Please welcome L.A. Ashton to The Blogger Girls!
If you could trade places with one of your characters, who would it be and why?
Aranck from my novel “Echoes”, a thousand year old Native American vampire. He’s seen and done so much, and he still has a good heart.
If you could sequester yourself for a week somewhere and just focus on your writing, where would you go and what would the environment be like?
Trees and hills and wildlife. A cabin tucked away behind green next to a river. Nature always makes my imagination sing.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
What internet site do you surf to the most?
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three author guests be and why?
Laurell K. Hamilton, because she shaped my mind and interests from a young age, and is in a queer poly relationship. She’s a very interesting woman, and I’ve grown to love her more and more as I’ve aged.
Drew Karpyshyn, a master of character work and action who needs to sit down and be praised by me for at least an hour straight.
Ted Chiang, because his brain works in such a vastly different way than mine, and I want to know more.
When you got your very first manuscript acceptance letter, what was your initial reaction and who was the first person you told?
Shock. I didn’t believe it until I made others read it. It still doesn’t feel real, somehow. The first one I told was my partner, and then I sent the screenshot to all my close friends and just trembled in an excited ball on the floor.