Quirky Questions with Lenita Sheridan

Guardian of the Gauntlet by [Sheridan, Lenita]

 

I asked some quirky questions of Lenita! First, check out the works: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CX7OS9W/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526492630&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Guardian+of+the+Gauntlet&dpPl=1&dpID=41xJo6zHcGL&ref=plSrch

And follow the links:

https://www.facebook.com/GuardianoftheGauntletbooks

Twitter: @lenitasheridan

https://lenitasheridan.com

 

So, Lenita, how did you meet your best friend? (Animals count here!)

I met my dog, Haley, at a friend’s house. Haley was a rescue and had been abused. She was (and is) a lovely white dog with brown eyes. She looks like a miniature Samoyed. Haley is a Japanese Spitz.

I had promised my husband we could adopt a dog, being childless, so we adopted Haley. There was a breaking in period where she misbehaved, but now she’s a very well behaved dog.

Since I’ve had Haley, I’ve been through a divorce, lost my ex-husband, father, and mother. Haley’s been with me through it all. She’s a kind, loving dog. Haley loves her walks and she loves to cuddle. She is the ideal dog for me.

She sounds like a true best friend! What would you name your boat if you had one?

Since I never had a daughter to name, I would name my boat Gillian. When I was going to school in Northern Ireland at Methodist College, Belfast, I knew a girl named Gillian. I have always liked that name.

That’s a lovely name! What do you think is the closest thing to real magic?

The closest thing to real magic is better than magic. It’s a miracle. The main character of my trilogy, the princess Camari, does miracles with the gauntlet. She is able to heal people with it, conquer monsters, and on a smaller scale, create food, much like Jesus healed the sick and multiplied the loaves and fishes so all could eat.

I’d like to read that! Now for one of my favorite questions: do you believe in love at first sight?

I do not believe in love at first sight. I believe that in order to know if you are in love with the person or not you need to have kissed that person. Therefore, I believe in love at first kiss.

I love that answer! Are you high maintenance or low maintenance?

I’m low maintenance. I can live in a shoestring budget and am used to being poor. Sure, I like to eat out, but when I do, I order the lower priced items on the menu. I take advantage of lunch specials. When it comes to any type of shopping, I take advantage of sales. When using credit cards, I take advantage of cash rewards. Most of my expenditures, besides bills are in food because I need it to live. One doesn’t need new clothes very often. I love to read, but most Kindle books are quite reasonable.

Ebooks can be good for someone on a budget! Do you believe in aliens?

I don’t believe in them the way I believe in God, but yes, I think aliens could exist. No one, right now, knows for sure if there are aliens, but I think we should continue the search for intelligent life in the universe.

I guess as far as aliens go, I’m an agnostic. We’ll just have to see what we come up with as we continue to explore space.

There is so much space to explore! Would you rather fly on a dragon or meet a mermaid?

First of all, since dragons are rather dangerous, I would rather meet a mermaid.

Second of all, I’ve always loved the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Little Mermaid.” I’ve liked it for years because it was a fairy tale with a sad ending. ( I don’t like what Disney did to it.)

I’ve been to Copenhagen and taken a picture of the statue of The Little Mermaid. I also have started a retelling of the story of The Little Mermaid meant to be in book length format, sort of like Robin McKinley’s Beauty (about Beauty and the Beast). I have read a story length retelling of The Little Mermaid, but it ended happily. Mine will end sadly, in keeping with the original.

If I met a mermaid, I would ask her how she liked living in the sea and if she ever desired to become human.

Those are some good questions for a mermaid! I’d like to read your story, too! Thank you, Lenita, for answering my quirky questions! Support Lenita on Amazon and social media and join us next Friday for more interviews!

Happy reading! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Quirky Questions with India Emerald

Bad Candy by [Emerald, India]

I asked some quirky questions of author India Emerald! Check out Bad Candy here: getbook.at/BadCandy

and follow India here:
https://twitter.com/india_emerald
https://www.facebook.com/IndiaEmerald…
viewAuthor.at/ieamazon
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…

So, India, what cd is in your cd-player right now, or what song did you listen to last?

I watched Sing Meinen Song last night, so a cover of Wir Sind Helden’s “Guten Tag” sung by Rea Garvey. I love the show for so many reasons! You get to hear new interpretations of existing songs and it has two of my favourite artists this year- Rea Garvey and Mark Forster. Rea Garvey is a personal inspiration because he’s an Irishman who’s made Germany his home (I moved here from the UK almost three years ago). He sings in English but I love hearing him speak German with a wonky accent like mine (mine’s not Irish though, more Midlands).
This week he sang in German with a super fast song, he slowed down it a little but I was in awe!

I like the sound of that! Now, it’s time for a board game! Which is your favorite?

I love Ticket to Ride: Nordic Adventures but my husband broke the game (it’s what he does lol). He found a strategy that wins every time. Carcassonne is a classic we return to regularly. Another advantage of living in Germany is our local charity shop has loads of Hans im Gluck board games really cheap 😀

I hope that one doesn’t get broken! What is your favorite potato chip flavor?

Salt and Vinegar, but the vinegar has to be cheek-stinging strong! I need to wince when I’m eating them 😀 We have these weird peanut flavoured things over here, they’re like Nutty Wotsits (for those of you in the UK) I’m not sure what Americans call Maize Puffs. The idea of them sounds horrid, but once you start eating them you’re compelled to polish off the whole bag.

I love salt and vinegar, too! From taste to smell–what is your favorite flower?

Sweet Peas. They smell divine and the more you pick them, the more they bloom. I have a toddler who likes to pick my flowers though 😦 This year, we’ve planted Strawberries, Radishes, and Carrots so far, it’s a joint project with the Flower Slayer in an attempt to curb the habit 😀

Good luck with the Flower Slayer! Do you have a nickname? If not, give yourself one now!

GeekPetite. My friend Karen gave me that one! I loved it so much I adopted it as my Gamertag.

All that gaming may make you thirsty! What is your favorite drink?

Non-alcoholic would be Coffee (or writers’ elixir as I like to think of it). I also share a penchant for White Russians with Bootz from Bad Candy. In order to write the sequel, I’m becoming a “method writer” so I need to get to a section featuring the talking cat asap.

That should make for some entertaining writing! Now let’s ponder this: Would you go out in space if given the opportunity?

If it was safe and my family went as well, I might. It would depend on the quality of life out there, space-faring at the moment isn’t as exciting as you’d think. Plus, having done research for a flash fiction, I don’t fancy living on Algae-based meals long term. Now give me the chance to live in Charmnia with its Double Cream River and I’d have a bar stool right next to Bootz!

That sounds amazing! Thank you, India, for helping us get to know you better! Be sure to check out India’s work and support this author by reviewing it if you do! Be sure to check out Quirky Questions next Friday to meet a new author!

Happy reading! 🙂

Quirky Questions Author Interviews

I’ve been looking for a way to reach out and help other authors promote their work, and I’ve come up with an idea to do author interviews, but with fun, oddball questions.

Instead of just the routine questions about your book and your writing habits, I want to help readers get to know you, the fun, strange, random facts that exist in you that people may or may not know.

Anyone interested? If you are interested, let me know so I can start getting some interviews lined up. All I am asking in return is for you to like/share my blog page where the interview is at, to help spread the word. I don’t have a lot of followers yet, so the more you share, the more people the interviews will reach.

You don’t have to be published yet, if you have a work in progress and are looking to expand your platform, that’s fine too! Any author, any genre! Let’s have some fun!

If you’d like to take part, contact me at dove_winters@yahoo.com with QQ Interview in the subject line for the questions. I plan on uploading a new interview here on Fridays.

I look forward to hearing from you!