Hello and greetings my friends! As some of you know, I'm an author. It's not my full time job yet, but it is definitely a full time passion.
If you follow this blog with any regularity, you will also know that I have another book coming out on December 5th. The book is called Ovid's Folly. It's the tale of Vee Gregory, a scientist who discovers her rather mythological heritage. I'm excited by the story, and I'm pretty stoked about Vee, herself. She's a 'no nonsense' kinda lady with a soft spot. As the writer, I put her in some rather rocky predicaments, but she came through them a stronger person for it.
Today I wanted to let you get to know Vee a little better. So I've asked her if she wouldn't mind a little mini-interview on this blog. Thankfully she said yes.
ATS: Welcome, Vee. I know you’ve got a crazy schedule so I appreciate you being about to take the time to speak to our viewers.
Vee: Ha. Thanks, Todd. So glad you asked. I'm not sure I'd be where I was without you, so, it's really the least I could do.
ATS: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Vee: Well, I grew up on a farm in rural southern Ohio. My dad went away when I was a little girl, so it was just Mama and me. It wasn't always easy, but we made do. I went to Shawnee State for my undergrad in Philosophy and then did my Master's and Doctorate work at Ohio University in Athens.
ATS: What led you to the sciences?
Vee: As odd as it sounds, it seemed to be to be a natural transition from Philosophy. You had all of these Greek philosophers who were also brilliant scientists and mathematicians. They used the philosophy as the caulking between the tiles of the science they were doing. And they weren't just repeating other theories and experiments. They were making them up as they went along. Led to their hypothesis by the philosophical. I just wanted to follow in those footsteps, I guess.
ATS: Any hidden talents we should know about?
Vee: Well, I make a mean Old-Fashioned (ha-ha). But no, I guess, I don't know. Probably sculpting. Growing up, my mama was always making statues of animals and busts. So, when I got settled, I found a work space and found that I could also make these beautiful creations out of stone. I mean, I think they are beautiful, but I haven't had put my work out there for the world. It's more of a therapeutic thing for me. I guess it runs in my family.
ATS: And lastly, any deep dark secrets?
Vee: Oh man. I wondered when you were going to ask me this. Alexi told me you might. Alright here goes. I'm a huge video game nerd. I love first person shooters. Call of Duty:Black Ops is my jam. Some days I come home from the lab and I just need to frag some punks, blow off some steam.
ATS: Vee, it has truly been a pleasure. Thank you for taking time out of your day to chat with us a bit. Hopefully our readers will hear more from you in the future!
Vee: Tood, likewise. It's been great to be here, and hopefully we've helped get some interest for the book, oh shit, am I allowed to talk about the book? I hope I didn't ruin it.
ATS: Haha. Not at all, I was just about to talk about it. Vee, thank you and say hello to the fam for me! We look forward to great things from you.
And there you have it. An interview with Vee Gregory. I hope it sparks your interest enough to pick up the Legends and Lore box set.
Did I tell you about this??
There are 20 novella-length stories in here from some truly amazing authors. Some of them are USAToday and New York Times Bestselling authors. Others are award winning authors.
And you can get them all for a dollar.
For ninety-nine pennies, you get the whole set.
Yup. For a limited time, if you pre-order, you get the full box set for 99cents..
Click THIS LINK to get your copy pre-ordered. If you're wondering why there's a push about pre-ordering, check out the note at the very end of this post.
OH. I have another surprise for you.
I am going to be sending out the first chapter of Ovid's Folly to anyone subscribed to my newsletter.
If you haven't yet signed up, if you do so by tonight, you can be on the list to get Chapter 1 of Ovid's Folly delivered to your inbox tomorrow morning.
Don't know how to get signed up?
I'll make it easy for you.
Alright, the job that pays the bills is demanding my attention away from the passion that feeds my soul, so I must bid you adieu my friends.
Until next time, have an awesomesauce day!!
*A Note About Pre-Orders
While it might seem annoying, there is a reason for the push for pre-orders. Pre-orders help authors get a rank established on Amazon. It also helps the book/set get 'sticky' on Amazon lists and for when people do searches. It doesn't cost you to pre-order. In most cases, you're not charged until the release date. And, most of the time there is a discount for pre-ordering a book or set. It's win-win.