INTRO: ALIEN IN THE HOUSE
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gower girls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as the aliens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to be found.
Then murder and mayhem are served up at an important dinner party at the American Centaurion Embassy, and when the dust settles Alpha Team and the Diplomatic Corps have more problems than just a dead Congressman.
Is there a single criminal mastermind—or multiple enemies—behind all the conspiracies that want Kitty dead and the A-Cs gone or co-opted to become the War Division?
The return of the best assassins in the business, the reappearance of two individuals long-presumed dead, Agent Malcolm Buchanan felled by something no one can identify or cure, and new technology that can block even the most powerful empath on Earth ... all of this means the game’s officially afoot.
Then Vance Beaumont comes to Kitty with a wild theory that someone is systematically killing off the House of Representatives….
It’s up to Kitty and the rest of the gang to find out what’s really going on and why. But will they be able to stop the killer or killers before the rest of the U.S. House of Representatives become casualties? And will the replacement Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd District, who happens to be Jeff Martini, be the next to die?
Katie: Hey Gini, we meet again! Awesome to see you here in Phoenix! How have things been since we last met at this same time last year?
Gini: Crazed, babe. Absolutely crazed. But in a good way. Lots of books done (though not as many as I’d have liked), lots of things going on, my love affair with Nathan Fillion is still going strong, and I still have what’s left of my sanity. It’s not much, but it’s there.
Katie: You sit on many panels at the convention, tell me a little more about the panels in general and why folks should sit in?
Gini: Well, they’re fun, they’re informative, I’m on them… Basically, panels are a way of getting to get to know the guests a little better, to see us live and in person, and to have some fun. There’s something for everyone at Phoenix Comicon, but if you aren’t sure what to go for, just try the nearest door. Or go to my panels. I guarantee a good time. (Especially my Evening Erotica panel with Jordan Summers. We GUARANTEE a good time!)
Katie: If a reader only had the time to attend one panel, which would you recommend?
Gini: My Author Spotlight on Sunday, May 26, at 3pm. All me, all rolling. I have no filter. It will be fun. Guaranteed. (Again with the guarantee. Because I’m that darned confident. LOL)
Katie: During the panels, folks get to ask questions. What's the one question you hear constantly and what makes it so important?
Gini: Um, the question I hear the most is “when is the next book coming out” and it’s important because it shows that readers want my books.
Otherwise, it’s really hard to pick just one question because many get asked frequently. Aspiring authors all have similar questions – and I did, too, when I was where they are – and readers have similar questions, but there’s always some that stand out. And similar isn’t bad, similar just means that you have the same questions and interests as a lot of others.
Katie: For writers, just starting out, what does the convention offer panel wise?
Gini: Oh, wow, tons. There’s a full author track, with more than one session going at a time. Live critique – awesome author Marsheila Rockwell and I are doing one session on Saturday, May 25, from 7:30-8:30pm – social media, how to’s, genres and humor and world building, oh my, and more. There’s just tons for aspiring authors at this con.
Katie: You're also a huge comic nerd, have you thought about writing a comic book?
Gini: Yes, I have, and I have the story idea and everything. I may have even found an artist. Now the key is one big word: time. Well, two big words: time and money. Should we ever get the time, I’ll probably do a Kickstarter to see if there’s interest in the graphic novel, but it’s totally a goal of mine.
Katie: With all these costumes walking the floor, who's the best you've seen to date?
Gini: Last year there was a set of folks who came as some of the Avengers – Tony Stark, Black Widow, and the Hulk – and they were great. There were a couple amazing Rogues there, too. I think Phoenix Comicon’s costumes are easily as good as any I see at San Diego Comic-Con, so expect to see a ton of great cosplay going on here.
Katie: What would I find under your bed?
Gini: Cats, dust, captain’s drawers, and night clothes. It’s all glamour over here.
Katie: You get a hall pass for one night, what fictional character are you going out with?
Gini: This is a question? Really? As if you don’t know? Wolverine. If he’s not available, Captain Mal. If he’s not available, Richard Castle. If he’s not available I’m throwing a fit and will get all three.
Katie: You know we have to do some rapid fire!
Gini: I live for rapid fire!
Katie: Coke or Cherry Coke?
Gini: Both! And Dr. Pepper!
Katie: Sticky or Pokey?
Gini: My Little Pony
Katie: Hairy Back or Hairy Chest?
Gini: Hairy chest, but I will not turn away a hair back. I love me some bears.
Katie: Bra or No Bra?
Katie: Peeps or Mounds?
Katie: Cartwheels or Summersaults?
Gini: Watching Jean-Claude Van Damme or Sam Rockwell do the splits
Katie: Warp speed or Worm holes?
Gini: Power Cubes
Katie: Top hat or Monocle?
Gini: Neither, I’m not into Mr. Peanut. Browncoat, all the way.
Katie: Gini, thanks so much for chatting with us yet again! You've been a part of this website from the very beginning, the friendship and love has been amazing. We send it back at ya a million times over!
Gini: It’s always great to be here and you know I love me my Sheep!
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Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series. She also writes under a variety of other pen names (including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch), listens to all kinds of music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She is also the Lead Editor at Raphael’s Village, an online, nonpaying ’zine. Because she wasn’t busy enough, Gini’s added on featured guest columnist, reviewer, and webcaster for Slice of SciFi and It’s Comic Book Day. She can be reached through her website at www.ginikoch.com.
Gini is hooking one lucky person up with a signed, personalized copy of winner’s choice of any one of the following: Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, or Alien Diplomacy. Plus a set of cover magnets, cover postcards, and signed flyers!
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Ends June 3rd at midnight!