Thursday, September 20, 2012

Questions from book tour interview: part two

Pet Peeves?
Close talkers. Seriously. Freaks. Me. Out.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book (Ten Thousand New Year’s Eves).
You’ll learn about synesthesia---the most fascinating medical condition I’ve ever encountered.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Actually, yes:
I’m just now releasing “Lit Pics”—which is kind of like Pictionary / educational tool that features abstract drawings of classic literature.
I’m also working on a middle grade fantasy novel in the same vein as the Narnia chronicles and the Taran Wanderer series. I’m hoping to have that ready by early 2013.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?

This is strange, but I can’t imagine a time when I did NOT want to be a writer. I wrote my first “book” when I was five. I have no idea why I started it or what drew me to it. Since then, I have always wanted to be a writer. I guess I have kind of taken it for granted that I always knew what I wanted to be when I “grew up.”

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world. which would it be?

Probably the Narnia chronicles. I’d love to ride into battle with Aslan with a butt-kicking bow and arrow. Plus talking animals. You can’t beat that.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?

Athena, goddess of wisdom. Because you can be the goddess of love, and people will mess with you, you can be Apollo, sun god, and your kid steals your chariot and nearly burns the earth. You can be any of the Greek gods and have all kinds of crazy drama going on. But wisdom---that’s something you can take to the bank. Athena knows better than to get involved in all the Greek god soap opera. She’s like the honey badger. She does her thing and she don’t care.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
London.  I love the architecture and the history of the city---it just seems to glow with character.

What is your favorite Quote?
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. What we do to the web we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ---by Chief Seattle.

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