Joining Curiosity Quills for another edition of our Author Spotlight: Question & Answer Column, is Tyrolin Puxty, author of the recently released humorous paranormal novel, COLT HARPER: ESTEEMED VAMPIRE CAT, which hit Amazon on June 28, 2017!
In the comments, please join us in asking Tyrolin Puxty anything you’d like to know about writing, her new book, and life in Australia. Or you know, just throw something completely random at her to keep her on her toes!
Who are you and where do you call home right now?
I’ve just started a Metaphysics degree, so the concept of ‘who’ I am could lead down an annoyingly complex and redundant answer. SO. I am Tyrolin. Tier-row-lynn. I live in the land of Oz, in a small town where tornadoes tear down my fence, and where kangaroos punch people in the face. Yeah, no…not kidding.
Tell us about your latest book: your inspiration for it, how you got through your most difficult challenge in writing it, and what you love about it?
I don’t even remember writing Colt Harper. I just started writing, because I wanted something different to my eerie Broken Dolls series. The story came easily and it was finished within six weeks. I never intended to get it published because it was so weird and snarky, but my editor raved over it, so I reconsidered. Colt is loosely based on Jensen Ackles, who I had the pleasure of meeting in May 2017. And yes, Jensen has found the secret to everlasting youth. That man is lovely.
What are a few of your hobbies?
I’ve been very fortunate to turn my hobbies into a career, so I don’t know if I can call writing, singing, dancing and acting hobbies anymore! But I also enjoy meditating, trapeze, anything artsy-craftsy. I like to give everything a go!
If you had your own food truck, what would it serve?
Strawberries dipped in Nutella.
What do you want to get better at doing, writing-wise?
I’m not strong at writing in third-person but it’s something I’m working on! I mean….”Tyrolin wasn’t strong at writing in third-person, but she desperately wanted to improve.” See? Needs work.
What TV series are you into right now and why?
Sooo many. Better Call Saul because it’s awesome. Bob’s Burgers because it’s hilarious. Supernatural because it’s awesome. Charmed because Charmed is life. An Idiot Abroad because it’s relatable.
What movie do you quote the most?
Too many! I’m embarrassed by how much brain space is taken up by movie quotes and song lyrics.
What do you collect, even a little bit? Tell us about your favorite one.
I’m not really a collector. I just get things I like! Maybe cats. I’m up to five, haha.
What’s your preferred genre of book when you just want to escape?
I’m the pickiest reader in the world. There’s not many I enjoy. Hunger Games, Talking to Dragons and Beautiful Malice are some of the few books I’ve finished, and all three are so different! No preferred genre…just something fast-paced that holds my attention!
What do you like to do on vacation?
Everything. I cram as much excitement in as possible and then require a vacation from the vacation.
Is there another genre you’ve been itching to write in?
Oooh give me some suggestions :) I’ll try anything!
What unusual object do you like to bring with you if you leave the house?
Right, so I’m going through this hippie phase and I’m into doTERRA Oils. They’re amazing. When I’m sick or in pain, they seem to fix me straight away. I don’t care if it’s a placebo — they totally work. So I always bring my ice-blue for back and neck pain (always a certainty when traveling)
If you had a champion racing pigeon, what would you name it and what would its tagline be?
I’d have a seagull instead because they’re sneaky and would cheat its way across the finish line. He’d be called Gullible to fool his competition.
Finally, give us one recommendation for something - movie, TV, game, food - that you enjoyed recently.
Play Beyond: Two Souls. Underrated game where you make decisions that affect your outcome. Fantastic storyline and it stars Juno and the Green Goblin. And that sexy guy from Witches of Westend.
About Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat
Colt Harper hates it when you pat a cat the wrong way, or when you upload their faux pas to YouTube. In fact, he’ll probably kill you for it.
As a self-proclaimed master vampire cat, Colt never imagined he’d be sent to community service at a revolting community theater. And for what? Killing humans who don’t buy the expensive brand of cat food? Talk about unfair.
Still, working with a nervous werewolf and a monster addicted to tickling wasn’t on his to-do list.
What’s worse, is he’s falling for a human. Sure, she has green eyes. Sure, she fosters stray cats. But she’s still a disgusting human.
So why is he risking his own life to save her from the chasers?
The next installment awaits...Author Spotlight Question and Answer: Bob Defendi