Marcy Kennedy is a fantasy author who also works as a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, and non-profits and a freelance editor for both businesses and individuals. Her current work-in-progress is a co-written historical fantasy about Amazons. When she’s not wrestling unruly commas, she spends her time with her equally nerdy husband, her Great Dane, and more cats than she’s willing to admit to in public. You can visit her at her blog, Life At Warp 10 where science fiction, fantasy, and real life collide, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest.
1- When the zombie apocalypse comes what is going to be your weapon of choice?
My husband and I actually had a little debate about this. He thought the best choice would be a shotgun because a regular bullet isn’t going to stop a zombie—you need to blow their head off. I argued that a shot gun takes too long to reload, and by the time you do, the rest of the zombie hoard has eaten your brains. I thought a flame thrower would be better. You can take out multiple zombies at once without the need to reload, but my husband pointed out that I’d eventually run out of fuel. We decided the best weapon when the zombie apocalypse comes is actually going to be a sword. Yes, it requires close quarters, but you never have to reload and you never run out of fuel or ammo.
I agree a sword is a very good choice.
2- What do you think werewolf musk smells like?
Like skunk. I know that sounds weird, but something that smells bad when it’s strong can smell good when it’s incredibly faint.
That’s a interesting idea. I hadn’t thought about a faint skunk odor smelling good.
3- What mad-ass survival skill do you have?
I guess that depends on whether you’re looking for Hunger Games-type survival skills or end-of-the-world survival skills. But I’m a great hider. I rocked hide-and-seek as a kid and everyone wanted me on their team for capture the flag in university because I’d disappear in one spot and turn up in another. And you can’t kill me if you can’t find me 😉
Hiding is highly under rated as a survival skill. It does make me think of Aliens when they found the little girl hiding in the vents when the rest of the colony had died.
4- We’re all supposed to be eating healthy, but what naughty treat tempts you the most?
Only one? Can I combine them? Like create a jelly bean topped cheesecake filled with ice cream? Ooo, and with a brownie crust. And use buttercream frosting to hold the jelly beans in place on top…I think I better stop now. I’m getting hungry.
You are in charge of all desserts.
5- What do you love most about your current book?
I love the chance to take a historical setting and add fantasy elements to it. My current book is co-written with Lisa Hall-Wilson and focuses on the Scythians (who were a real society that terrorized the Greeks) and the Amazons (who were myth). Because we both love history, we relished the research element for the Scythians. And I loved the world-building involved with the Amazons.
How fun! At this time in my life I don’t have the time to research well enough to do a historical novel, but I do have some ideas bouncing around in my wee little brain.
Marcy thank you so much for visiting with me today. I had a great time getting to know you better.