Today we welcome the always funtabulous Meredith S Wood, young adult author of Panthan’s Crucible and the upcoming Panthan’s Abyss, among other forthcoming books of awesomeness. If you aren’t familiar with Panthan’s Crucible, it takes you into a unique world of familiar and not-so-familiar creatures, including the panthans – “they’re like angels…but bloodthirsty.”
In a world where humans are no longer the hunters, but now the hunted, Laura Morgan discovers she’s a pawn between two of its deadliest creatures. She can run. She can hide. But what happens when she learns she’s not even human and could be the deadliest creature of them all?
Seventeen-year-old Grayson of Lorne wants to be an Eminent since they are the most powerful of panthan warriors. Grayson’s uncle promises he’ll be made one if he’ll help Laura. To him this female flies such a huge freak flag he’s not sure it’s possible.
What Grayson can’t get through his thick head is he’s annoying and pushy and stuck on himself. And yeah, maybe he’s a tiny bit of hotness. What neither can understand is that some bonds form no matter how much you don’t want them—especially ancient ones that only occur every seven thousand years.
About the book and writing…
Me: If you could have any band or musician create a soundtrack for Panthan’s Crucible, who would it be?
Me: Um…I totally had to look that up. Readers – he did music for The Pillars of the Earth, The Tudors (Showtime) and video games. Cool stuff and I can see how it would be good for PC!
Anyway…back to the interview. In PC, Laura has this odd habit of counting and freaks herself out if the number isn’t “right” or “good.” How did you come up with this habit? Is there ever an explanation for why some numbers are good and others are bad?
Me: Yeah, my head’s spinning. Have you ever made yourself cry while writing a scene? Laugh out loud?
Me: Oooh! Can’t wait! I am so involved in my writing, too, but I do cry…because that’s what Alexis is doing! LOL OK, what is the craziest or weirdest thing you’ve ever had to research for your writing? Anything that would lift a collective eyebrow by the FBI or Homeland Security?
Me: ROFL! We learn the strangest things.
About the author…
Me: When you were a kid, what did you really want to be when you grew up? How did that turn out?
Me: There’s such a story in the rock star-gymnast-writer-mom! Speaking of stories and books… If you were stranded on a desert island, what’s the one book you must have with you?
Me: If I came to your house for dinner, what would you make me?
Me: If you came to my house for dinner, what should I make for you?
Popcorn or cookies? Popcorn.
Coffee or soda/pop? (And what do you call it?) I usually limit myself to one cup of coffee per day. The rest of the day I choose soda, tea, or water.
Wine or beer or something harder? Chilled Tanqueray or an Amaretto Sour.
Movie theater or DVDs at home? DVDs at home.
City or country or suburbs? Country.
Water-skiing or snow-skiing? Water skiing all the way.
Rome, Tokyo or the Australian Outback? Rome. While Australia’s pretty, it’s too hot for me.
Steak, enchiladas or sesame chicken? Steak.
Oh, yeah! So, after we devour our steak and pasta dinner, Meredith and I will be hanging out, watching DVDs with popcorn and brownies (gotta have chocolate!). But later you can stalk her all over:
And to buy Panthan’s Crucible click here. Do you dare to walk among the panthans?