Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stupid Questions with Lucy:
Harry Connick Cooties Edition Featuring Gail Roughton





Welcome to the blog, Gail Roughton!  Her spooky book cover is doing nothing for my fear of flying, but she's a lovely author all the same.  Here are her answers to my silly questions~


1. Who would win in a war between cats and bears?

Cats, of course!  Cats were worshiped as Gods in ancient Egypt, they’re not going to forget something like that!  Smokey hasn’t got a chance!

2. Would you rather get a diagnosis of Benedict Cumberbatch or Engelbert Humperdinck?​


I’ll see you your Engelbert Humperdinck and raise you a Harry Connick, Jr.

3. If you could have any fantasy creature for a pet, what would it be and why?

A Falton.  You’ve never heard of a Falton?  Well, I’m not surprised, you wouldn’t have unless you’ve read a book titled Vanished.  They exist in a parallel world I’m acquainted with called Trusca.  They look like horses, but they have horns.  That’s horns, plural, not horn, singular. Curving, deadly horns that grow out of the sides of their heads, on either side of their ears, like a bull. They’re stronger than horses and smarter than unicorns and nobody owns a Falton.  They pick their own masters. (And you thought I was going to say ‘dragon’ or ‘unicorn’, didn’t you?)

4. Are aliens among us?

Oh, you bet your fur they are!! I know quite a few people who can’t be explained any other way, don’t you?

4A. Since there are aliens among us, what would you name a romance about them?


Hmmm, let’s see.  The Space Between Us Aliens No MoreVenus Triumphs.

5. Speaking of horrible aliens, how would you help Justin Bieber off the planet?

Do we really have the right to inflict something like that on another planet?  I mean, what sort of impression about Earth would that give other worlds?  Still, I suppose we could have an intergalactic hyper-drive installed in a Lamborghini.  That wouldn’t make him suspicious or anything, whereas it might be a problem getting him on an obvious spacecraft.

6. If you were a superheroine or -hero, what would your special power be?


I’d be a shapeshifter.  The possibilities are endless!


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VANISHED
Tess Ames thought this trip was just business as usual. Well, other than the added perk of a few days in Jamaica after the conclusion of business. Then the fog rolled in. And Tess's world changed forever. In more ways than one.

About the author:

Gail Roughton is a native of small town Georgia whose Deep South heritage features prominently in much of her work. She’s worked in a law office for close to forty years, during which time she’s raised three children and quite a few attorneys. She’s kept herself more or less sane by writing novels and tossing the completed manuscripts into her closet. A cross-genre writer, Gail’s produced works ranging from humor to romance to thriller to horror, sometimes in the same book. She’s never quite sure herself what to expect when she sits down at the keyboard. Now multi-published by Books We Love, Ltd., her credits include the War-N-Wit, Inc. series, The Color of Seven, Vanished, Country Justice, and Sisters of Prophecy -- Ursula. Currently, Gail is working on Black Turkey Walk, the second in the Country Justice series (which no, she didn't expect to evolve into a series), as well as the Sisters of Prophecy series, co-written with Jude Pittman. 
 
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me, Miss Lucy!

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    1. ROTFL! Miss Lucy is very brave indeed. Delighted to see one of Books We Love's shining stars, making another of her rare, but always anticipated personal appearances. Don't forget War N' Wit, Inc. while discussing aliens and other beings. Readers, If you haven't read any of these novellas, watch for Dollar Deals links coming soon to: http://bookswelove.net where you'll be able to grab these personal favorites from Gail, as well a other amazing bargains for just $1.00

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    2. Miss Lucy's very brave for havin' me? I don't whether to consider that a compliment or an insult. Yes I do dearly love my "other beings" from the War-N-Wit gang. Those "Smith" Brothers (Gabe, Rafe and Mike) especially!

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  2. If this cover scares you, you should check out her novel The Color of Seven. It's a horror/romance and I loved it! Okay, I've loved everything I've read of hers, the War N Wit series included. And Country Justice. I'll stop now. Great Q&A Gail and Lucy!

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  3. I thank you, darlin', and all my characters from all my books thank you! Especially Cain. "My name be Cain. An' my color be sebb'n." I truly think Jamie might be The Color of Seven's greatest fan!

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  4. What a fun post! I LOL at your quip about raising a few attorneys. Lord knows some of them need it.

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    1. Truer words were never spoken! I've been in a law office for forty one years now and I'm counting down till retirement next year. Twelve months, one week and one day! Everybody at the office has stopped asking me if I'm on a countdown. 'Cause uh--YES. I am. A running countdown. Thanks for dropping in Victoria! Much appreciated!

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  5. Benedict Cumberbatch is an alien, but, unlike so many of us, he lacks tiger stripes.

    Yes, War N Wit, definitely!

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    1. Oh, I do so love my BWL gals! That is SO true about Benedict Cumberbatch but I didn't feel right about "outting" him so I'm glad you did. I do seem to recall you were very fond of Micah from War-N-Wit--I think you mentioned that in a review you were sweet enough to take the time to post you were a cat person. Not that Micah's an average cat, of course.

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  6. LOL Love the questions and the answers! :D

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    1. I kinda never mentally progressed much past eighteen. I loved the questions, too! Thanks for stopping in, Ann!

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  7. I'm with Jamie on The Color of Seven. I loved that book. Great answers Gail, so good to have a change from all the soul searching writerly stuff!

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  8. You did?! Lord love you, darlin', I didn't realize you'd read The Color of Seven! I'm honored. Yes, Miss Lucy's Stupid Questions are designed for pure entertainment and absolutely delivers it.

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  9. Very funny, and clever--both her questions and your responses.

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping in Tricia!

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  11. Great interview Gail. Ooh, a shape shifter that certainly has possibilities, in fact it could be very interesting, hopefully not dangerous though.

    Cheers

    Margaret

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  12. Hi, Gail!

    Haven't seen your name in a while (since I left BWL, in fact). Glad to see that you are still turning out great romantic suspense.

    Funny interview, too. Though I have to admit that I have no idea who "Harry Connick Jr." is. (Obviously I could google him. But maybe ignorance is bliss!)

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    1. Hey Lisabet! I've missed you! Well, you know me, I'm not much for the social circuit. Actually, as to Harry Connick, Jr., he's currently a Judge on American Idol, but don't hold that against him. He is, in fact, a fabulous New Orleans born musician, as was his father, and a good actor as well, most notably opposite Sandra Bullock in "Hope Floats" and was also Will Smith's wise-cracking sidekick in "Independence Day" who got shot down by the aliens very early on. Not at ALL bad on the eyes, either.

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  13. Your interview, Gail and Lucy, made me laugh! And Gail, I bet you were a hilarious traveling companion last year during your trip to Maui.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in, Sydell! There were LOTS of laughs on that Maui trip, the three of us together are a lethal combination. In a good way, of course.

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