Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Rebel Series 2018: Please welcome Jenny Drummey!

Kia ora,
Please welcome our latest victim guest, Jenny Drummey.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation - you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a headshot every time.

What’s your favorite type of takeaway? (Yes, that means take-out in NZ speak)

Describe your current mental status.
Suddenly hungry for Burmese.

I know how I do what I do … but how do you do what you do?

Sorry, my transmission has been overtaken by the Gerry and the Pacemakers hit ”How do you do what you do to me? “ Join me, won't you?

Could you tell us a little bit about your latest work?

It's a drawing of Buck Owens guitar. It's pretty good! But I should talk about my novel UNREQUITED. Ezekiel Emmanuel, 13 years old, deep in the sexual tsunami of the adolescent, is given the “scientific” prediction that his life will be long but loveless. His mother, divorced, pops with rage and jealousy at her ex-husband's new wife, seeks refuge with Dr. Gary Huff, a life coach with a secret weapon: the Zimbalist Holistic Recliner. Its occupants are immersed in a pool of rememories in which everything is just a little bit better than it was. What will Bebe discover about her past and herself as her brain slowly rewires her history? Meanwhile, Ezekiel's father Joe is the caretaker of the Little Red Inn, a boutique hotel in Vermont where fans of a terrible children's author gather. Joe's new wife, Charlotte, large breasted and clear-headed, become the object of Ezekiel's obsession. During a visit to Vermont, and The Talk delivered by Joe, will son and father finally exchange some meaningful words? More importantly, will a midnight rendezvous prove that Ezekiel is not doomed to a life empty of affection? Read or listen to the first chapter here.

Do you have a favorite coffee or tea?

Walk us through a typical day.

Get up. Feed the birds.* Go to work. Get off work. Feed the birds.  Do something creative. Get Down.
*I have parrots. I currently have 6, but 2 are temporary. I volunteer for the Phoenix Landing Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on education and adoption. We teach multiple classes a month, and I am the adoption coordinator and match people with birds.

Tell us about your main character.

In my novel, UNREQUITED, 13-year-old Ezekiel Emmanuel is pitiful but enterprising. As fun as it is to write about him, I don't want to spend time with him. He would be too nervous and twitchy, and I would run out of things to say.

Who are your favorite writers?
Faulkner. John Waters. Virginia Woolf. Gary Larson. Edward Hopper. Douglas Adams. David Attenborough.

Who inspires you to do better?
Oh god I don't know.

Do you ever put pants on your dog, cat, or budgie?
Pants? Never.  Animals belong in HATS, not pants.

Describe your perfect day.
Get up. Do something creative. Get Down.

Who is your favorite fictitious villain? Or are you all about the hero? Who do you love to hate?

In the show Deadwood, almost everyone is the villain. I love that show! If you can listen around the cusses, and even if you can't, a lot of the downright despicable plotting by rival saloon/brothel owners is poetry.

Do you have any quirks?
Meeting deadlines. Having a retirement account. Caring about parrots.

All-time favorite movie and why?
Schizopolis by Steven Soderbergh
Just look at this trailer!

Do you enjoy the editing process?
LOVE it. I can get all tingly when I find needless words.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London. Why? Because:

Favorite Pizza topping?
Mushroom/black olive.

What were you before you became a writer?
I have always been a writer.

What is the most random thing you have ever done?

One time, a friend and I drove to NYC on a whim to surprise our friends in a band that was playing. We rented gorilla costumes and went to the show in the costumes, and handed out cigars with the label “It's a gorilla!” on them. When the big reveal came at the end of the set, people were shocked.

Whiskey or Bourbon? Red or white wine? Tequila? Beer?
Yes. Do you have any vodka?

Ebook or tree book?

Where do you do most of your writing?
In the chair I am sitting in now.

What’s the hardest thing for you when it comes to being an author?
Application of ass to said chair.

Kapai! You made it.
Now if you would carefully climb down from that chair. Mind the puddles … but hurry. Power surges are common in the leaky old dungeon; you don’t want to be caught with one foot in a puddle when that happens.

You can find out more about Jenny Drummey in the following places ...


Thanks for dropping by Jenny.
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