Happy New Year All! As many of you know, I have recently become two people. Sometimes it’s hard to tell us apart. I even have trouble. Last summer, I went to the Ballantine party in San Francisco and when I checked in, I said, “Hi, I’m Jennifer Apodaca.”
The gal handing out the name tags shook her head. “No you’re not.”
Confused, I said, “I’m not?”
She smiled and handed me a tag. “No, you’re Jennifer Lyon.”
I looked down at my name tag and it read, Jennifer Lyon. What do you know, she was right! I wore the name tag for the rest of the evening so I wouldn’t get mixed up again.
See? It’s hard being two people. And it’s hard for others too, sometimes they don’t know whom they are speaking too, Apodaca or Lyon. So I devised a little test so that people can tell us apart.
If you were in a reality show, what character would you be cast as?
Apodaca: I’d be cast as the dumpy, boring contestant who gives great advice but never gets any credit. I’d be the first or second one voted off the show.
Lyon: I’d be the drunken slut, and I’d accidentally stumble onto the answers that would make me the winner!
If you were pulled over for speeding by a male cop, would you get a ticket?
Apodaca: I haven’t been pulled over in so long, I have no idea. I look so boring and unthreatening, I was waved through a checkpoint stop when every other car was stopped.
Lyon: Hell no. But I’d get a date out of it—for research of course, hands on research. And hey, Apodaca, did you mention the time you walked into the police station and asked to talk to a resource officer? Hmm? You were wearing shorts, remember? And the captain himself helped you out? Took you on a tour of the entire station?
Apodaca: Not true! I went there to ask if I could make an appointment with a resource officer! I didn’t even think about my shorts, I was STUCK on my book. It never occurred to me that…never mind, why am I explaining myself to you?
If you and your girlfriend like the same guy, what do you do?
Apodaca: Sigh. Why bother? The guy is going to go for my girlfriend anyway. Besides, I’m married.
Lyon: Is the guy hot? If he is, I’d get my girlfriend drunk, pour her in a cab, pay her fare because I’m a good friend, then go snag the guy and drag him back to my lair.
Do You Actually Believe in Witches?
Apodaca: No. I find the witch hunts fascinating and believe they arose from irrational fear in repressed societies. Since the beginning of time, there has been a fear of women, fear of their ability to have children and that men usually couldn’t be sure it was THEIR children, fear of female intuition, fear…
Lyon: Oh enough already, Apodaca! Every time someone asks a question is not an invitation to lecture on your boring life theories. Witches do exist. I know they do because they talk to me. Witch Hunters exist too. Where do you think my stories come from?
Apodaca: Your drunk hallucinations after consuming a dozen apple martinis?
Okay there you have it! Did it work? Do you think if you ran into me on the street you would know if you are talking to Apodaca or Lyon?
Don’t forget, January 19th is the beginning of the Cyber Launch Party for BLOOD MAGIC at www.Jenniferlyonbooks.com