Today Christine Verstraete takes over my blog to talk about her new release!
12 Questions for Lizzie Borden
By Christine Verstraete
Vogue Magazine has an interesting question-answer format it does called 73 Questions where it asks celebrities the questions on video, while giving a glimpse of their home. The latest was Taylor Swift.
So I thought I’d try it out—but with a twist based on the upcoming release Sept. 13 (or pre-order now!) of my latest book, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete.Ironically, Lizzie is portrayed during her 1893 trial for murder as far from a fashion doyenne, with one newspaper even calling her “a plain old maid.” (No matter what, that had to hurt.)
Outside of a few letters obtained by the Fall River, Mass. Historical Society in recent years and the still-enduring skipping rope rhyme that Lizzie Borden took an axe… , mystery still surrounds the real persona of Lizzie Borden. Many still wonder, did she or didn’t she?
My take? What if Lizzie did it because she had no other choice? But let’s allow Lizzie to answer a few questions herself:
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12 Questions for Lizzie Borden
1 WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I’ll say that I’ve had plenty to cry about in the past year.
2 WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH?
I’ve grown rather fond of my sister’s cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches.
3 DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG?
I never thought I was particularly strong, but circumstances can force you to dig deep for what you hold dear and what keeps you strong, like faith, family and friends.
4 WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I used to notice how someone was dressed, or how they smiled. Now I notice whether they look me in the eye or not.
5 WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Despite what people may think of our relationship, I do miss my father.
6 WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS READING IT?
Even with the horrid events that have happened, I did find time to read Miss Shelley’s Frankenstein. It was rather disturbing.
7 YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
Fresh flowers. They can mask the smell of almost anything.
8 WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE TELEPHONE?
I’d rather not say. It was a disturbing message.
9 PUPPIES OR KITTENS?
I do love dogs, especially Boston Terriers. I’m thinking of getting another though I know my sister Emma wouldn’t like it.
10 FAVORITE DESSERT?
I used to love oatmeal-raisin cookies at one period in my life. Now, I prefer a nice, fresh piece of cake.
11 FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
I so enjoy sitting out on my closed-in porch in the summer. It’s pleasant hearing the birds sing and sitting quietly with the dog, a good book in hand.
12 THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
I think that’s as many questions as I’d like to answer right now, if you please. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. – Lizzie Borden
About Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete:
Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.
** Follow the blog tour and be sure to get your copy of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter in print and Kindle Sept. 13!
*** Yes, there is a contest to win 1 of 10 Kindle copies (ends 9/14.). Entrants MUST enter an email as a blog comment or on the rafflecopter to be sent a gift copy if they win. Sorry, no time to hunt you down. No email, no chance to win. ** And please, review it on Goodreads and Amazon. **
Think you know Lizzie Borden? Read on! The blog tour schedule is:
Mon. Sept 5 - GirlZombieAuthors – Introduction – A Little About Lizzie
Tues. Sept. 6 - Jaime Johnesee blog – 12 Questions for Lizzie Borden
Weds. Sept. 7 - Jean Rabe's blog – Lizzie Borden… Dog Lover?
Thurs. Sept. 8 - AF Stewart blog interview
Fri. Sept. 9 - Haunt Jaunts blog – More Lizzie
Sat. Sept. 10 – Stephen D. Sullivan blog - Lizzie Films
Sun. Sept. 11 - GirlZombieAuthors recap
Camille Minichino blog - Why oh why zombies?
Mon. Sept. 12 - Horror Maiden's Book Reviews
Tues. Sept. 13 - RELEASE DAY!!!
Zombies and Toys Review!
Join the FB Release Party - prizes, guest authors, zombie fun!! (See info posted on my Facebook page and website.)
Weds. Sept. 14 - Lizzie as a Zombie Hunter - Chapter Break Book Blog
This isn't the end! Get your copy. Share a review. And come back to the GirlZombieAuthors blog or the author website for info on another blog tour starting Sept. 26 with Bewitching Book Tours.