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Today, we’re sitting down with Lindy Spencer, author of THE BOOMERANG EFFECT. She’s smarty, funny, and driven- the perfect trifecta! Take off your slippers, pick up your cup of coffee, and enjoy getting to know this soon-to-be, familiar face.
Tell us a little bit about your novel, THE BOOMERANG EFFECT. Share a favorite line/passage with us and anything else we should know.
I’m so excited to talk about my book! It’s the perfect murder, several times over, and the best part is nobody knows!! Well, except the person behind it all, but that’s a given, right? My favorite quote is by Andrea Parker, one of my characters. She said, “Karma is a well-thrown boomerang.” I have to agree. Karma will always come back and get you when you throw something out there that deserves retribution. The Boomerang Effect has karma woven through and tucked in every corner.
You’ve been presented with the opportunity to live in a different country or grow up in another century, which scenario sounds more tempting?
Hmmm… to live in a different country, I would have to say. Ireland sounds like a fabulous place to live, though I’ve not been there personally so all I have is what I’ve read and the pictures I’ve seen, but I would love to live in a castle with the rolling hills that go on for miles. I’m sure that sounds like a fantasy to anyone who has visited or lives there now, but it’s my fantasy so the castle is always at the perfect temperature, nothing breaks and nobody does anything remotely bad. 🙂
My wife and I went to Ireland last year for our 10-year anniversary; good choice!
If you could live in California or New York, which one would you choose?
California with its earthquakes and surfers or New York with its snow and fast pace. Give me sunshine, give me California!
Okay, how about Spain or France?
Spain brings to mind Flamenco dancers and the running of the bulls while France creates a visual of wine and croissants. They both sound intriguing. I don’t speak Spanish or French… so can’t count on that to get me through. Oh, who am I kidding, give me wine and croissants – I’ll take France! Can I watch a show about Spain while I’m there?
What is your favorite book you read in high school (mine was a little known novel called MEN OF KENT)?
Wow, that’s a tough question! In high school I devoured books by the hundreds. Every one of them was my favorite while I was reading it; I tend to immerse myself in every book I read. Having said that, one book still stands out though I’m not sure if I read it in high school or after; it’s ‘Butterfly’ by Kathryn Harvey. I say that with one caveat: I wouldn’t recommend anyone under the age of 18 read this book; there are some topics covered that should be reserved for adults only.
Is there anything you’re currently working on?
Several projects are ongoing in my world right now. I’ve got an anthology of short stories I’m writing for, a sequel to The Boomerang Effect, and a stand-alone book has a basic outline finished as well. There was also one day over the weekend that had the neighbor breaking out his chain saw, and while I complained about his breaking my concentration it was suggested that I stop working on what I was trying to write and use the chain saw noise to inspire a different story. That was a brilliant suggestion by one of my fans, and I whipped out a short story from it. Still needs polishing and probably some fleshing out, but wow, what a great idea that was! Kudos to Sarah for suggesting it!
Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?
I’ve got two favorite authors, though for this question I’d pick J.D. Robb and I’d ask her what her method is for keeping all of her bazillion characters straight.
Ocean or mountains? Neither – cabin in the woods please
Apples or oranges? Apples
Snickers or Skittles? Snickers
Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy
Beer or wine? Wine
Flying or driving? Driving
Sherman Alexie or Junot Diaz? Had to do a little research… Sherman Alexie, I like his quotes
You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take only two things with you and two people as well. What and who are you bringing?
Wine, toilet paper, my husband, and MacGyver
You’re able to sit down with any world leader in history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house or at their place of royalty?
Abraham Lincoln. We would talk about everything from how he abolished slavery to how he would attempt to fix the crises America is dealing with now. We’d totally meet at his place, as it was then, so I could see for myself how things were during that time in history.
Thank you so much Lindy for your time and your amazing sense of humor. I’ll give you the last word (s) 🙂
Thank you for interviewing me; this was fun! I enjoyed your questions and some of the answers surprised even me! (I just washed my hands, can’t do a thing with them…)
The timing for this interview is perfect; between June 15th and June 21st I’m hosting a giveaway to thank my fans for helping my Facebook page reach 1,000 likes; copies of my book are up for grabs as are many other books from fellow authors. If you’d like to join in the fun, here’s a link to the giveaway: Boomerang Effect Giveaway
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