Sunday, 6 October 2013

Month of Guests 2013: Tera Lynn Childs

The lovely Tera Lynn Childs has brought over the Medusa Girls, Gretchen, Grace and Greer, for me to interview today!!  Yay!! :D

Hi Gretchen, Grace and Greer!  It's great to have you all here today!
Greer: Thank you for having us. 

Ok so girls, you're descendants of Medusa.  That sounds pretty damn awesome.  But what exactly does that mean?
Gretchen: That means it's our responsibility to protect ordinary, unsuspecting humans from the monsters that lurk in plain sight.
Grace: And we get to kick a lot of serious monster butt! 

Now for those who haven't met you, can you each describe yourself in one sentence?
Greer: I'm like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.
Gretchen: *eyeroll*
Grace: I'm just a normal girl who's good with computers and not so good with boys.
Gretchen: I've been doing this job for four years, so I pretty much am the job. 

So what was it like, finding out that you were triplets?  Was it more exciting or scary or...
All at once: Both!
Grace: I was probably the most excited. I'd always wanted sisters. 

Gretchen: How does it feel, knowing that you're not on your own any more?  And were you surprised by how Grace and Greer took the news?
Gretchen: I was surprised by how well Grace took it. Like she said, she was excited. Greer's no-thank-you, slam-the-door-in-my-face response was as expected.
Greer: I apologized for that.
Gretchen: *eyeroll

Taken from Tera Lynn Child's Pinterest
Grace: I think you were probably the most excited to find your sisters.  Why was this - you yourself say that your adopted family are amazing, and your new life is pretty dangerous... so what makes you so excited - and what do you want most with your new sisters?
Grace: I do, I love my adopted family so much. But I always felt like there was something more, something missing. And as much as my new life is scary on a daily basis, I think that's a good thing. Life should be scary, you should do things that challenge you. That's how you grow and become a better person. 

Taken from Tera Lynn Child's Pinterest
Greer: You've always been an only child.  It's gotta be weird, suddenly having these three sisters who look exactly like you and say you're the offspring of a mythical being.  What was your initial, most innermost reaction to the discovery - and has that first impression changed now that you've gotten to know, gotten to fight with your sisters?
Greer: At first I was absolutely, unequivocally, ridiculously terrified. Not to find out I had sisters or that I had this mythological heritage, but because everything I thought I knew about my life turned out to be a lie. Now I recognize how the truth, however scary, is always preferable to the lie. 

Taken from Tera Lynn Child's Pinterest
Gretchen, you've known about the beasties for a while.  But Grace and Greer, this is all new to you.  How did it make you feel, discovering that the world is so much more - so much scarier - than you thought it was?
Gretchen: I've always seen monsters. Even before Ursula found me and told me they were real and why I was destined to fight them. It was harder for me to tell my sisters the truth, to show them this world they had been protected from.
Greer: After seeing that monster in my bedroom when I was very young, I'd spent the rest of my life convincing myself that I'd just imagined the whole thing. It was scary to learn it was real, but it was also a relief.
Grace: I was really scared at first. But once I realized I would never be facing this alone, that I would always have my sisters at my side, I knew everything would be okay.

All of you now have a destiny - a purpose.  But if you had just one day where there was no beasties, no danger, no responsibilities and no fear, what would you do?
All at once: Sleep!
Grace: Monsters don't exactly keep to a time clock. I can't remember the last time I got to sleep through the night.
Greer: Me neither.
Gretchen: It's a 24/7 job and it's definitely exhausting. 

Each of you: what is your favourite thing about your sisters?
Grace: They both strong and confident, and I admire that so much. I aspire to that.
Gretchen: They are courageous. Even when they are in way over their heads.
Greer: They value people (me included) for who they are, not what they can do for them.

Who would be your ideal boyfriend - and is there anyone special in your lives...?
Greer: I like a mysterious boy. And I have one particular mystery in mind...
Grace: Milo and I are taking it one step at a time. He's pretty much my idea of a perfect boy.
Gretchen: I'm not a fan of the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing. But I guess Nick and I are together.

What's next for you three - the Medusa Girls?  Or, more precisely, what would you like to happen next?
Gretchen: I'd like to take a vacation.
Greer: Me too. Somewhere tropical.
Grace: *blushes* I'm happy just hanging out with my sisters, my brother, and Milo.
Gretchen: *grumbles* Yeah, me too.
*group hug*

Quick Fire!
Fave colour:
Grace: Green
Gretchen: Black
Greer: Gold

Fave book:
Grace: The Hunger Games
Gretchen: I only read non-fiction, monster research.
Greer: A Tale of Two Cities
Fave film:
Grace: The Matrix.
Gretchen: I don't watch movies.
Greer: Anything starring Grace Kelly. She is my idol.
Fave activity:
Gretchen: Punching things
Greer: Shoe shopping
Grace: Reading
Describe yourself in one word:
Grace: Happy
Gretchen: Strong
Greer: Perfect

Well, there you go.  Three sisters who just want to sleep! ;) 
Thank you so much for stopping by! :D


Thank you Tera!!  This was so much fun!! :D
Hope you all enjoyed the interview! And don't forget to follow Tera's Site, follow her on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest, and check out her books on Goodreads! :D
And keep up to date with MonthOfGuests on Twitter using #MonthOfGuests2013! And stop by tomorrow for a brilliant post by the amazing Sarah Alderson!!


Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a new trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy (September 3, 2013). She has two new e-novellas coming soon, Goddess In Time (November 2013) and Pretty In Pearls (January 2014). She has also e-published two fun chick lit romances, Eye Candy and Straight Stalk. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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