I am super excited to introduce you to one of my all time favorite Author's
Jody Lynn Nye
Chance (my honey-bunny) met Jody this past year at a con and she was nice enough to agree to do an interview with us. Before we get to the super fun and silly interview let me tell you a little about her and her writing.
She has written over 40 books and120 short story's since 1987. Her next books that are coming out are Wishing on a Star (Arc Manor) coming out in November, Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen) and Circle of Celebrations (WordFire Press) in December, and Myth-Fits (Ace Books) in June 2016. She is a fun and witty writer that keeps me laughing even after I have put her books down. If you are looking for a new author to read I really could not recommend Jody enough.
I was introduced to Jody's work when she started co-writing the Myth books in 2003. Chance is the one that put the books in my hand and sat on my until I read them, and it was so worth the time not beading to find such a wonderful Author. Since Chance is a better writer than I am, I'm going to let him tell you about this series.
Regarding the Myth books , what can I say beyond they are some of the warmest and funniest fantasy humor books out there? The series was begun by the incredibly talented writer Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978 and grew to over 12 books before Jody joined in the fun allowing the series to continue another 7 or 8 books until his unfortunate passing. The books ,which feature a cast of characters as diverse and unlikely as any in all of fantasy are all characters anyone can relate to and laugh along with. Starting with the unlikely heroes journey these books turn every trope of fantasy into a chorus of laughs. Skeeve and Aahz create the best kind of 'buddy cop' dynamic and the mixture of heroism, hilarity and Aahz's eternal greed make for amazing fun , and the collection of friends, followers and foes (often one in the same) are some of the most interestingly developed characters I have ever read. The series has dimensional travel, mobsters, every flavor of being you can imagine , and more laughs per page than a transcript of a Carlin concert! Do yourself a favor and just read them! (by Chance Palmer)
Now on to the part you really want to read...
1) What is your Favorite Color?
Ruby red. I also like amethyst purple.
2) Who is your favorite scientist, alive or dead and why?
I’m going to say Benjamin Franklin. He had an inquiring turn of mind and wasn’t afraid risk his life for the sake of science. His peers referred to him as having ‘chained the lightning,’ in his experiments with electricity. Many of his creations we still use today, as varied as bifocals and the postal system. He was a philosopher as well as an amusing and prolific writer, and often used humor to make points that might have been unpalatable otherwise.
3) Do you have a pet? If so please tell us about it and feel free to share pictures.
Jeremy is our cat. He’s a Texas Longtail, born in our friend Teresa’s house halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. My husband went down to pick him up and fly him home when Jeremy was 13 weeks old. He was one of five kittens of a very skittish stray Teresa adopted who got out just before they were going to take her to be fixed. Jeremy inherited his mothers’ shyness, but he’s friendly and affectionate. He is also a highly trained professional bedcat who sleeps in the crook of my arm or between my feet. Jeremy enjoys fresh catnip and endless treats, and is a connoisseur of polar-fleece. We have many places set up for him around the house to watch the action going on in our yard or just to keep an eye on us. He comes in to supervise my writing, and interrupts me if he feels insufficiently petted. He’s big on belly rubs and jowl scritchings.
4) Do you prefer fresh air or air conditioned air?
Fresh, but I don’t reject air conditioned when it’s too hot and/or too humid. At the moment, all the windows are open.
5) What is one of your favorite quotes?
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” Prospero, The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. (I’m also fond of “Don’t worry, John, the history books will clean it up.” Benjamin Franklin, 1776, by Sherman Edwards.)
6) If you were reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be?
Dark chocolate chocolate chip, with more chocolate on the side.
7) What story does your family always tell about you?
The time in 2nd grade that my grade school principal came to test me on my reading ability. He handed me a college textbook and asked me to read to him, asking for passage after passage. I told my mother that afternoon that the principal didn’t know how to read.
8) If you were given the opportunity to have a super power, but you had to choose between Weather Control or Animal Control, witch if either would you choose and why?
Animal Control. I’d tell mosquitoes, ticks and fleas to leave town. I’d also use it to stop bullies and disband terrorist organizations.
9) What is something you learned in the last week?
The Badlands (in South Dakota) are gorgeous, but ephemeral in the greater scheme of things. They’re made up of pink and white strata of volcanic soil that is naturally eroding at a fantastic rate. Enjoy them while you can.
10) What is your favorite electronic device?
I have to go with the iPhone. Instead of a datebook, a photo album, a casual camera, a To-Do list, a book of crossword puzzles, a book, a Walkman, a movie viewer, a book of movie trivia, a pinball machine, stationery to keep up with correspondence, and a computer to check in on social media, I have one slim device that takes up little space in my purse. Oh, it also makes phone calls.
Jody Thank you so much for your time and fun answers!
If you want to Know more about Jody and her books you can head over to her website, visit her on Facebook, or keep up with her Twitter feed.
note: This interview was supposed to post at the end of September, but for some reason my keyboard scared me and I just could not wright anything. Sorry for the delay.