Friday, May 2, 2014

Alien Collective Blog Tour - Interview/Giveaway (Now Closed)

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Today I'm thrilled to be part of the Alien Collective Blog Tour. I adore this series because of its plethora of actual laugh out loud moments and because the characters (all of them) just draw you right into the story.

My interview with Gini Koch:

Q. What word is your favorite to say or write?

A. LOL, I curse like a longshoreman, so I know what word the hubs would say is my favorite. However, I don’t really have a favorite word to say – though I used to. “Cosmic” was “my word” in the 80’s (yeah, I started that craze), and “epic” was in the 90’s. Now, I’m most focused on saying “deadline” LOL.
To write? I truly enjoy writing my name on the back of checks. However and otherwise, “Kitty” is probably my favorite word to write, because that word gave me my writing career.

Q. What would your poof or peregrine pair be named?

A. For the Peregrines, Jeff and Jane (from Undercover Blues) or Dolly and Horace (from Hello, Dolly!). As for Poofs, I consider every Poof already created to be “mine”, so every time I name a new one, I’m naming a new one. LOL

Q. Can you share anything about what will happen next in the world of your Alien series?

A. You’re so sneaky with all this! You know I live spoiler free, babe. LOL But I can share that something that’s been building since the start of the series, but especially since Book 3/Alien in the Family, will take place in Book 10/Universal Alien. And yes, we’ll have a clear view of the Mastermind soon, very soon…

Q. As novellas seem to be gaining popularity is there any chance we’ll see you write any set in the Alien series?
A. Anything is possible. Right now, I have three short stories coming out in Penumbra eMagazine ( – one is available right now, and it’s one everyone’s been asking for: when Reader met Gower. “Alien on the Runway” is in the Penumbra May issue. I’ll have two more Alien series shorts in upcoming Penumbra issues this year as well. Also, because they’re givers, Penumbra has a special deal – a year’s subscription at half price AND two Best Of issues, if you use this code when you race over to order: 2014Gini

As for novellas, it will just depend. I’m on a two book a year schedule with DAW, already have two other series whose second novels are due, and I have contracts for novellas, novelettes, and short stories outstanding. So, while a novella in this series is always a possibility – I never say never and, per many, I rarely say no – it’ll just depend on what, when, and if I think I can fit it in.

And, as you can see by looking at the books, writing long is very easy for me. Writing short, now, that’s a peregrine of a different color. The shorter it is, the harder it is for me, so I don’t enter into shorter works lightly. But I do love writing them. So, again, one never knows, do one?

Author Bio
Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series. She also writes under a variety of other pen names including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She is also the Lead Editor at Raphael’s Village, an online, nonpaying ’zine. Because she wasn’t busy enough, Gini’s added on featured guest columnist, reviewer, and webcaster for Slice of SciFi and It’s Comic Book Day. She can be reached through her website at

Haiku Contest - Contest is open internationally -- one winner gets their choice of one of the first 8 books in the Alien series (Touched through Research), signed, and personalized, along with magnets and postcards.

To enter the contest write a haiku about a book series or character that you love.

Example of an entry:

One ring to rule them
A hobbit stands in the way
Watch out for Gollum

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5.) The contest will run from May 2-15th and the winner will be announced on May 16th.


  1. Evil Mastermind
    Kitty is hot on your trail
    You will not succeed

    Sullivan McPig

  2. When all hope is lost
    With Poofs and Peregrines Help
    Kitty will prevail

    Leila Gaskin

  3. A-Cs and X-Men:
    Kitty Katt and Kitty Pride,
    Super heroes twain.

    Lori Parker
    bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com
    Amazon Top Reviewer #4,792 (on 5/2/2014)

  4. Kitty, Jeff and friends
    Working together for good
    Evil will not win.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  5. kat and company
    can face any challenger
    with her poofs and purse

    lol... terrible!!!!!! but I tried ;)

  6. Gigantigator
    and Alliflash are epic
    Gators forever

  7. Thanks for the interview ladies, I learn something new from each and every one. But a Haiku? Nope not going to try.


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