Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.
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Julie is representing demi gods. :-) Thank you!
What is your favorite type of monster to write about? Read about? I’m completely addicted to gods and demigods, specifically from Norse mythology. Thor and Loki pulled me in years ago and my obsession has gone madly out of control since then. Can we call the gods and demigods monsters for this interview? Because I really like thinking about them. A lot. Like, a super creepy lot.
What do you envision their greatest characteristic to be? Their worst? I think their greatest characteristic is their loyalty and dedication to a cause. Gods and demis are relentless pursuers of purpose. I can’t finish my laundry.
What two creatures would you love to see go toe to toe in a battle? You will be judged for creativity. ;-) Feel free to describe the battle. HA! I dare any creature to go toe-to-toe with my guys. Thor and Loki are formidable, nay, impossible to beat when they align their superior abs and intellect. Okay, now all I can think about is Chris Hemsorth’s abs. I need a minute.
Choose three of the following and tell us what your creature would do with them, make out of them, use them for or what reaction they would have to them: an apple, an gemstone, a silver chain, a fish, a rat, a deer, a toad, a piece of pizza heavily dosed with garlic, a flower, treasure belonging to someone else, fire, a spider, a worm, a ball of string, a microphone and speakers, a wooden club, a mirror, a book, a cemetery, a boat, a moonlight bonfire, a sunny afternoon, a walk through the forest on an overcast day, a wooden stick, a Popsicle, a broom, a tree, a lost person, a baby, a body of water, a cross, a cage, wolfs bane, a rock, a rubber band, a chicken, a rabbit, a cave, rope, or a piece of candy. Thor would rescue the lost person, then bring me the flower and candy because this is my fantasy.
Loki would tie the rope to a piece of candy, hide behind a stone and whack Thor with the wooden club every time he tried to get the candy. (I realize I said every time, like more than once….but seriously, his face though….) LOL!
Which type of monster do you think would make the best love interest for your monster and why? The worst? What? No. No. No. I would make the best love interest for Thor. I would take him from Jane Foster so fast she’d never catch me because we’d fly away to Asgard where she can’t follow. She’s smart and pretty. She can find someone else. I hear Loki’s available.
What scares you? Everything. My shadow for starters followed by strangers, animals without people, horses, monkeys, Oompa Loompas, driving someplace new, bugs, heights, the highway, semitrucks, dark alleys/parking lots/garages, scary movies and sometimes their commercials…I could go on but I’m getting freaked out.
What is your monster most afraid of? What makes it happy? My demigods fear nothing and they love to battle. They gain strength from strenuous competitions and especially from their victories. Also from a good snog.
What type of candy would you be apt to grab? Give out for Halloween?
I’m an equal opportunity candy eater. I’m supposed to give it away for Halloween? *locks door*
What is your monster’s favorite meal? My demigods like meat and potatoes. Plus, all the other things I shouldn’t eat due to: increased blood pressure, odds for heart disease and size of fat a$$.
What do you think is the most mis-construed idea about demi gods? I think people misunderstand how sexy they are. Not just their lean, muscular bodies (though, yeah, those) also the chiseled jawlines, perfect skin, breath that smells like mint and unicorn tears, and the sharp alpha male mentality…*fans face*…what was the question?
What is a least known trait about them? Demigods are people too. They want love as much as we do. So, next time you’re faced with one of these gorgeous deities (not Thor. He’s mine)…kiss him till he knows you love him. You won’t regret it.
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Prophecy, book 1, the Calypso series
On the other side of death, is destiny.
Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.
Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend—who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, Callie discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.
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