But first, what do we know about this post-apocalyptic author, who happens to be my critique partner, and a very good friend? Well, she’s a recovering attorney, who has one or two university degrees under her belt, and kinda rules Twitter. (Seriously, I guarantee you a reply – even a conversation – if you tweet her).
Piper grew up in New Mexico, and during her teenage years, worked summers at a Rock Mountain dude ranch (in a State she refuses to name), as a horse wrangler. Why the unnamed State? Because there was this one time when a group of New Yorkers wanted to see an elk – and there wasn’t any elk to see. So, to get over the problem and give their tourists a good time, Piper strapped an ornamental deer ract to the head of a bay horse named Bucky. And, unbelievable as it is, it worked!
Apart from Piper’s debut novel being a dystopian thriller, she also writes spy novels with fellow writer, (who also happens to be an Intelligence Agent and real life James Bond), Jay Holmes. Together, they have just finished the first in the seven part ‘Apex Predator’ series, which will be published by Stonehouse Inc., in the near future.
Oh, four other random things you need to know about Piper… she taught me to shoot a gun, she makes me run for EVERY plane we have to catch, she can ride an ATV like no one else I’ve ever seen, and she is one heck of a cool room-mate!
Right then, let’s see how she did with the feared ten questions:
1. What is your favorite word? Serendipity
2. What is your least favorite word? Globule
3. What turns you on? Laughter. Laughter is the closest thing to sex besides sex
4. What turns you off? Malice
5. What sound do you love? Bells
6. What sound do you hate? Fighting
7. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck me Agnes! (Blame Holmes for that one.)
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Host on Mythbusters
9. What profession would you not like to do? Nursing
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “Good job”
‘Firelands’ is an amazing read, and available on amazon in digital and paperback format.
And, watch out for the first novel in the ‘Apex Preditor’ series. Release date to be confirmed shortly.