The Problem With Superpowers

So, my friend Jolene Perry is an awesome writer. She has a new novel coming out today, and I’ve opened up the Batcave so she can tell you all about it (along with a few of her thoughts about superpowers). Enjoy reading Jolene’s thoughts on how she would join the superhero community, then check out the details about The Summer I Found You.

I guess I COULD have written a serious post for Ryan, but really, what would be the point of that???

The superpower I wish for most often is the ability to go without sleep.
I know this seems super lame, but all I can think about is how much I could get done!!!! I could write my books all night when even the animals are asleep. We don’t get phone calls. I don’t have to walk dogs or make lunches or ANYTHING. I imagine the downside of this would be that eventually, I’d start to get bored…
I hate to even say that b/c in a way I don’t believe in boredom, but STILL. I think I’d get bored.

My next superpower would be teleportation.
Right? Blink and I’m in Paris. No lines at airports, gross airplane seats, public bathrooms or annoying people. I actually get claustrophobic because of people, not small spaces. So yeah. Teleportation would be nice. But the downside of this is – wouldn’t it eventually be less special to travel if you could be anywhere? I mean, I guess I’d find my favorite spots, and could blink my way to Italy for gelato, but…
No. Actually. This might always be awesome.

The ability to FLY.
I mean, awesome, right?
I might even see Ryan all dressed up in his Batman suit once in a while (in case you didn’t know, he’s Batman) and we could fight crime together. Only, I do get airsick, and if you’ve ever flown in a small plane, you know it gets COLD when you get high up. I mean, I’d have to dress like the State Puff Marshmallow Man, and what’s the fun in that?

Yes. I’m aware Lazer is actually spelled Laser, but it just looks cooler with a Z, doesn’t it?
I think this would make cooking super easy and fast. I’d never dirty any knives, I could just cut up veggies with my super-eyes.
But part of me wonders what would happen if you didn’t use it often enough? Like, would the energy store up? And suddenly you blink wrong in your closet and accidentally slice up all your clothes? Or lose control of it and cut through your cabinets while chopping onions?
I don’t know…

Okay. No one can dispute that this wouldn’t be awesome, but just thinking about time travel and paradoxes hurts my brain. HURTS. MY. BRAIN. Also, I watched Fringe. I know what happens when you start messing around with time and universes and all that… it’s not pretty πŸ˜‰

Anyway. After my post, you probably are sure I’m here to promo some cool speculative fiction, but I actually wrote this cool love story about a nineteen year old guy who comes home from Afghanistan with one arm and without the career in the Army he thought he’d have. He meets this girl, Kate, who is filled with blurts of honesty that he finds more refreshing than annoying, and they find a great distraction with each other and then… Oh. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens next πŸ˜‰

Book Cover


~ Jolene

Hardback available now, ebook on March 4th.

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