Friday, July 25, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Kris Norris

Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Kris Norris!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Not by a long shot. This is the third time I’ve been fortunate enough to attend this fantastic event.

What brings you back to AAD?
The answer’s easy. This is, without a doubt, the best author/reader con out there! While it might not sound like it, AAD is an incredibly intimate event. You have tons of time to hang with other authors and readers and really get to know folks. Dare I say, you get to make new friends? Hell, I managed to acquire two fantastic ladies to be part of my zombie team...they’re definitely coming north when it hits...can’t ask for more than that:) I absolutely love attending and being able to reconnect with people I only get to see once a year. And hey, the price is more than right. If you’re not signed up...what are you waiting for?

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
Actually, I do! The fourth book in my apocalyptic series What Remains… entitled Reckoning, will be releasing July 26th. And I hope to have the other three books there in Print form. Nothing like some zombies to get you geared up for fall!

What panels will you be on at AAD?
I’m lucky enough to be on three panels this year. Kick-ass heroines, which I’m really looking forward to. All of my leading ladies are pretty badass. Mostly because I think it’s important for women to be able to hold their own, and to be portrayed as something other than the damsel in distress. Not that they don’t occasionally need rescuing. We all do, but I love women that can save the guy just as easily.

I’m also on the sci-fi panel. I released a new series last year… Dark Horizon...after having some great success with my first sci-fi—Worlds Apart—I really wanted to revisit that genre. Also, I’m a giant Sci-Fi nerd. Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, Andromeda, Red name it I’ve probably seen it. I read Sci-fi too… the likes of Isaac Asimov and friends...I have one more book to go in my series because Alex needs closure... so I’m ready to talk about all things Star Trek and the like. Oh, or about my books (Captain Kirk...say it with me people. You know you want to:)

The third panel is the suspense/thriller one. At the end of the day, this is and will always be my favourite genre. There’s just something about stalkers, serial killers, the great escape or the race against time...there’s a reason I’ve watched all eight seasons of Criminal Minds...other than for Dr. Spencer Reid.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
It has to be sweet, and not taste like alcohol. Mike’s Hard Lemonade—Black Cherry—is my current drink of choice. I know, totally girlie. But I won’t be shamed by that fact, lol.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
I have a few things. I’m doing a scavenger hunt with three other authors. We’ll be giving away books and other goodies, as well as an electronic device (shhh, can’t say yet, wink wink). I’ve also got some fabulous smartphone cleaning cloths. They turned out really nice.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
Hoping to have all three What Remains books… UNTAINTED, WASTELAND and MUTATION. I also hope to have a suspense/thriller book, DARKEST NIGHT, which I also designed the cover for.

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