A. Lee Martinez

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: August 08, 2016

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Interview

Hi A. Lee, Thanks for joining us on Night Owl Reviews. Please tell us a bit about your book "The Last Adventure of Constance Verity".

Constance Verity has been having adventures since she turned seven. Every day, she faces mobsters, mysteries, aliens, and supernatural horror. She's 35 now, and it's getting old. So she sets out to correct the problem, and keep the universe from tossing her into one adventure after another. Maybe she'll finally get a normal life in the process.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

Usually video games. I'm currently obsessed with Overwatch. I play a mean Zenyatta. I wouldn't call myself a PC gamer, though I do play on PC. Mostly because I haven't bought a new console in years, but I have to own a computer. So I play online, and it works well enough, even though my PC is never cutting edge by any standard.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

Everyone. Seriously, everyone. From family to my writers group to everyone who works at the publisher and everyone who helps get the book noticed. I'm only here because of a small army of supporters, and to try and thank them all would take too long. But without them, I'm just a guy who makes up stories.

What should readers expect from you titles?

Fantasy adventure stories that look at tropes from a different angle along with tweaking cliches. I have an affection for fantasy in its unfettered form, and if you want to read about the love life of raccoon gods and the private struggles of evil genius space squids, these are the books for you.

What's a writing day like for you?

It varies. I don't have a strong routine, which sometimes helps, sometimes hurts my productivity. Ideally, I get up, goof off on my computer for a bit, do some writing, grab some lunch, do some more writing, goof off some more until my wife gets home. Then late at night, I try to write some more. It doesn't always work out though. I'm easily distracted, I'll admit.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I don't know if I like the labels. They put everything in an either / or place that I don't believe in. I'm introverted when I'm around people I'm not interested in. I'm extroverted when I'm around people I find stimulating. I would probably classify myself as introverted just because I don't do much on my own outside of my house, but that doesn't mean I don't like it when I do.

What's next for you as an author?

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity is the first in a trilogy, so I'm currently working on the next books in that series. After that, I don't know. I'll tackle that question when I get there.

Thanks for stopping over and sharing your life with us.

Thank you for having me.