J Libby


Voted by her co-workers as best choice to lead an army and most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse, J. Libby should probably be out playing survival games in the woods. She's not. She's usually lounging with her nose stuck in a book or chained to Mercedes, her slightly out-of-date laptop, writing. Addictive, frustrating, and exhilarating, Libby writes because she loves it, for better and worse. Sometimes it's deliciously rewarding, other times it's a wonder that she gets any sleep and hasn't pulled every last curly strand from her head. Other things she loves include Candy Crush Saga, books, school, movies, shoes, coffee, John Crichton, and traveling to places she's never been. A night owl with a 6 a.m. day job, Libby is chronically sleep deprived. She lives in Long Beach, California. This is her debut collection.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
The first thing that I remember writing was a re-write of Star Wars in which Princess Leia Organa is Our Hero. I was maybe eight and obviously already on the strong female character train. Before actually committing words to paper, there was a whole host of stories that existed in my head and that were regularly acted out using Barbie dolls, homemade paper dolls, and whatever action figures were laying around the house.
What's the story behind your latest book?
All This and Love is all about different types of love and how it gets complicated. In this case, it's complicated by everything from zombies to werewolves. The anthology started as a couple of submissions for a Halloween anthology, and when that anthology didn't get published I used the shorts as starting points for creating a collection of my own.

With the exception of the werewolf story, which was kinda requested (thanks, Helen), the type of paranormal creature encountered in any give story was very incidental. I didn't plan on what to write. It kinda happened. Except for the lack of vampires. I left those out on purpose.
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All This and Love
Price: Free! Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Love in many flavors takes center stage in All This and Love. From a wolf hunt in the catacombs beneath an unnamed city to the last kiss shared by a fallen angel and his immortal, human lover, love gets complicated by some of the things that go bump in the night. Explore lust, betrayal and star-crossed romance in five short stories in J. Libby's debut collection.

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