Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mirror Mirror

In the blogosphere, people seem to want to find out a lot about blog writers. Every so often I get a request to answer some questions about myself. While I tend to keep some stuff private, I'm pretty open and honest about my experiences. Anyhow, I thought I'd share a list of questions with you. I'm also giving a shout out to Jennifer Wilck who "tagged" me for this "mirror, mirror" post. You can find Jennifer's blog at:

What is the one book you couldn't live without?

Right now, I'm reading the Bible. I much prefer the New Testament to the Old Testament. Currently, I'm exploring the letters. My favorite book in the Bible is Proverbs, though. Both the letters and proverbs offer a lot of good advice.

What can you see out your window at the moment?

I'm at work and the windows are high up – all I see is the sky and trees. At home I sit next to a view of my lilac bush. It usually blooms in late March, or April, so I hope it starts to bloom soon. I love lilacs, and they're abundant in New Hampshire where I grew up, but rare in California where I live now.

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

My husband and I visited the French restaurant about six months ago and he got me to try snails. To my surprise, they were very tasty. Still, it took a lot of cajoling on his part to get me to try them, and believe it or not, I'd order them again!

What fictional character would you most like to marry?

Now that's a tough one. Sirius Black? Maybe Edward from Twilight because he's hot. (You know, Robert Pattinson hot) In case you haven't noticed I like 'em paranormal.

If ever a fictional villain was going to win, who would you like it to be?

Severus Snape, hands down. I always suspected there was more to his motivations than mets the eye.

How many types of cheese can you name off the top of your head?

Swiss, Muenster, Colby/Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan, Mozzarella, provolone.

If you want didn't want to be a writer, what would you want to be?

Something in law enforcement. When I was younger, I was an MP in the Army. Now I dispatch for LAPD and I find the work very rewarding.

Can you play a musical instrument?

I can play simple sheet music on a guitar.

Do you own an ereader or a kindle?

I own a Kindle 2 and a Fire. I love the Fire because of the color, the games, the apps, and the video. I love my Kindle 2 because of the text to speech feature. I can listen to my books on the way to work and then on the way home.

How many books do you have on it?

I'd say about 30.

You just got published. In a glowing review, someone calls you the next Anne Rice. Which author has to watch their back now that you're on the scene?

I'm not competitive in that regard. Publishing a book takes teamwork between the author, editor, cover artist, etc. I'm a team player. I'm grateful for the glowing review.

Now that's done, I'd like to thank Jennifer Wilck again for tagging me. Here are my nominees:

Mona Risk

Celia Yeary

Jude Urbanski



  1. Lots of fun, Steph! Thanks for the notice, and I loved your answers. Snails? Isn't that like putting anchovies on pizza????

  2. Celia, I chuckle. Yes, I suppose it's like putting anchovies on pizza which I like and I never thought I'd like until I tried it. Scary, huh?