FEATURED AUTHOR: RJ PARKER
ABOUT THE BOOKClint and Corbin are having a weird day. Best friends for life, things are getting a little strange around their town, and at school. When they're followed by a strange man looking for Clint and later attacked by an imp, it makes sense to retreat to the safety of home. But when strangers from another world, Banks and O'Neil, arrive with their medley of allies, things get even weirder. Why are they here? What do they want? And what is The Requiem that everyone keeps talking about? As Clint and his friends and family are drawn deeper into a thrilling adventure, only one thing is for sure. They may not be getting out alive. And class with Mrs. Christenson will seem like a walk in the park after this.
Title: Requiem, Changing Times
Author: RJ Parker
Genre: urban fantasy
Publisher: Olympia Publishing (September 26, 2019)
Print length: 462 pages
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH RJ PARKER
A few of your favorite things: good family moments.
Things you need to throw out: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings.
Things you need in order to write: time, music, my computer, spell check and Pepsi.
Things that hamper your writing: being interrupted.
Things you love about writing: making other people happy and inspiring them.
Things you hate about writing: how slow I am in writing a story.
Easiest thing about being a writer: having fun with the story.
Hardest thing about being a writer: that I can’t type fast enough to tell a story before I want to tell the next one.
Things you love about where you live: the good people and the beauty around me.
Things that make you want to move: to be closer to the Disney Parks.
Things you never want to run out of: I was going to say my family’s love, but I would have to go with toilet paper, it’s about the priorities of the time.
Things you wish you’d never bought: a child’s phone toy that they love to hit the same button on ten thousand times every day and their sole goal is to improve their score.
Words that describe you: dedicated; too hard of a worker (so my wife says); fun-loving.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: a good shot (that is, for those who wish to date my daughter).
Favorite foods: anything off the grill.
Things that make you want to throw up: anything creamy (other than ice cream).
Favorite music: uplifting pop.
Music that make your ears bleed: whatever my daughter feels she has to turn up all the way that makes the paint peel off in her room.
Favorite beverage: Pepsi.
Something that gives you a pickle face: V8.
Favorite smell: my wife’s hair.
Something that makes you hold your nose: whatever toxic waste that even a hazmat suit would fail to protect me from that blew out of the diaper I changed.
Something you’re really good at: making other people feel comfortable and laugh.
Something you’re really bad at: being a backseat driver with my daughter behind the wheel. (I swear she puts a sign up over our car that says, “bumper car, hit me.”)
Something you wish you could do: be more physically active.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: walk with a cane.
Something you like to do: just be with my family and enjoy time together.
Something you wish you’d never done: hurt my back.
People you consider as heroes: everyone who does hard things for a better world.
People with a big L on their foreheads: nose pickers who soon become hand shakers.
Last best thing you ate: my wife’s lips.
Last thing you regret eating: my wife’s lips after she ate frosted mini wheats.
Things you’d walk a mile for: anything my family needed.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: a child with a cold who wanted a kiss.
Things you always put in your books: action and humor.
Things you never put in your books: cursing or erotic themes.
Things to say to an author: are you still in the writing business?
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: are you still in the writing business?
Favorite places you’ve been: Disneyland, Yellowstone, Disneyworld.
Places you never want to go to again: Black Friday shoe sale with my daughter, it’s a no-man’s land.
People you’d like to invite to dinner: George Lucas.
People you’d cancel dinner on: The person who just won the world champion chili eating contest and their friends. (Unless they bring their own gas-x.)
Favorite things to do: be with my family.
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: go surfing on a toothpick, while wearing twenty hams through shark infested waters, having to jump through flaming hoops, while singing "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.
Things that make you happy: tickling my children.
Things that drive you crazy: when they coordinate their retaliation.
Proudest moment: the day I got away with cheating at Monopoly with President Trump.
Most embarrassing moment: the day I beat President Trump at Monopoly.
Biggest lie you’ve ever told: that I played Monopoly with President Trump.
A lie you wish you’d told: that I never told anyone that I played anything with President Trump.
Best thing you’ve ever done: I got married.
Biggest mistake: that when I got married I had any power, authority or say in anything.
Most daring thing you’ve ever done: saying no to my wife.
Something you chickened out from doing: buying a karaoke machine for my ten-year-old daughter’s birthday party and her thousands of very vocal friends, with no bedtime . . .
The last thing you did for the first time: cleaned my nine mm hand gun.
Something you’ll never do again: clean my nine mm hand gun while meeting my daughter’s new boyfriend. I have a shotgun now!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Russell Parker was born in Bountiful, Utah. As his father was safety manager he had to move around until his senior year of high school, when he came to Cache Valley, Utah to stay. He married the most wonderful woman in the world, and they are the parents of four fantastic kids, with one (now 2) crazy dogs.
Russell played all kinds of sports and was an outdoorsman until an accident brought him to writing. A writer since high school, encouragement brought his stories to life.
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