Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?
Sometimes, I didn’t use to, but lately, I have been. It’s made me seriously sad since I have a huge road trip coming this winter. I guess Audible will remain my best friend.
Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?
The Hours, I guess would be as close as I can think. It’s not just writing style, it’s the storytelling style. That’s honestly all I can think of after three days of thinking.
Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why.
It depends. You can’t really compare apples to oranges.
They’re completely different genres.
If I want a romance, given the two options, I would pick Twilight.
If I want a coming of age magical adventure, I’ll go for Harry Potter.
I think that Twilight’s world has the same potential as Harry Potter’s, but we’ll never get to see it, thanks to E.L. James. I know a bunch of Twilight Lore, and it’s much deeper than most people think. I mean, Meyer can’t do anything worse than what Rowling has been doing these past few years.
Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?
ALL THE TIME. Laptop, Sketchbook, Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, 3DS, Highlighters, and, yeah, I think that’s it. That’s of course, separate from my purse which has its own little notebook, and 5 pens.
Do You Smell Your Books?
All the time, unless I know they smell bad. Some of my older books… yeah, not pleasant. But new books… man someone make that a perfume, please. Or an air freshener. Both. Catch me up in the club smelling like books.
Who am I kidding, I never leave the house for anything but work.
Books With or Without Illustrations?
I love little illustrations through the book, it’s just so beautiful. Full illustrations? I’ll start swooning. But, I’m an artist, and I crave seeing how the author sees their character.
But I don’t think they’re needed, necessarily. I know the cost of actually putting the art in the book. Create space is spendy when it comes to art.
What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?
Okay, I didn’t LOVE the book. If you ever accuse me of it, I’ll deny it. I thought it was tolerable at the time. It was readable, and not nearly as bad as something like Delirium. It’s… Divergent.
Then, my friend asked me if I’d read it and she told me about the friend’s jokes he’d been making. My eyes opened. Jesus.
Plus, the ending of the series is a fucking joke, so glad you saved me from something worse than that first book, dude.
Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?
I was so desperate to read “chapter books” as a child that I would pick up whatever chapter book I could find and read it. Unfortunately, I only knew a handful of the words, so I never really understood the storyline, but I sure made every attempt to read it!
What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?
Interrobang Studios Parody Parade. All I could find was this link to it.
What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?
Dragons of Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?
Absolutely, writing is my life, and that’s why I started this blog. As a way to remind myself that authors are mortal, and to never get too overconfident. I write with my partner and we’ve published 4 books so far.
When Did You Get Into Reading?
I always, always, loved reading, but there were two books that kicked me further into it. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The former introduced me to epic fantasy and the latter to the YA genre.
What Is Your Favorite Classic Book?
And Then There Were None.
What Was Your Best Subject In School?
Art or History. I wasn’t good at Math, I couldn’t write an essay to save my life so English was out. I loved Science, but my grades didn’t reflect that, and ultimately that’s what lead me to writing. When I couldn’t do the one thing I thought I loved, I had to shift gears. That’s actually what lead me to write the first actual book I finished on my own. I don’t count my “first book” 6 chapters and maybe 50 pages. Or my “real first book” 99 pages and no chapters, because I didn’t know how to end a chapter.
If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?
I would thank them so much, because it’s not about getting things, it’s about the thought behind the gift.
What Is A Lesser Known Series That You Know Of That Is Similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I don’t know, these kinds of questions annoy me. Why does everything have to get compared to them? Or Twilight.
What Is A Bad Habit You Always Do (Besides Rambling) While Filming?
Umming. Going on tangents. For the blog, writing in bursts then taking way too long of a break.
What Is Your Favorite Word?
Soundwise? Rudimentary. It rolls off the tongue.
Writing-wise… if you ask my partner, it’s strode.
But personally… escapism. It’s just one of those words that make me so happy.
Are You A Nerd, Dork, or Dweeb?
Vampires, or Fairies? Why?
Vampire Faeries. Both. All. It’s not a Vampire Faerie thing.
Can you tell I’ve seen this movie too many times?
Shapeshifters, or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters, by a very narrow margin, mostly because I want to be one.
Spirits, or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves, but that’s because you mean ghosts. If it was the spirits in the book I published, that’s something very different.
Zombies, or Vampires? Why?
Vampires. I hate zombies. I fucking hate zombies. They’re so overdone, and I never liked them to begin with. Sure they’re fun for a scare, but man, I don’t know, listen to what Jessica says in the New Moon film. That’s me. The fucking idea is this consumerism, we’re all just zombies, and…
Love Triangles, or Forbidden Love?
Love triangles… where all three people are in a relationship with each other. Give me more polyamory.
Full on Romance Books, or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?
Action, I’m a sucker for romance. If you like both, Kresley Cole has a series with action and romance, and it totally does it for me.