It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Daphne Lamb author of The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse (see my review here). It currently has a 4 star rating on Amazon. In addition to her interview Daphne is giving away three Kindle copies of The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, February 8, 2016.
My name is Daphne Lamb and I’m a writer out of Los Angeles. When I’m not writing, I’m a hard core movie buff that enjoys collecting comics, and doing aerials.
1) Why should people read your book?
I feel people should read this as its an offbeat turn on the apocalyptic fiction genre. There’s a lot that’s been said and written about what the future might include, but its usually a dystopia or something like out of Mad Max and this isn’t one of those stories. The tone is sarcastic as it tackles what its really like to survive when you have no skills for it, which there’s so much opportunity for humor and that’s what I want invite people to see.
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
It varies. I’ve created a comfortable place in my apartment that’s great if you need quiet and no distractions. The other place I enjoy writing is weirdly at my day job. I get ideas for characters based on the things I see around me that I have to write it down.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
I’ve got a couple of projects that I’m really exciting about. I’ve wrapped up a second novel that I’m hoping for release this year (2016). I’ve also been writing the sequel to The Girls Guide, tentatively titled Plague, Pestilence & You: A Girls Guide to the Apocalypse. Also, I have a short story sequel of sorts being released around Valentine’s Day called The Girls Guide to the Apocalypse: 50 Shades of Greg. Besides that, I am developing a project for television with my writing partner that we’re very excited about. We can’t talk much about it at the moment, but when we can, you can bet everyone will be hearing about it!
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
I actually have two. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood and Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca. They’re both such great stories told with wonderfully texturized and descriptive language with stories that keep you guessing until the very end.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. Everyone keeps raving about how wonderful it is, so apparently I need to see for myself.
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
Sitting By the Riverside by The Kinks
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
Haha – doing math in my head. Sometimes when I’m bored I like to figure out percentage problems.
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
Whats your biggest trend in books these days that you wish would go away?
Laura – YA parents being dismissive and clueless. I know it (at times) helps a story along, but good god, does it get old having parents who either just don’t care or are blind to the issues around them. You can have tension and drama in a story and still have decent parents in it.