Today Terran Forrester from Water’s Threshold byJillian Jacobs stopped by for a crazy/awkward interview. There’s also a giveaway to celebrate! Check out the blurb and scroll for the interview plus the awesome contest.
What happens when a lonely water-girl finally finds her shore?
In a tourist town at the base of the Tetons, Maya Conway, a mythical being known as an Elemental, stands at a crossroads. On her current path, she is content using her life force water to protect humans and the environment. Her direction is altered when Mother Nature taps her to guide Terran Forrester, an analytical scientist, on his journey to become the next Elemental Earth.
If Maya crosses into his world, will her lonely heart find a partner or will his rational mind reject her otherworldly existence?
When an ancient evil evolved from dark matter shadows their steps, which path will they choose—logic or love?
Crazy/Awkward Tour Interview with Terran Forrester from Water’s Threshold
*fixes her glasses on her schnoz and looks over the rim* Hello, Terran. Would you like a beverage?
No. *Terran clears his throat.* Ah, I’ll get something from Maya later.
Before we get started, that’s an interesting glass bulb necklace. Tell me about it.
Flint is a glass artist. He mixed blue and brown glass into this, and then bound and tied it with this leather strip. Maya has a similar necklace, but her ornament is larger and all blue. Originally, he made a miniature pig. I didn’t find it amusing.
A pig? Interesting. I’m sure you’re busy so I’ll get right to it. *coughs*
Q: Most of the books I read and write have steamy love scenes in them so I’m curious, what do you find sexy?
A: Blue-eyed blondes, with an affinity to water.
Q: Your family pet starts talking. What are you most worried she’d/he’d say?
A: No pets. Although, there has been a stray moose meandering through our backyard lately. I’d actually be kind of interested in what he’d have to say.
Q: You’re strapped into a chair and shown the same two movies for fifteen days. One is your favorite and one is the worst movie ever. Which two movies are you watching and what happens to you after fifteen days?
A: Worst movie ever would be Grownups. The clichés, the predictable, gross jokes, and the not even sophomoric humor. Dune is my favorite movie, because it is my favorite novel. While some think the movie isn’t as good as the book, it’s neat to see one of your favorite novels on screen. Frank Herbert created a very detailed universe. After the fifteenth day, I wouldn’t want to watch anything for a long time. I’d do something challenging, technical. Exercise my brain.
Q: What question have you always wanted someone to ask you? (Bonus points if you answer it, too)
A: If someone was holding a rock or mineral in their hand, I would like if they asked, how can we discover this objects elemental composition?
Q: Prohibition round two starts tomorrow and it prohibits your favorite product. Name that product and what you’ll do to get your fix.
A: Actually, I did go through a short period of alcohol prohibition, but found some hoppy beers I can stomach.
Q: You have to create an incense stick, what is it called and what does it smell like?
A: The stick is called Yellow Lily, and it smells like a mountain lake after a light spring rain.
Q: How do you feel about robot drivers?
A: I’m torn. On one hand, it could reduce accidents and help with emissions and fuel consumption. On the other hand, I hate not having control, and I enjoy driving. It’s a good time to just think.
Q: What keeps the darkness at bay?
A: Maya. She’s my light in a world I never knew existed.
Q: What is your jam?
A: I did prefer grape, but I don’t eat jam anymore. *Glances at interviewee.* Oh, did you mean a song? I’m a bit literal, sorry.
Q: *smiles and scribbles the answer* What song do you sing in the shower?
A: Santeria by Sublime
Q: What was the last furry thing you touched?
A: I ran into a groundhog the other day while resting in the dirt. *Terran combed his fingers through his chocolate brown hair.* I mean, while taking dirt samples in the forest.
Q: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever done in the woods?
A: When you welcome your primal nature, the things you do in the woods become natural, not odd. I do what I can to be sure there are no pollutants or illegal dumping.
Q: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever burnt?
A: Generally, Flint is the one doing the burning. *Terran rolls his eyes.* The man fires around the world, like a flickering flame on match tip.
Q: Fill in the blank: The best thing to have at your side is _______.
A: The best thing to have at my side is: Maya. Second, would be my Elemental brothers. I grew up as an only child, so Flint and Nodin are welcome additions to my family. Don’t tell them I said that though. *Terran winks. His dark chocolate eyes comfort and offer a grounding sense of place in this world.*
Q: Fill in the blank: You like stalking _________.
A: I like stalking Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I need his knowledge on physics to deal with a very powerful nuisance named Quint. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about dark matter, would you?
Oohhhh no. I took Biology 2 instead of Physics. Don’t look at me! But good luck finding your answers and fighting Quint, Terran. And thanks for visiting! 🙂
Got a question you’d like to ask Terran? Comment!
A low beat of classic rock came from the backyard as Maya stood on Terran’s front porch. Always one to forge her own trail, she fought the notion that this pull toward him was predestined. Hadn’t she, so many years ago, left behind her birthplace to begin a new life? At eighteen, she had traveled across America by train to California. Forever frozen at age twenty-one, she fought the notion this relationship was chosen for her. Fate did not have her at Terran’s doorstep-hope did.
At the door’s threshold, indecision raced through her mind. Should she cross into his life and get release for this pent-up need, or should she walk away? If she left, could she keep him safe and ignore the pull attempting to anchor her in place? Could she stand still, neither in, nor out?