I always seem to be on the conducting side of interviews, so I thought to myself, why not let someone *waves to my Mommy* help me come up with a few interview questions and I’ll answer them. This way you all get to learn a bit more about me, my upcoming debut novel and of course have a chance to win a great prize.
Today is day one of the 13 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Though I feel my giveaway doesn’t quite compare to what’s going to come after me, it’s still fun to come up with a post and shop for a prize.
Writers, though often times use computers as our main source of writing, I’m sure still carry around paper and pen wherever we go. It’s this thought that led me to choose my giveaway! Remember this is an international contest so all is welcome to drop a comment and enter to win.
Read the interview and at the bottom I will share with you today’s giveaway!
Describe yourself in 5 words of less!
Quirky mother, wife and writer.
Describe Stiff Kiss in 5 words or less J
Darker reverse sleeping beauty with a twist! Ah crap, that was seven, that’s all I got!
If you were craving a doughnut (and its okay if you are) what kind would it be?
Well, I’m not going to lie, here in Canada Tim Hortons really has the doughnut market covered. Sadly, I think their coffee is gross (I drink it black) however, I do like me a Canadian Maple. It’s got a nice maple glaze on the top and super tasty pastry cream in the center.
You are forced to head to the North Pole to help Santa at his workshop. Due to its remote location you only have room for two books in your suitcase. What are you going to bring and why?
The North Pole *scoff* figures that would be where I’m going... Some people get to backpack through the Amazon, or head into space, or get abducted by aliens, but oh yes, why not send me—the Canadian—to a place that has even more snow, and even colder weather just for further punishment J
My two books... Princess Bride by William Goldman. I used to watch this movie over and over and over again. Then I used to read the book over and over and over again. I’ve just always been a super huge fan. Come on, what girl wouldn’t go all gooey inside when a hot guy answers your every question with “As you wish.”
And though I think it might hit the weight restrictions of Santa’s sleigh, I think I’d bring The Collected Works of William Shakespeare. This book has it all from star-crossed lovers, to kings and queens, sonata’s that take your breath away and then some. I’d never be bored, there’s something in that book for ever kind of mood.
If you could choose a television show to guest star on, what show would it be and why?
I’d have to go with Castle. I think it’s a great show. I love the characters—I don’t care how old Nathan Fillion is, he’s still ruggedly handsome no matter what! But I think because Castle is a writer, and well, I’m a writer, I could totally be some psychotic YA author who goes on a killing spree. Or hell, I’d even take a chance to be his super young author love interest *wink* He’s also Canadian, and more importantly Albertan! So it’s like we are soul-mates already—just kidding.
You are a stay at home mom, when do you find time to write?
That’s a good question! Sometimes I don’t know how I find the time to write, but I do. I’m not going to lie I have a very bad sleep schedule. I stay up really late at night getting writing done and then get up when my little walking, talking alarm clock tells me to get up. I also do carry pen and paper most everywhere. I’ve been known to sit in the McDonald’s play-land penning some great scenes while my son, Andre get’s in some play time.
Do you have any advice you could give to other aspiring writers?
Firstly, I have to reiterate what is said time and time again when I ask other authors this question; don’t give up! If you want to write, write every day.
Follow your heart and your gut. It is usually never wrong.
Wow, that was fun! I wish I could have shared more with you about Stiff Kiss, but since it’s still in the editing phase I’m forced to keep pretty tight lipped about it. But have no fear, when I get the go ahead, I’ll be sure to come back (to my own blog lol) and dish out the good stuff!
Now, as I was saying for my giveaway I thought on the practical side. I picked a few things that every writer needs whether they think they do or not.
1 super cool black faux gator Journal
1 package of my favourite stylish and useful erasable pens
And 1 cool book mark.
I also will be contributing all of the above, plus a super cute mouse shaped 4GB Flash drive (because one should always, always back up their work)
So, feel free to leave a comment! Show me and this contest some love and on Christmas day I’ll be announcing the winners!
Tomorrow, we have the talented Dan Wright, so don't miss him and his giveaway!