Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Author Interview + Giveaway: Chelsea Campbell (Blog Tour Stop)

She's created the hilarious, cocky little half villain Damien. She's brought us a great book that puts heroes and villains in a new light. And now she's taking over my blog to answer some questions, and you have a chance to win a copy of this book! Welcome, Chelsea Campbell, author of The Rise of Renegade X.

If you were a mix of super villain and superhero, which side do you think would win out?

Probably superhero, because, like Damien, as much as I'd like to picture myself as some bad-ass villain... my good side pretty much always wins out.

What kind of superpower or specialty would you have if you were a superhero/villain?

I would LOVE to be able to teleport! I could go to all sorts of places without having to pay for airfare or worry about layovers and all that. Plus I wouldn't have to pay for hotels either because I could just pop back home at the end of the day.

If you could pair Damien with any character from any book, who would you pick for him?

I think he and Puck from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series would make an awesome (read: dangerous) team. But, uh, you probably meant a romantic pairing...

What is the most private thing you're willing to admit here?

I have a horrible fear of static electricity! For a while I had trouble leaving the house because of it and I was reluctant to tell anyone, because as soon as they knew, they wanted to shock me. :/ It made it really hard to use the car or go into stores.

What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?

Walnut chocolate chip, hot out of the oven, with whole grain flour. NOM. Oh, wait, you asked what kind I was, not what kind I wanted... That's the kind of cookie I aspire to be, because it is so delicious!

Thank you, Chelsea, for that great interview! I have to admit, I probably would want to shock you too. But if it's any consolation, one of my random, embarrassing fears is opening biscuit cans. The way they basically explode in your hands without you even having any idea of when exactly it will happen.... yeah... don't care for it. And yes, my brother once exploded one in my face. It wasn't funny. To me, at least.

Now that confession time is over... I am giving away one copy of The Rise of Renegade X. To enter, fill out this form! Contest is US/Canada only (Sorry, my awesome international followers, but I'm footing the shipping on this one), and ends Wed, Sept 15 at 6 pm CST.


  1. Great interview- I also love walnut chocolate chip cookies :)

  2. If only she could teleport! That way if people were going to try to shock her, she could leave (or come back five seconds later with a bucket of water to dump on them). Oh dear, there's my uber-mini villain complex coming out...

    ASIDE FROM THAT, awesome interview! Walnut chocolate chip cookies sound delicious.