L.S. Murphy is here to share about the moment she knocked a girl out cold! Yes … she did!

On January 16, 2013 by Aimee

L.S. Murphy is fascinated and terrified of death. Reaper is the result of that. She wanted to explore the ideas of grim reapers and how it would feel to become one, especially with a teen — on the cusp of life. And with that, she gives you Reaper! And we get to have some fun at her expense. Now, check out who and what Linda is all about! L.S. Murphy

Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Yes, as long as I can listen to Jimmy Buffett all day. Wait, I do that anyway. 🙂 I’m actually a very quiet person. Living on a sailboat would suit me just fine. No crowds. No malls. Nothing but solitude, my laptop, books, and my family. I’d be in heaven.

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Do spelling and grammer mistakes annoy you?
I hate it when I read “It is I.” No, it isn’t. Not a fan of “between you and I’ either. If you can’t put a verb after I, use me. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard.

What scares you the most?
Besides anything happening to my family, I’m deathly afraid of tornadoes. I don’t know why exactly, but I blame my mother. 🙂 She shoulders that blame well. In her opinion

What is the most annoying thing that someone could do to you?
Block me in a small space. I’m claustrophobic.It isn’t pretty when I freak out.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I have the best job in the world. I’m a writer. 🙂

Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at Ms. Murphy’s book …

Reaper by L.S. Murphy

Reaper by L.S. Murphy

There’s no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.

Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.

Maybe … just maybe … that’s okay.

It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.

Favorite one-line review about the book

DUDE!, I blarted like a baby through those final couple of chapters.

Favorite 6 sentences from the book

“Hello, Quincy,” he says in a deep velvet voice. “How would you like to see your future?”

I stand and stumble toward the back of the room. “Who are you supposed to be? Gandalf?” I’m unable to keep the tremor out of my voice.

“One person dresses up like me in a movie, and that’s all I hear.”

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But before you go, one last question …

What was your most embarrassing moment?
*sigh* Okay, this is really embarrassing, but I’m feeling generous. My senior year of high school, I knocked someone out cold during a basketball game. She was running right at me, so I locked my legs and closed my eyes. If she hit me, it would be an offensive foul. The next thing I know the entire gym is laughing. I opened my eyes and stared down at this poor girl. She was out like a light and I never felt her hit me. Funny, the refs never called the foul.

Two things to keep in mind, the gym was packed since our boys team was ranked 1st in state. And I was an all-state shot putter. I lifted weights regularly and was as solid as a wall.

Good times.

And that’s it!

Congratulations, Linda! Good luck with Reaper!

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