Series: A Chelsie Valdar Saga #1
on February 16th 2013
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The Apocalypse is coming...in one week. Chelsie Valdar and her brother are modern-day Viking warrior teenagers. They must find a mystical sword belonging to their ancient ancestor and flee to safety at a secret shelter, if they hope to survive. As the clock ticks, several Bigfoot and an outcast werecat become invaluable friends helping with the search for the sword and offering supernatural protection. Misfortune haunts their every move. Conflicts delay their progress. Especially when a devious and deranged enemy is infatuated with Chelsie and hungers for the sword, desperate to escape to the shelter with Chelsie by his side. Time is running out.
Gina, welcome to my Lily pad!! I am so happy to have you here today!!
First off tell us a bit about yourselves!!
I’m Gina Marie Long and the author of young adult, urban fantasy, supernatural thrillers. Unknown Touch-Werewolf Series and The Chelsie Valdar Saga are my creations. I love: reading YA, my cat Jessie, pizza, music, wearing ponytails and sweatpants, computer stuff, sci-fi and paranormal TV shows and movies. And yes, I like vampires and werewolves.
- If you could be anything but a writer what would you want to be?
Answer: I would want to work with animals; more specifically cats and dogs. I have had pets my entire life and love them with all my heart. They are my “babies”! I’d love to help homeless/shelter animals find forever homes and teach people how to better take care of their pets.
- What were your favorite books growing up?
Answer: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Carrie by Stephen King, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and in my late teens I started on Anne Rice’s books.
- What would a book about your life be called?
Answer: Distractions of the Mind
- What is the hardest thing about being an author?
Answer: Scheduling time to write and sticking to it and actually pumping out tons of words without derailing because a squirrel hopped past the window.
- What 5 things do you have to have with you when you are writing?
Answer: computer, paper, pen, music, coffee.
- – Favorite Quote?
Answer: “There is no reward without the risk.” Author Unknown.
- If you had to describe yourself in 3 to 5 words what would they be?
Answer: Talk-a-holic, ADHD, goofy, low maintenance, cats.
- Which do you prefer? twitter or facebook? Are you an active poster or active reader?
Answer: I prefer Facebook because it’s more visual. I use Twitter, but have a tough time making posts that are so short! And I do post to both, but not so often to make people puke. I definitely am an active reader, too!
Quick Fire Questions…
- Favorite Food?
- Favorite TV Show?
The Walking Dead.
- Favorite Paranormal? (witch, vampire, zombie etc)
- Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?
- Favorite Fruit or Veggie?
Thank you so much for joining us on Froggarita’s Bookcase! We loved getting to know you better and hope you stop by again soon!