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April 16, 2013—Lunch with Mademoiselle Ally

Content edits for Tunnelville are swiftly coming to a close, Mad World fans. Then on to the joy of line editing. While we sharpen our grammar skills, you can quench your Mad World thirst with this interview. Astrid's melodramatic-but-never-boring roommate, Ally, graced us with her presence while chowing down on greasy chicken nuggets in the dining hall.

Hi, Ally. Can we ask you a few questions?

*looks around suspiciously and swallows a bite of chicken nugget* Is this a test?

Um, no.

Are you sure?

Uh, yeah. We're sure. What's your favorite word?

Pommes frites. Mostly because I'd like some to go with these nugs, but the government says they're supposed to feed us healthy food.

Do you speak French?


Say something else in French, s'il vous plait.

J'ai une araignée au plafond.

What does that mean?

Go google it.

What is your least favorite word?

Acetaminophen. Most words for meds are ugly.

What turns you on?

*grins unnervingly* Getting in trouble.

Interesting. What kinds of things do you do that get you in trouble?

*scoops up a large spoonful of creamed corn and flings it against the wall so it lands with a sickening splat*

Let's hope none of the staff saw that. What turns you off?

The crazy bitches who live in my unit. But sometimes they're kinda fun.

What sound or noise do you love?

I like the white noise of a TV on in the background. It makes me feel grounded.

What sound or noise do you hate?

*looks around suspiciously again* Are you sure this isn't a test?

We're sure.

Then I pass on that question.

Okay. What is your favorite curse word?

I've been known to drop the f-bomb anywhere and everywhere.

What profession would you like to attempt?

*shrugs* I used to want to be a hairdresser like my birth mom. I think you'd learn a lot about people from the things they say when you cut their hair.

What profession would you not like to attempt?

One of my foster moms was a cleaning lady for rich people. *crinkles nose* She always smelled like Pine-Sol.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

*flings another spoonful of creamed corn against the wall and then smiles when a staffer shouts "Ally, what the hell!" from across the dining hall*

Nicely played, Ally. If this had actually been a test, you would have passed with flying colors.

March 15, 2013—Guest Blogging & Troy the Prolific Strikes Again

Happy Ides of March, Mad World fans. We've got a feature about our team writing process on Katie Carroll's Observation Desk blog today. Check it out here.

In other news, Troy has published a short horror story that will kick off MuseItUp's new Locked Door Series. Yay Troy!

You can buy it direct from Muse or on Amazon. Check out the details on the Also by the Authors page.

March 7, 2013—Congrats, Winners!

Congrats to the three winners of the Juniper Grove giveaway, Autumn, Mary, and Vasiliki. Happy reading!

We'll be on Katie Carroll's blog next week...stay tuned for details.

February 26, 2013—Shameless Self-Promotion on Juniper Grove

Check out our giveaway and interview with Jaidis, queen of blogs, at Juniper Grove. If you or someone you know has been on the fence about dropping a fiver for a copy of Wakefield, you can sign up for a chance to win a free copy.

February 18, 2013—Drum Roll Please... Tunnelville Cover Art, Y'all

Here it is, as promised...

Many thanks to our very talented cover artist, C.K. Volnek.

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