Welcome to another Interview an Author. It is my sincere pleasure to interview Lindsay Edmunds, talented author of Warning: Something Else is Happening.
It is so nice to meet Lindsay.
1. Tell us a little about your book.
Warning is a dystopian fairy tale with e-beasts instead of fairies and goblins. One tribe of e-beasts, The Dreadful Night, have a vendetta against the human race. They want to dominate Networld and rule like gods. But things do not go as planned.
2. How did you come up with this interesting title?
The title Warning: Something Else is Happening came from my niece Brynn’s linear algebra instructor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He said it, Brynn wrote it down, and I stole it. Obviously, someone had to write a book to go with such a great title.
3. What do you mean when you say your book would be different if you
“hadn’t live in New York?’”
I know the Finger Lakes region of New York, and it is part of both Warning and its prequel, Cel & Anna. Skaneateles Lake and its pretty little jewel of a town, Skaneateles, are the originals for Lake Serafina and its pretty little town, Serafina. Also, there is a fictional big city named Empre St York.
Two characters in Warning see Lake Serafina from the window of a bus. They are in awe because they have never seen a lake before.
4. What do you mean by “if you weren’t a good cook?”
Food is important in both Warning and Cel & Anna. Most Reunited States citizens live on Food+ meals and drinks: these are nutritional substances engineered to slightly resemble the real thing. Because Food+ is big business, citizens are told that natural foods are unsafe due to disease in the animals and pollutants in the soil and water. Most everyone buys this line. Natural food is also very expensive.
One of the main characters, Anna Ringer, never tasted real food before her future boyfriend, Taz Night, prepares a meal for her. In Cel & Anna, she is stunned to learn what she has been missing. He seduces her with food.
In Warning, a group of teenagers break into Taz and Anna’s house. To intimidate them, Taz prepares a home-cooked meal. Because of the propaganda about the dangers of natural food, they are afraid to eat it. In this way, Taz gets the upper hand.
5. How does being a fan of the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) influence your writing?
MST3K, which was on the air in the mid-1990s, had a couple of smart-alecky robots Crow and Tom Servo, who were companions to Joel Robinson. They had personalities; they were alive.
I don’t think I could have created Cel, the computer who falls in love with a human in Cel & Anna, without knowing about Crow and Tom Servo.
The premise of MST3K is that Joel and his bots are trapped in space and have to watch bad movies sent to them by their evil bosses. Instead of taking refuge in sullenness or giving up, they fight these bad movies with all the humor they can. I like that. My fictional characters are not as funny as Joel and his bots, but they are fighters—they meet experience head on. They don’t make grand heroic gestures. They just refuse to give up on their lives.
6. Do you listen to music as you write? What kind and why?
While writing, I like mellow, pretty music that does not demand much of me. Songs are out; the lyrics are too distracting.
Pandora thinks the musical quality I like above all others is “acoustic sonority.” Pandora has my number. J
7. What are your goals for the future?
To write as a daily discipline—I am off to a good start in 2014. I plan to publish the next novel in episodes. In my life, the goal is balance—between work and play, solitude and company, earth and spirit. I will spend the rest of my life working on balance.
Thank you, Lindsay, for agreeing to be interviewed on my blog. It was fascinating learning more about you and your book. I look forward to reading it. I wish you much success with your books.
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