Nov 10, 2014

Dishin' It Up with @AuthorLeeFrench, author of The Greatest Sin series #Fantasy

Lee French

eBooks or Print?
If I have to pick, I choose the ebook, if only because it's easier to carry around five different books. This way, I can slake my thirst for reading no matter my mood.

Sweet or Sour?
Which one does dark chocolate count as? Sweet? I like sweet pastries, for sure. Mmmmmm cinnamon crunch [anything].

T-Rex or Velociraptor?
Velociraptors FTW! I like a swift, sneaky predator over a big, loud one any day of the week.

Norse Mythology or Greek Mythology?
Norse. Those people know how to do some kick ass gods, and have an awesome end game setup.

Cream/Sugar in your coffee or Black?
As it turns out, I don't drink coffee. I subscribe to the chocolate camp. And I do like straight herbal tea.

Sun or Shade?
Five minutes of sun, then I'm in the shade. I have quite fair skin and burn to a lobster-red crisp in no time flat.

Ichabod Crane or the Headless Horseman?
There's something about the name Ichabod. It's like a spooky anthropomorphic fish.

Roses or Tulips?
Tulips. Any idiot can grow a tulip, and that includes me. I've never had any luck with roses. Finicky bastards.

Chips or crackers?
Crackers, especially the kind you pull at Xmas!

Spring or Fall?
I love me some tulips (see above), and they come up in the spring. The fall is nice, but spring is better, just like going to bed is nice, but waking up is better.

Super Power: Invisibility or Telekinesis?
Can I pick teleportation instead? No? Then definitely telekinesis. I would much rather be able to flip on the light switch from across the room than be able to dance naked unseen.

Comedy or Action flicks?
Action, hands down. Preferably with comedy in it. Can't wait for the Deadpool movie!

Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter, most of the time. I prefer the quick posts over the lengthy when I'm scanning, and it's fun to post my latest, greatest typo in that quick format.

High heels or flats?
Sneakers. Also? Sweat pants.

Doing things right or doing the right thing?
Personally, I prefer doing things right. In a character for a book, I vastly prefer doing the right thing. It's much better for getting them into trouble.

Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Absolutely never trying. Also, never trying *again*.

Beer, wine, or neither?
I don't drink because being tipsy for me feels exactly the same as motion sickness. Which sucks. As a value-added bonus, I'm a cheap date.

Pancakes or waffles?
I love me a crispy Belgian waffle. I had one with bacon baked into it not too long ago that was to die for.

Night dreamer or Day dreamer?
My brain is fairly organized during the day, aside from how it forgets things it deems unimportant, like where I left my sunglasses or the fact I need to schedule a dentist appointment. At night, it kicks up its heels and puts on a party dress for a trip to Crazytown.

Chocolate chip or Oatmeal cookies?
Chocolate chip. Oatmeal cookies always feel healthy. If I'm gonna have a cookie, I don't want any of that healthy crap.

Which is more intriguing, the past or the future?
I'm fascinated by certain bits of the past, especially the parts that typical fantasy is based on. How they did things before electricity, before steam, before the telegraph and modern flight, before photography and dental hygiene - all of it...makes me really glad I live now instead of then. There's always some tidbit to run across that makes perfect sense, yet never occurred to me and therefore blows my mind. Like how eating raw vegetables is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Lee French lives in Olympia, MA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with one dragon and absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don't get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.

Publication Date: January 2014
Series: The Greatest Sin #1
Genre: Fantasy

For hundreds of years, the Blaukenev clan has wandered across Tilzam, from one end to the other and back. Each wagon carries history, love, laughter, pain, sorrow, and secrets. Their greatest secret of all may be Chavali, the clan Seer.

Spirits claim/use/save/damn her.

With her gift/curse, nothing surprises her anymore, no one keeps secrets from her. She, on the other hand, has more than enough secrets to keep. Secrets of her own, secrets of her clan, secrets of the world, secrets she even keeps from herself.

There are always people who want secrets.
Some will do anything to get what they want.

The Fallen is the foundation of the story of The Greatest Sin, of a world adrift from its God that desperately wants Her back. Chavali's comfortable, predictable life will be ripped apart and burnt to ashes as she's forced into the middle of that struggle. Change, she hates it passionately. It hates her right back.

Publication Date: October 2014
Series: The Greatest Sin #2
Genre: Fantasy

Adjusting to her new life as a soul-bound agent of the Fallen has Chavali pushing herself harder than ever before. Between learning to fight, dealing with idiots, and climbing stairs - lots of stairs - she has little time to waste on thoughts of the future. Or the past.

When another agent fails to report in, Chavali is sent on the mission to discover her fate. Ready or not, she saddles up for a new adventure with new dangers.

The search takes her to Ket, a coastal city slathered in mystery. There, she faces ghosts from her past and demons of her future as she seeks answers. All she seems to find are more questions.

Plague, murder, lies, espionage...this city harbors much more than meets the eye, and maybe too much to handle.

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