Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Question Friday: EJ Stevens

E.J. Stevens is the author of the haunting collection of dark poetry From the Shadows, the chilling collection of paranormal poetry Shadows of Myth and Legend, and the young adult paranormal Spirit Guide Series, including She Smells the Dead, Spirit Storm, and Legend of Witchtrot Road.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk she can be found blogging at From the Shadows, a paranormal book blog, or hanging out on Goodreads or Twitter. E.J. Stevens is the founder of PNR4Wolves, paranormal romance authors joining together to promote the rescue and preservation of wolves with books.

E.J. is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is an active member of the Paranormal Romance Guild. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Five Questions with EJ:

1. What would be the ideal meal for one of your favorite characters?

Emma, vegan and teen animal rights activist, loves veggie burritos and Simon adores rare steak. It is no surprise that these two do not get along. ;)

2. If I could read a diary of one of your characters, what would I learn about him/her?

Yuki has a secret...she smells the dead. As if high school wasn't difficult enough for Yuki, she is beginning her senior year with the gift of clairescence, the psychic ability to sense spirits of the dead through smell, but this "gift" feels more like a curse.

3. What is on the floor of your bedroom?

Lots and lots of dog toys, LOL! I only have one dog, a corgi named Maya, but she is very spoiled. Her toys are literally taking over the bedroom (and hallway, and living room).

4. Which is scarier, zombies or vampires? Why?

I will probably lose all of my goth street cred by admitting this, but I am absolutely terrified of zombies. Really. I always have a very visceral response to zombies...they make me throw up a little. Okay, now I've over shared. Sorry. I blame the zombies. Their shambling, putrefying, brain eating forms will always instill a sense of terror and revulsion. By comparison all other paranormal baddies (Vamps, Weres, Ghosts, Reapers, Demons) are just fluffy, little bunnies. Though admittedly some of those fluffy bunnies have very sharp teeth. ;)

5. What items do you always have with you?

My laptop Edgar, named after my childhood hero Edgar Allan Poe, and I are inseparable. I bring Edgar with me everywhere and never leave home without an emergency supply of pens, notepads, and extra reading material.

http://www.FromTheShadows.info
http://ejstevensbooks.blogspot.com
http://spiritguideseries.blogspot.com

11 comments:

Regan Black said...

Great interview, E.J. Such honesty! LOL
Totally understand the dog toy thing and I LOVE corgis! If I ever have the chance to get a 'small' dog, it would be a corgi. Give Maya a hug from me and my greyhounds.

Regan

E.J. Stevens said...

Thank you Aaron for inviting me here today.

@Regan: Yes, I am actually *very* organized, but I had to relax a bit when it came to Maya's dog toys. LOL. I'm just waiting for the Dog Toy Apocalypse. If these toys ever awaken, it will be absolutely terrifying...especially since most of them are missing eyes and limbs making them resemble little zombies. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

night owl in IL said...

Hi E.J. -
Great interview!
I must confess, that I, too, have an aversion to zombies (even though I know a couple of authors whom I like that writes about them). :D

Lea Ellen

E.J. Stevens said...

@Lea Ellen: I really have tried to overcome my zombie phobia. There are so many fabulous zombie books and movies available for our consumption (ewww...zombies+consumption=brain munching). I did manage to read a few amazing zombie books last year, but they gave me horrific nightmares. I even ventured to my favorite goth nightclub on zombie night. Unfortunately stepping down into a crypt-like basement club while nearly everyone was wearing zombie makeup was more than I could handle. I didn't realize that I could run that fast, LOL! ;P

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

tlynnetolles said...

E.J. Loved the interview...I always find it fun to learn a little something I didn't know about a good friend. Really enjoyed it!

E.J. Stevens said...

@tlynnetolles: Glad you enjoyed it. :)

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

Tony said...

Very cool. I think I'd say Zombies too.

E.J. Stevens said...

Thanks Tony!

Now if the question were Vampire Zombies vs. Were Zombies, I would be at a total loss. ;)

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

Melanie Nowak said...

Awesome interview EJ! I think I have to agree with about zombies. I do write about them (a little) but I'd rather meet a vampire any night - even the nasty, soul-less, drain you 'til you drop kind! Better than being eaten alive by a putrid zombie. (Okay, now I might throw up a little!)
~ Melanie

DANIELA said...

Hi EJ
I agree with you when it comes to zombies... No very romantic creatures!

Daniela.

E.J. Stevens said...

@Melanie and @Daniela: Thank you for stopping by!

Yes, even vicious vampires are much more crush-worthy than any zombie. Vamps may have fangs, but zombies would be impossible to kiss. Can you imagine the rotting lips and brain breath?? Ewwww...

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows