Joining us today for a Five In The Hive chat is our own beloved Book End Babe, Mari (Hestekin) Farthing. *applause*
Mari is stopping by today as a guest so we can chit-chat about her upcoming debut in the YA anthology, SOMETHING WICKED from Buzz Books, USA. The five authors from PROM DATES TO DIE FOR have returned to SOMETHING WICKED for more ghoulish fun and this time, much like a zombie apocalypse, they’ve invited Mari to be, “one of them. . . one of them.” *insert appropriate zombie noises here*
In SOMETHING WICKED, Mari tells a tale of TROLLS. And these aren’t persnickety cranky trolls that hide under bridges and make you answer random trivia questions to pass. Nope, these hairy beasts are out for blood, and vengeance. The girl with the recurring dream, the boy with the notebook of secrets and the “hunters” must come together to defeat the trolls. But who are the trolls, really, and what do they want? Find out when the book is released, October 1, 2012.
Okay, Mari, time to play along and answer the Five In The Hive questions:
Book you can’t get out of your head: A Simple Plan. A couple finds a large sum of money and chaos ensues in such a way that I could totally picture myself falling into that downward spiral. Brilliant read. It was later made into a movie starring Bridget Fonda, Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton, but the book far eclipsed the movie.
Book character crush: Ooh, good question. I love Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse books (yeah, that’s not a very literary answer!)
Most unusual place you’ve written: On a receipt is the weirdest thing I’ve written on. In the way-way back of my parent’s van on the way to the airport in High School is the weirdest place I ever wrote. It was a very Jim Morrison-esque poem about the highway. I still remember it.
Lipstick or lip gloss: Copious amounts of both.
In a battle between Frankenstein and Dracula, who wins: Dracula, of course. Frankenstein is adorable, but rather slow. Dracula could run circles ’round him. Then there’s the whole turning into a bat and flying away thing. Unless it’s a daytime battle, Dracula wins.
Mari (Hestekin) Farthing
Mari is a military wife, mom of two, a technical writer, a magazine editor, and Senior Editor at Buzz Books. In her free time (all 15 minutes of it), she likes to cook, discover new music, read, watch movies, run and share drinks with friends … not necessarily in that order. Mari firmly believes that life is best lived with a wicked sense of humor, a willingness to listen, a stash of cute accessories, an open heart for others, and a very dirty martini. Follow her on Twitter @marifarthing.