I found this on Blue Chicken Ninja‘s blog and thought it looked like fun. I would love to see everyone’s answers to this too!
1. What is your favorite book?
My favorite book would have to be “It” by Stephen King. It was the first book I read by him and started my love of horror. Now that I think about it, I think “It” was actually the first big book I remember reading.
2. What are your goals? For the year? For your life?
My goals for this year are to finish writing at least two more books. My goals for life are find a job I enjoy doing, worry less and be happy.
3. Are you a writer? If so, tell me about your work.
Currently I have three out. One is a stand alone short story about football and romance, called “Touchdown Interruption.”Jezebel’s dad is over protective, and drags her to every one of his team’s ball games. As the coach he has a lot to deal with, and doesn’t want to worry about her being home with his wife. The wife doesn’t like Jezebel, and decides to leave out of the blue. Jezebel now needs to take care of the house and prove to her dad she can be on her own…just one catch. Dad doesn’t trust her to be alone so he has a friend watch over her. Mayhem ensues and she almost loses her life.
The second and third belong to “The Legend Series.” Book one, “Innocence,” starts off with Alexa-Jordyn moving away from home for her senior year of high school abroad. When she reaches her destination she discovers that Ireland is full of mysteries and some “Legends” are real. Book two, “Revealed” picks up where book one left off, and has Alexa-Jordyn and her new friends running from a company that wants to capture and torture her. Plus there is a big unknown person running around that separates the group before more secrets start coming out.
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Ireland, Germany and the Winter Palace in Russia.
5. What was the last movie you saw in the theatre and was it worthwhile?
I could be wrong, but I think it was “The Quiet Ones.” Not as good as the previews made it out to be, but I still thought it was pretty good.
6. I’m curious, are there any books that you’ve tried to read and simply couldn’t finish? This is a no judgement zone.
“To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Lord of the Flies.” “Rose Madder” but at the age of 13, I don’t think that should be held against me.
7. Are you currently working on a new book/project right now? If it’s secret, you don’t have to tell me about it. If so, however, I hope it’s going well.
I am working on a couple that are a little secretive, but am also working one a couple that are not. Third book in the “Legend” series is coming along nicely.
“The Price of War” is another project I am hoping to finish this year. It is a historical fiction piece. Ilse Von Adler is just a regular teenager from Potsdam, Germany. Her mother and father have one goal for her and that is to find and marry a respectable German man so she can fulfill her duty to Germany. Wanting to please her parents, she goes in search of the type of men every girl wants…a handsome soldier. She meets her prince charming at a party, but doesn’t see him again and is forced to be courted by her mother’s choice, Geoge Lehrer. A primary school teacher with bad habits. During their courtship she realizes how repugnant he truly is and turns him into the Gestapo, where she meets Heinrich Herrmann, her soldier from the party, again. When Heinrich kills Geoge in front of her for his crimes, she decides something must be done. Not for Geoge, but for those Heinrich and others kill for no reason. With her motto, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer,” she begins to fight back in the only way she knows how. The book follows her through her adventures of striking up a courtship while living through World War II, and hiding precious secrets from everyone to save lives. Will she survive the war or pay the ultimate price?
8. If you could live in any of your favorite books, which one would you choose?
The “Sookie Stackhouse” series, which “True Blood” is based off of.
9. Are there any book-to-movie adaptations that you think are just incredible? That you absolutely hated?
“The Giver” was pretty good. I love the “Harry Potter” movies…but have issues with them as well. 1-3 were really good. Number 4 was where it started going down hill. I know that by that time the books were getting pretty thick and not everything could be added, but it still had places where they could have improved. The “Twilight” series irritates me, like the books, but hate Kirsten Stewart and not a big fan of Robert Patterson.
10. What do you look for in a book that you want to read? What’s the first thing to capture your attention?
The cover. I know everyone says you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the cover is really important. If I like the cover I am more likely to look at the book and decide if I want to read it.
11. If you’re an author, what do you do when you first get an idea for a book?
I first roll my eyes, because I have so many books in different stages of being written. Then I start writing down the idea and following it for a couple of pages before I am able to clear my head and focus on something else.
12. How do you feel about different genres? Romance? YA? Sci-Fi? Poetry? Do you have any favorites? Any least-favourites?
I will read just about anything. I would say I’m not a big fan of sci-fi, but then it depends on the type of sci-fi or the description of the book. I will try to read anything at least once. Big love for Yaoi, LOVE LOVE LOVE Yaoi, no idea why but do.
13. If you could meet any writer in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Edgar Allan Poe. The “Tell-Tale Heart” and “Annabel Lee” were amazing!
14. Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
Prefer fiction over non-fiction, but still pick up the occasional non-fiction.
15. Are there any characters that everyone loves that you can’t stand? Or vice versa?
I have a list of them somewhere…but I can’t seem to find it.
16. What do you like to do besides reading/writing?
I troll the internet, or cook or try to sleep.
17. If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
18. What is your favorite guilty pleasure book?
Probably “Twilight.” When it first came out, I didn’t want to read it because I considered it too mainstream. Then loved the series when I finally got around to reading it. Now that the movies are out and the poor acting by Kirsten, showed me how crappy the storyline actually is…I am ashamed to admit I still like the books.
19. Do you have a reading goal set for this year?
My reading goal this year is 65 books, strictly from my TBR pile. I am on book number 6, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Would have been further in my goal, but I decided to start “Roots” first this year…took close to a whole month!
20. Tell me anything about yourself that I haven’t asked. Random fact. Weird human trick. Whatever.
I have a pink Ouija board hanging up in my room.
I tag everyone to do this next. Even though I’m not sure if its actually a tag.