Do you believe in ghosts?
I love this question!! I totally believe in Ghosts. Not only do I believe in them I’ve had experiences with them. I once lived in a haunted house. Every morning at dawn, the living room curtains would open, shining the morning sun into my parent’s room waking my mother. She’d close them at night, even pinning them shut yet every morning, they would be open. The ghost was often heard making herself tea, clanging about in the kitchen, opening and closing the cupboard doors. We all knew she was harmless and let her go about her deeds.
Growing up, I’ve seen and experienced other ghostly entities, the latest being three days ago. Sitting in my living room, all alone, working on the computer my attention is suddenly drawn to a baseball slowly rolling out. It had been resting against the wall for at least a week. I have two black lab dogs who run around the house all the time. Grown children who chase each other all the time and at no time did that ball ever move. There were no windows open (too dang cold to do so) no vents near the ball, nothing that would cause it to move. Yet it did. Rolled out all by itself, wobbled then came to a complete stop. Ghost or what? You tell me.
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
Oh, I would definitely be a cat. Domesticated. They have the life. Food is given to you, a warm house to live in, treats, any piece of furniture in the house to sleep on. No bills to pay. No kids to put through school. No hassles whatsoever. Laying around all day, being fed and pampered. Who wouldn’t want that life?
Tell us about your family.
I have been happily married to a wonderful and very supportive man for twenty-five years. He is my soul mate and my best friend. Together we have three children, ages 22, 18 and 16. If it wasn’t for my husbands believe in me I may never have become and author. He pushed me to submit my work and kept fueling me with positivity eve after the rejections were rolling in.
My husband and I are both playful and love playing practical jokes or scaring our kids or each other. And as any other gene, our children have inherited that from us. It’s never a dull moment in my house and be prepared upon entry to be hit with water or a piece of flying food. LOL
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
Music is my fuel. I rarely ever write without it. My favorite is dance or electronic music. Something with a fast beat and few lyrics that gets my blood pumping is the best. Aside from that I like listen to hard rock like ACDC.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a princess or the queen but I also wanted to be a rock star. I figured as Queen, I could dictate what I could do because the Queen was the god of everyone and if I wanted to be a rock star as a Queen then so be it. Yeah….I lived in my own fantasy world even back then. LOL
What are your favorite TV shows?Right now I have several that I must watch. The top of the list is Supernatural. Never miss an episode and have every season on DVD which I have watched several times. Even the reruns on TV I record and watch despite having them all on DVD.
Second would be CSI Vegas. I’ve watched it from the beginning and even when they killed off Warrik and Grissom left I stuck with it. Still loving it.
Other favorites are, Survivor, Amazing Race, &%$# my Dad Say’s, Big bang Theory…just to name a few.
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