Today I'd like to welcome Tessa as my guest.
She is the Heroine of
Bloodlines: The Second Summer Fae Story.
Tell us about your family.
I lost my human family in the plague of 2012. They were on a cruise ship when it hit and they couldn’t get away to be treated. My father was a bear sized man with a huge grin, flannel shirt, overalls, and an Appalachian southern accent. My mother was small, dainty, and ruled the house. My two twin older brothers taught me to hunt and hide in the woods. Although that may have been an accidental effect of trying to play hide and seek with them. My older sister was a country tomboy. I miss them all desperately.
I found out I have an elf family recently and I’m overjoyed and scared at the same time.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
When I realized I had to deal with a changed world without my family. I hid in my cabin, much to the chagrin of my new best friend, a four inch tall fairy, but I wasn’t ready to face the world.
What are your favorite TV shows?
I love to watch cooking shows with Rusty. He’s a goblin and does all the cooking at the cabin. He even had a crush on Rachael Ray for a while.
What is your favorite meal?
Barbecue chicken with hush puppies, cole slaw, and sweet tea. I may be an elf, but I’m a southern elf.
What group did you hang out with in high school?
I tried to stay hidden in high school. I was bullied because of my pale skin and pointy ears. My brothers played football and beat everyone up who threatened me. Most kids stayed away from me.
Do you play any sports?
My father was disappointed but I was not an athlete. I think if I’d tried running track I could’ve done well.
What are you passionate about these days?
I’m learning how to use my elven magic. I found out about it in the story we are promoting today. It’s ice and I can make a pretty good sword but I get distracted easy.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I sit on the back porch of my cabin and watch Kyl’s fairy children chase Jasper, the dragon, around the back yard.
Who should play you in a film?
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
Night elf. The fairy kids get me up way too early.
Do you have any special routines or rituals?
Morning coffee. And checking the shower for fairy kids.
Decadent Publishing published her short story, Coming Home, in January 2011. Her series, Summer Fae, began with Contagion in April 2011. This series will continue with, Bloodlines, a novella in late 2012. In July of 2011 Decadent Publishing released Your Biggest Fan, a psychological thriller.
The first poem was “My Warrior” and remains one of her favorites. As her life took her on its journey the poetry remained a beloved escape. Her poetry can be found both in print and electronically. Her website has links to all of the currently available poems.
She lives in a marsh off the eastern coast with plants that struggle to survive on her “happy muse” weeks and a tiny cat runs the place. Graylin can be found at GraylinFox.com and contacted at GraylinWrites@gmail.com.
When Rusty, a goblin born into slavery, begs Tessa to return to the Otherworld to aid him in freeing his family, she agrees. There they find the most unlikely of residents—Matthew. With no love lost between them, he’s quick to inform her there is a twenty-year-old bounty on her head and the person who concocted the deadly virus wants to collect. Tessa is caught in a race to learn magic, help Rusty, get to her elven family and, oh yeah, save the world—again.