PeepRep: Don't you mean 'about' her book?
Liza: No. I intend to interview the book too.
PeepRep: *rolls eyes* I can't wait to see this.
Liza: Live and learn, PeepRep. Live and learn.
Rebecca, put down the hoe, leave the farming to the other preppers and come say hello to my peeps.
Rebecca: Hello Liza and Peep Rep.
Liza: Rebecca! You know you aren't supposed to talk to Peep Rep. And why didn't you greet us with a 'Howdy'? You live in Texas now, not New Jersey.
Rebecca: I do live in Texas, but my friends don't say 'Howdy'.
Liza: Weird. But they wear dirty, torn overalls, right?
Liza: Are you sure you live in Texas?
Rebecca: Pretty sure.
Liza: Are the storms scary as hell?
Rebecca: More than I imagined.
Liza: Do you have four poisonous snakes living in your area: coral snake, rattlesnake, copper head, and water moccasin?
Rebecca: I try not to think about those.
Liza: And what about fire ants?
Rebecca: We have met those, but I don't remember them looking quite so scary.
Liza: The pic above is a nest guard. They take steroids. You've probably just run into the food collectors.
Rebecca: Are you making this up?
Liza: Nope. That's why you need to teach your boys to avoid the nests. Especially the big ones.
Liza: I'm getting there. Rebecca's new book is a Prepper book, and I don't mean books read by kids attending a 'prep school'. I mean people who prepare for disasters.
I expect you had to step out of your normal areas of expertise: werewolves and dragons--
Peep Rep: And vampires!
Liza:--and do a lot of research before letting your characters wander off into the hot Texas scruff and try to grow stuff?
Liza: That's sort of like writing. You get an idea for a great story, write it, edit it, edit it again, then publish it, and market it everywhere searching for people who like it.
Peep Rep: Starting a Prepper commune sounds easier.