What do a wagon, a boy and a crush have to do with Jocelyn Adam’s most embarrassing moment?

On December 7, 2011 by Aimee

Jocelyn Adams, debut author of The Glass Man

Jocelyn Adams, debut author of The Glass Man

Crazy Qs with Jocelyn Adams

If you were to be eaten by cannibal, how would you like to be prepared?
“Oh, that’s easy. Mix a dry rub consisting of garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and coat me in it. Put me in a large roasting pan with shitake mushrooms and onions. Roast me at about 450 for 1/2 hour, then turn it down to about 300 for another few hours, or just turn me over an open flame. But be a doll and knock me out first, would you?

Hell, if I’m going to kick the bucket anyway, I might as well taste good, right? :)”

Who’d have expected THAT from this debut author? Not me of course, then again, if you read The Glass Man, an urban fantasy with a strong hint of romance, you might see where she gets her clever mind and her wit. That being said, let’s not cook Jocelyn right now. Let’s learn more about her and her awesome novel! Keep reading! If you want to connect with her directly, use the links below.

Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Oy, hell no! I like my woods and my little house in the middle of them. I don’t think Gravol (or in the States I think it’s called Dramamine?) would have a big enough supply to do me and my hubby at sea. Both of us would be hanging our heads over the side more than we’d be doing anything else. Messy, and so not fun. And I don’t think my cat would be particularly pleased about it, either. She’s rather partial to her bed in the bay window.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
“Oh yeah, I’ve got this one. So, I’m fifteen-ish, living on a farm. I’m up in a hay mow in the barn taking bales off of the hay elevator that leads outside and down to the wagon that brought it in from the fields. On board the wagon is a boy, much older and very cute, whom I’d had a crush on since the day I met him.

Once we finish unloading, I slid down the hay elevator as I normally did. Hey, it was fun, what can I say? Although this time, as my crappy luck would have it, one of the spikes that takes the hay up caught the side of my jeans. It ripped the entire butt out and ripped my underwear in two, and I’m still ten feet from the ground. Yep, I had to slide the rest of the way down with NOTHING covering my butt in front of the boy.

Needless to say, I was mortified, and I always used the ladder to get down from then on. :)”

What Would You Do Right Now If You Had A Million Bucks?
I would find a nice lot along the river and build a small post and beam home with a desk near a window. (I don’t have a desk now, so that would be quite the luxury for me) My family would travel to Scotland to visit the castle that used to bear the same name as my husband, maybe on to Disney World for my daughter. Then I’d sit at that desk and write my little heart out. Not much would change for us, other than our debt and the location of our house. Money might buy comfort, but it doesn’t buy happiness.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
“Um … professional author and stay at home mom. Yes, really! I need to write to keep my sanity, but I also do it because I love it. It helps me understand the world around me and why people do the things they do. I love putting characters in terrible situations and watching them get themselves out of it. And yes, they tell me how they’ll get out in their own way through their developing personalities. It’s thrilling to read back what I’ve written and say YES! I created that! The accomplishment of finishing a book and having readers enjoy it is also really neat.

There are few things in my life I’m good at. One is archery, another is writing, but the main one is being a mom. I like to think I’m a good one, and I love my girl with all my might. It’s not always easy, every time I figure her out she changes and grows a little more, but the challenges are worth the rewards. I try to give her everything she needs and in return, I get cuddles and the happiest child I know. I’m truly blessed.”

Now, before you answer your last question, let’s chat about the book …

Why’d you write The Glass Man?
I wrote it because I needed to. That sounds strange, I know. The story shouted so loudly in my head that I could barely think around it. If I didn’t get it out of my mind and onto paper, I think it would have driven me mad. 🙂

The Glass Man by Jocelyn Adams

The Glass Man by Jocelyn Adams

Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local’s gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful creature who hunts her, one who sees her as his ultimate prize.

Alone, the egocentric Glass Man can kill with a thought. Mated with Lila, he’s a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the humans he loathes.

Caught in the Glass Man’s latest scheme, Lila is plunged into a hidden fae realm, faced with a secret birthright and a forbidden romance.

With the Glass Man threatening everyone she loves, can Lila accept who she is in time to end his bloody reign? Or will she succumb to his dark power and become the vehicle of destruction for the human race?

Intended audience: 18+, strong language, adult themes, some violence.

Favorite one-line review about the book

To say Jocelyn Adams’ debut novel is a fast paced, high speed thrillride is utterly beyond an understatement.

Favorite 6 sentences from the book

“You are a hearty thing,” the Glass Man said in that amused tone he always used. He sauntered out from behind a tree, wearing a dark grey suit. A grey silk tie painted a shining line down a matching shirt. His wavy hair had been pulled back and secured with a black ribbon. I’d never seen him dressed up.

In another life—one where he wasn’t a murderous sociopath—I might have thought him beautiful, but at that moment, he looked like cancer wearing an Armani.”

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But before we go …

What is the most annoying thing that someone could do to you?
“Lick their finger and stick it in my ear? Ha! No, just kidding. That would have to be committing to doing something or being somewhere and then not doing it, or not showing up, without a good reason. Stuff happens, but if I’m counting on someone and they didn’t bother because they’d rather go out to the bar or something, then that would really ruffle my feathers.

I also hate when people are late ALL the time. I’d rather be 1/2 hour early than 5 minutes late, it’s just the way I’m wired. I know people who are consistently an hour or two late for everything and it drives me nuts. Just one of my little peeves. :)”

And there you have it! Goodies about Jocelyn Adams the world probably never knew!

Congratulations, Jocelyn!

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