Hello, everybody! Today I have the lovely Jody Kessler, author of Death Lies Between Us, with us, and she’s agreed to be interrogated! Yay, Jody!
Here we go!
1. What is your favorite smell? Grape candy. Grape has been my favorite since I was born. I don’t eat fake grape flavoring anymore, but I love the smell.
2. Very interesting. Would you rather live in a mountain hideaway or a beach house? Okay, both. I already live in a mountain hideaway, so can I have a beach house too? The ocean calls my name all the time. I’m a Pisces, I can’t help it.
3. You can have a beach house too only if I can come visit. What’s your favorite drink? Grape. Did I already use that answer? So, just for today, I’m really enjoying hot black tea with cream and sugar — simple and yummy.
4. Cats or dogs? Dogs. Cat hair makes me want to scratch my face off.
5. Cats will sometimes scratch your face off for you! Did you learn anything today? If so, what? Mentos in diet coke does not always explode. Apparently you have to have the correct ratio. My four year old was learning this with me earlier. And, by the way, vinegar and baking soda will shoot up like a geyser. (We’ve been making volcanoes for the last few days.)
6. That sounds like great fun! What makes you laugh? Being silly with my kid. His laugh always makes me laugh. It’s the greatest sound in the universe.
7. That is so sweet. Do you watch sports? Why or why not? I have a hard time watching most sports. It doesn’t hold my interest and I am the least competitive person in the world. That being said, I have an unwarranted passion for ice hockey and WRC rally car racing.
8. What’s the last movie you watched? Watch movies? Who has time for that? It’s been a while, but I think it was Pirates! Band of Misfits. I kinda dig claymation.
9. Here’s a free plane ticket! Where would you like to go? Ireland, Iceland, and Scotland. I have a weird obsession with that area of the world. And thanks, I’ve been dying to go there for some time now. (I’ve been to Scotland once, but I really want to go back.) My latest work in progress has a twisted misadventure in Northern Ireland. It’s been fun to write characters and scenes there.
10. Take me with you! What’s something about yourself that really annoys you? I can be a bit obsessive. I usually know when I’m doing it, and I still can’t stop. It’s typically something trivial, like not being able to find my favorite pen or trying to rid my couch of dog hair.
11. I can relate to that. What’s the name of the book you’re reading? Oooh, I’m currently reading an ARC of Relics by Maer Wilson. It’s due out in May. I feel special because I get to read it before anyone else does. I have another pre-release that I’m excited about. The Grave Winner. I think you may be familiar with that one.
12. I may have heard of that title somewhere… Summer or winter? Summer!!!! I’m not opposed to winter. I live at 8,600 ft. and winter lasts about 7-8 months. After that long, the cold gets annoying and a few warm months are really nice.
13. Why do you write? If I don’t write, I turn into a scary beast that nags, complains, and cleans house — obsessively, of course.
Thanks, Lindsey, for having me over at your place.
Any time, Jody. Any time. 😀
So that was the wonderful Jody. Here’s a bit more about Death Lies Between Us.
Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.
Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana’s destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.
In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother’s drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn’t know that Nathaniel is part of it.
Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?
Jody A. Kessler enjoys writing paranormal novels and is a member of Pikes Peak Writers. She is a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and a graduate from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. When she took an extended leave from her massage practice to stay at home with her newborn she returned to her first true passion —writing. She spends most of her time being a mother, writing, and teaching yoga, but also likes going to concerts, hiking, practicing herbal medicine, and reading anything that catches her interest. Jody lives in the mountains of Colorado with her family.
She welcomes visitors to her website www.jodyakessler.com
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