here, doing the fan-girl squee. Our next Honorary Chick is the awesome Gini Koch. It is not an exaggeration to say that she is solely responsible for me writing the Alien Attachments series. I loved her voice so much, it lit a fire.
Anywho, she’s a hybrid author that spans genres and has multiple personalities. And she’s funny. Like, lol funny. My only complaint is that I didn’t know her when I lived in Tucson. It’s probably just as well. I would have showed up at her doorstep every other night with a bottle of wine and wanting to know what she’s writing now.
So, welcome, Gini! The floor is yours.
Thanks, babe, it’s great to be here! (And, no pressure on the funny stuff, ha ha ha. Thanks for that. It’s hard to be hilarious in an interview. Just sayin’.)
So, this is, apparently, the part where I yap about myself and what I do. I write a lot, and most of what I write has kick ass chicks as the main protagonists or main supporting characters. I don’t really write wimpy women well. I can do them, but they’re never going to be the star of the show. You know, write what you know and all that.
I write under a variety of pen names because my voice changes based on those names. I also write in pretty much every genre, but I’m most prolific in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, mystery/suspense, and humor. But I dabble in everything. Because I just can’t help it.
The Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series follows Kitty as she discovers that the Roswell rumors are true, but with a twist – the aliens are here to help us and they’re all drop-dead gorgeous. The women, which Kitty nicknames the Dazzlers, are sapiosexual and all interested in brains and brain capacity, meaning that, for them, the hottest guy on the planet is Stephen Hawking. The men just want smart, gutsy women. As Kitty gets deeper in, she discovers a lot of plots and conspiracies to control or destroy these aliens, both from within and from very far without. She also falls in love and all that jazz along the way, while she saves the day with hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock ‘n’ roll. Book 10, Universal Alien, released in December, and Book 11, Alien Separation, comes out in May. But if you’re just joining, start where Kitty started, with Book 1, Touched by an Alien.
The Necropolis Enforcement Files series follows Victoria Wolfe, an undercover policewoman in Prosaic City who also happens to be a werewolf and working for Necropolis Enforcement to keep the various denizens of the Planes of Existence safely where they belong while also keeping the Prince of Darkness and his many minions from achieving Armageddon. She’s helped by a variety of undeads and a wide array of famous humans who joined the good fight when they undied. Basically, if you like undeads of any kind, they’re all here, doing their things for the Gods and Monsters or, in some cases for the Prince.
The Martian Alliance Chronicles series is set in the far future and follows the crew of the Hummingbird as they try to overthrow a corrupt galactic government while robbing it at the same time.
In a similar vein, the Alexander Outland series follows the best space pirate in the galaxy as he tries to stay one step ahead of the law while getting all the money and the girls, one girl in particular, for himself. He’s got a ragtag crew of squabbling misfits who manage to pull things off at the last minute, though usually not in the way any of them planned. He’s not a hero, he’s just forced into it sometimes.
Based on all this you’re probably thinking that I always wanted to write science fiction and fantasy. And you’d be wrong. My first literary love is mysteries, and pretty much everything I write has a mystery in it. It’s just that oftentimes the mystery is the foundation and the other genre trapping disguise it really well. And also about 80% of what I write comes out as science fiction, despite my efforts to the contrary. Some things you just can’t control, I guess.
I could go on, but I’ll spend a little time talking about the various current anthologies I’m in. Writing as J.C. Koch – which is the name I write horror under – I’m in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, A Darke Phantastique, and The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, all currently available, and will be in the upcoming Kaiju Rising: Age of Mech anthology coming out later in 2015. Writing as Gini Koch, I’m in Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, all currently available, and will be in the upcoming Unidentified Funny Objects 4, Temporally Out of Order, The X-Files: Trust No One, Out of Tune 2, and Timeless Tales, all coming later in 2015. And probably more.
I also have a humor collection – Random Musings from the Funny Girl – and, as Jemma Chase, a paranormal collection – The Disciple and Other Stories of the Paranormal. And more besides. All of which can be found at the Bibliography page of my website (http://www.ginikoch.com/bibliography.htm).
And no, I don’t sleep a lot. The voices in my head won’t let me.
Now for some fun! Rapid Fire Questions:
So many things. Sleep. The hubs. The chicklet. The Canine Death Squad. The Killer Kitties. Good looking leading men. Sweets. The list goes on… Basically, I like a lot of stuff. 😀
People pirating my books in specific and people pirating from artists in general. They’re stealing money from my family, and any other artist they’re pirating. This is more of a burning hatred than a peeve, honestly.
Coca-Cola. Truly. Which is why I can’t drink it, or any other sodas, anymore. *sobs*
Kick Ass Superpower:
Because many characters in the Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series are superpowered, I get asked this a lot. So I’ve given it a lot of thought. Basically, if I can only have one, I choose hyperspeed. Because it would be great to do everything I need to do – and there’s a lot I need to do – in the blink of an eye.
Of all the cool tech in your world, what are top three you wish you had now?
Gosh, now this question I don’t get a lot. Lemme ponder. Um…I want some of the stuff my villains have, so a cloning facility. Gosh, and I get two more. Gates, which allow you to move from one place to another (like from Phoenix to New York) in moments. And last but in no way least, realistic FTL spaceships.
You can find me at so many places. So let me list them all for you. LOL
Twitter – @GiniKoch
As a special treat, heres the latest cover for Gini’s upcoming release.
Thanks for coming, Gini!