Interview with author Pippa Jay

Today it is my honor to interview Pippa Jay, author of the Science Fiction Romance, Tethered, and the YA novel, Restless In Peaceville.

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Welcome to EverydayFangirl Pippa, and thank you so much for agreeing to answer my questions today!

1) What does the title of each of these novels signify?

For Tethered, it refers to a device in the story that can be used to trap and hold my heroine, rendering her special abilities null and void. But it also refers to how she felt at being assigned a role outside her previous experience, and that she resented. And how she felt about the man she was assigned to work with.
For Restless In Peaceville – the working title for it was RIP, as my character made a comment early on about how ironic it was that he didn’t get to rest in peace after dying. So when it came to giving the story a proper name, I decided I wanted to try and do a play on RIP. Rest became Restless easily enough, but I only came up with Peaceville after researching Louisiana towns for the story. I noticed several towns ended in ‘ville’, so that allowed me to invent Peaceville (which is based on the real town of Arnaudville).

2) Does the names of the characters in each of your novels have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

The major domo in Tethered is actually named for a horse I knew. He’d been trained for dressage, but retired because he had an over-reach (he would clip the back of his front hooves with his rear ones. But he had a very precise way of moving, and that was how I saw Pevanne in the story. Very precise, very careful and measured in how he moved. Funny how things like that stick in your memory and emerge later in something totally random. As for Tyree… Her name was originally Loree, but after a comment in the SFR Brigade pitch contest about Loree Su being rather humorous, I changed it. She’s too serious a character to be laughed at. Luke from Restless – my eldest was seeing a boy called Luke at the time of writing so the name was being constantly mentioned. >.<

3) What prompted you to write in each of these genres and who or what inspired you to?

Both my parents were SciFi fans, and I grew up reading and watching fantasy and SF. I read a lot of hard SF, but it was really the Anne McCaffrey novels that hooked me. And TV series such as Doctor Who and Farscape, films such as Star Wars. A real melting pot of SF and fantasy influences.
Restless was a total departure for me though. I don’t like horror, don’t like zombies, don’t like contemporary settings. I’d just written a paranormal short set in a generic US town, but using Louisiana as the background for Restless demanded a whole load more research. But I’d become obsessed with a film called Warm Bodies, and I was curious about the brain eating thing as I’ve read books with zombies that don’t do that. I got caught up in the whole zombie mythology as opposed to the Hollywood monster most people are probably more familiar with, then sucked into the Louisiana voodoo, and that was it.

4) What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and does your characters reflect some of these attributes?

Stubbornness, and Tyree reflects that aspect very well. Also maintaining focus, which is perhaps more D’joren’s character. It’s very important when things get you down to either shut out all the things that are negative, concentrate on the positives, and remember why you started this insanity in the first place. Also it’s important to take a break. Really. Even if someone has to drag you off kicking and screaming. Sometimes getting away from it all is essential. And write from the heart. There will always be people who don’t like what you write, how you write, that you named a character Bob…okay, maybe not that last. So you might as well at least please yourself and write something *you* love. That’s probably not so true with Restless. That was more a ‘get it out of my head’ thing so I could move on and not go crazy, though I do love the story. Doing something so out of my comfort zone was scary (like Luke discovering he was a zombie) but it was a challenge that I enjoyed. Well, AFTER it was done.

5) What kind of research did you have to do for these novels that was different from other types of writing that you have done before?

I did a lot on genetics and cloning for Tethered, especially if it was possible to create male AND female clones from the same genetic origin. I was surprised to find out it *is* entirely possible. I also opened a debate on whether clones would be a sibling or a child to the person they came from. After all, two genetically identical children are twins. But the young clones would be raised as offspring by the person they were cloned from, so they would form a child/parent relationship. Interesting debate. I also bought a book on writing fight scenes because frankly I suck at them. The book was excellent, and actually I had some of the basics right. Restless took way more research than anything I’d done before. It was the first time I’d used Google maps to explore a place, the first time I’d intensively grilled people for information, and I spent a lot of time watching videos of tours round the area so I could pick up the look of the landscape, sounds, wildlife. Also videos about how teenagers in Louisiana talk, reading up on religion (Catholic and voodoo), cars, houses, typical food menus, local roads – I probably read ten times the amount of words in research than I wrote in the book itself.

6) What makes you laugh?

My kids.

7) What makes you cry?

Also my kids. And people who are cruel and nasty just because they can be. Let’s just be nice to each other?

Again, Pippa, thank you so much for being with us today.

More on Pippa Jay

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, like I am, she blogs at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), two self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply and The Bones of the Sea), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can also sign up to her no-spam newsletter HERE to get spam free, early sneak peeks at covers, and news of the latest releases, giveaways and contest.

More on Pippa’s upcoming releases…

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Tethered, a science fiction romance novella, coming from Breathless Press 25th July! You can add Tethered to your Goodreads shelf HERE. You can read an excerpt here!

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Restless In Peaceville, A YA supernatural novella, coming from Lycaon Press on 20th August! You can add Restless In Peaceville to your Goodreads shelf HERE. An excerpt of this novella is also available here!

 

Diversity in Fandom

My sister, my husband and I spent a few hours at Detcon1 yesterday!

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While we were there, my sister and I attended the panel on What’s New About Fandom’s Diversity. I have been an advocate for women and their right to be fans and creators of Science Fiction & Fantasy for awhile now. Therefore, this was a panel topic I was very interested in.

One of the things that stood out for me was that all of the panelists had diverse backgrounds and perspectives. I was really impressed with what each of the panelists had to say, especially Isabel Schetchter. Not only does Isabel represent the female point of view, but the Jewish and Latino points of view in Fandom as well. The most powerful statement she made had to do with a comment about not seeing a person by their ‘color’. I do not remember the exact quote, but it did make an impression on me and I my sister and will do my best to paraphrase it below:

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Do not tell me that you do not see ‘color’! This just tells me that you are trying to ignore my ‘color’ because it makes you uncomfortable.

I have to admit in the past that I told many people that I do not see their ‘color’, ethnicity, race, etc in reference to Fandom. As a Fangirl, I always looked at the lack of diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom, as a female and not by other aspects. Therefore, I never realized that in the mind of another fan, who faces diversity issues in Fandom that may or may not relate to just gender, that it could mean the opposite. This is a revelation to me and I hope that I can learn from this in my future dealings with other fans.

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Dealing with Diversity in Fandom, as one of the panelists said (again I am paraphrasing)…

…is not about you and what you have experienced, but it is about listening to others. It is in the listening that you can learn that what you may have experienced, no matter how bad it is or was, may have also happened to another. Their experience may have been just as bad or even worse, but in a different way than what you experienced.

The panel closed with each of the panelist indicting what they see are the positives with Diversity in Fandom. The best quote on the positives of Diversity in Fandom is:

We are better off than we have ever been before because of panels like this!

For more on the topic of Diversity in Fandom you can check out the following:

Detcon1 and Diversity via Author Jim C Hines Blog, which includes a link to Detcon1 Diversity Video presented by two of the panelists, Anne Grey and Pablo Vasquez!

Sci-Fi Fans Blast World’s Biggest Fantasy Convention For Lack of Diversity via The Daily Dot

War is Coming to Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom via The Province

Neurodiversity and Fandom via TOR.com

Sailor Moon Crystal Observations

As I mentioned before, I love Sailor Moon, and have been spending time lately re-watching this series on HuluPlus!

Today, the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal premiered in Japan and on many other streaming sites, with English subtitles, including Neon Alley, Hulu, Crunchyroll and NicoNico.

Sailor Moon Crystal Summary from HuluPlus

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Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.

I watched the first episode three times already, once this morning and twice this afternoon. Overall, I believe it is a wonderful start to a great series and I cannot wait to see the next episode in two weeks! However, there are a few observations that I want to mention here as a long time fan of the original anime series.

Observation 1: The art in Sailor Moon Crystal is very beautiful, like a painting that would hang in a gallery somewhere and not something that I would be watching on my 56″ HD TV or my tablet. Below are just a few examples from this first episode of the beautiful art created for this series:

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Observation 2: Some of the characters, especially secondary characters, have slight differences in Sailor Moon Crystal compared to the original anime. For instance, Shingo, has the same attitude as in the original Sailor Moon anime, but in Sailor Moon Crystal he has blond hair, like his sister Usagi, while it was light brown in the original anime as seen below.

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Shingo as seen in the original anime

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Shingo from Sailor Moon Crystal

Observation 3: Background music and effects are toned down in Sailor Moon Crystal.

The background music in this episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is much more subtle than it ever was in the original anime. In the original anime, the background music was used as cues to the characters and what was going on in the story. In Sailor Moon Crystal, it is part of the beautiful background and is not really noticeable, except during the transformation sequence.

Observation 4: Opening Music

Although I loved both the original Japanese version along with the North American version of the original’s Opening Theme, I really love the new opening music by “Momoiro Clover Z”. I cannot wait to add this theme to my music collection!

Observation 5: The eye catches for the commercial breaks are just gorgeous when compared to the original anime! I plan on making this my new tablet background!

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Observation 6 (and the one that bothered me the most for some reason): In Sailor Moon Crystal, Usagi’s room seems very empty when compared to the original anime. There seems to be some accents in her room and a few things on her desk, but not much stuff. In the original anime, her room contained lots of stuff including a Chicken Clock, a bookshelf full of Manga and other nic knacks scattered across the room.

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Usagi’s Room as seen in Sailor Moon Crystal

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Usagi’s Room as seen in the original Sailor Moon Anime.

So, have you seen Sailor Moon Crystal yet? If so, then what observations do you have? Inquiring minds want to know!

Cover Reveal and Excerpt for Restless In Peaceville

It is my honor to reveal the cover for Restless In Peaceville, A YA supernatural novella, coming from Lycaon Press on 20th August, by author, friend (full disclosure) AND fellow Fangirl, Pippa Jay!

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Welcome to Peaceville, population 2067 and rising…from the grave…

Luke Chester has had enough. He’s the school geek, the girls laugh at him, he’s lost his dead-end job at the pizza place, and in the midst of the world’s messiest divorce his parents don’t even know he exists. An overdose of his mom’s tranquilizers and a stomach full of whiskey should solve all his problems…

But they don’t. Instead, Luke finds himself booted out of the afterlife for not dying a natural death, with nowhere to go but back to his recently vacated corpse and reality. How the hell is he going to pass for one of the living without someone trying to blow his brains out for being one of the undead?

And it just gets worse. He’s got to fight his own desperate craving to consume the living, evade the weird supernatural hunter who’s having a field day with the new undeads rising, and there’s this creepy black shadow following him around. Add to that the distraction of female fellow undead Annabelle burning to avenge her own murder, and clearly there’s no rest for the wicked. Jeez, all he wanted to do was R.I.P.

Excerpt:

Then something bangs a door downstairs and Annabelle grabs me hard. “Luke?”
“Shh.” I push away from her and roll myself out of bed. My feet thump onto the floorboards, but any sound I’m making is drowned out by another crash down below. “Stay here. I’m gonna check.”
“Luke, no…”
I wave her back. There’s no sense of it being the Peacemaker, not like before, and I can’t smell vampire. If this is another undead looking for refuge, I can warn them off. If it’s something else—
A creak is all the warning I’m given before the floor gives way and I plummet through the rotten woodwork like a kingfisher diving through the water. I can’t see a thing for dust and chunks of wood, but I know I’ve gone through the ground floor of the house when I break through a second layer of wood and hit earth. Damn, how long will this body hold up if I keep crashing like this?
I lever myself up, and find my head just above ground floor level while more dust and splinters shower down around me. I turn, looking for some way to pull myself back up…and find myself being stared at by three kids.
Oh, shit. For a moment we all just gaze at each other, no one sure what to do or who’s going to do it first. Then one of the boys, maybe eight or nine and his mouth hanging open points at me and screams, “Zombie!”
What else can I do? I yank myself out of the hole and lurch at him, moaning fit to scare them to death. They don’t hesitate. Each of them competing for the most piercing holler, they scarper out of the house so fast I expect to see scorch marks from the acceleration.
I laugh. Seriously, it’s the funniest thing I’ve seen since I died. Maybe I could get to enjoy this.

You can add Restless In Peaceville to your Goodreads shelf HERE. You can also sign up to her no-spam newsletter HERE to get spam free, early sneak peeks at covers, and news of the latest releases, giveaways and contest.

Pippa Jay’s bio:

After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, like I am, she blogs at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), two self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply and The Bones of the Sea), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

Tales from the SFR Brigade, #SFRBAntho

It has been one year since the publication of ‘Tales from the SFR Brigade’ that I had a small part in helping with. If you have not checked out this fantastic sampling of science fiction romance stories, then check out the expanded description below!

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Experience love and adventure among the stars in ‘Tales from the SFR Brigade,’ a free digital anthology of eight Science Fiction Romance stories.

    A space captain discovers the cyborg she loves just might be her greatest enemy.
    A mind-wiped prostitute risks all when she recruits a dangerous stranger to help her escape a terrible fate.
    A prisoner-of-war confronts the comrade who loved her, then left her for dead.
    A space-obsessed physics teacher is kidnapped by a far-too-charming alien.
    An apocalypse survivor battles the biomech-enhanced hunter who seeks to capture her.
    A young artist must choose between her comfortable life on Earth or a war-torn space colony with her beloved.
    A daring thief is on the run from the alien law man who is determined to bring her to justice
    A widowed rebel leader tries to save the last remnants of humanity, one stranger at a time.

From Earth to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, explore the worlds of Science Fiction Romance with stories from Linnea Sinclair, Marcella Burnard, Erica Hayes, Liana Brooks, Pippa Jay, Berinn Rae, Amy Laurens, and Kyndra Hatch.

Note – This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

Download ‘Sci-Fi Romance Brigade Anthology’ for free today from various ebook retail outlets!

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You can find out more about the SFR Brigade and the members by…

SFR Brigade’s 3rd annual Midsummer Blog Hop

Today is the first day of Summer and this means that it is the beginning of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade Midsummer Blog Hop!

As you might have noticed from my recent posts, I am an active member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and I would like to invite you to take this opportunity to visit some of my fellow SFRBrigade members and find out about them and their stories! The blog hop offers you the opportunity to enter and win some stellar prizes including a $100 Amazon or B&N gift card plus 41 ebooks from members of the SF Romance Brigade including the Anthology I helped with last year!

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You can visit each of the authors, who are participating in the blog hop, some of these have been featured here. Not only can you enter to win one of the Blog hop prizes, but maybe find your next favorite SFR story as well!

So what are you waiting for? Let the blog hopping begin!!

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt for ‘Tethered’

It is my honor to reveal the cover for Tethered, a science fiction romance novella, coming from Breathless Press 25th July, by author, friend (full disclosure) AND fellow Fangirl, Pippa Jay!

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She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?

Excerpt:

A thrill of excitement shivered down her spine as she backed away a few steps with Zander following. He shrugged off his formal outer robes, and for the first time she could appreciate the broad expanse of his chest, the close-fitting fabric stretched over well-defined muscles. It appeared he hadn’t allowed his physique to slacken, despite leaving the Galactic Commission.

“Are you ready?” she asked.

Zander spread his hands in an open gesture to say that he was.

So why is he just standing there like a defunct Manikin instead of poised to fight?

Tyree took her combat position and Zander matched her, just as the Manikin had done. She’d never fought a human in combat practice before. This should be interesting.

She sprang forward and aimed two rapid punches at his face. Zander evaded both with a speed and grace totally out of proportion to his bulk. Her third he blocked with little effort, and she stepped back to reassess her strategy. But only for an instant.

A quick step forward and she lashed upward with her foot, snapping his head back. Zander staggered but didn’t fall. Her second kick failed as he grabbed her ankle and jerked her off balance. She twisted as she dropped and caught him hard in the knee. Zander collapsed. Both rolled aside, and then jumped up to face each other again.

Not bad.

Tyree bit back a laugh as they exchanged blows, each faster than the last. Zander blocked or evaded most, but not all. His skill almost matched hers, yet his defenses were just a fraction too slow. Each move she made tested his reach, his reflexes and his stamina until she could sense him struggling a little.

Time for the kill.

She floored him with a kick to the chest, the full weight of her augmented density behind it, but as she moved in to finish the fight he dove into her. Tyree landed on her back hard enough to drive the breath from her lungs.

Zander had her pinned to the ground. She bucked but couldn’t shift him. The triumphant smile on his face sent rage blazing through her gut. With hardly a whisper, she Misted out and went through him. Golden warmth filled her for a second before she pulled free. Zander pushed to his feet and spun to meet her, but she cranked up her molecular density and punched him hard in the chest. He collapsed, gasping and coughing. In one fluid movement she sat astride him at full density, and the air whumphed out of his lungs. She pinioned his arms with her hands, her face hovering mere centimeters above his.

As her breathing slowed to normal, a huge grin split her face. She’d made a vow to herself to jump him, and she’d done it. Perhaps it was childish, but it warmed her heart.

“Your…reputation…is well deserved,” he gasped.

“You’re not so bad yourself,” she complimented him. He’d fought well, but perhaps not quite with the determination—and certainly not the desperation—of most opponents she’d faced. “For a human.”

“Thank you. Perhaps we could try this again tomorrow?”

Tyree laughed. As much as he could irritate the hell out of her, he was equally amusing. “If you want to spend most of your morning on the floor…”

He gazed up at her with that easy smile, making no effort to struggle. Most humans, without the influence of her pheromones and the distraction of her naked body writhing above theirs, would not have been so trusting. So compliant. She found herself staring at his mouth. What would it be like to kiss him, without the use of her talents? Would it be as satisfying? As sensual? The warmth of him, the firmness of his body beneath hers, sent heat spiraling through her abdomen.

“Perhaps you could let me up now?” His words jerked her from such musings. What the hell was she thinking?

You can add Tethered to your Goodreads shelf HERE. You can also sign up to her no-spam newsletter HERE to get early sneak peeks at covers, and news of the latest releases, giveaways and contest.

Pippa Jay’s bio:

After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, like I am, she blogs at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), two self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply and The Bones of the Sea), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

Favorite SFR: Shards of Honor

My favorite Science Fiction Romance (SFR) is Shards Of Honor, part of the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, which I have mentioned in previous posts before!

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I was first introduced to this story over 15 years ago. My husband and I rented the audiobook version based on a recommendation. My husband started listening to the story on his next day off and noticed right away that there was just enough romance in this science fiction story to encourage me to listen to this story with him. Therefore, it did not take very much encouragement to listen to this story with him that very evening.

I am so glad I did! Not only did we listen to this story together as a couple, but both of us fell in love with the world that Lois McMaster Bujold built as well as the characters. We continued listening to the rest of the series together. I also started to collecting the print and ebook versions of the entire Vorkosigan Saga, even though the ‘romance’ was moved to the background.

I want to thank Lois McMaster Bujold for writing this fantastic science fiction romance as well as the rest of the Vorkosigan Saga!

Long may SHE rule!

Interview with Author Pauline B Jones

Today, it is my privilege to interview the author of GIRL GONE NOVA, Pauline B Jones.

Welcome to EveryDay Fangirl, Pauline, and thank you for taking the time to answer the following questions:

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1) What does the title of of GIRL GONE NOVA signify?

That Doc’s life isn’t going to just change, its explosive, galaxy altering change. It is high intensity change.

2) Does the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…

Doc’s real name is Delilah Oliver Clementyne, so yeah, when they send her in, some butts are going to get kicked.

3) What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?

At first, I didn’t realize I was writing in “this” genre. I was writing romantic suspense, but found that my books were trending more toward action adventure and away from body counts and gore. I embraced a/a when I wrote OUT OF TIME, a time travel to WWII, and then got this idea for a pilot who crashes “somewhere” and finds this guy stranded there. But it didn’t work unless it was another planet. From that meeting grew my first BAB (big ass book), THE KEY. After it was released, someone called it space opera and science fiction romance. I went, right, okay, I meant to do that.

When I typed “the end” I truly thought I was done with my outer space action adventure, but I got requests for more in the “series.” I was, like, yeah, sure. Series? GIRL GONE NOVA, another BAB, was finished a year later. Eventually the series ended up as four novels, one novella and a short story collection, called PROJECT ENTERPRISE

I thought I’d finished it, but there are some characters from the series who aren’t done with me, so I’m trying to remember to never say “done.”

4) What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and does your characters reflect some of these attributes?

Sane as a writer? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? I live and talk to people no one else can see. I’d suspect my sanity boat sailed with my first sentence. LOL

5) What kind of research did you have to do for these novels that was different from other types of writing that you have done before?

I did a lot of research on the air force, trying to figure out how launching into space would be the same and different. I also did some research into survival training. The time travel research was, oddly enough, much harder. There are a lot of theories of time and space and even time machines for sale, but none of them had been used…

I found this great resource on time travel on amazon, but apparently the Men in Black bought all the copies, because you can’t get one, even for big money….

Thank you again Pauline for stopping by!

You can learn more about Pauline and her stories by visiting her website, her Blog or any of the following social media outlets:

Pauline Baird Jones Facebook Fan page

Twitter: @paulinebjones

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117517921948256287348/posts

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/perilouspauline/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/247227.Pauline_Baird_Jones

If you would like to contact Pauline directly, she can be reached via email at pauline@paulinebjones.com.

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