Do you prefer coffee, tea, or hot cocoa?
All of the aboveJ I like coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and hot cocoa on cold nights.
Red, or white wine?
Neither. My choice of drink is always something that resembles a dessert.
What is your favorite gadget?
My laptop. I think I’d hyperventilate if something happened to it.
- Do you write in your PJ’s?
I live in my PJ’s! I’ve adapted to yoga attire when I have to go out, but they are really PJ’s in athletic disguise.
What is your favorite type of pet?
I’ve had all sorts of pets from turtles, hamsters, and ferrets to chickens, Canada geese, and a horse! I can find a way to love any little critter and each one brings something unique to life.
What is your favorite place to travel?
A special little spot on the New Jersey shore (not where Snooki parties). The town is not only beautiful, but it also feels like you’ve stepped back in time to the late 1800’s. My ancestors have been visiting the same beach for generations.
- Do you prefer print books or ebooks?
If I had choice between a print book right in front of me and an ebook, I’d pick the print book. I love the feel and smell of a book, but lately I’ve been hooked on the ease and low cost of ebooks. It is so much more convenient to shop online, getting to sample and read reviews (in your PJ’s of course).
- What is your favorite cereal?
If I’m not dieting, I love a huge bowl of Golden Grahams. On a diet, I settle for a respectable amount of Multi-grain Cheerios.
What is your favorite color?
Robin’s egg blue
What was your first date like?
I love these questions! Oh my, I should probably be a good wife and talk about the first date with my husband. He took me out to a restaurant by the water and I was so nervous that I ordered a martini with no salt (confused with a margarita with no salt obviously). Well, the waiter looked incredibly confused and asked if I meant a martini with no olive. Completely flustered, I attempted to act like that’s what I meant and when that strong drink arrived, I committed myself to pretending it’s just what I wanted. My acting must have been terrible since my husband knew that I must not drink much and we still laugh about it today.
Who is your favorite singer?
Right now, I can’t get enough of Coldplay and Adele.
What is your favorite thing to eat/snack on while writing?
I actually never eat while I’m writing; this is surprising because I like to eat at all other times. Hmm…another good reason to write more.
- Have you ever went to work and realized a piece of clothing was missing?
No, but I’ve sure had those nightmares. Although, I did go through half a day at work to look down and observe that I wore one brown and one black shoe of the same style. I hid behind my desk as much as possible the rest of the day and never got dressed in the dark again.
- What is your most embarrassing moment?
I obviously won’t tell my most embarrassing moment since telling the world would only make it that much worse, but I will tell you a lesser embarrassing moment. I once finished a history test way before everyone else and stood up to hand it in. Well, surprisingly, one of my knees buckled and I fell to the floor. When I tried to get up, the knee would not hold my weight and I clung to my desk like a drowning person. Of course, my whole class was staring at me by this time with teenage disdain and freak-show curiosity. Even the teacher asked, in an unsympathetic tone, “Is there a problem?”
I gave a pathetic reply, “Something’s wrong.”
The teacher lowered his glasses to stare at me. “You should go to the nurse.”
I hopped out on one leg, but I would have crawled out if I had to in order to get away from the horrible silence and stares. I finally reached the nurse’s office and, after some icing, I could walk again. Nevertheless, the rest of the day, all those I passed in the halls pretended to fall and scream, “Something’s wrong!”
- Do you prefer snow or rain?
I love both. I am so lucky to live in a part of the world where we have a lot of both. Nothing helps me write better than a slow snowfall or noisy rainstorm.
- What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Usually the craziest thing you’ve ever done takes place before your brain has fully matured, when our brains are unable to understand the concept of mortality. Combine those undeveloped teenage brains, a humid night, a high tide, a long pier, and a dare together and you can smell the stupidity. We passed by the no jumping signs, went to the end of the pier, where the three of us (I was the only girl dumb enough to jump) leapt off the railing and into the thin darkness. Of course, if you go down to the last question to see what I’m most afraid of, you can predict that at this moment it dawns on me what a bad idea this is…deep ocean water…loud splashes…after dusk. In mid-air, I wished
I was a cartoon character, so that I could’ve crawled up through the air and back onto the pier safely. Well, I hit the water right on top of some huge fish! My imagination was sure that it was a great white shark. After scrambling to shore in the longest minutes of my life, others assured me it was a large grouper that feeds under the pier lights. Still, so dumb, but I learned not to fall for triple-dog-dare-yas again.
What is your favorite theme park?
I love Disney World. It still makes me feel like I’m twelve years old again.
- Roller Coasters or Water Rides?
Roller coasters, only because I hate getting bathing suit wedgies, flashing innocent bystanders, and ecoli outbreaks.
Do you have any hobbies?
Cross-stitching, astrology, crafting, palm reading, antiquing, and ghost hunting.
- What are you scared of? Bugs, Snakes?
They say you are more likely to get struck by lightning than bit by a shark, but every time I get in any body of water, the Jaws theme song plays in my head and drowns out all rationality.
Title: Infinite Sacrifice
Author: L.E. Waters
Genre: Fantasy, Historical fiction, Reincarnation Fantasy
Publisher: Rock Castle Publishing
“Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die.
Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives.
Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England.
All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?”
“He dies before dawn. Covering him with a shroud, I tuck a coin in his hand for burial. I take a black flag from a vacant house to signal Ulric. Instead of returning to the abbey, I walk down to the river to watch the sunrise. A cold breeze blows, and I pull my hands within the fluted sleeves of my cloak. The giant sun breaks the horizon with an ember glow, causing everything around me to burn red. Even the river shimmers crimson. Something catches my eye—objects drifting on the surface, breaking the reflection of the water in flashes. I bring my hand up to shield the glare, and I’m horrified to see dozens of naked, bloated, blue bodies floating down the Thames.
I turn to walk home as someone screams out, shattering the silence of the city, “The Apocalypse is here!”
He might just be right.”
About the Author:
L.E. is the author of two novels of the Infinite Series-a reincarnation fantasy saga. She received her degree in Animal Behavior, which to her father’s prediction, she only uses to raise her two children and menagerie of animals. She loves so many things and now writing is the passion keeping her up at night and her excuse for not cleaning the house.