Oh Fallon Brown, Oh Fallon Brown, Because it Sounds Like Tananbaum!

C’mon. Admit it. That may be the screwiest blog title yet, but I think if you sing it, you’ll see how cool it actually is.

Anyhow, it’s that time of year when things seem to go into crazy mode everywhere you look. People are scrambling to get things done, stress levels are through the roof, there are gifts to find, decorations to put up, food to bake (and eat). I hope however and wherever you choose to celebrate that you have a wondrous Holiday Season, regardless of what you call it. I’ll be taking next week off as far as WIPpets go. Sad, I know. But I’m sure everyone will find something to fill their time. I’m also going to hold off on WIPpterviews next week as well so the next one will be the 30th. Mark your calendars.

One more bit of business: If you recall last week or so I mentioned the possibility of a Giveaway. I am hammering out the details  and will announce those either over the weekend or on Monday. There will be multiple chances to win an autographed copy of any of my books, as well as an ARC of Emergence.

Enough with the who-ha and businessy-schmisnessy schtuff and on to welcoming WIPpeteer Fallon Brown to my home on the web. Fallon comes to us all the way from Saturn… *looks at notes* I’m sorry, this is some sci-fi thing I’m reading. Give me a moment.

*sound of Muzak infiltrates room*

So, right, today we welcome the outstandingly talented Fallon Brown who hails from Pennsylvania. Not Saturn. Sorry about that, Fallon.

The multi-talented Fallon Brown ~ No, that's not terror in her eyes.

The multi-talented Fallon Brown ~ No, that’s not terror in her eyes.

FB: Common mistake. No big deal.

kls:Why don’t you come sit over here by the tree. A little closer, if you wouldn’t mind, I haven’t fed watered it today. Can I interest you in some cookies? Yes, those are cookies. They’re pfeffernusse, my favorite. Would you like some Ovaltine Egg Nog to wash those down?

FB: *looks nervously at the tree and refreshments*  I think I’ll just stick with my coffee, thanks.

kls: Fine, then, your choice. Now that you’re all settled in, let’s get on with it. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself. Just who the heck are you?

FB: I’m Fallon Brown. I hail from a small town in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania that hardly anyone has probably ever heard of and now live in a slightly larger town that most people out of the area have never heard of. I’m a small town, country girl and pretty happy with that. I went to college for three years majoring in psychology and while I never got a degree, I don’t consider it a failure. I met my husband eight years ago online and have never regretted the decision to meet him in person about 2 weeks later.  I have two kids, a very smart six year old girl who takes after me, and a mischievous little monkey three year old boy. I spend my days taking caring of them and scribbling as many words as I can and my nights…well, sleeping.

kls: Monkey? Does he fly? They’re the best kind you know. Not that there’s anything wrong with a monkey that doesn’t fly.

FB: I’m actually surprised he hasn’t tried to. Just climbs everything for now with no fear.

kls: Fearless monkeys. They’ll keep you on your toes, that’s for sure. So, yeah, anyway, let’s talk WIPpeteers for a moment. What drew you to the WIPpeteers?

FB: I saw a few people tweeting about it and some of the blogs I followed were posting their snippets. I always want to share but then usually chicken out. So, I figured this would help push me out of my comfort zone. And true to form, I jumped in at the end of the month instead of waiting one more week.

kls: *laughs* Yes, if there is anything WIPpeteers are good at, besides writing, it is pushing people over the edge out of their comfort zone. So, what WIP(s) have you been sharing with our readers?

FB: I’ve shared a few different ones, depending on what I’m working on, either drafting or editing. Lately I’ve been sharing from Flames of Redemption, a project I tried to write before and am having a lot more success with getting past my blocks this time.

kls: What’s your favorite part of WIPpet Wednesday?

FB: Reading everyone’s excerpts.  I have slight panic attacks every Wednesday at the thought of other people reading mine, but I like the feedback too.

kls: Nothing wrong with a good panic attack. Proves the heart is still working. Outside of WW, what project(s) are you currently working on?

FB: I just finished the first draft of Flames of Redemption, a romantic suspense involving a cop, a firefighter, and lots of sparks at the end of November.  Now I’ll be working on edits for the first novel in another series, Slow Revenge and hopefully have it published early next year. Also, going to be re-plotting the second story in that series and probably rewriting it.

Outside of writing, I have some knitting and crochet projects on my plate. And really need to get around to decorating the house for Christmas.

kls: Ah, decorating. Yes. Well, you’ll notice there are only lights on the tree at the moment. I still haven’t gotten ’round to it. Possibly Monday, though. Not now, because now it’s time for some horn-blowing.  Did you bring your own? Mine has disappeared again. Tell our readers what you have out there, where to find it, what’s coming next, and where to connect with you.

FB: I don’t currently have anything  out there, but I’m hoping to have Slow Revenge,  another romantic suspense, out early next year.  And I already said that once. Anyway, you can find me at my blog: fallonbrownwrites.wordpress.com, at Twitter: @frbrown906 and my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fallon-Brown/110648795680839, although I’m rather inactive there. You’re more likely to find me on twitter than Facebook these days.

kls: Outstanding. All right, thinking cap off, first thing that pops into your head for the Lightning Round!

Coffee or tea? Coffee, usually way too much.

Rock or country? country

City, country, or seaside? Definitely country

Favorite color? blue

Favorite pastime besides penning fantastic tales? Reading, as well as knitting and crochet

kls: Funny and true knitting story. My mom used to knit. She is an intense Green Bay Packers fan (American football team for those of you international types). She gets very excited during the games. One game she was knitting away, needles clackity-clacking as she watched the game. My brother had chosen to sit beside her on the couch. Mom is getting wound up about a particular play and starts yelling, “Go, go, gooooo!” On the last ‘go’ she slams her hand down at her side. Or, as it turns out, stabs my brother in the leg with her knitting needle.  Entertaining for the rest of us. My brother? Not so much.

Anyhow, I think that’s all I have. Thanks so much for stopping by and for joining in the craziness that is WIPpet Wednesdays. Anything else you’d like to share? Any final thoughts?

FB: I’m just glad I have other people I can share my craziness, err, I mean, my characters with.

kls: And we’re glad to have you. Or be had. And, another reminder WIPpeteers, get me those questions you’re just dying to ask me.


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  1. Lovely interview. Ouch your poor brother Kathi. That must really have hurt!

  2. Fabulous interview. I like realistic and down-to-earth. Two thumbs up.
    Happy Holidays to all. 😀

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  4. Once again, fun to get some background on one of the Wippeteers!

    And now I know why I never knit when I’m watching soccer…

    • No one ever sits next to my mom during games any more. As a matter of fact, it may have been shortly after that we got her a chair of her own. 😉

  5. Love the WIPpeteer interviews! And my husband, born and raised near Green Bay, will get a kick out of that Packers story when I tell him about it. 🙂

  6. Yay, Fallon! Another great interview.

    I wonder how many of us will be posting next Wednesday. I was just going to schedule a post ahead of time, but I guess not many of us will be on to read. 🙂

    As you questions for YOU… What do you feed the flying monkeys? What is their air-speed velocity, laden and unladen? What’s crawling up my leg? Do you plan an entire book series before you start, or do you make it up as you go along and listen to reader feedback? I know you’ve based characters on your dogs– have you ever based them on real people? SERIOUSLY, WHAT IS THAT? It’s pinching my thigh…

    *retreats to own blog*

    • I will probably be posting something…who knows what.

      Great questions. I’ll add them to the list. With the exception of the one about pinching your thigh. I have no idea. Giant spider? Tiny lobster? Overactive imagination? Who can say. 😉

  7. Another fandabulous interview! Ouch, your poor brother (story did make me giggle though…) 🙂

    Oh and a question for you Kathi: Out of all the characters you’ve created who would you like to meet in real life and why? Also where would you meet (real place or again somewhere you’ve created)?

  8. LOL, I love the knitting story! Now that’s one enthusiastic fan!

    Great interview with Fallon – so glad to learn more about her. I’m curious – what’s the name of your small Pennsylvania town? My dad’s siblings and various cousins live around Kittanning. I have many warm memories of summer trips from Arizona to PA, where there were weenie roasts and bats flying out of the belfries and fireflies. 🙂

    • Yes, my mother is very enthusiastic about the Packers. It is considered sacrilege not to watch their games to the bitter end.

      Kittanning…I love that name. I’ve been through Pennsylvania. Stayed a night in Harrisburg on a road trip just out of high school. That’s the extent of my PA experience.

    • I grew up in Saegertown. In the northwest corner of the state. I know where Kitanning is though. We used to go through there to visit my dad when I was younger.

  9. We almost moved to Pennsyl–tukey (sorry, that’s my husband’s silly way of saying it) a few years back. Southwestern end though… Is the area you grew up a former coaltown, Fallon?

  10. Kathi, that knitting story is hilarious! Your poor brother. Alana’s hubby is a major GB fan, too. 🙂

    Fallon, your kids are adonrable! I;m glad you joined the WIPpeteers. I didn’t finish my degree (nursing), either. I used to be really upset/ashamed about it, but it doesn’t bother me so much now. My teachers were very cynical and I don’t want to be like them. What kind of knitting projects do you like to do?

  11. Thanks, Regi.
    I do a little bit of everything. I lot of hats, I’ve done some stuffed animals, a couple bags. Pretty much anything I find a pattern for that I like.

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