Please welcome E. E. Montgomery!
- Who would win in a fight – A monkey with a jet pack or a dog with Hitler’s brain? While monkeys fight viciously when they fight, they are flexible and fast, and they do strategize to an extent, I’d have to say the dog would win. In his early years of power, Hitler was a brilliant strategist and absolutely ruthless. Combined with a dog’s strength and dominance (assuming it’s a large, dominant dog), the dog would be able to effectively use local resources to disable the jet pack and bring the monkey down.
- Make up a new word you really wish would catch on. What is it and what does it mean? I spend a lot of my time every day fighting against bullying, harassment and discrimination, so it would have to be something that encompasses what I want to achieve. Pasumbral: Under the umbrella of peace and equal acceptance.
- If you could be granted instant virtuosity on a musical instrument you don’t now play, which one would it be, and why? Alto Sax. I love jazz and the concept of impromptu jam sessions. I’d love to be able to be part of something like that.
- Describe one time someone surprised you. I don’t really like surprises. My experience has shown me that other peoples’ surprises usually end up with me having to clean up some sort of mess (physical or emotional), or having to fix whatever problem the ‘surprise’ created/covered up. I’d rather have everyone’s cards on the table so I can plan for contingencies and life continues as smoothly as possible.
- What’s your writing style—slow and steady or full speed ahead? Sporadic would be the best word to describe my current writing style although I have gone through stages where I’ve written steadily and consistently. I type quickly but I don’t plot anywhere near that fast. I need to have a scene fully-formed in my head before I can write it. If I get thinking time, that happens almost daily. At the moment I have a lot of family things happening that need my attention so my thinking time is very spotty, therefore so is my writing time.
- What is your most dreaded household chore? Your favorite? My most dreaded household chore? Where do I begin? I strongly dislike all of it. The one I look at and feel immediately overwhelmed by is tidying/cleaning my desk and my office. I’m really bad with paper, or perhaps it’s horizontal surfaces I can’t deal with. I look at papers and think ‘yes, I’ll action that soon’, then put it aside on the nearest horizontal surface. By the end of the month, there’s a pile of papers I have to move to make room for working space (everything has been actioned online). The same with books. When I’m doing research, I have piles of books and notes all around. Once I’ve completed the research and written what I need, I leave it there in case I need it again when I’m editing. By the time editing is complete, I’ve moved onto another topic and all those papers and books get shuffled toward the walls and a new lot is brought out. I recently spent 27 hours finding the floor in my office. It took four hours to shred sensitive material. I’ve thought about looking at just one book/journal at a time, but I have a ‘shiny’ mentality when it comes to information. *oh, look, there’s another interesting article*
- If you could choose anyone on the planet to narrate an audio version of your latest book, who would it be? Robert Downey Jnr. I love the resonance of his voice and the way his flippancy in the Marvel series covers hard-working genius.
When the two moons of Thalazar cross orbits, the Warrior Pledge must be completed or the cat-shifting Mafdeti nation will face annihilation. There are four who can save the people and their land: the Silver Shining from Rock, the Great Heart Farseeing, the Changeling, and the Pure. They must find each other before time runs out.
Silver-eyed Checa is Captain of the Guard for the Mafdeti. Thanks to the friendship and loyalty of Heath, son of the Mafdeti Matriarch, Checa has survived and thrived after a childhood of horrific abuse. He knows Heath is his Bond-Mate but refuses to bond with the younger man because he feels he isn’t worthy. Nor does Heath’s mother approve of her son bonding with a lowborn warrior.
Together they face deadly wing-strikes from carnivorous birds, earthquake, betrayal, ambush, and an enemy invasion, only to be confronted with the possibility that the Warrior Pledge will bond Checa and Heath to others. If Checa is to complete the Warrior Pledge, he must overcome the belief that he doesn’t deserve Heath’s love, and fight for the one man who can make him whole.
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E E Montgomery wants the world to be a better place, with equality and acceptance for all. Her philosophy is: We can’t change the world but we can change our small part of it and, in that way, influence the whole. Writing stories that show people finding their own ‘better place’ is part of E E Montgomery’s own small contribution.
Thankfully, there’s never a shortage of inspiration for stories that show people growing in their acceptance and love of themselves and others. A dedicated people-watcher, E E finds stories everywhere. In a cafe, a cemetery, a book on space exploration or on the news, there’ll be a story of personal growth, love, and unconditional acceptance there somewhere.
Web, blog and free short stories: www.eemontgomery.com
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