I thought it only fair to submit to a 7SS interview,
so I let my sister Katie interview me.
Hold on to your seats!
- Hugh: Jackman or Laurie? Ooh, that's tough. Jackman. You know me & Aussies.
- Sydney or Cairns? Cairns
- Coke or Pepsi? why is this a question? Pepsi of course.
- yoga or pilates? Pilates with Chanda; otherwise, yoga
- read or write? um, I'd say read, but I'm afraid McKoala is watching, so....write!
- beach or mountains? hmm. beach.
- Robin McKinley or Tamora Pierce? I refuse to answer that question as it violates my religious principles.
TELL US about any of your weird habits or idiosyncracies.
A: Um. I eat cantaloupe with hummus? Otherwise I’m quite normal.
A: Okay, fine. Life is too short not to write with glitter pens; and nearly everything I write is in red or purple or blue or green glitter.
K: You are so boring.
TEACH US one or two of your favorite vocabulary words.
amanuensis – a personal secretary or assistant, esp. of a writer.
phantasmagoria – a sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream
- The last book I finished reading was If I Stay by Gayle Foreman.
- I gave it 4 stars.
- One word to describe it is honest.
QUESTION: What’s one of your most embarrassing memories?
Tripping up the stairs to the altar with the communion elements in my hands. That was in California, when I worked at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church and I was still a pretty uptight Southern girl, and I'm still mortified. The bread went on the ground (fortunately I had finished serving), but the cup only spilled on my dress, not on the carpet.
QUESTION: I’m looking at a list of ways in which you made my childhood miserable. Which would you like to apologize for first?
I apologize for being such an amazing, wonderful, perfect person who always took such good care of you that you had a hard time finding yourself.
GIVE US THE SCOOP. Tell us something about yourself that’s exclusive to In Search of Giants (ie, has never been publicized in print or podcast interviews.)
A: I knew you were going to ask that.
A: Okay, well, some people know I graduated high school when I was 16. Then I graduated college when I was 19. I was pretty smart, but I really excelled at languages, and by my last year of collge, I was able to read seven languages with decent proficiency: French, Russian, Latin, Greek, German, Italian and - oh, right, English. These days all I speak is Kidling-ese and SleepDeprived dialect English.
K: 'M-kay. Now. Where’s my
Okey-dokey, thanks for stopping by, everyone.
Be sure to come by this week for interviews
with more of my favorite people,
including two featured authors!