The Twittersphere connects me with so many people. Granted, most seem crazy, drunk, psychotic, or a raveling combination of the three. They are people nonetheless and we’ve made a connection. I’m not one-hundred percent sure what that says about me, but piss off anyway.
In the past, I have complained, errr, loathed, bitched, and informed of the perils of all things Social Media. Take a seat, this will astound you. Here’s why I love The Twitter (yeah, I just called it The Twitter): it helps me connect with incredible writers with amazing skill. One such ink-slinging scribe is M.S. Kaye. I was going to ask what the M.S. stood for, but she’s a fourth degree black belt, so…I am pleased to have her here talking about her debut published novel: Fight Princess.
Here’s Eight Questions Answered About Fight Princess and Four Teeny-Tiny Ones About All-Things Important by M.S. Kaye by scatternotes
Even Before We Begin, Give Us The Twitter-Sized Synopsis Of Fight Princess (This does not count as a question):
A high society princess fights in an underground ring.
Who the hell do you think you are? In other words, tell us about yourself. We wanna know.
Well, everyone seems to get stuck on the 4th Degree Black Belt thing: I’ve made my living my entire adult life (15 years) in the martial arts industry, for better or for worse. I was raised in Ohio in an area my lovely father refers to as “the armpit of Ohio,” and now I live in Florida with my husband (no kids, thank God).
What’s one thing you want us to know about Fight Princess?
It’s a good book—go buy it.
What Was The Most Difficult Part of Writing Fight Princess?
Making sure the average reader would be able to envision the fight scenes. If I used any fighting terms, even the ones that aren’t proper terms, I described the action. Like a haymaker is a wide swinging punch. Also, I tried to describe anything about the action that would be more commonly understood. Everyone knows what blood splattering looks like, and most people have an idea of what it feels like to be hit. Most importantly, I relied on my critique group for feedback.
Can we assume that you have a lot of action in your book, you know, with your ass-kicking background in Taekwondo?
What Do You Love About Fight Princess?
Kick-ass hot chick.
We Can Handle It, Give It to Us: Your Favorite Quote, Sentence, Paragraph Or Other Important Thing From Fight Princess:
“Celisse looked over at her, caught her eye, and smiled. For some reason, that seemed to piss off her opponents. That was why she kept doing it.”
Is There A Message In Fight Princess That You Want Readers To Grasp?
I don’t usually write with a specific message in mind (I hate those people who preach in their writing), but I suppose I like showing people that women can be kick-ass and feminine at the same time.
What’s Your Next Great Adventure In Storytelling?
It’s about a woman who finds out she’s descended from a powerful ancient bloodline, and someone is trying to kill her as a result.
Short Questions With Even Shorter Answers:
What book are you reading now?
Drift by Sharon Carter Rogers.
Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?
Don’t have a dog. They smell.
Are you jealous of other writers?
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Things aren’t what they seem. Don’t get involved.
In case you were in pure awe or just have an extremely short-term memory, M.S Kaye’s book is, I think, called Fight Princess. You should check it out. After all, the main character is a hot, ass-kicking chick. Did I mention she’s pretty damn hot?
If you have any questions for M.S. Kaye, go to her site.
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Chris, thanks for having me! It’s been fun!!
Stop by any time. I hope you sell a lot of books and become super famous within the world of literary linguists.