Word-Slingers – Guest Linda Andrews (interview)

Welcome to the August 13th edition of Word-Slingers here at Tory Michaels’ World. Today’s guest is Linda Andrews, a tour brought to you by Sizzling PR.

1) How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing for publication since 1997 and received my first contract in 2001 from Zumaya Publications. I still write for Zumaya but now am published with 3 other small presses.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

I work full time, have three children and a husband in addition to writing. It helps that my children are mostly adults and independent and that my husband supports my writing, but I still manage to drop a few balls now and then. Of course, balls bounce so I can usually scoop them back up and try again.

3) What can you tell us about your recent release Brianna? I mean the good stuff, beyond just the typical blurb. Got any horror stories from the writing process?

Brianna was the most fun to write. I got to travel to Victorian Egypt and play with the mythos of Imhotep and the goddess, Sekhmet. Like most of my books, I added a unique twist to the story. You see, Brianna isn’t the average Victorian heiress. She’s just finished recovering from Consumption (Tuberculosis, to us modern folks) and she has far fewer inhibitions that is good for Duncan’s, the hero, sanity.

4) What is it about the paranormal/historical genre that you like so much?

The Victorians were far more accepting and open about the idea of preternatural (paranormal) beings. They actually studied it just like other sciences and such ideas were accepted and the norm among all levels of society. While the first three books of the series deal with ghosts, I decided to do something different with Brianna and give her an immortal cat that is the physical manifestation of the Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet. Brianna also has the ability to touch an object and pick up images from it. The talent isn’t good for her safety when there’s a murderer afoot.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

I actually write science fiction and have an apocalyptic novel out. I’m one of those writers who writes the story that calls to me the strongest. And while the genres may seem odd, I was a few credits shy of graduating with dual Bachelor degrees in history and biology. I ended up with just Biology, but hey, I never lost my love of history. It comes in pretty handy for my writing now.

6) Sweet or sour?

Sour.

7) Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla, but I love strawberry best.

AUTHOR INFO 
twitter: @lindaandrews

BOOK INFO
Love, lies, and an ancient Egyptian curse. 
Brianna Grey holds the key to mankind’s destruction and someone is willing to kill for it. Having spent most of her life dying of consumption, one man’s kiss has resurrected her desire to live. For US Treasury Agent, Duncan Stuart, love means death. He works alone, lives alone and plans to die alone until he meets Brianna again. Under the harsh Egyptian sun, Duncan will break all his rules to save her but will it be enough to overcome the secrets that could get them both killed?
Since the story featuring my Victorian heroine’s journey to Egypt has been subjected to Murphy’s Law, my publisher has graciously agreed to put the ebook featuring her parents’ love story on sale until August 15th.
And as a special bonus for the blog tour, I have a free paranormal short story available here:
And lastly, on August 31st, I’ll be giving away one Ankh necklace. To enter, send an email with the topic of today’s blog to contests at lindaandrews dot net (placed in proper email format).


And there you have her, Linda Andrews! Leave lots of comments, so she knows you were here. Pretty please??

Coming up on 8/16 (Thursday), we will be welcoming Beck Sherman and his book Revamp. Looks to be another great interview!

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