Tuesday, June 21, 2011

1  .       Does travel play in the writing of your books?
So far it’s been all travel via horseback or walking, since Fallenwood is a medieval-ish world. I’m planning on having travel be a much bigger part of the sequel, which will take place in both Fallenwood and the “Other Realm” – it will most likely include lots of travel via portal, San Francisco, travel via car, and such.
2.      Do you believe in ghosts?
I would be more apt to believe in them if I saw one. Also, if I knew exactly how those devices on Ghost Hunters and those sorts of shows worked. So far, I haven’t had any ghostly encounters to speak of…
3.      What is your favorite color?
That is one of my favorite questions from “Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail”. My favorite color is…green! No, not like money – like leaves and grass – a dark, forest green is my favorite.
4.      If you could be an animal, what would it be?
I would be a cat. What a life! Food is provided, along with toys and attention. I’d get to lie around all day and not have to go to work or pay bills or anything.
5.      If you could spend the night anywhere, where would it be?
I think it would want to spend the night at the Hotel Del Coronado and try to see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.
6.      Do you play games? What kind?

I love the Final Fantasy video games. The first one I ever played was the original game on regular Nintendo. When I got FF 7, I was like fourteen years old and completely addicted to it.

7.      If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

Well, I’m planning on making Fallenwood into a series, because there’s so much that I want to write about the characters. Fallenwood does mimic some of the events of my life, though, so the series would be to some extent a fictional chronicling of real life for me. Lately though, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of writing a Steampunk series of some kind.

8.     What group did you hang out with in high school?

I actually still hang out with the same group of friends I had in high school. We’re all older now and have more responsibilities, but we were tight then and we’re even tighter now. J
9.      Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
I am NOT a morning person. I wake up and look like the Bride of Frankenstein, my hair in a semi-afro as I walk around like a zombie until about noon-ish.

10.  When's the last time you played that musical instrument?

My guitar is staring at me. It is clearly time to play Estudio…


Barbara Elsborg said...

I have three guitars staring at me - but I can't play any of them, I wish I could! The piano behind me - well I could play that but it's out of tune - either that or I keep hitting bum notes!

Maureen said...

I once had a flute that would stare at me. I finally sold it so it could stare at someone else. The piano doesn't stare, it broods.

P. Kirby said...

I haven't played my fiddle in about six months. Crucial parts of my creative self are dying. I've got to pull it out of its case this Friday and get back in touch with my musical side.

You still hang out with high school friends? Wow! I'm in contact with two of my high school friends, who are pretty much the only ones worth still knowing. But I hated high school. After high school, I moved out of town so fast you'd think my ass was on fire.

Anonymous said...

Loved the reference to Monty Python lol You can have whole conversations just doing little skits from that movie.

Author Leanne Dyck said...

Oui. I agree. In fact, I was in a Monty Python inspired play. Don't get excited it was a tiny theatre troop, on a tiny stage, in a tiny hall, on a tiny island.
Anyway, I too love Monty Python. : )

Leslie Soule said...

Hey there! Wow, Barbara - 3 guitars and a piano! My goodness!

Maureen - Your piano broods? That's so cool. :)

P. Kirby - Hahahahaha

Olivia Starke - "Let us NOT go to Camelot - it is a silly place!!!"

Leanne Dyck - That sounds like a cool play. :) And yay for a fellow Monty Python lover! I have yet to see "Spamalot", which is the Monty Python show/production thing, but I bet it's a lot of fun...

Barbara Elsborg said...

Three violins upstairs too, plus a trumpet and a saxophone!!!! Trumpet was son's - mistake - he liked the sax better BUT he taught himself the guitar and he's brilliant. I can play the flute too but I don't have one. My violin hates me. I wish I was better than I am.