Today we have an interview with Emily Walker, discussing her New Adult Humor novel, Why Yellow Jackets Can't Find the Hole. The title fascinates me. Emily tells me she came up with the title when she saw a yellow jacket fly into a hole in the hill. I'm anticipating reading this one! Stay tuned for a chance at a contest as well. Enjoy!
Interview questions for Emily Walker
Coffee, tea or…what’s your vice? Coffee, Coffee, COFFEE!
Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffani’s
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite book/author: Robert Heinlein
How do you feel about bacon? I really enjoy it on a sandwich
The REAL questions…
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a thirty year old author, grad student, office manager in the mountains. I am a beauty blogger and a book blogger. The most important thing is that I am a WRITER! I love to write, I love to plot, I love to come up with crazy worlds and torture people in them.
What’s under your bed?
Weights, Headphones, and a notebook
What comes first, plot or characters?
Characters and plot all compiles together in an explosion of crazy.
Pantser, plotter, or hybrid? Tell us about your writing process.
Pantser all the way. I just go with whatever comes to mind
Oddest thing on your desk?
An Obi One Kenobi pen from a cereal box.
What’s your most interesting writing quirk?
I need some type of chapstick or lip gloss beside me at all times.
What’s your favorite thing about the genre you write in?
Making people laugh is my favorite. J
What is the hardest thing about being an author?
What’s the easiest thing about being an author?
Being able to get all the clutter in my mind out on paper or the computer
What do you wish someone had asked you for an interview question? Here’s your chance to get the soap box out!
I always ask people if they believe in the Loch Ness Monster. It has always been something I believed in. When I was younger my grandmother would save newspaper clippings of Nessie and follow along with her sightings. I have always wanted to see concrete evidence of Nessie, and hold out the hope that she exists.
Tell us about your latest release!
My new release is about a purity group called The Yellow Jackets who are struggling to hold onto their purity. While lots of them have their own reasons for being in the group, the fairer sex is hard to resist.
Blurb for Why Yellow Jackets Can’t Find the Hole
The Yellow Jackets are a group of young men in their early twenties who have taken a vow of sexual purity. But making a vow and keeping a vow is two different things. Each of them struggle in one way or the other to remain sexually unscathed. Bryant, one of the Jackets, has moved off campus from the all-boys school and finds himself neighbors to a very tantalizing beauty. Only this girl is much more than she seems, and unbeknownst to Bryant, she makes it her mission in life to take his virginity. Bryant and his roommates, in the meantime, are slowly discovering that all of their fellow Yellow Jackets have secrets. Not to mention that there’s a spy in their midst—one who is doing everything he possibly can to expose the fact that the Yellow Jackets are not as ‘pure’ as they all seem.
Excerpt for Why Yellow Jackets Can’t Find the Hole
But something happened when he took Summer’s hand and looked into her eyes. The whole world stood still and an electric shock went through her hand to his. His mind was trying to make sense of the connection he made to her. Every thought flipped through his mind from soul mates to repulsion and his mind was torn between every emotion. This wasn't normal.
He hadn't had much contact with girls.
Okay, he hadn’t had any contact with girls.
All the same he was convinced this electric touch must have meant something special.
“Sorry,” her voice broke through, distracting him from his momentary lapse from reality, “I must have rubbed the carpet with my feet on my way in.”
Bryant felt really stupid that he hadn’t thought of that first. His mind had been completely out in left field somewhere, and he hoped his mental faculties came back sometime soon. If he didn’t get it together quickly, this could end badly.
Emily Walker loves creating worlds and stumbling around in them. She is constantly losing her chap-stick, and has an obsession with the color pink. Currently a resident of the mountains and loving the view she writes mostly paranormal fiction, and horror. Her small family consists of her red bearded other half, a rat terrier named Rebel, and a cat called Mr. Creepy.
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Emily is giving away an e-copy of Why Yellow Jackets Can't Find the Hole. Good luck!