Quirky Questions with Brittney Joy

OverRuled (The OverRuled Series Book 1) by [Joy, Brittney]

I asked some quirky questions of Brittney Joy! But first, check out her works: https://www.amazon.com/Brittney-Joy/e/B00JQIJUOY/

And social medias:

Brittney Joy’s website: http://brittneyjoybooks.sqsp.com/
Let’s ask some questions!

Hello, Brittney! What’s the closest thing to real magic?

Honestly, I think the closest thing to real magic is the connection between human and horse. I have been riding since I was about 10 years old and am continuously amazed at what a 1000 pound animal will do for a person that they respect and feel connected to. I don’t think there is a better feeling than galloping through a field, moving along with my horse — it’s as close to flying as I’ll ever get! This is also the reason I write about horses in all of my books — I love exploring that human-horse connection.

I agree wholeheartedly! What is your favorite smell?

I have a few … coffee for sure! My husband is an early riser and gets the coffee pot brewing at the crack of dawn. I love waking up to the smell of hot coffee wafting in from the kitchen. I also love the sweet smell of fresh cut grass and how wet pavement smells after a summer rain.

Ah, coffee! The smell of a good day! If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would it be?

I love horses, but I’m not sure I’d want to be reincarnated as one. I’d want to be a dog … particularly a small dog (like mine!) that gets loved on and cuddled with and its only job is to be cute. Yep. That sounds pretty good to me!

And you could still ride horses! I’ve seen dogs do that! What is your real-life superpower?

My real-life superpower is writing. When you really think about it, it’s pretty amazing that a writer can take a blank screen or sheet of paper and ultimately turn that into an entire world that readers can transport themselves to. Actually, I’m pretty sure all writers are technically wizards.

*putting aside my pen that is actually a magic wand* Yes, I agree. Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

Half-full! I’m a very positive person and try to always look on the bright side (even when it’s not so bright)! I like to be happy and to make others happy. Isn’t life a thousand times better when you look on the bright side?

Yes, it is! Never trust a person who doesn’t like…

Animals! I have such a soft spot in my heart for animals and I just cannot imagine how anyone could not like them. I’m the lady that will nearly drive off the road because I’m distracted by an adorable dog! I will also stop traffic if I see a loose animal (done it many times) to make sure they are safe and my donations always go to rescue groups. Animals have so much love to give!

Brittney brakes for all animals! Finally, what would you tell your younger self?

Be yourself and find your tribe! In my younger years I was painfully shy and got picked on in school. It’s probably one of the biggest reasons I was attracted to animals — because they don’t judge like people do. However, in school I ultimately found my friends, my soul mates, and those are the people that matter! Find the people that lift you up and like you for YOU! I also try to portray this “don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover” thinking in my writing (in the heroes and in the villains).

Excellent advice! Thank you, Brittney, for answering my quirky questions! Be a glass-over-full type of person and support Brittney by buying her books and reviewing!  We’ll be here next Friday to fill your glasses again with more quirky questions!

Happy reading! 🙂

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Quirky Questions with V. A. Trafton

I asked some quirky questions of V. A. Trafton! But first, check out the book here: http://ow.ly/Dsu730jcwxG

And follow V. A. Trafton here:

https://www.facebook.com/VATrafton-Author-285167408632188/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16937372.V_A_Trafton

www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-trafton-b73614143

So, in your opinion, what is the hardest part of being an author?

I would have to say for me is reaching my target audience. Finding out where they look for books and all the research that goes into it. 

Yes! Promoting gets us every time! Do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?

I definitely have a sweet tooth. When the day is over and I finally get to relax I like to enjoy homemade peanut butter cookies or snickerdoodles with a cup of green tea. Brownies are a favorite too.

Oo, here at Quirky Questions we like cookies! *hints* Next question: What song are you listening to right now?

Shawn Mendes’ new hit In My Blood. That song has different meaning to whoever’s listening. For me it’s my on going fight with chemo. The symptoms and low blood counts. I just want to be myself again.

We are supporting you all the way! Thank you for sharing with us! What is your favorite sound?

The sound of the ocean. So peaceful and calm. Great stress reliever.

My favorite as well! Do you have a nickname?

Yes. It’s Nessy. I don’t know how it originated, but it caught on pretty quick with family and friends.

I like it! When did your heart last skip a beat? Why?

When a friend of the family had her baby shower a few weeks ago and when the gifts were done her now fiancé proposed. It was so moving. I felt a lot of love that day. Totally unexpected. Who proposes at a baby shower?

What a touching moment, to give the gift of love and family! What is your favorite drink?

If you mean non-alcoholic that would be a caramel mocha latte. If you mean alcoholic that would be Patron.

Well, as it is currently morning here, I raise my caramel mocha latte to you! Thank you, V. A. Trafton, for answering my quirky questions! Follow and support V. A. on social media and don’t forget to come back next Friday for another round of questions!

Happy reading! 🙂

 

 

Quirky Questions with Theresa Van Spankeren

I asked some quirky questions of Theresa! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-into-Darkness-Destiny-Book-ebook/dp/B017F6B6LI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536940592&sr=8-1&keywords=war+of+destiny+pursuit+into+darkness

And the social links:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8249753.Theresa_Van_Spankeren

http://tvanspankeren.wixsite.com/author-blog

https://www.facebook.com/WarofDestiny/

Now to the questions!

Hello, Theresa! What is the hardest part about being an author?

The hardest part of being an author is that part no one tells you about. Marketing and getting word out about your work. I wished I had known or learned about some of those skills before I published my first book.

So many share your struggle! Hopefully Quirky Questions will help you out! Do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?

I had a terrible sweet tooth as a child, especially for chocolate. That has tamed somewhat over the years and I enjoy some foods that are a little more savory now. I have taken a liking to Mexican and Mostoccholi and have even started learning how to cook some of these things at home. (I’m not a cook. Never had any interest in cooking before, so that’s saying something.) I still like my chocolate though.

Never give up on chocolate! Do you know what your name means? Or who were you named after?

I was named after my grandmother. Apparently the meaning of “Theresa” is unknown but might be “Summer”or “Harvest.”

How beautiful! Do you have an irrational fear?

Hmm…yes. I have a fear of heights since I was very little. I have no idea where it came from so I guess that would make it irrational. I would say my fear of needles…but no, that’s perfectly rational. I’ve had that one since I was a baby. The Drs. said I wouldn’t remember all the needles, but they were wrong.

No tall buildings then! What’s your favorite sound?

The sound of the ocean or waterfalls. I love the sound of water.

I am with you on that one! What is one of your favorite quotes?

One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Butcher’s Grave Peril: “We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville.” I think its a pretty accurate quote nowadays.

Quirky Questions appreciates that quote! One last question: If you had to live without one of the five senses, which sense do you give up? 

I’ve given this a fair amount of thought and realized I cannot make a decision. As someone who has a hearing impairment and has recently been diagnosed with glaucoma that might someday rob me of my already poor sight (you should see the thickness of my glasses) I have come to understand how precious every one of our senses are. I might say smell…but can you imagine not smelling a super good dinner cooking or your favorite flower? Not smelling the sea salt in the air? I would say taste, but could you live without tasting your favorite food? In the end, we might not get the choice on which one fails us, so treasure them all while you can.

Beautifully said, Theresa! Thank you for giving us something to think about! And thank you for joining us here on Quirky Questions! Support Theresa on social media and help spread the word! We’ll be here next Friday with a new quirky interview!

Happy reading! 🙂

 

Quirky Questions with Effie Kammenou

 

Chasing Petalouthes (The Gift Saga Book 3) by [Kammenou, Effie]

I asked some quirky questions of Effie Kammenou! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D9DDYKC/…

And the links:

https://www.facebook.com/EffieKammenou/

Twitter: @EffieKammenou

Let’s get to know Effie!

Since food is regularly on my mind, let’s start with this: do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?

I have to say savory. The crazy thing is that I’m an avid baker. During the Christmas season, I bake seven or eight different Greek Pastries and cookies – around 150 of each. I give most of them away though. I make dozens of trays and gift boxes for friends and relatives. As for my savory tooth, I would rather have leftovers from dinner late at night rather than dessert. Take me to a cheese store and you have to pry me away.

Expect me at your house this holiday season! What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

My daughters have taken trapeze classes at Chelsea Piers and I would love to try it. It looks like so much fun but I’m not sure I could climb up that high and have the nerve to release the bar to catch the instructor on the other side. Maybe I’ll try zip-lining first!

I have always wanted to zip-line! Let me know how it goes! In your opinion, what is the best Disney animated movie?

You are asking this of a Disneyworldaholic! I love Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and of course, Cinderella. I’m a sucker for any version of a Cinderella story. But I think I’d have to claim my favorite to be The Little Mermaid. When my girls were small, I used to tease them and sing Ursula’s song as I chased them around the house. Also, when the movie first came out, my older one, who was three at the time, used to sing, ‘Apart of Your World,’ over and over again, acting out Ariel coming to shore. It’s the memories that make it special.

It’s so hard to choose! But The Little Mermaid is one of the best! What would you want to be written on your tombstone?

Tombstone? That’s for dead people and I don’t intend to die. I have too much I want to see and do! Plus, I have a father who is ninety-six and going strong. I definitely don’t think he’s going anywhere and I have his DNA.

Long live Effie! Which is your favorite way to dance: with others or alone?

I love to dance. I’ve always danced with a partner. Back in the days that Disco was all the rage, I was out dancing every night of the week. Oh, except for Mondays because the clubs were closed that night. Yeah, I was a little obsessed. I should have paid more attention to my studies and less on staying out until the wee hours of the night. Those 9 am classes were tough to stay awake for. I remember dancing for hours and when I stopped, got into the car and tried to press on the gas pedal, I realized how much my feet ached. Of course, I was wearing four inch heels, which didn’t help. I don’t regret those days. I still love to dance but I do wish I had a little more balance in my life. I’m much more focused now.

Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive! Which Greek or Norse mythology character are you?

It’s a toss-up between Athena, the goddess of wisdom or Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Wisdom or love – why do I have to choose?

We won’t make you choose! Be smart and loving! One final thought: You’ve just stepped from your cocoon and you’re a beautiful butterfly! What’s your first thought?

This is a very fitting question for me right now. The third book in my saga is named, Chasing Petalouthes. Petalouthes means butterflies in Greek. The title is symbolic for the two young women in the story who emerge from their self-inflicted cocoons and eventually become the beautiful butterflies they were meant to be. To answer your question, my first thought would be, ‘what an amazing and grand world I can now explore.’

Oh, to explore with wings! How grand! Thank you, Effie, for letting us get to know you better! Support Effie by following, reading, and reviewing! Join us here next Friday as we wade through the cookies to find another awesome author! You won’t want to miss it!

Happy reading! 🙂