Author Longoria Wolfe’s young adult science fiction/fantasy novel is available on Amazon. A young girl discovers she has a connection to a mystical tribe vanquished at the hands of the ruling technological society. The tribe may reemerge through her but she will have to navigate through their system of control and murder. Evah & the Unscrupulous Thwargg is a sci-fi story with adventure, mystery and paranormal elements. The Kindle edition has been lowered to the lowest price for readers during this unprecedented time of the pandemic.
Do you consider yourself (1) an introvert OR (2) an extrovert?
Introvert for sure but I’m a weird hybrid. The college intro Myer-Briggs said I was an introvert but at the same time, I was a performing artist in the Theater. I spent most of my life performing in front of thousands of people and maybe it was the introspective introvert side that yielded the most productive preparation for my roles. Still to this day if I had to choose between a hopping party of a thousand people and a chance to hang out with one person I’d choose the opportunity to spend quality time with someone. I guess I’m socially awkward. Some people really have a grasp on what their personality brings to a gathering or the world in general. I tend to feel like I don’t have a clue about that on the most basic level.
Quality time is always awesome!
You have enough money to do anything. Will you (1) pamper yourself at a spa for a week OR (2) go on a cruise for a week?
I’d like to say a cruise but I’m way to driven by socially conscious issues. If I had so much money I’d buy a home for my loved ones who needed it, send my mom on a cruise, contribute to feeding the poor, help with children’s cancer research, and try to help get a prisoner of conscience released like human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in Iran who’s been imprisoned multiple times for helping with women’s rights.
A philanthropist in the making!
What is your (1) most favorite thing to do OR (2) least favorite thing to do?
Least favorite thing is to tell an author looking for my support publicly that they need to have their work further edited or developed. Ouch, man, that is rough. As an indie author, getting your work noticed is a tough task it seems. I want to be able to love other author’s work and have mine loved. I wish every author who feels they have a story that needs to be told great success. When I was planning my novel I had to decide, am I going to put the money in for an editor or just rely on my own skill to meet a high-quality standard. After publication, I’m glad I did with an editor. It’s really worth it. Many editors are tried and true professionals who have a lot to offer.
You can travel back in time. Will you go back (1) 10 years OR (2) 25 years.
Twenty-five. Maybe further. There was an age when I was pretty self-serving and didn’t care much about suffering outside my bubble. One person can make positive differences with the ones they love and in the community or world at large. I missed some times when I could have done things and directed peoples lives in a more positive way.
A fascinating observation!
What is your favorite (1) song OR (2) book?
Candide, favorite book. The simplicity of the storytelling shows how the greatest events can be like passing flashes but still change the course of life radically. It reveals connections between humans and our need for one another, that go deeper than, “We’re strong and viral, we’re smart and influential, we’re so pretty we’re disarming. The work gets at why people come together with deep connections. Forgiveness. And, that despite our most amazing accomplishments and discoveries, when all is said and done, we need other people.
Interesting insight. Thanks for being interviewed, Longoria!