BIRTHDAY BLOG # 3: Get to Know R.L. MARTINEZ

Continuing our birthday celebrations, today we’re finding out more about the incredible talent that is IN THE BLOOD author R.L. MARTINEZ! And once you’re done reading, pop over to Goodreads as there are 10 copies of this stunning fantasy up for grabs!

NAME: R. L. Martinez
AGE: 36 on March 27th
OCCUPATION: Writer and massage therapy student 
WHERE WERE YOU BORN: Ft. Knox, KY
KIDS: 2 boys
PETS: 2 dogs and a cat
FAVORITE FOOD: sushi
FAVORITE DRINK: amaretto sours
FAVORITE TV SHOW EVER: Golden Girls
FAVORITE SONG EVER: Hey Jude!
FAVORITE BAND/SINGER: this changes as bands change but right now it’s Imagine Dragons
BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION: I loved Charleston, SC. But my DREAM vacation is the UK – actually everywhere  in that little parcel of islands
AND WHY THE ABOVE: I’ve always felt drawn there. I don’t really know why – my ancestry is German as far as I know. But I dream about going there all the time and am attracted to just about anything related to that area of the world.
FAVORITE ANIMAL: horses, dogs, and birds
AND WHY THE ABOVE: Again, I’m not sure with the horses. I’ve always felt a connection to them, been inspired by them. As for dogs they are my special friends, they are there for you no matter what. And birds, this is pretty recent. I’ve always thought they were interesting creatures, but then I had a dream about a mated pair of sparrows who could talk and asked me to be their friend. So, now I notice birds everywhere and feel drawn to them.
SPIRIT ANIMAL: I believe I have two, the horse and the sparrow
TATTOOS: I’ve got 3. A small one on my ankle; another small one on one wrist; and a larger one of a horse on my forearm
PIERCINGS: just ears – don’t want to try and clean all those more interesting ones!
FIRST BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND: I dated a guy for a week in high school. The extent of our relationship, though, was him walking me to 7th period every day and talking on the phone a couple of times.
FIRST KISS: My best friend Mike on my back patio. I think we were about ten or eleven and he tried to stick his tongue in my mouth!
FAVORITE ROOM/PLACE IN YOUR HOUSE: My bedroom.
AND WHY THE ABOVE: it’s the one place I feel I can rest
FAVORITE TIME OF DAY: I love sunsets and the gloaming
LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED: Right
WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE: A Toyota Camry
DOGS OR CATS: Dogs, but I love my kitty too
KETCHUP OR MAYO: Both, but I have to eat egg-free mayo. Yum!
MORNING OR NIGHT: It’s funny, I USED to be a night person. Then I had kids. So… now I’m a no-time person. I’m tired all the time!
OUTSIDE OR INSIDE: I’m half and half
MILLION BUCKS OR ABILITY TO FLY: Well, that is contingent on time and situation. Right now, I’d take the million.
YOUR HERO: My mother
FAVORITE WORD: sternocleidomastoid
MOST HATED WORD: bruise. Bleh! And don’t show me your bruises either. *shudders*
USUAL BEDTIME: about 9pm. So old!
LAST TEXT MESSAGE: To my friend Jess about a gathering we’re going to
LAST PERSON YOU TOLD YOU LOVED THEM: my dog Lovelace
ANY PARTY TRICKS: Umm… I can get really drunk and act like a total loon!

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