Friday, February 6, 2009

The Lost Interview Post

I'm so late on this I seriously thought about not doing it, but...what the hey!

There was an interview thing I saw on Suey's blog (that she got from other blogs: like Serena's blog and Monica, and Ruth) and I signed up.

Here are the questions Suey sent me:

1. If you could interview any author for your blog, who would it be and why? What would you ask?

Most of the "new" authors I love have blogs or interviews or I have met at writing conferences, so I feel I have "access" to them. So I guess I would interview some of the authors I read as a child, like Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, or Raymond E. Fiest. (I know you implied one, but I'm assuming that was a joke.)

I would ask writing questions. Everything from "computer versus paper" to "how do you plot." All three of these author write fantasy series and the plotting astounds me.

2. What would you do with an entire day that you had all to yourself?

I really can't imagine such a thing! I guess I would do some combination of all things I love and never really get to do: read, WRITE, scrapbook, crochet, sleep, blog... Or maybe I would try to visit some friends or call some family.

Come to think of it, assuming it wasn't in the middle of the disgusting winter, I would drive up into the mountains and get out and sit among the trees and close my eyes and just feel the breeze and listen to the trees and animals. I would think of stories to write, doodle in my notebook, take hundreds of pictures, and just feel all the knots inside my chest that build up from living in the city loosen and disappear. Suddenly I'd be able to really breath again, really think, and thank God for the beautiful world.

3. What book can (or would) you re-read over and over again and why?

There are several books that I have read countless times.

Dragonsong and Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
The Apprentice by Deborah Talmadge-Bickmore
Pawn of Prophesy (and sequels) by David Eddings
Restoree by Anne McCaffrey
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
And several of the Harry Potter books that we have on CD and listen to repeatedly on trips

Why? The first 3 have a nostalgic quality since I read them as a young girl, but they are also great escapes, great stories, and comfortable like an old t-shirt.

The last 3 I encountered more recently, but they have the great escape quality as well, and are now just as comfortable.

Most of these books are fantasy, and like most fantasy, have some romance. I love flipping through the pages and reading the most romantic parts. But I can also flip through and read the most exciting parts. I know these books that well.

4. What superhero power would you like to have and why?

I would love the super power of keeping my house clean. Or maybe the power that escapes my particular personality type of making decisions decisively and easily. Or how 'bout the super power of making friends easily and being outgoing.

But if we just want to talk about super super powers, I've always wanted to be telepathic and telekinetic. How absolutely amazingly cool would that be? (Read The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey)

5. Name five of your favorite books you read in the last year.

I wasn't keeping any sort of track last year! Old posts have been helpful, but some of these might be guesses...

The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley
Magyk and sequels by Angie Sage
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

If you'd like to participate here's the "rules":

Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” (along with your email address!)
I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


  1. Loved this post! Learned some things about you that I'd been wondering. :) Love you girl! -Michelle

  2. Gosh, and I've never read any Ann McGaffrey. Sounds like I need to add them all to my list!

    Hey, I'm glad you still did this, even after the passage of some time. Very interesting.