Today's One Word Interviewee is science fiction author, Jaleta Clegg. I really enjoy her scifi adventures, The Fall of the Altairan Empire books, as well as her fun and often silly short stories. I'm so looking forward to reading her soon to be released Poisoned Pawn. Welcome to the Writing Chair, Jaleta.
Your house is on fire! What do you grab first?
Extinguisher. If fire's too big, kids.
That's very practical.
What one trait do you have in common with your MC, Dace? (I love her, by the way.)
Oh, me too. Me too.
What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Leonardo da Vinci.
Very interesting. I bet he'd be a fascinating person to chat with.
You've been plunked down in the middle of your latest book. Weapon of choice?
Giant blast cannon.
Excellent choice. I could use one of those myself.
We're holding a banquet in honor of your awesomeness. What should we serve for dessert?
Chilled Monkey Brains.
Hmmm.... I might be a little afraid to try that! Thanks, Jaleta.
Jaleta Clegg loves to build worlds from words and then share them with people. She also enjoys burning things, making things blow up, or watching fires and explosions on tv. Her stories range from science fiction adventure to silly horror and pretty much everywhere in between. And please don't ever make her choose between her children and her laptop if her house catches fire.
Poisoned Pawn: Dace and Jasyn have everything they ever wanted - their own trading ship and freedom. Except regulations require a second pilot and the only one available on Viya Station is a little too perfect for Dace's comfort. But his credentials check out and everything seems fine. Until Dace disappears and Jasyn learns the truth.