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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One Word Interview with Theresa Sneed

Today's One Word Interview comes to us from fantasy author Theresa Sneed. Her novels, No Angel and Earthbound were both Whitney Award Finalists! Welcome, Theresa.

Stranded on a desert island. What's your must-have item?
My must-have anything is my husband Bill ... but you said item, so I'll say my scriptures. But now my imagination is kicking in, and I'm betting I could live off fish and coconuts, make a thatched roof hut to live in, and boil water down if I can't find a fresh spring to drink from; and I'm thinking I could make paper out of wood pulp or leaves, so I guess all I need is a big box of pencils with good erasers. 

That was more than one word! But I'll let it pass. Nice logic. A box of pencils is a terrific item to have.

Your characters are coming over for dinner. What are you serving?
Angel hair spaghetti  with garlic and herbs and angel food cake for dessert.

Because they are angels! Hee hee. Sounds yummy.

You've been plunked down in the middle of your latest book. Which character do you do seek out first?
Coe - one of the leaders in the No-Choice Movement in my novel, Earthbound ~ not because he's my favorite character, but because he's so charismatic, and I'd like to find out for myself what he's up to.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer, right?

What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Other than religious leaders (which would be my first choice), I'd love to sit down with J.R.R. Tolkien, because his intellect fascinates me.

I would love to spend time visiting with Tolkien too. A true genius.

What fictional world would you most like to live in?
If I could live in a fictional world, I'd be a student at Hogwarts ~ too much fun and adventure!
Oh, Hogwarts. Yes. Wouldn't that be a hoot?

Thanks for joining us in the writing chair today, Theresa!

People often ask me why I write about angels ~ I write about angels, because I believe in them. I can’t imagine that God would send us to earth without their extra help. Read my novels, and see if you don’t believe in them too.

No Angel is the story of Jonathan Stewart ~ an angel with an attitude. He was not at all happy about having to return to earth as a guardian angel, but it’s required of all post-mortal spirits to fulfill at least one angel guardianship. Fortunately, on the Guardians Unlimited application, he had the good sense to request a client with early-marked-death status, so he believes that while his stay on earth will be most unpleasant, at least it will be short. What he doesn’t know is that a spirit with EMD status can choose his or her time of death! Jonathan’s client, Celeste Knight, has a mind of her own and refuses death at every turn, leaving him stuck as her guardian angel – in a place he only wanted to forget.

Heaven used to be such a perfect place …

As the time draws near for the first spirits to leave their home in heaven, a group of rebellious dissenters begins to appear at every blue-planet planning meeting, demanding that all mortals are ruled by compulsory choice, instead of having the freedom to choose for themselves. Daniel is a courageous Freedom Fighter who vehemently opposes the No Choice movement. Sophie is impressed by his strong desire to do what’s right … and by his intense blue eyes. But she also has a strange attraction to the handsome and ostentatious Coe, a leader of the No Choice movement, who has his sights on her and will stop at nothing to claim her as his own.


Valerie Ipson said...

Hi, Theresa! Great to find you here on Angie's blog!

Anna del C. Dye said...

Great time with good company. Hi Theresa. :)

Theresa Small Sneed said...

Hi back! Sure do miss my writing friends out west way up here in New England! Thanks Angie for a fun interview! ~Theresa

Angie said...

You're welcome, Theresa! And thanks for stopping by everyone. :)

Larry and Cindy said...

Very interesting interview! I really enjoyed learning more about Theresa's book! Sounds like a great read!