myfirehd asked: Hey Abi, are you coming to the UK soon? (If so I hope you like rain cause it's been raining for like 18 months... I'm praying for sunshine for you darlin'...)
We’re leaving in 5 weeks. I don’t mind rain, I’m just looking forward to getting away from the humidity down south.
hyperchef asked: Hi Abi! I'm new, and wanted to stop by and say hi. I see mentions of your work pop up on my dashboard all the time lately, and I just got so curious. I hear a lot about how wonderful you are with interacting with your fans, and so far I'm really excited about getting to know you and the fandom better. My question would definitely have to be: Where do I start? *__* (I hope you're having a wonderful day. <3)
The best place to start would be to follow others, I guess. If you look at the notes on this post, you will find quite a few. I’m sure they’ll lead you on the right path.
vixbrad asked: Hi Abi. Just a quick question. Are the sidewinder texts set after deployment? It just before they went off? Thanks in advance xx
The texts aren’t really set in any specific timeframe. Honestly, most of them are just conversations I’ve had with friends that I alter to fit the characters.
You’ll notice they often line up with things that are happening to me. Nick getting stuck in Rochester NY while I was stuck in Rochester, for example.
I’m planning a trip to Scotland next month for research, which will mean a lot of those texts will line up with the characters going to Scotland. They’re really just for fun.
addictedtooreading asked: I noticed that you tagged the song "Hurt" by Johnny Cash as Shock and Awe playlist. Is it your plan to make a complete playlist for the novella?
I do intend to make a full playlist for the novella, thought it won’t be as long as the others. The final playlist won’t be out for a while, though. 2-3 months before release, that’s usually when I do it.
This ask blog was founded on the basis that answers to questions would be sarcastic, unhelpful, snarky, and sometimes merely gifs. It’s beenmade lear time and again that I don’t answer plot related queries, or do I typically give a straight answer unless I fucking feel like it.
That’s the game.
If you have found yourself offended by any answers, you either didn’t know that, or you forgot how to play the game.
If you’ve found yourself offended and then gone off to bitch about how ungrateful I am to my readers, well….
jheller68 asked: Hi! In C&R Zane says that once in a while he met someone who made him crazy and was wondering why it had to be Ty this time. Considering there are only 2 books remaining, will we ever get to meet any of those 'someones' who made Zane crazy?
I really can’t answer that.
engese31 asked: Abi I was wondering about what reason TS was told they were being paid off. Ty knew the real reason and didn't tell them. He also told Zane that it was cause of the POW (which I am assuming he lied cause it was really about the NIA, right). So if Ty was the only one who knew why they were paid off and put on hold, what were the rest of the team told?
Ty never even implies to Zane that the reason for the payoff had anything to do with being POWs.
“When they kicked us out of the Marines, they had to make sure we wouldn’t go crying to the press, so they paid us a lump sum and sent us on our way.”
There seems to be a lot of confusion going around about details of the plot and it’s all stemming from the fact that people are asking questions without rereading first to find the answers themselves. A simple, solid reread that isn’t a skim to get to the sex scenes, that’s all it takes.
shadowsfaith asked: Abi, I know you love minion panic so here's mine. I noticed at 2:20 there is a marine funeral in the Nick/Kelly video. You said Digger would show up in Book 9, and that leaves Owen as a potential victim. PLEASE DON'T KILL OWEN I LOVE HIM!! *snuggles the Owen build a bear protectively* (PS, I love you.)
I do love minion panic.
Owen ha become the dark horse favorite of Sidewinder, huh? I love that.
eldeb asked: Wow! Amazing videos. All good, but especially liked sidewinder one set to Johnny cash. Brilliant. Thank you :)
That’s one of my favorites.
addictedtooreading asked: Quick question... Do we need to save this video of Nick and Kelly? Which is AWESOME by the way!!! Im just not sure if you plan on taking it down or not after a few hrs of it being up?
Since the video is not a trailer for a book (and therefore not technically made to promote anything) it’s safe.