An Interview With Gennifer Albin

Hello, my name is Adelice Lewys and Gennifer asked if I could host an interview with her.  I considered saying no.  After all she left me plunging into icy, churning water to do this, but then she reminded me that I live entirely in her head and that I had to do it.  She's just that much of a tyrant.  Seriously, she could give some people here a run for their money.

Gennifer: Ad, I can leave you in the water.

Adelice:  See, this is what I'm talking about.  Positively tyrannical.

Gennifer: Maybe they want to hear about me.

Adelice (under her breath): Not likely.

Gennifer:  You're giving me a complex.

Adelice:  Then I guess we're even.  Ok, so give us the scoop. When will we see Crewel's cover?

Gennifer:  I wish I knew.  I'm under threat of pain not to share it.

Adelice:  I'd like to point out that I'm usually under threat of pain, but I still take action.  Fortune favors the bold.

Gennifer:  Yes, and see where's that gotten you.

Adelice: Bobbing in icy water.  Point taken.  What can you tell them about my world?

Gennifer:  Well, officially it's a world of secrets and lethal intrigue.

Adelice:  Can you be more vague?

Gennifer:  Ok, sassypants, it's a world of cigarette holders, cocktails, beautiful women who hide deadly secrets behind their made-up faces and silk stockings, and men who fear women so much they keep them bringing coffee.  No one is quite who they seem.  Even you.

Adelice:  That leads me to a very important question.  Do I have to wear all those stockings in book 2?

Gennifer:  I see you're going to ask all the hard-hitting questions.

Adelice:  And you are avoiding the question.  Ok, less about my world and more about yours.  What do you do when you aren't torturing me?

Gennifer: I'm usually chasing my toddler and preschooler, watching too much Fringe and Harry Potter, and eating all my husband's delicious baked goods.  Oh, and thinking about torturing you.

Adelice:  Gee, thanks.

Gennifer:  You're welcome.

Adelice:  Ok, can you please pull me out of the water now?  I'm getting pruney, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to freeze to death soon.

Gennifer:  I guess.  It would be pretty anti-climatic if you bit it like that.

Adelice:  Exactly what I was worried about.

Please feel free to let Genn know that stockings are completely unnecessary in book two.  I'm sure you all agree with me.


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11 comments:

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

LOL, is it wrong for me to like and think the way your mind works is hilarious since you were torturing someone and only saved them because it would be anticlimactic? :-)

Welcome to the league!

Gennifer Albin said...

Thanks, Petra. She's right. I'm a tyrant! :)

Melody said...

Welcome to the league, Gennifer! And welcome, Adelice. :) She's got some spunk! And CREWEL is going on my TBR list. :)

Cat Winters said...

"...it's a world of cigarette holders, cocktails, beautiful women who hide deadly secrets behind their made-up faces and silk stockings, and men who fear women so much they keep them bringing coffee. No one is quite who they seem."

I'm sold.

I'm imagining a MAD MEN-style world in which the secretaries and wives attack, but whatever you have to offer with this premise, I'm definitely checking it out.

leighbardugo said...

Ooooh! CREWEL sounds like all things sexy and sinister. Can't wait! And how do I know I'm going to love Adelice?

Lissa Price said...

Genn, I love this interview. And that name - I love char names I've never heard before. She sounds like she's going to live up to that slinky name too.

Gennifer Albin said...

Thanks everyone. I hope you love Ad as much as I do!

Jessica Spotswood said...

Ooh, I love the name Adelice. And that brief description made me even more excited for CREWEL!

Elana Johnson said...

Perfect blog post! I can't wait to read CREWEL! :)

Laurisa White Reyes said...

This was a great interview! And I see Mike Mullin on your list. Hi Mike! - Laurisa White Reyes, The Rock of Ivanore (Tanglewood, May 2012)

Tosha Sumner said...

Gennifer,
I loved this interview. Adelice is a girl I can't wait to read about!!