Title: Clay and Blood
Author: Rebekah Jonesy
Publication Date: October 31
Paperback Price: 11.99
Digital Price: 3.99
Ebook ISBN: 13: 9781946382467
Print ISBN: 9781946382474
Gillian Gilchrist has no time to rest after completing her first mission. There is still the cleanup which leads her to a trail of devastation left by a rogue fae.
Somehow this one moves through the trees without leaving any trace, except for the tattered and bloody clothing of its victims.
Pitch and Gillian can’t tell if the culprit is insane, sick, or simply acting out its true nature.
What inspired this book?
I was, unfortunately, sitting in my hot tub one night alone. Just listening to the breeze and the frogs. A tree started creaking rhythmically and it caught my attention. I wondered what could be causing it to creak in such a precise rhythm. Then I started to worry about it falling over, as many of my trees did in the recent vicious storms we’ve gotten here. As I looked over to try and see the tree in the dark the back of my brain said, “Or it’s a tree nymph out to get you for not taking care of her trees.” And then my imagination ran wild and I came up with the first murder scene in this book before I could even get out of the hot tub and inside. I haven’t been back since. But it made a great start to my second book in the Mab’s Doll series, Clay and Blood.
Tell us about your world in your book.
In my world the old celtic myths are true. Usually the humans got them wrong because they are too impatient to learn details, and too short lived to remember for long. But the fae know. And they remember. They just don’t care unless they are insulted. And God help the person who offends the fae.
Until then the fae may or may not wander through the human world as their whims take them. For the most part they stay in the Underhill, a world kept separate from the human world. Few travel among the humans now, and some of those that did got lost or twisted. Which is why Gillian was created. Made with human blood she can travel in the modern world and not be poisoned by the metal we use. That gives her the freedom to search out her lost peoples and bring them back into the fold.
What is your next project?
Blood and Steel. The third book in this series. It will continue down the path that Pitch started. Gillian is going to get better at handling her powers and Pitch is going to find out that he can’t, and doesn’t need to, keep all of his secrets.
Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
Nita Callahan of the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. She makes Hermoine look like a slacker. Nita not only bravely faces down death and the Evil One, she accepts and challenges the darkness inside herself as well.
Are you a pantser or a plotter or both?
Total pantser. I have a concept of the story in my head, maybe some dialogue. But for the most part I am reading what I write as much as I am typing it. I learn my story as it builds on the screen.
Who inspires your writing?
Everyone. And everything. Old stories, new stories, poetry, the way my dogs act, something I ate. Just about anything. In fact I was reading a poetry collection of a friend of mine, Scath Oran, and one of the poems jumped out at me. That’s when I learned of another facet of my antagonist’s psyche and what caused it.
Where do you come up with your stories?
Almost always when I am in hot water. Taking a shower or soaking in the hot tub. (Recently not so much on the hot tub thing) Almost always in a place or time when I can’t write it down.
Who is your favorite author?
I have way too many to pick one. JD Estrada, Joshua Robertson, Terry Pratchett, RA SAlvatore, Lillian Oake, Heidi Angell, Piers Anthony, Anne McAffey, JK Allen, Thomas Atwood, Andy Peloquin to name a few. The more I read the more I fall in love. I can’t deny any of my loves.
What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer?
Everyone has a story, usually more than one. Everyone is a villain, a hero, and a bit character. Sometimes all at once.
What is one thing you hate about being a writer?
Marketing. SEOs are the devil.
What is one thing you love about being an author?
The people I meet. People who read my books or other authors that share their work with me. I love all things books and reading.
Tell us something unique about you:
I have read a 60K word story in 15 minutes and understood it well enough to talk about it with the author.
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