The lovely Ruth Ellen Parlour, author of Earth Angel and another of the participants in the great indie giveaway, has agreed to face my questions about her and her writing. Allons-y!
If you could be friends in real life with any of your characters, who would it be and why?
There’s a few of my characters who I could certainly be friends with, if they were real. I’d like to meet my male romantic interests. It seems that when I write about the men, I fall in love again. Dogga is a very popular man because he’s cheeky and would do anything for the ladies. At the moment I’m writing a short story and falling in love with Draego because he’s so sweet.
Have you ever written a character that you’ve disliked so much you’ve scrapped them from a work?
I have to say I’m not very good at scrapping things, I feel like because I’ve spent so much time working on something that I have to use it. I have scrapped characters in early drafts or simply changed something drastic about them to make them work in the story.
Which of your characters would frighten you if you met them in real life?
Gabrielle would frighten me. If I saw her I’d walk on the other side of the street because she’s always up to no good! She’s pretty scary.
Describe your book in one word
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Bunny loving, geeky, lovely artist.
Do you ever consult friends when you’re stuck with a plot?
My mother is my creative consultant. If she was in a novel she’d be a wise old crone who guides the heroes on their journey. She’s very well read and learned so she’s my first and last go-to person. She also isn’t afraid to tell me what sucks.
What’s your personal kryptonite?
Cake. I can’t say no to cake…
If you could converse, a la Dr Dolittle, with one type of animal, which would it be and why?
Rabbits. I have a pet rabbit called Bandit. I’d love to know what he thinks of us, and I can ask him why he won’t eat his yummie yummie hay. Someday I’d like to be a bunny overlord.
Tea or coffee?
Tea. It’s like my fuel. I would never give tea up. Ever.
About Earth Angel
Eardesha is protected by the twelve Gods and their Earth Angels. Fighting against her destiny as an Earth Angel, Faith is returning to the temple for her lover who she had to leave behind. Gabrielle, a criminal, escapes from prison only to be guided back by the God’s to help Faith stop a war. Threatened by invasion from the Krieger, Eardesha’s military trains convicted criminals into a brutal and disposable army. Gabrielle and Faith discover a power the Gods have kept secret for thousands of years, a secret that would change the future of Eardesha, and use it to stop the war.
Ruth is an independent author of young adult fantasy. She is in training to be a crazy bunny lady, currently owning one chubby lop called Bandit.