About The Author
ME: Ahem. *clears throat* In an effort to bypass the traditional list of things you may be curious about me, I’ve decided to allow the heroine of my upcoming novel THREE DAYS TO DEAD to conduct a brief interview. Evangeline “Evy” Stone is a former paranormal bounty hunter who is resurrected into a new, somewhat clumsy body with only three days—
EVY: Didn’t they read all that on the front page of this website?
ME: Well, probably. I was trying to give you an intro.
EVY: This isn’t my interview. Introduce yourself.
ME: But that’s what the interview is for. I can answer questions, but I kind at suck public speaking and making stuff up off the top of my head.
EVY: Never mind. Okay, so I’m Evy Stone, here talking with my author and creator, Kelly Meding. So why don’t we start with A/S/L information?
ME: With what?
EVY: Age, sex, location.
ME: Female, duh. I live in a little town in Eastern Shore Maryland, about ten minutes from Ocean City, with my best friend and one slightly neurotic cat.
EVY: Your best friend is a neurotic cat?
ME: No, my cat is neurotic.
EVY: That’s what I said.
EVY: Moving on, you forgot age.
ME: Over twenty-one.
EVY: Fair enough. How long have you been a writer?
ME: Since I was twelve. I wrote my first, horrible attempt at a YA novel back in seventh grade, and I’m forever grateful to a former friend who destroyed it in a fit of adolescent anger. Saves my eyes from bleeding. I moved onto writing screenplays in high school and college, and then went back to prose during my last two years in college.
EVY: Where’d you go and what’d you study?
ME: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Film Studies Concentration, from Messiah College.
EVY: Never heard of it.
ME: The degree or the school?
*rattling* *mic feedback*
EVY: So my life is all work, work, work. Does that mean your life is write, write, write?
ME: A good portion of my free time, yes. But I also hold down a part-time job at a major home furnishing retailer (I love decorating and design), which helps pay the bills. When I’m not writing or working, I can be found reading a good book, making jewelry, painting ceramics, playing with my cat, or watching movies.
EVY: Okay, good, you’re giving me something to work with here. Five movies everyone should see?
ME: The Secret of NIMH, L.A. Confidential, Band of Brothers, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Dark Knight.
EVY: Jeez, eclectic much? How about books?
ME: Five books? Um…Watership Down, by Richard Adams; The Story Girl, by LM Montgomery; The Stand, by Stephen King; the Little House on the Prairie series; anything by Gena Showalter (she’s awesome!).
EVY: Any of those books have characters who actually get to <Deleted by the Spoiler Police>. You are no fun.
ME: Any other questions for me?
EVY: I can think of a few, but they’d probably get deleted, too.
ME: Very likely. Well, that’s that. Say good night, Gracie.
EVY: Who the hell’s Gracie?