Folks, please welcome the talented T. W. Fendley to the blog! I have enjoyed a few of her short stories (The Mentor & Solar Lullaby). Today we chat about favorite SFF book series, remote viewing, how the Iron Man would fare in an obstacle course, and plenty more! Also, don’t miss out on the most awesome audiobook giveaway (Audible.com & Audible.UK) at the bottom of this post!
If you could, what book/movie/TV series would you like to experience for the first time all over again and why?
If I can only chose one, I’ll pick Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. The idea of psychohistory inspired me to learn about “real-world” cycles of all sorts, and to speculate on others. But I’d also love to read the Harry Dresden, Lord of the Rings, Sookie Stackhouse, Narnia, and Harry Potter series again for the first time—they were all so much fun, and in different ways, so I really can’t choose!
If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you choose to do?
When I was in college, I had a hard time deciding between pursuing a career in art or writing. Journalism won out, and years later, I switched to writing fiction. I still enjoy painting, especially with watercolors. I’d also love to get more involved in scientific research because I think the world is an incredibly fascinating place.
I like meeting people from around the world—especially readers, but also other authors. My blog, The Writers’ Lens, has helped with that. The most challenging part of self-promotion is linking up with the “right” readers. I feel the ones who connect with my particular mix of history, science, and fantasy are kindred spirits.
What do you do when you are not writing?
One of my favorite past-times is remote viewing, a scientifically based protocol that allows intuitive processes to flow easily. As part of the Applied Precognition Project, I help make stock and sport predictions, and have a lot of fun. I also host a website on Associative Remote Viewing: www.ARV4fun.com.
Which favorite fictional worlds would you like to visit?
I’d love to fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinker Bell (avoiding Capt. Hook and the crocodile, of course). It would be wonderful to meet Aslan in Narnia, and to play quidditch at Hogwarts with Harry Potter. It goes without saying that I wouldn’t turn down a trip anywhere with the Doctor!
In the remote viewing community, we talk a lot about retro causality – how the present affects the past — and quantum entanglement.
You have to run an obstacle course. Who do you invite along (real or not, dead or not)? Will there be a tasty libation involved?
Since I’m not at all athletic, I’d ask Iron Man to “help” me run the course. Then we’d fly to Stark Tower, where I’d fix us each a frosty Bellini (white peach puree and prosecco) to celebrate.
This quirky, futuristic romp into extreme consumer activism pits time-traveling sentient giraffes and lions against each other in a society where corporations have total control. Who says crime doesn’t pay?
Dr. Flare Haich offers the only hope for diverting a solar flare that will dwarf the 2012 Mayan Event, which killed her parents and a half-billion others. She must overcome the betrayal of one she trusted and launch Empress III to keep the Sun’s fiery message from scorching the Earth as One Imix—the time of new beginnings—arrives.
Two black jaguars become the symbol of hope for a race facing extinction when they accompany a dying traveler back to her home planet. JAGUAR HOPE, a novelette, tells of the ill-fated journey to Earth’s Age of Crystal in this action-packed prequel to my historical fantasy novel, ZERO TIME.
Four-year-old White Heron begins her journey as a master shaman when she arrives in Teotihuacan with her sister Quilla and Mama Couen. Her fledgling skills prove the only defense against a priest of the Lord of Darkness in THE MOTHER SERPENT’S DAUGHTER, a short story prequel to the historical fantasy novel, ZERO TIME.
Spending spring break in Peru with her grandmother isn’t sixteen-year-old Jade’s idea of fun. She’d much rather be with her friends at Lake of the Ozarks. Then she meets Felix, a museum director’s son. Jade discovers only she and Felix can telepathically access messages left on engraved stones in the age of dinosaurs.
Following the ancient stones’ guidance, they enter the Labyrinth of Time and–with a shapeshifting dog’s help–seek a red crystal called the Firestone. But time is running out before the First Men return on the night of the second blue moon.
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T. W. has graciously offered up not one, not two, but three audiobook giveaways! You can enter all three if you like. All are open to Audible.com and Audible.UK folks.
Giveaway #1: Jaguar Hope & The Mother Serpent’s Daughter. Giveaway #2: The Mentor & Solar Lullaby. Giveaway #3: The Labyrinth of Time.
To enter, do the Rafflecopter thing below OR answer these questions in the comments: 1) Are you Audible.com or Audible.UK? 2) Which books are you interested in? 3) Please leave a contact email (I promise not to do anything questionable with it). 4) What fictional worlds would you like to visit? Giveaway ends September 15, 2015, midnight.
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