A (not so) serious interview with author Charlie Pulsipher

It’s my pleasure to host Charlie Pulsipher, author and fedora wearer, as part of his Obsidian Threads world tour. Obsidian Threads is book two in The Lost Shards series. Book one, Crystal Bridge, is free for the first week of December 2014 on Amazon Kindle. He is also the author of the zombie survival guide, Zombies at the Door, free this week (12/1/14), too. (Got it? Good.) And now on to our interview!
Charlie Pulsipher Obsidian Threads
Have you ever been a circus acrobat?
Yes, but it didn’t last very long. I’m not great at flips, heights aren’t my favorite, and the clowns freaked me out. I ran away and joined an office.
Oh my. Sorry. Okay, I have to know…why are your ears green?
I’m secretly an alien and my skin eats away the latex I apply each morning starting with my ears for some reason. This is also why I often wear a fedora.
That explains it! If you could keep only one of your books as a weapon during a universe meltdown, which would it NOT be? And Why?
I would have to drop my zombie survival guide, Zombies at the Door. Ironic, I know, but it is thinner than my other books and wouldn’t make the best weapon. Can you imagine if the wind was blowing and it fluttered right past the evil monsters from the void as I chucked it? Obsidian Threads is probably a better fit. It’s heavy enough to do some damage and it happens to be about the possibility of multiple universes melting down, so also relevant.
Personally, I would keep the Zombies book. How do you motivate yourself to keep writing through distractions like…. a less than friendly elf comes knocking on your door every ten seconds offering poisonous apples?
Oh, you’re talking about Toby. That guy’s the worst, am I right? Last time he ran out of apples and tried to sell me a bushel of poisoned mangoes. Mangoes! Can you believe the nerve? Who’s ever heard of poisoned mangoes? And they were far more expensive than the apples. They were organic and local, which was nice. Truthfully, I get distracted all the time. Facebook, fun interview questions, birthday parties, pizza, Dr. Pepper, sleep, shiny things, they all distract me from my writing. The trick is to chip away at a story as often as possible. I also do a loose outline which lets me hop around my novel, making distraction work for me.
Poisoned mangoes…outrageous! And yes, it’s a proven fact: Dr. Pepper is evil! Last question: have you ever wished you could change your name? To what?

I went through a phase where I thought Charles was too formal and Charlie was too boyish. I toyed with Chuck, but it didn’t really work for me. It felt like I should be a tough trucker or an angry cop or a large man with a stained tank-top (no offense to any Chucks out there). I’m not any of those things. I’m average height, a little nerdy, I watch HGTV a lot, and I make velociraptor noises for fun. Charlie seems to fit me more and more. I’m perfectly happy with it now. Awesomeness Jones does have a nice ring to it though…
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So there you have it, the much-anticipated interview with Awesomeness Jones, er, Charlie Pulsipher, Obsidian Threads author and former circus acrobat. Thank you, Charlie!

By popular demand, a bit more book and author info…

Obsidian Threads synopsis: Rho has awakened. Its acolytes will tear worlds apart to release their deity from its prison. Any hope of Rho’s defeat lies with two people lost in a strange universe. Kaden and Aren must learn to harness all their unique gifts if they are to rival the god of darkness reborn.
They will not fight alone. A brilliant geneticist, a furry dwaro, two less than friendly elves, dragons, and a spunky red-haired computer stand with them. But if Kaden and Aren fail to reach their full potential, all of reality will be devoured until nothing remains but Rho.

(Editor’s note: I want a furry dwaro for Christmas!)

Official Author Bio: Charlie Pulsipher is a were-hamster and lemur enthusiast living in Southern Utah with his lovely wife and neurotic dog. He writes sci-fi and fantasy, and sometimes both at the same time. He’s obsessed with surviving the inevitable zombie-pocalypse. It’s coming. Tell your friends.

He spends his time away from the keyboard hiking and camping in stunning Southern Utah. He also enjoys woodworking, painting, drawing, and pretending to have super powers.

He neglects his Twitter account.

His velociraptor impression is worth seeing. Ask him to show you. It just may be the coolest thing about him.

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For more pictures of Charlie in a fedora or more info on his books, visit his WEBSITE. Also, if you buy his new novel Obsidian Threads on AMAZON, he promises he won’t send you poisoned mangoes in the mail. Unless you ask.

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