they have. I do think Jonah might be the scariest so far!

    @Jenny: I'm very interested in the reviewer's opinion. Reviews are very subjective, so anything the reviewer wants to include is good!

    @Anonymous: The key is that I had a very strong sense of the character as an individual, rather than a type of person. I connected with the character emotionally, and really the story began as a character sketch of how something like Jenny's power would shape her personality and her life.

    @anon: I don't have to be dark in real life, as my writing takes care of that. :)

    @lauralynn: LOL! I'm currently reading Silas by Robert Duperre, one of my favorite indie authors. I'm also reading Sarra Canon's Peachville High books.

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  11. @Britney: I really expected the first one to be a standalone, but people kept asking more questions & saying they wanted a sequel. So I thought I would make it a trilogy if I was going to do that, and make it a really big story. So I planned the second and third books together.

    I don't really have one favorite author because there are so many different kinds of books. If I had to pick one, I'd probably go with Mark Twain.

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  12. I just tore through Jenny Pox and Tommy Nightmare and loved them! This is the genre that I like, is there another one of your books that you recommend I read? Or any other author, I have to kill time waiting for Alexander Death!!!

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  13. I can't believe I almost missed this post.

    Are you ever going to send me my Sonic coupon?

    I do have a real question that I'll probably have to wait until Alexander comes out. Does any of it take place in Mexico? Does Alexander still work for the drug cartel? Damn, I miss home. Okay, that was two questions.

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  14. Thanks, Lindsay! I don't really have other paranormals out (though I have a new series coming ridiculously soon after I release Alexander). Here are some things you might like:

    Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
    Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keire
    Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
    Every Last Kiss by Courtney Cole
    Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon

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  15. Hey Claudia,

    I believe I'm supposed to mail you a Sonic milkshake, not a Sonic coupon!

    Yes, Alexander is living in Mexico, so there's plenty of Mexico for you! Though I don't why drug cartels make you miss home :)

    I look forward to our blog tours in October! I want to read Parallel, I'm fascinated by probable realities...

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  16. I thought it was a Sonic coupon for a milkshake!

    Hey, when you grow up in a bordertown, it's the little things you miss :)

    I'm looking forward to it too! If you need a place to crash, you have a place on my couch, although you'll have to fight the pugs for it.

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  17. What kind of jelly do you like on your pb&j's?

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  18. Grape! Or strawberry. But mostly grape!

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  19. I'm curious as to what proportion of your income comes from self-publishing?

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  20. Thank you for the suggestions...I have read two of those, Glimpse and Hollowland. I've ordered the rest.

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  21. IS it too late to ask more? Can you give us some hints and let us know what your next book will be about?

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  22. Hi Erica,

    We'll be doing a reveal of the cover reveal and book description very soon at The Unread Reader! But I'll give some hints before that, too.

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