Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Killer Fiction welcomes Angie Fox

I would like to introduce my doppelganger, or maybe I'm hers...Angie Fox! Angie will be blogging on alternative Wednesdays with me and I'm thrilled to have her!

In the tradition Christie started, I'd like to begin with a brief interview of our newest "Killer." Interview questions can be so dull sometimes - so I thought I'd ask her the three favorite questions I've ever been asked. Here goes!

- "Are you or were your relatives ever demon hunters in real life?"
Yes. I come from a long line of demon slayers. My grandmother had the gift. She used plug demons from her front porch down in South St. Louis. She always used to say, “You never know what form they’ll take.” But boy was she unpopular when she was forced to slay the Swanson Ice Cream man…er, demon.

-"You write just like a man - are you sure you aren't one...oh wait, that doesn't work. How about: Where do you get the ideas for the demons in your books?"
If you mean men write by putting their fingers to the keyboard and going to work, then I suppose I write like one. Then again, following that train of logic, we can all agree that Stephen King writes like a woman.

As far as where I get my ideas. I have no idea. I just pick out an idea that amuses me and I go with it. For example, the Accidental Demon Slayer books began when I started thinking about what would happen if a straight laced preschool teacher suddenly learns she’s a demon slayer. And what if she has to learn about her powers on the run from an eccentric mad scientist demon? Ohhh and wouldn’t it be fun if she’s running with her long-lost Grandma’s gang of geriatric biker witches?

I wrote my ideas on the back of an envelope, and when I read it the next morning, decided this was something I could have a good time with. I liked the idea of a reluctant heroine thrust into a series of extraordinary situations, when all she really wants to do is to get her normal life back. Ha! As if I'm ever going to let that happen.

-"If you could have one celebrity fan, who would it be?"
Josh Holloway – because then he might let me sit in his lap.

Welcome to Killer Fiction Angie!
The Assassin


Christie Craig said...

Howdy Leslie and Angie,

Great interview guys!! And Angie, a big Texas welcome to you. We are so lucky to have snagged you. I hope you enjoy KF as much as I have for the last . . . wow, how many years have been doing this?

Again . . . welcome.


Angie Fox said...

Thanks, Christie! I'm glad to be blogging with you. This is going to be fun.

Leslie Langtry said...

Hilarious AND a redhead. Of course you didn't need that - you had me at "grandmother plugging demons from the front porch..." As for the Schwan's man - I always wondered...

Jana DeLeon said...

HA! - love the SK writes like a woman, comment. Welcome Angie!

Robin Kaye said...

LOL Too funny! Thanks or the chuckles!

Your fellow newbie

Robin :)

Refhater said...

Welcome to K.F. Angie! Love the Demon Slayer books.

Gemma Halliday said...

Welcome, Angie! So glad to have you here!


Leah H said...

Hey, Angie! What a fab addition to the blog. And here I thought your first books stemmed from a real-life incident of a demon popping out of your toilet...