Friday, July 13, 2012

A Buccaneer interview-Day 3

So today's prompt was to interview someone for the post. I got the lovely Emmy Neal. I would love to say that we got together at the local coffee shop sat down and just chatted for a wail. but, seriously I just sent her a Facebook message. (haven't decided yet if that was lame.) But here are the questions I asked her, her answer and some of my not so snarky comments.

1. what is your pirate name? and what is the name of your ship?

This. Is. Hard. Like, naming charaters hard! Ok ok, hmm, my ship would totally be something badass, like the Crimson Dragon. But my pirate name would probably be something lame like Captain Shadow. (I'm totally not creative under pressure!)

I don't think that sounds so bad, very nice ship name though, I can totally see it terrorizing the Caribbean
2. what is your favorite thing you have ever written?
This changes pretty regularly based on just how much trouble what I'm working on is giving me! But I have this zombie apocalypse novella based on the French fairy tale The Blue Bird that I'm currently having a love affair with. It's about 30,000 words, but I wrote the whole thing in two and a half weeks! The words just flooooowed and it was incredible. 

Sounds fun good on ya for writing that many words in two weeks. It's a nice jive. 

3. what do you dream about?

Well I once had a dream I was running through a hedgemaze while being chased by a prince in a rainbow hot airballoon! Or do you mean Dreams, as in my future aspirations? That would be to have a community of geeky readers who love my books and buy enough of them that I don't have to work in Corporate America for the rest of my life. But that's probably every aspiring authors dream, yeah?

Eh I expected you to take it either direction. But both is cool too.

4. when you were a child, about 6, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Harry Potter. 

Really? huh, now I feel really old I mean I wanted to be Shirley Temple so i get it but really you were six when you first came in contact with HP, Yeah I feel really old. 

5. what is something that you are particularly proud of?

My bookshelves. LOL! What nerd isn't? I have four huge ones and they're packed full. Among my family and friends I am the go-to girl for reading recs and book advice!

Well that is pretty cool. 

6. Do you have pets? what do you call them?

I have two dogs, Oliver and Finnegan! Finnegan was *almost* named Gryffindor, actually, but my brother hated the name. Le sigh. We actually have a funny name for them! My mom calls them our 'little princes' because they get everything they want. No question who runs the house in our family! 

Oh, and I was *thisclose* to getting them to refer to their kennel as the TARDIS. *THISCLOSE* So when they go to bed we could go "ALLONSY in the TARDIS!" but my brother ruined that one too. 

*Chuckle* love Tardis!

Lastly and most importantly

7. what fantasy world do you wish you could live in?

Well, the obvious answer is Hogwarts. But if I was a muggle or a squib I don't htink I could handle the jealousy.... So if I'm not a witch, probably Lumatere (Marchetta) or Tortall (Pierce)!!

 Good choices!

well that is it for today. I hope you liked learning a bit about Emmy. I know I did. 
So till next time my God Speed you on Open Roads. 

(Ps. be sure to check out all the other nice people participating in the blog fest.)


Ink in the Book said...

I really enjoyed reading the interview! I loved the questions and the answers opened a good window into the real Emmy:)
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

YOur Q's were different and I loved the answers:-) LOL, I was like 19 when HP came out but I still want to be him when I grow up. Oh wait, I don't want to grow up, that's why I write YA!

Anonymous said...

Dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, parrots - who do you prefer? Or dialect mayhap what that exotic animals - snakes, crocodiles, lizards, monkeys?

Tonya Kuper said...

Fab questions & answers, guys! Oh, Emmy, dear. 6? I'd just graduated from college. :D