10 for 10. It’s bloody* well time, Rachel Carr.

It’s Wednesday, and we are getting ghoulish- not in The Addams Family way.

Come on in, Rachel Carr.  Um, could you leave your vampire* pals outside, please?



R. E. Carr likes to split her time between the alien (well, resident alien) she married, her two adorable offspring and the vast army of characters who constantly argue in her brain. She uses her past life as a video game reviewer to remind herself just how awesome it is to be writing novels now.

OOh. I know my son would like to hear all about your past life. You are probably some sort of Geek Goddess to thousands of teens. 🙂 Me, I’m still holding onto my fame as a Centipede champ in the crappiest bar in Syracuse in 1984. But hey, no one wants to hear about that. Let’s play! Are you ready? I’m counting.

Take the Author Challenge: Answer 10 Questions in 10 Words

  1. Hi there. It’s a tough writing day ahead. What are you wearing?
    Spaghetti-strap black cami, yoga pants, mismatched socks, and no regrets.
  2. We’ve all read bad books for the right reasons. What’s the worst book you read, and why?
    Breaking Dawn, because my daughter wanted to know what happened.
  3. Here’s a two-parter. You’ve been hired to write an episode in a popular TV series. You must introduce a new character and create a plot twist.  
    A. What’s the show and name of character? (It’s okay to abbreviate show title.)
    B.  What’s the plot twist?
    Rhyll Nygh joins G.o.T., – sorcerer predicts that winter isn’t coming.
  4. Reading aloud can be sexy- or daunting. I want you to read to me. What do you choose and why?
    Fifty Shades of Gray, as William Shatner – because it’s… YUM!
  5. List ten unique things on or around your writing space.
    Cortana, Asuna, Zelda, Samus, Peach, Steve the Stingray, and laundry.
  6. For your book to become a best seller and make you bazillions, you have to lose one of the following: a leg, an arm, your vision, your spouse. Which do you choose?
    Goodbye leg, after all, we both know I’m not athletic.
  7. A famous NYC deli is naming a sandwich after you, what is it called and what’s in it?
    Carr-nage: Hot capricola, pesto, arugula, roasted beets, mozzarella on ciabatta.
  8. Get in the car of your dreams and race me. What are we driving and where are we?
    Oxblood Red Nissan GTR – let’s take a spin around Tokyo.
  9. Write your life’s story—so far—in ten words.
    Managed to avoid dying, doing pretty good so far, right?
  10. Go to your current WIP. Turn to page 10. Write the ten words that appear on line 10.
    … goatee tickled her lip, but she had to smile as…


Oh my, it’s getting hot in here. Let’s all pop over to Rachel’s Facebook page and friend her! Better yet, let’s follow her on Twitter at @TotalRECarr.
There. Done.


Here’s her awesome new book, Four.

Finding a job is never easy, and the only employment Gail usually finds is acting as Girl Friday for the mob. Lucky for Gail, Georgia Sutherland has just the job for her—that is, if she can handle working nights, managing a little blood, and a boss who’s been dead for centuries.
In a single interview, Gail’s world turns upside down as she discovers that all she’s seen in Hollywood isn’t quite true; vampires don’t combust in sunlight, but they do fall in love.
Are Georgia’s stories enough to persuade Gail to take the gig catering to an antediluvian vampire who’s thirsty for a new personal assistant? If Gail wants to live out the year and retire rich, she just needs to remember the Four Rules that govern undead society.


Thanks for playing, Rachel. That was super fun. Still smiling at your Game of Thrones scene. I think we need that T-shirt.


If you are a writer, or have a writer suggestion to play 10 for 10, please drop an email to linda@lindasands.com We are scheduling the rest of 2015 now.

Like what you read? Check out more of Linda’s writing over here.

Her new book, 3 Women Walk into a Bar is already earning rave reviews. Available now as an ebook and coming next month in trade paperback wherever fine books are sold.

“Clever, sexy, witty, and shot glasses full of fun, 3 Women Walk Into a Bar is no joke — and with one of the freshest and most exciting new voices in crime fiction, Linda Sands is an author to watch.” ~Douglas Corleone, author of One Man’s Paradise, Good as Gone, Payoff and Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation

 “Though its intelligent humor is obvious, 3 Women Walk into a Bar is no joke.  It’s a wonderfully twisted tale with a sly take on our digital culture.  Riveting and beautifully written, this is a novel that should be on everyone’s must-read list.” ~ William Kent Krueger, Edgar award winning author of Ordinary Grace, and the Cork O’Connor mystery series.

“A fresh new voice that’s a bit noir, a bit off-beat, and a heckuva good time.” ~Maggie Toussaint, Author of Bubba Done It, a Dreamwalker mystery.

“Those who aren’t real-life friends with Linda Sands – or at the very least on Facebook, have no way to prepare for the verbal onslaught that is her wit and writing. “Three Women Walk into a Bar” introduces itself like the opening of a bad joke then quickly unravels into a roller-coaster murder mystery with a pace not beholden to the style of either coast. Sands is an original in a field of copycats, as fresh and deliberate as a sucker punch in the face.~ Matt McGee, editor, Falling Star Magazine

Have an awesome week!

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