When is book 2 coming out?
Release date is scheduled for Fall 2013. Sign up for the "New Release Notifications" on the right side of this blog and be the first to know when it comes out.
How many books are anticipated in the Penryn & the End of Days series?
Guessing about 5 but I'm not sure yet.
Where did Penryn live before they had to make a run for it?
The town of Mountain View, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
I’ve known for a long time I wanted to write a novel about angels. They’re so fascinating. Classic angels are associated with destroying entire cities and turning people into pillars of salt. In Revelations, they are the harbingers, and quite likely the executioners of doom. And yet they’re portrayed as cute little cherubs or beings who bend over backwards to make us happy. Like unicorns and vampires, they must have an amazing public relations department.
So what if the PR fog cleared? What if angels were unleashed on the modern world? Would there be nothing but death and destruction? Or would there still be some room for dark adventure and romance? What would happen if one of these battle-hardened warriors had to partner up with an extraordinary victim of their apocalypse?
I just had to find out.
How did you go about writing Penryn's fight scenes?
First, she fought as she saw fit, then I researched how a trained fighter would do it and revised the scenes. Unlike a lot of other heroines, Penryn doesn't relish a fight. She'd rather stay out of it if she can. But she's a survivor. And a survivor fights when she must.
I also talked to a black belt martial artist about choking techniques and pulled some information from women's self defense techniques.
The cover of your book is beautiful. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
The cover was done by a Serbian artist who entered a book cover contest that I held for Angelfall. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one.
Is your last name pronounced "E" like the letter, or "Eeeeeeeeeee!" like the monster movie sound effect?
It's pronounced "E" like the letter. But when my enemies see me coming, they scream "Eeeeeeeeee!" like the monster movie sound effect. It's really cool. :)