Thursday, May 2, 2013

Slay Demons with Angie Fox



Demon slaying powers should come with an instruction book ... Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh and a talking terrier but that's another story. It's not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing.

So I've decided to write my own manual The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers because no one tells me anything. Dimitri my "protector" may be one stud of a shape-shifting griffin but he always thinks he can handle everything by himself. Only he's no match for the soul-stealing succubi taking over Las Vegas. If I can't figure out how to save him - and Sin City - there'll be hell to pay.



Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of several books about vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night. She is best known for her Accidental Demon Slayer urban fantasy series. She is also writing a series about a group of paranormal M*A*S*H surgeons.

Angie claims that researching her stories can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).

CLOVER: How often do you get lost in a story?
ANGIE: Every chance I get. I’m a huge reader and I love to write as well. For me, urban fantasy is the best because, to me, they are the adult versions of fairy tales. And who doesn’t like to escape with a great fairy tale?

CLOVER:  In The Accidental Demon Slayer, Lizzie is supposed to be trained by her grandma’s gang of biker witches. At your website we can get our own biker witch names. (Mine’s Mantrap Marcie Hard Rider!)  I love it! How did you come up with those names?
ANGIE: The biker witches inspired those names. They are just so much fun to write. Basically, the Red Skulls began as a mild-mannered coven of witches. Only, they were so powerful that a demon set its sights on them. They couldn’t defeat him, so they went on the run. After a few years on the road, the witches went biker and never went back.
So I have these 70-something-year-old witches with names like Linda the Lush and Hog Wild Harriet and I started thinking that I wanted a biker witch name. So one day, when I was lifting free weights at the gym, I started writing down all these crazy names. Of course, murphy’s law, I left my list by the free weights, so I had to go back in ask all these muscle head guys if they’d seen my biker witch name list (one of them had tossed it into the trash – can you imagine?). Actually, it was quite “biker witch” to be digging it out of the trash, I thought. And then I had an old advertising buddy put together the actual quiz for me.

It went viral, which has been a blast. You haven’t lived until you get emails from physicists in China telling you that their biker witch names are things like Wino Wally No Brakes and Two Date Tessa Hard Rider. And now for a shameless plug: you can get your biker witch name at: www.angiefox.com.


CLOVER: What will always make you smile, even on a bad day?
ANGIE: My dog, Moxie. I like to talk with her as I write. And she listens – better than my children on some days.  

CLOVER: Who’s your favorite villain?
ANGIE: You can’t beat Darth Vader. I mean how many other villains do you have kids dressing up as on Halloween?

CLOVER’S GOTTA ASK:   Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?
ANGIE’S GOTTA ANSWER:   
Most like to invite: The biker witches because I never know what they’re going to do next. Plus, with them, I could ditch the silverware and just have a pig roast/kegger out on the front lawn. They’d liven it up with a few Mind Wiper spells, maybe even hit the cute bartender with a Lose Your Keys spell so he’d have to stick around afterward. It’d be a blast.

Least like to invite: The biker witches because they’d invite the entire neighborhood, let Pirate the dog hit the buffet and pick all of the bacon out of the salad, and toss Love spells at the hot bartender, just to get my goat.



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ANGIE WANTS TO KNOW:
What’s your biker witch name?




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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting with us today and also, this came after we did our initial interview, but huge CONGRATS on being a RITA FINALIST!!!

    I'm so excited over that.

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  2. Congrats on being a RITA finalist! Biker Witches sound like tons of fun.

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  3. GREAT interview, ladies!

    For anyone who hasn't read Angie's books, there a TON of fun. Highly recommended!

    And thanks for the shoutout about the Book Lovers Buffet, Clover!

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  4. Oh my gosh...these books sound like a hoot! Def on my TBR list now. Big kudos on being a RITA finalist, also, Angie. I'm a big fan, Clover...great interview, ladies :)

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  5. Always a pleasure to have you here, Angie !!
    Love your books.
    ~Angi

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  6. Great interview, Clover. Angie, congrats on being a Rita finalist. What an off the wall concept you have going here. Super creative.

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  7. My name is Leggy Lucy Fancy Pants. I love it. Gonna put that on a shirt. I have heard great things about this series. Picked up the Accidential Demon Slayer so gonna read this week.

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  8. Read the first 2 books by you and loved it. :) Will look for the rest in bookstore!

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