Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brenna Lyons Gets Silly with Me

Brenna Lyons is probably one of the most profilic, polished, and professional writers around today. She crosses many genres in her work--science fiction, fantasy, romance, erotica, and much more--and all of it keeps readers coming back for more. I caught up with Brenna recently here in Seattle, where we rode a ferry over to Vashon Island and had a weenie roast on a driftwood-choked beach. "When I told you I was fond of faeries and weenies, this was not quite what I had in mind," Brenna said to me. But then she bit into her kosher dog and with her mouth full, said, "But I thank you just the same."

And what did she have to say to my ten impertient, and very silly, questions? Read on:

1. If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?
Prime rib (hold the fixings), baked potato with butter, steamed asparagus with bacon and lemon, and traditional custard with sliced strawberries...and a big glass of cold milk. What *I* want to eat, of course! Bet my horror readers thought I was going to say manburgers, but that would be incorrect.

2.  Who do you think you are?
Every author is somewhat schizophrenic, so I guess...Sybil?

3.  What’s your problem?
I see stupid people...and rude people. Most don't even know they are stupid or rude. If I get surly, that's usually why I am. It's a failing. I have little patience for these sorts of things.

4.  If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?
Depends. Will you use it to get something I want? you desperately need it more than I do? I'd make an exception for that.

5.  Where you at?
In my desk chair...with the window above and to the left of me, a whole wall of bookshelves to the left...paintings, pictures, and awards above...files and shelves of promo gear to the right...and papers stacked everywhere. Said office space is in the Milky Way Galaxy, Planet Earth, United States, Massachusetts... And that's close enough for jazz.

6.  If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?
Hard choice. Lust is the most fun, of course. But a prideful bastard is such a great character to play.
7.  What’s your favorite brand of cereal? 
Am I being a good witch today or bad? Good? Total Raisin Bran. Bad? Cookie Crisp.
8.  When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?
Rosie O'Donnell, complete with snark. I am NOT a morning person.

9.  Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference?
Yep. Cartoon physics being something I don't enjoy the gift of, I can't take the hole in the ground with me...without a shovel and a pot.

10.    Do you have anything you’d like to plug?
My desk lamp, but it's not working. Grumbling... Ah, just check out the site! 

In the last six years, Brenna has finaled for 7 EPPIES, 3 PEARLs, two CAPAs, a Dream Realm Award, and has taken Spinetingler's Book of the Year for 2007. Brenna writes milieu-heavy dark fiction, poetry, articles and essays. Brenna loves talking to readers and can be reached via her site.


  1. Hey Brenna (and Rick!)
    Great Interview. I read Claiming a Lady recently, Brenna, and loved it.
    take care

  2. Thanks, Chloe! Glad you liked it. They'll be more coming from that time period in Warrior history soon.


  3. Jeremy,

    That's the super power I want...the ability to apply cartoon physics. Then again, the original MASK was always a favorite of mine.