And, now, we're on her novel Live and Let Fly.
What I'm going to do is simple. This interview will not appear on the blog, but on my Examiner.com page. Since the word count on the articles is supposed to cap at only about 500 words, it's been broken up into a four part article.
I asked how she came up with a dragon and a magic-wielding nun as a heroic duo.
I asked her about writing the novel, in part 2
World building was much of part three
And part four was on being Catholic and writing this book.
However, I'm not going to let you, loyal reader, and newcomer, leave here empty handed. No. For coming here today, I'm giving you excerpts from the novel.
First, some background.
For a dragon detective with a magic-slinging nun as a partner, saving the worlds gets routine. So, when the US government hires Vern and Sister Grace to recover stolen secrets for creating a new Interdimensional Gap--secrets the US would like to keep to itself, thank you—Vern sees a chance to play Dragon-Oh-Seven.And now, some snippets, and extra data.
No human spy, however, ever went up against a Norse goddess determined to exploit those secrets to rescue her husband. Sigyn will move heaven and earth to get Loki—and use the best and worst of our world against anyone who tries to stop her.
It's super-spy spoofing at its best with exotic locations (Idaho--exotic?), maniacal middle-managers, secret agent men, teen rock stars in trouble, man-eating animatronics, evil overlords and more!
Festival was Friday. We had two days to stop a Nordic demigod evil overlord—overlady, overbeing, whatever—from blowing up a nuclear power plant, possibly destroying half an island full of revelers in the process, and creating an Interdimensional Gap through which she can bring the rest of her giant relatives to set up housekeeping where the Faerie Catholic Church didn't have the power to control them. In other words, two days until Hel broke loose.
I've had worse deadlines. I could afford a long bath in our whirlpool tub and a good meal first.