Quirky Questions with Mona Soorma

Unrequited: Poetry From The Hurting Heart by [Soorma, Mona]

I asked some quirky questions of Mona Soorma! But first, check out the works: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=manicsylph

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To the questions! Mona, what song are you listening to right now or what song did you listen to last?

Words by BeeGees. I listen to this often, it is one of my favourite songs and the lyrics say it all-          

It’s only words

And words are all I have

To take your heart away

Beautiful! Next, would you rather fly on a dragon or meet a mermaid?

A mermaid is what I would choose. I am a water baby. The sea, the pool, the rain, that’s what my favourite ways to spend a moment are. It would be interesting to know a beautiful mermaid with long hair and blue-green scales with eyes to match, and ask her what her favourite creatures on earth are. Perhaps she would invite me into her cave with a bed of seaweed and walls of multi-coloured corals.

Perhaps you already have met a mermaid…What’s the closest thing to real magic?

It’s love. The most beautiful emotion, whether it is romantic love or passionate, it can make the stars shine brighter and put a song in your heart, a smile on your lips and a rainbow in your skies. Even the love for your pet can make every moment so much sweeter. Most of my work has the theme of love running through it.

Even when love hurts, it’s a sweet ache and I am grateful for all the love that God has sent my way. It makes me live. It makes me write. It makes me who I am.

Well-said! So that raises the question: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Absolutely! Whatever the relationship, for me, it is always the first moments that tell me whether we click together or we don’t. Even for online friends, it is the first contact that sets the tone, and I have never had a reason to doubt my intuition on this. Liking someone can come with time, but the sparks of love…they are either there or not.

Follow your heart, your intuition! Do you prefer the movie or the book?

The book. I think a book leaves a lot to the imagination of the reader, who interprets every scene and story according to his/her own sensibility and that makes it more interactive. Also, the book and its meaning for us changes as we evolve, but the movie is an interpretation of the director. There’s not much space to think or to give a face and a voice to each character, and place.

I agree! Would you go out in space if given the opportunity?

In a minute! As long as my kids and dog can go with me. I don’t believe in making my life easier, do I? But to swim through endless galaxies, and land on remote asteroids just for fun…beats going to the mall, anytime.

Galactic mermaids! It’s a thing… Finally, which season defines you?

Summer. Sunshine, blue skies, cool seas, summer rain…I just love the summer. And I imagine myself as all of these. The idyllic pleasures of summer…that’s me.

Yes it is! Thank you so much, Mona, for answering my quirky questions! If you enjoyed these answers, support Mona on social media and read the books! We’ll be here next Friday, swimming with the space mermaids and answering more quirky questions!

Happy reading! 🙂




Quirky Questions with De-de Mulligan

I asked some quirky questions of De-de Mulligan! Look for De-de’s book, Safety in Numbers, coming soon!

Let’s get to know this up-and-coming author!

Welcome, De-de! What is the hardest part of being an author? 

The most difficult part for me has been character development and flow of conversations. My editor has been great in helping me do this better, and I find as I sit and think about each character, they start to reveal themselves to me. It’s been a fascinating journey and I can’t wait until I let the book simmer more. I know more thoughts will be forthcoming and make the book that much richer! It’s still hard and time consuming.

So hard, but so rewarding! Keep up the good work! In your opinion, what is the best Disney animated movie?

Beauty and the Beast (1992 edition). It was the first one Disney produced in a long time and they went all out. The music, the plotline and the animation were wonderful.

And we here love a heroine who digs books! Favorite age you’ve been so far? 

Probably right now. My children are grown and I’ve had time to explore who I am, what I stand for and where I want to go. I’m looking forward to the future with vigor and have many things on my bucket list.

Life is an adventure! What’s the closest thing to real magic? 

Prayer. I’ve had many of my prayers answered and I know others have as well. It seems like magic because there was little hope.

Great answer! Now time for a board game! Which is your favorite?

Monopoly. My grandma used to play it with us when we were kids and I have played it many times with my children. A true classic.

Mine, too! Only I get a little too competitive when I play…What is one of your favorite quotes? 

“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”

Ponder that thought, folks! It’s a good one! Lastly, what was the last movie, TV show, or book that made you cry or tear up? 

This is Us. The scene where Randall is with his father, William, in the hospital regretting that they didn’t have more time together. Both actors played that scene impeccably. It was special.

Thank you for sharing, De-de! We here at Quirky Questions are cheering you on as you work towards that published book! Support De-de by sharing her interview and join us here next Friday for more quirky authors!

Happy reading! 🙂